Meringue cookies are sweet and delicate, brittle on the outside, moist and chewy on the inside. These are flavored with bittersweet chocolate and hazelnuts, and because meringue cookies don’t contain flour, they’re naturally gluten free. Include them on a cookie platter with Gluten-Free Pistachio Citrus Bars, Gluten-Free Almond Crinkle Cookies, and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
What to buy: Superfine sugar (in Britain, it’s called castor sugar) is finely granulated so it dissolves quickly—it’s essential to avoid grainy meringues.
Game plan: Hazelnuts usually come with the dark, paperlike skins still attached. It’s pretty easy to rub them off with a clean kitchen towel after toasting the nuts. Don’t worry if there are a few bits of skin left—they’ll add color and flavor.