Dessert

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Browning the butter and toasting the oats aren’t strictly necessary. You can skip those steps to streamline the recipe and still have a tasty cookie, but taking the time to do so adds a layer of flavor that ensures these treats stand apart from all of the other oatmeal-raisin cookie recipes out there. The browned butter and toasted oats can be prepared ahead of time, making the actual baking of the cookies a breeze.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

Coating these cookies in cinnamon sugar is what makes a snickerdoodle a snickerdoodle. But feel free to adopt the technique, with or without cinnamon, for all sugar cookies—it leaves a crunchy, sparkly, irresistible finish.

Lower-Sugar Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are delicious, but thanks to sweetened condensed milk, they can often be high in sugar. These just-sweet-enough cookies feature unsweetened shredded coconut, and replace the milk with egg whites and a touch of flour so you can control the amount of sweetener used. Don’t forget the chocolate drizzle!

Pear-Cherry Crisp

Crisps are easier than pies to throw together, and that goes double for people on a gluten-free diet, as pie crusts without gluten can be more difficult to handle. This gluten-free topping can finish off any fruit crisp, like ones made of summer berries, stone fruits, or apples.

Broiled Pineapple Fool

If it’s grilling season, you can also grill the pineapple instead of broiling it. The aim is to lightly caramelize the pineapple’s sugars and eliminate some of its excess moisture.

Gluten-Free Brownies

Without the support that gluten protein gives, gluten-free desserts can easily wind up crumbly and difficult to handle. Chilling the cooled brownies in the refrigerator before cutting them into squares gives these gluten-free brownies cleaner pieces.