Indulging yourself with a batch of batch of ooey gooey cookies is one of the best things to do on a cold winter’s night. Picture it: snow falling outside as you take a batch of cookies out of the oven, curling up on the couch with a couple of still-warm cookies and a cold glass of milk. Heaven.

If you have a dietary restriction, you might think those moments include less ooey gooey and more dry crumbles, but these five cookbook authors demonstrate that even if you’re eating gluten-free, you can have your cake and eat it too! I mean, who ever said we couldn’t? That person was so wrong it hurts!

Gluten-Free Baking at Home, by Jeffrey Larsen

I adore this book. Reading Larsen’s tips and hints about why each recipe works is like taking a cooking class, and it’s making me a better baker. The first batch of chocolate chip cookies I made from this book turned out so well, they were devoured three at a time by my teenager, which is the most important measure of a cookie recipe.

Flavor Flours, by Alice Medrich

Alice Medrich holds a cooking pedigree as long as a French rolling pin, and Flavor Flours is the winner of the James Beard Foundation Award, so you know you’ve got a solid reference here. Medrich uses different flours, not just to substitute wheat flour, but to build flavor in her recipes. Each section of the book focuses on a different flour and what type of food it’s best used for, and then she gives you the goods – a fantastic recipe that’s gluten free and delicious.

Let Us All Eat Cake, by Catherine Ruehle and Sarah Sheffel

This book is so gorgeous I can’t even handle it. It’s beautiful enough to display in your kitchen, when you aren’t getting gluten-free flour on the pages from all the recipes you’ll want to try out. I hope you have a lot of friends to feed, because this book will keep you busy, and the frosting recipes at the back of the book are always great to have in your pocket for baking emergencies (yes, I’ve had those, hasn’t everyone?).

Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats, by Jeanne Sauvage

This cookbook covers the whole spectrum of holiday sweets like chocolate chip cookies, Buche de Noel, stollen and speculaas. Mix together Sauvage’s custom gluten-free flour blends listed at the front of the book, and you’re ready for a culinary holiday vacation.

Easy Flourless Muffins, Bars & Cookies: Delicious Recipes for Healthy, Portable Gluten-Free Snacks by Amanda Drozdz

Author and recipe developer at Running with Spoons, Drozdz whips up gluten free healthy sweet treats. In addition to gluten-free recipes, she lists dairy-free options, to include even more snackaholics. Who would like a Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Muffin? Oo! Oo! Meeeeee!

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