How Can I Convert a Cookie Recipe to Make It Gluten-Free?

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Q: I made your Super Soft Snickerdoodles last year and they turned out great! I want to make them again this year, but since then my sister has been diagnosed with celiac disease. Does anyone have tips for converting cookies to a gluten-free recipe? Is it really as simple as substituting a gluten-free flour?

If so, what kind works best for soft cookies? I’m overwhelmed by the various alternative flours available and am totally baffled by xanthan gum!

Sent by Amelia

Editor: Readers, do you have any tips for adapting a soft cookie recipe to make it gluten-free?