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?
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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!