Baking cookies with my kids is one of my favorite activities. I love swiping a small spoonful of creamy, sugary butter right before adding eggs and flour. But for the many people who suffer from celiac disease, flour is dangerous to their health.
Celiac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disorder of the digestive system. When people eat foods with gluten (a type of protein present in wheat), their immune system responds by damaging the lining of the small intestine and making them very sick.
With more and more children (and adults) being diagnosed with celiac disease, parents are finding inspiration and recipes in gluten-free food blogs that everyone can enjoy.
What I have for you today is one of my favorite cookie recipes, which also happens to be gluten-free. I love these cookies because they are decadent enough to satisfy my sweet tooth and they always bring smiles to my friends.
Adapted from LemonPi and based on Alice Medrich’s recipe from Bittersweet
Here are some great classic cookies I’ve found around the blogosphere transformed into gluten-free versions for you to enjoy. If I’ve missed one of your favorite gluten-free blogs not listed below, feel free to share them with us in the comment section.
I can only imagine how wonderful it would be to smell these Molasses Spice Cookies from Elana’s Pantry wafting from the oven on a cold winter’s day.
Look at these mouth-watering Chocolate Chip Cookies by Gluten-Free Girl -makes me wish I had one right now! Don’t forget to pair this with a nice cold glass of milk.
Imagine yourself eating one of these Jam Filled Shortbread Cookies by Art of Gluten-Free Baking with a hot cup of tea. They are almost too pretty to eat!
Who wouldn’t love Oat Raisin Cookies on a rainy Fall day? I think this recipe from A Baking Life would make the perfect after school treat.
These Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Sensitive Pantry are not only gluten-free, they are also dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and vegan!
These little sugary-buttery Shortbread Cookies by Celiac Teen speak to me in ways only butter and sugar can.
And my Four Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies for Kitchen Explorers.