Remember when gluten-free cookies were all akin to sawdust and beach sand? Today that bad reputation persists even though GF cookies are (mostly) no longer a textural nightmare. Gluten-free cookie brands have raised the bar and created many products that people wouldn’t even know are gluten-free without being told.
While we’re on the subject, I need to confess that cookies are my Achilles’ heel. (Well, one of them.) I don’t know who came up with serving sizes, but they’re foolish to think that I’m going to stop after eating just two cookies. I’ve always heard about how important it is to listen to your body while eating, and my body tells me that it needs at least five cookies to be satisfied.
Use our list of Gluten-Free Ice Cream Brands to make your own ice cream sandwiches with these gluten-free cookies.
What Are the Most Popular Gluten-Free Cookie Brands Available?
We have compiled the following list of gluten-free cookies for your snacking delight.
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Annie’s Homegrown offers organic products that are free from synthetic colors and preservatives.
Here’s a list of Annie’s gluten-free cookies:
- Gluten Free Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Grahams
- Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bunny Grahams
Cross-Contact: Annie’s takes many precautions to avoid gluten cross-contact in their gluten-free products. The safeguards start at the farms that their product ingredients are grown in and are carried all the way to their production facilities. To help reduce possible cross-contact at those facilities, Annie’s employees manufacture products in a specific order, then dismantle and completely clean and sanitize the equipment in between production runs. They also regularly test the products to verify that their precautions have been effective. (Source: Annie’s Homegrown)
Emmy’s Organics offers USDA organic and non-GMO project-verified products.
Here’s a list of Emmy’s Organics gluten-free cookies:
- Organic Chocolate Chip
- Organic Dark Cacao
- Organic Vanilla Bean
- Organic Lemon Ginger
- Organic Peanut Butter
- Double Chocolate Mint
- Pumpkin Spice
- Organic Chocolate Covered Coconut Cookie Bites – Peanut Butter
- Organic Chocolate Covered Coconut Cookie Bites – Mint
Cross-Contact: Emmy’s Organics is a certified gluten-free cookie brand. Gluten is not allowed in any of the production areas, and Emmy’s regularly tests products to ensure that they are less than 5 ppm of gluten. (Source: Emmy’s Organics)
Enjoy Life Foods are free from the top 14 allergens and use carefully sourced ingredients that are verified non-GMO.
Here’s a list of Enjoy Life gluten-free cookies:
- Crunchy Cookies Chocolate Chip
- Crunchy Cookies Double Chocolate
- Crunchy Cookie Sugar Crips
- Crunchy Cookies Vanilla Honey Graham
- Crunchy Mini Cookies Chocolate Chip
- Crunchy Mini Cookies Double Chocolate
- Crunchy Mini Cookies Sugar Crisp
- Crunchy Mini Cookies Vanilla Honey Graham
- Soft Baked Cookies Chocolate Chip
- Soft Baked Cookies Double Chocolate Brownie
- Soft Baked Cookies Gingerbread Spice
- Soft Baked Cookies Snickerdoodle
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies Chocolate Chip
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies Double Chocolate Brownie
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies Snickerdoodle
Cross-Contact: Enjoy Life’s gluten-free cookies are made in a dedicated gluten-free and allergen-free facility. All their products are also certified by the GFCO. (Source: Enjoy Life)
Freeyumm products are certified gluten-free, plant-based, non-GMO verified, and pareve.
Here’s a list of Freeyumm gluten-free cookies:
- Double Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies
- Banana Maple Soft Baked Cookies
- Ginger Soft Baked Cookies
Cross-Contact: FreeYumm’s products are thoroughly tested for gluten cross-contact and are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. No wheat/gluten products are ever allowed into FreeYumm facilities. (Source: FreeYumm)
Glutino is a food manufacturer that specializes only in gluten-free snacks.
Here’s a list of Glutino gluten-free cookies:
- Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vanilla Creme Cookies
- Super Stuffed Chocolate Vanilla Creme Cookies
- Lemon Wafers
- Milk Chocolate Wafers
- Vanilla Wafers
- Original Animal Crackers
- Graham Animal Crackers
- Chocolate Chip Crispy Cookie Thins
Cross-Contact: Glutino products are certified by the GFCO, but the Glutino website has no information regarding how they avoid allergen cross-contact. We reached out to them to learn more and will update this article if they get back to us.
Goodie Girl Cookies
Goodie Girl Cookies is one of the most popular gluten-free cookie brands. They are certified kosher, peanut-free and made with purity protocol oats.
Here’s a list of Goodie Girl gluten-free cookies:
- Mint Cookies
- Fudge Striped
- Chocolate Creme
- Cocoa Slims
- Birthday Cake
- Magical Animal Cookies
Cross-Contact: All Goodie Girl products are certified gluten-free by the GFCO. While Goodie Girl facilities are not dedicated gluten-free, the production lines are thoroughly sterilized. All products are consistently tested to ensure that they come in under 5 ppm of gluten. (Source: Goodie Girl Cookies)
Great Value is a product of Walmart.
Here’s a list of Great Value gluten-free cookies:
- Great Value Gluten-Free Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies
- Great Value Gluten-Free Vanilla Creme Sandwich Cookies
Cross-Contact: Many of the Great Value gluten-free products have a GFCO certification, but Walmart doesn’t make it easy to find more information about this house brand. Great Value doesn’t have a website of its own, and we’re assuming that’s because the products are manufactured and packaged by a variety of food corporations. Basically, brands you know and love are creating products for Walmart under the Great Value brand. That makes it difficult to find out more information on a specific product.
After a couple of emails to Walmart, we were given a number we can call to ask about a specific product: 877-505-2267. If you have concerns about these Great Value cookies, use that number to contact GV directly.
Where To Buy: Great Value is a brand exclusive to Walmart.
Katz offers a range of products, including items that are corn-free, egg-free, vegan, rice-free, soy-free, and sugar-free. (Not all their products are free from these allergens.)
Here’s a list of Katz gluten-free cookies:
- Colored Sprinkles Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Raspberry Tarts
- Vanilla Cookies
- Apricot Tarts
Cross-Contact: Katz states that all of their products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility that is also nut-free and dairy-free. Katz foods are certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group. (Source: Katz)
All Kinnikinnick products are free from gluten, dairy, nuts, peanuts and soy, but some of their products are also free from egg, corn, potato, yeast and peas.
Here’s a list of Kinnikinnick gluten-free cookies:
- Vanilla Wafers
- Montanas Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Smoreables Graham Style Crackers
- KinniToos Chocolate Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies
- KinniToos Vanilla Sandwich Creme Cookies
- KinniToos Fudge Sandwich Creme Cookies
- KinniKritters Animal Cookies
- KinniKritters Graham Style Animal Cookies
- KinniKritters Chocolate Animal Cookies
- Ginger snap Cookies
Cross-Contact: Kinnikinnick products and facilities are certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Program and are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility that doesn’t come into contact with tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, and soy. They keep all ingredients segregated until they have been tested and found to have less than 5 ppm of gluten. They even take the extra step and don’t allow staff to bring in any gluten-containing items, making this one of the gluten-free cookie brands that goes above and beyond to protect its consumers. (Source: Kinnikinnick)
Lucy’s is a gluten-free cookie brand that offers products made from natural, non-GMO ingredients. All of their products are free from gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, egg and milk.
Here’s a list of Lucy’s gluten-free cookies:
- Lucy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lucy’s Cinnamon Thin Cookies
- Lucy’s Sugar Cookies
- Lucy’s Oatmeal Cookies
- Lucy’s Ginger Snap Cookies
- Lucy’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Lucy’s Lemon Goodness Cookies
- Lucy’s Superfruit Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Lucy’s Superfruit Cookies
- Lucy’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Crisps
- Lucy’s Mint Brownie Crisps
- Lucy’s Graham Cracker Crisps
- Lucy’s Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crisps
- Lucy’s Pumpkin Patch Cookies
- Lucy’s Chocolate Merry Mint Cookies
- Lucy’s Holiday Sugars Cookie
Cross-Contact: Lucy’s doesn’t have any information on their website about how they avoid gluten cross-contact, so we reached out to them. They told us that their products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. They even go as far as not allowing any gluten-containing products in their buildings. (Source: Email from Lucy’s)
All Made Good products are organic, non-GMO, vegan, and made with vegetable extracts.
Here’s a list of Made Good gluten-free cookies:
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies – Apple Cinnamon
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies – Chocolate Banana
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies – Chocolate Chip
- Soft Baked Mini Cookies – Double Chocolate
Cross-Contact: Made Good products are always gluten-free and are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Their products are also certified gluten-free by the GFCO and free from the top 8 allergens. (Source: Made Good)
If cookies aren’t your thing, check out this list of popular gluten-free donuts.
Maxine’s Heavenly is a gluten-free cookie brand that offers homemade-style cookies that are sweetened with natural ingredients, including coconut sugar and coco sap sugar.
Here’s a list of Maxine’s Heavenly gluten-free cookies:
- Chocolate Chocolate Chunk
- Almond Chocolate Chunk
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk
- Cinnamon Oatmeal Raisin
- Pumpkin Pecan Spice
Cross-Contact: Maxine’s Heavenly website states that their products have been certified gluten-free and that they undergo thorough testing to ensure that their products contain less than 10 ppm of gluten. To get more information about how they avoid cross-contact we reached out to them. In an email response, they verified that all of their products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. (Source: Maxine’s Heavenly)
MI-DEL is a gluten-free brand that offers only two things: cookies and pie crusts. All MI-DEL products are verified by the non-GMO Project.
Here’s a list of MI-DEL gluten-free cookies:
- Gluten Free Ginger Snaps
- Gluten Free Ginger Flavored Snaps
- Gluten Free Cinnamon Snaps
- Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Arrowroot Animals
- Gluten Free Vanilla Sandwich Cookies
Cross-Contact: MI-DEL’s products are produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility that is also free from peanuts. They do safety tests of their ingredients and have a third-party test for possible cross-contact. (Source: MI-DEL)
Oreo cookies are kosher and certified gluten-free.
Here’s a full list of gluten-free Oreos:
- OREO Double Stuf Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- OREO Gluten Free Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- OREO Gluten Free Mint Creme Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Cross-Contact: Oreo doesn’t have any information regarding their gluten or allergen cross-contact policy, so we reached out to them. We will update this article when we hear back from them.
Pamela’s offers a range of gluten-free products with simple ingredients that are free from many of the top allergens.
Here’s a full list of Pamela’s gluten-free cookies:
- Buttery Sugar Cookies
- Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Crispy Cookies – Chocolate Chunk
- Crispy Cookies – Chocolate Chunk Walnut
- Crispy Cookies – Ginger
- Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Figgies & Jammies – Blueberry & Fig
- Figgies & Jammies – Mission Fig
- Figgies & Jammies – Raspberry & Fig
- Lemon Shortbread
- Pecan Shortbread
- Pepperminty Chocolate Cookies
- SimpleBites Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies
- SimpleBites Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies
- SimpleBites Ginger Snapz
- SimpleBites Snickerdoodle Mini Cookies
- The Nutty Cookie – Chocolate Chip
- The Nutty Cookie – Ginger Spice
- The Nutty Cookie – Macaroon
Cross-Contact: Pamela’s products are made in a certified gluten-free facility. They also conduct regular testing to ensure that their products fall below the FDA requirement of 20 ppm for gluten, with their products routinely coming in under 10 ppm. Their products have also been certified by the GFCO. (Source: Pamela’s)
Pepperidge Farm is not a traditional gluten-free brand, but they’ve started delving into the GF industry like many of their competitors. They use real, simple ingredients that are easy to understand.
Here’s a list of Pepperidge Farm gluten-free cookies:
- Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Butter Crisp Cookies
Cross-Contact: Pepperidge Farm’s website didn’t have any information regarding gluten cross-contact, so we reached out to them. They said that their gluten-free products are not made in a dedicated facility. To help avoid cross-contact they clean and sanitize all of their equipment and test all equipment before starting production. (Source: Email from Pepperidge Farm)
Schar is a dedicated gluten-free brand with a wide range of products, many of which are vegan.
Here’s a list of Schar gluten-free cookies:
- Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Dipped Cookies
- Chocolate Honeygrams
- Chocolate Thins
- Cocoa Wafers
- Golden Waffle
- Hazelnut Wafers
- Lemon Wafers
- Shortbread Cookies
- Vanilla Wafers
- Chocolate Stix
- Twin Bar
Cross-Contact: Schar didn’t have any information on their website about how they avoid gluten cross-contact, so we emailed them. They said that all of their products are made in dedicated gluten-free facilities. They use the ELISA R5 test and regularly test their items to ensure that they are below the max gluten content of 20ppm, with 95% of their products coming in below 5ppm. (Source: Schar)
Simple Mills offers snacks with real, wholesome ingredients. Most of their products are made with organic coconut sugar and are free from gums and emulsifiers.
Here’s a list of Simple Mills gluten-free cookies:
- Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Crunchy Cinnamon Cookies
- Crunchy Double Chocolate Cookies
- Crunchy Toasted Pecan Cookies
- Soft Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Soft Baked Dark Chocolate Toasted Coconut Cookies
- Soft Baked Peanut Butter Cookies
- Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies
Cross-Contact: Simple Mills states that their products are naturally gluten-free. They also regularly test their finished items in an outside lab to ensure their safety. It should also be noted that their products carry the GFCO certification. (Source: Simple Mills)
Simple Truth (a Kroger brand) offers USDA organic, natural products that are non-GMO and free from artificial flavors and colors.
Here’s a list of Simple Truth gluten-free cookies:
- Simple Truth Gluten Free Vanilla Flavored Sandwich Cookies
- Simple Truth Gluten Free Chocolate Flavored Sandwich Cookies
- Simple Truth Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Simple Truth Gluten Free Animal Crackers
Cross-Contact: Simple Truth’s website didn’t have any information regarding gluten cross-contact, so emailed them to learn more. We will update this article if we hear back.
Tate’s Bake Shop
Tate’s Bake Shop offers craft-baked, crispy, thin cookies that are certified kosher and made from real ingredients.
Here’s a list of Tate’s gluten-free cookies:
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Coconut Crisp Cookies
- Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies
- Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Cross-Contact: Tate’s website states that all their gluten-free products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility, and they are recognized by the Celiac Support Association. They also test their products to ensure that they have no more than 5ppm of gluten. (Source: Tate’s Bake Shop)
Trader Joe’s is national grocery store chain that offers a wide selection of products. However, they’ve branded many of those products to create their own line.
Here’s a list of Trader Joe’s gluten-free cookies:
- Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gluten Free Oat Cranberry Flaxseed Cookies
- Brownie Crisps
- Chocolate Chip Cocoa Meringues
- Gluten Free Crispy Ginger Chunk Cookies
- Gluten Free Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Gluten Free Joe-Joe’s
- Organic Brown Rice Marshmallow Treats
- Soft Baked Snickerdoodles
- Vanilla Meringues
- Chewy Marshmallow Bar
Cross-Contact: Trader Joe’s says that all of their gluten-free products are tested to ensure that they contain less than 20 ppm of gluten. Because their website didn’t explain more about how they avoided gluten cross-contact, we reached out to them. In an email reply, Trader Joe’s simply restated the information that was already on their website and didn’t offer any other helpful insights. (Source: Trader Joe’s; Email)
Where To Buy: Trader Joe’s cookies are sold only in their stores. You can use this Trader Joe’s stores tool to find their gluten-free products in your city.
Walker’s shortbread is an award-winning product of Scotland. As of 2023, the company is looking for a way to manufacture vegan shortbread.
Here’s a list of Walker’s gluten-free cookies:
- Gluten Free Shortbread Rounds
- Gluten Free Ginger and Lemon Shortbread
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Cross-Contact: Walker’s website states that their gluten-free products are certified gluten-free by the UK Coeliac Society. Their products are made in a shared facility, but on dedicated equipment that is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized to ensure that there is no cross-contact. They also run their own tests on-site at the start, in the middle and at the end of each run. (Source: Walker’s; Email)
Wow Baking Company
Wow Baking Company is a dedicated gluten-free cookie brand that focuses on soft-baked cookies with non-GMO ingredients.
Here’s a list of Wow gluten-free cookies:
- Chocolate Chip
- Ginger Molasses
- Key Lime White Chocolate
- Lemon Burst
- Oregon Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter
- Triple Chocolate Chunk
- Chocolate Brownie
- Pumpkin Spice
- White Chocolate Cranberry
- Peppermint Brownie
Cross-Contact: Wow’s website states that all of their products are made in a dedicated, certified gluten-free facility. (Source: Wow Baking Company)
What To Look for When Selecting Gluten-Free Cookie Brands
While the above cross-contact sections of our gluten-free cookie brands list can be a big help for sensitive gluten-free eaters, we haven’t covered every brand that may be safe. When you’re at the grocery store and want to pick up a package of gluten-free cookies to enjoy, what should you look for?
If you are especially sensitive to gluten, you should consider sticking to the gluten-free cookie brands on this list with a GFCO certification. The GFCO provides independent verification of gluten-free foods and ensures that the products are at or below 10 ppm of gluten.
Any product containing wheat must carry an allergy warning, but not all gluten-containing ingredients will be clear to consumers. One of the most overlooked ingredients is malt. It’s an unsafe ingredient for gluten-free eaters that is regularly used in baked goods and candy.
Malt is typically derived from barley, though it’s occasionally made from rice, corn, wheat, and rye. On the ingredients label, look for the following:
- Malt extract
- Malt flavoring
- Malt syrup
- Malted milk
If you see any of these ingredients and you cannot tolerate gluten, know that the product is unsafe for you.
Gluten-Free Cookies FAQ
What cookies are gluten-free?
The following brands offer popular gluten-free cookies:
- Annie’s Homegrown
- Emmy’s Organics
- Enjoy Life
- Goodie Girl Cookies
- Great Value
- Made Good
- Maxine’s Heavenly
- Pepperidge Farm
- Simple Mills
- Simple Truth
- Tate’s Bake Shop
- Trader Joe’s
- Wow Baking Company
Can celiacs eat cookies?
Yes, people with celiac disease can eat cookies! The safest options are certified gluten-free or cookies made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
Are gluten-free cookies healthier than regular cookies?
Gluten-free cookies are not healthier for you than regular cookies unless you need a gluten-free diet. All cookies, whether gluten-free or not, are usually made with fat, sugar, and flour, meaning they should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Are gluten-free cookies good for diabetics?
Gluten-free cookies may not be good for people with diabetes. Most flours have a high glycemic index, meaning they can quickly spike blood sugar levels. Plus, cookies are typically loaded with sugar, another no-no for diabetics. People with diabetes who are looking for a gluten-free cookie brand they can trust should look for options made with sugar-free sweeteners and almond or coconut flour.
Which gluten-free flour is best for cookies?
The best flour for your gluten-free cookies depends on what texture and taste you’re looking for. For example, rice flour has a light flavor and texture. Almond flour is gritty with a nutty taste. Chickpea flour has a slightly sour taste but is full of protein. Coconut flour is another gluten-free favorite because it’s high in fiber and adds a natural sweetness.
Can gluten-free cookies be frozen?
Yes! Gluten-free cookies freeze well. Store baked cookies in the freezer for no more than 8 to 12 months. Cookie dough is usually good in the freezer for approximately 4 months.
Why are my gluten-free cookies falling apart?
Your gluten-free cookies may be falling apart because they have too much moisture in them. A really wet dough will leave you with crumbly cookies, and not in a good way. Also, don’t eat your cookie right out of the oven, or you may risk it falling apart. Let the cookie cool for at least 5 minutes before eating.
Why are gluten-free cookies so dry?
Gluten acts as a glue that holds baked goods together. Without it, your cookies may get crumbly and easily fall apart. You need fats (butter, oil) and a binding agent such as xanthan gum to hold a gluten-free cookie together. Many gluten-free all-purpose flours have xanthan gum and other binders in them already.
Are gluten-free cookies vegan?
No, gluten-free cookies are not naturally vegan; however, there are many vegan gluten-free cookie brands such as Partake.
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