Where I live, summer weather is already upon us—at least for the moment. I'm still hoping for a reprieve, though. We need to stock our freezer with lots of crispy crunchy gluten free cookies! Cookie crusts for pie, icebox cakes, no bake brownies and blondies and no bake cheesecakes demand crushed cookies! Happily, there are lots of gluten free packaged cookies on the market today, but many of them taste terrible (sorry, but they do!) and/or are riDICulously expensive. In fact, I was going to do a Make It Or Buy It post on the packaged gluten free graham crackers, but then I tasted them, and it's just a slam-dunk “make it” so I scrapped the idea.
Below is just a sampling of the crunchy, crushable gluten free cookies I have recipes for here on the blog. Why not spend some time picking out your favorites in the Gluten Free Cookie Index?
[If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know the drill with the clickable collage, but just in case—hover over each photo for the recipe title, then click the picture to open a new window with that post and the entire recipe][pinit]
Here's the 10¢ tour of these gluten free crushable crispy gluten free cookie recipes (remember – the links are all above):
Gluten Free Chocolate Graham Crackers: Graham Crackers are very important in the warm weather. Without them, there are no s'mores. This chocolate variety is my current favorite, but if you're looking for a recipe for traditional Gluten Free Graham Cracker, please turn to page 214 of my First Cookbook.
Gluten Free Nilla Wafer Cookie Copycat Recipe: This gluten free copycat recipe for classic Nilla Wafers are a dead ringer for the “real thing.” They are the perfect crispy cookie for, say, the crust of a Gluten Free Key Lime Pie. (In the collage picture, I made them into sandwich cookies, and I'm not sorry at all that I did).
Gluten Free Chocolate Wafer Cookies: If you've never made a Gluten Free Icebox Cake, perhaps it's because you haven't had these thin, snappy little chocolate wafer cookies.
Gluten Free Vanilla Wafer Cookies: Be sure to stock your freezer with plenty of these crunchy vanilla cookies. You never know when you'll need to throw together these No-Bake Gluten Free Blondies. They're so good, you'll find them adapted all around the Internet (the non-gluten-free bloggers are copying us!).
Gluten Free Thin & Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies: If you're making these thin & crispy cookies for crushing, just use miniature chocolate chips. They just make much more sense in, say, our No Bake Gluten Free Strawberry Yogurt Cream Pie.
Gluten Free Nutter Butter Cookie Copycat Recipe: For just the right peanut buttery taste, try making these Nutter Butter copycats for a no-bake cheesecake crust instead of making them into sandwiches of their own. Oooh how about a peanut butter pudding cake? I've got to get right on that myself …
P.S. Don't forget your copy of Gluten-Free on a Shoestring Quick & Easy, especially for the quick & easy Shortcut Dessert recipes in Chapter 7. Your support means everything to me!
Nicole, oh my deliciousness!
Can I just say that I love the fact that these are
freezable! What is better than making a
dozen cookies, making ten dozen cookies.
I am one of those people who would love nothing more than to
make a big mess once, make a bunch of stuff at once, and then not have to worry
about it for a while. That makes all of
these perfect for me.
I am definitely going to be trying the nutter butter cookies
first because they just look like something that I have to have right
away. I’m not sure if there will be any
left over to freeze but I certainly hope so!
It’s nice to have these all in one place! I am trying to figure out how to adapt a limeade pie recipe my mom used to make, (I agree with you about Cool Whip) so I will need some crisp cookies for the crust.
Limeade pie sounds fabulous, Michelle. You should have a blog of your very own!
I think blogging is better left to the professionals…. You reminded me about my mom’s pie when you commented about your mom’s yogurt pie. Hers involves lemon or limeade concentrate, so it is nice and tart.
Jennifer Sasse says
I agree with you on most of the graham crackers until I found Schar’s – Perfect size and very very good. But I’m going to make yours as well. I need another freezer I think! Thanks for all you do!
Oooh live and learn, Jennifer. I didn’t know that Schar made graham crackers. That’s good to know. I just wish their products were a bit less spendy, but they do put out good stuff. Thanks for the tip!