25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies

gluten free cookies

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ these are the best of the best gluten free cookies, so delicious you won’t miss the flour one bit!

25 Fabulous Flourless Cookies ~ these delicious gluten free cookies are so good you won't miss the flour one bit! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Flourless cookies have completely run away with my heart.  I made my first batch a couple of years ago, and I’ve been happily experimenting ever since. Let me say right from the start that these cookies aren’t just a gluten free work-around for people who can’t eat regular flour,…they are fabulous all in themselves.  I’ve said it before, but I often actually prefer them to ‘normal’ cookies.  They have a great soft chewy texture, tons of flavor, and they give me a real protein packed boost of energy.  I feel good about eating them, which just makes me enjoy them all the more.  I’ve gathered together 25 of my favorites from fellow bloggers, so if you’re interested in experimenting with the concept yourself, you’ve got the best of the best right here.  Many of the recipes rely on nut butters as a base, and contain no flour or butter at all.  Others have got a little bit of oat, or nut ‘flour’ to bind the dough.  If you are a visual recipe hunter like I am, this will be a feast for your eyes — all are gluten free and delicious, so go have fun!

flourless chocolate peanut butter cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHIP COOKIES  from The View from Great Island

flourless peanut butter cookieFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES from I am Baker

flourless chocolate cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE COOKIES from Two Peas and their Pod

flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookiesFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL COOKIES from Ambitious Kitchen

flourless salted caramel chocolate chip cookiesFLOURLESS SALTED CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES from My Whole Food Life

flourless macadamia white chocolate chip cookiesFLOURLESS WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP MACADAMIA COOKIES  from The View from Great island

flourless hazelnut chocolate chip cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT COOKIES from Cafe Johnsonia

flourless chocolate walnut cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE WALNUT COOKIES from Saving Room for Dessert

flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookiesFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES from The View from Great Island

flourless pumpkin chocoate chip cookiesFLOURLESS PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

peanut butter and bacon cookiesFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER BACON COOKIES from Girlichef

flourless chocolate cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE COOKIES from Donuts Dresses and Dirt

Healthy Flourless Breakfast CookiesHEALTHY FLOURLESS BREAKFAST COOKIES from Bakepedia

Chewist chocolate cookiesCHEWIEST CHOCOLATE COOKIES  from Dessert for Two

vanilla almond flourless cookiesVANILLA ALMOND SHORTBREAD COOKIES from Healthy Sweet Eats

flourless fudge cookiesFLOURLESS FUDGE COOKIES from i heart eating

Healthy GingersnapsHEALTHY GINGERSNAPS from Food faith Fitness

 flourless chocolate cookiesCHEWY GOOEY FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE COOKIES from The Recipe Girl

flourless peanut butter chocolate cookiesFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE COOKIES from Housewife in Training Files

flourless caramel oatmeal cookiesFLOURLESS CARAMEL OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES from What a Girl Eats

flourlesss chocolate pecan cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE PECAN COOKIES  by Very Culinary

flourless peanut butter cookiesFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES from Christina’s Cucina

flourless cookie sandwichesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE SANDWICHES from Texanerin Baking

peanut butter chocolate chunk cookiesFLOURLESS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES from Averie Cooks

flourless turtle cookiesFLOURLESS CHOCOLATE TURTLE COOKIES from Barefeet in the Kitchen

flourless rocky road cookiesFLOURLESS ROCKY ROAD COOKIES from Amandeleine

27 Comments

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    Jo
    February 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I stumbled upon this list and got so excited by the gorgeous photos and the gluten-free variety. My goal is to try every single recipe, so as of today, 1 down and 24 to go! I decided to start at the end of the list only because I’m a total chocolate and rocky road addict. I followed the recipe to a ’T’ and was worried about the comments that mentioned big, sticky, runny messes. This did not happen in my case. In fact, I baked them for 12 minutes and they mostly look like the picture and were tasty and the soft melty/crispy combination was nice. I won’t say delicious because they were over the top too sweet. My family agreed. Secondly, I did use a very small scoop and they do indeed expand so I’m glad I left plenty room between them. Finally, 4-5 mini marshmallows are too much for the small scoop even if the batter expands. The marshmallows also expanded and they didn’t really look cute anymore as the marshmallows did not keep their shape. They looked like a cookie with a light dirty brown marshmallow icing. With half of the batter remaining I decided to mix some marshmallows straight into the batter and that proved to be a big mistake. They expanded even more and didn’t really enhance the flavor or the look. Glad I tried these but they were definitely not impressive enough to try again.

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    Ida
    October 12, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Everything sounds amazing. I can wait to try some of these recipes. I was just diagnosed with MS and have been eating GF but not like I really should. In hopes of keeping inflammation down ,I’m going all in GF.

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      Sue
      January 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Let me know how you like them Ida!

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    Abbe @ This is How I Cook
    April 8, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Great round up! Can’t wait to use a few over Passover! Thanks, Sue!

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    Belinda
    January 31, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I could not get the recipes, I am GF so this would be great in our home!

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      Sue
      January 31, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      If you click on the name of each recipe, below each photo, it will take you to the recipe, Belinda. Let me know if you have any trouble, and enjoy!

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    Andi
    August 7, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Great collection. :) The peanut butter chocolate chunck cookies looks amazing, I’m definitely going to try that.

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    Abbe+@+This+is+How+I+Cook
    April 29, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Great list Sue! I want to make them all!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    April 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    After seeing this round up, I think I really need to try one of each! ;)

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    Faith (Healthy Sweet Eats)
    April 27, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Wow, what a collection! My only trouble is deciding which one to make first, lol. Thank you so much for including me!

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      Sue
      April 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

      I agree – maybe start at the beginning and work your way through lol!

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    Carol+at+Wild+Goose+Mama
    April 26, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I will have to agree—-fabulous. I looked at quite a few and pinned quite a few.
    Great round-up. Thank you.

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      Sue
      April 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Carol!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    April 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

    What a great round-up! Don’t know where to start first :)

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    Teresa Davis
    April 25, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Just devoured a Flourless Chocolate Cookie (Two Peas & Their Pod.) Oh, so good. My husband has celiac so I love finding tasty recipes to fix for him. Guess I need to work my way through the collection….one down, 24 to go. ????

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    Heather | girlichef
    April 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve totally been digging flourless cookies lately, too. And I love all of these tempting options, and am excited to share them with my mom who eats gf! Thanks for including my pb bacon cookies, Sue.

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      Sue
      April 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Your bacon cookies are awesome :)

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    Angie@Angie's+Recipes
    April 25, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I love flourless baked goods. This is an amazing roundup, Sue.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    April 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

    What a wonderful post Sue! I’ve always loved your flourless cookies as well as the shortbreads :) Thanks for including me! Pinned and posting on Facebook too! Thanks!

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    Brandi josey
    April 25, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Is thete a way I could substitute eggs for these? I have a love one with an egg allergy.

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      Sue
      April 25, 2015 at 11:10 am

      I’m not sure which cookies you are taking about Brandi, but I know a lot of them rely on eggs to bind them. Maybe another reader will have an answer for you, and I’ll check into it and get back to you here…

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore
    April 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I am gluten-free and at altitude so find cookies some of the trickier things to make! I love flour-free cookies as it takes most of the concern out of it (there can be other ingredients that add gluten but it is more rare). Definitely will be saving this Sue!

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    Foodiewife
    April 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    What a beautiful blog post, and they are definitely “A Feast for the Eyes” (nice name, huh?). I’ve never made flourless cookies, but these beauties are all good starting points. Guilt-free cookies that taste good? I’m in!

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      Sue
      April 25, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Honestly I don’t need to eat gluten free but the texture of these cookies can be amazing! Have a great weekend Debby!

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    Christina @ Christina's Cucina
    April 25, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I’m honored to have my peanut butter cookies included in the amazing round up! Wow, I’ve never seen so many great looking cookies in one place…it’s hard to believe they’re all GF!

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness
    April 25, 2015 at 8:37 am

    All of these look amazing! Thanks for including my gingersnaps! Pinned!

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      Sue
      April 25, 2015 at 8:45 am

      I’m definitely going to try flourless ginger cookies this holiday season, they sound really good!

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