33 Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Recipes for the Holidays (2024)

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1. Chocolate Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips (Vegan) - Delicious Everyday 2. Gingerbread Cookies with Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Filling (Vegan) - E. A. Stewart 3. Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Faithfully Gluten Free 4. Dye Free Coconut Rainbow Cookies (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac 5. Thumbprint Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies (Sugar Free) - Wholesome Yum 6. Easy Ginger Cookies with Candied Ginger -Fearless Dining 7. Easy Holiday Cut Out Cookies (Grain Free) -The Real Food RN 8. Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies (Dairy Free Option) - Raia's Recipes 9. Gingerbread Men Cookies (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Celiac Mama 10.Flourless S’mores Peanut Butter Cookies -The Monday Box 11. Gluten-Free Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy-Free Option) -Mama Knows Gluten Free 12. Spritz Cookies (Dairy Free, Vegan Option) - Flippin' Delicious 13. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips (Dairy Free) -The Rising Spoon 14. Lofthouse-Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies (Vegan) - Strength and Sunshine 15. Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy Free Option) -My Gluten-Free Kitchen 16. Rose Shortbread Cookies (Grain Free) - Savory Lotus 17. Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Paleo) - Hungry Hobby 18. Sugar Cookies (Dairy Free) - Allergy Free Alaska 19. Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles (Dairy Free Option) - MI Gluten Free Gal 20. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies (Grain Free, Vegan) -Delicious Obsessions 21. Russian Tea Cookies, AKA Snowballs -Grain Changer 22. Christmas Tree Spiced Biscuits (Dairy Free) - Honest Mum 23. Perfect Peppermint Cookies (Paleo, Vegan) - Texanerin Baking 24. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan) -Casey the College Celiac 25. Mantecado and Spanish Polvorón (Grain Free) - Oh, The Things We'll Make 26. Stained Glass Cookies - Noshtastic 27. Holiday Thin Mints (Vegan) -Gluten Free with Emily 28. Chocolate Pepper Cookies -Masala Herb 29. Peppermint Macarons with Chocolate Ganache (Dairy Free) -What the Fork Food Blog 30. Gingerbread Men Cookies (Egg Free) - Dishing Delish 31. White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies - Gluten Free Palate 32. Sugar Cookies (Vegan) - Rhian's Recipes 33. Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Meringues - Boulder Locavore Happy cookie time! FAQs

The holidays are here, and 'tis definitely the season for Christmas cookies! To celebrate National Christmas Cookie Day (which is on December 4, in case you needed an excuse to enjoy some delicious cookies!), I thought I'd round up some of the best gluten free cookies around the blogosphere.

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Whether you're looking for vegan sugar cookies, the best gluten free gingerbread cookie recipe or just cookies that everyone will love, you've come to right place! So let's stop talking and start drooling over these 33 gluten free Christmas cookie recipes...

1. Chocolate Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips (Vegan) - Delicious Everyday

'Cause is there ever such a thing as too much chocolate? I don't think so!

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2. Gingerbread Cookies with Sea Salt Caramel Rum Raisin Filling (Vegan) - E. A. Stewart

If this filling tastes anywhere near as good as it looks, I know I'd be eating these cookies by the handful!

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3. Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - Faithfully Gluten Free

Cookies that are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and packed with lots of chocolatey flavor? Yes, please!

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4. Dye Free Coconut Rainbow Cookies (Vegan) - Casey the College Celiac

If you want to enjoy an extra colorful Christmas treat, look no further than my rainbow cookies! These are dyed naturally with superfoods like turmeric, spirulina and mashed berries. Plus, they're free of refined sugar and taste just as delicious for breakfast as they do dessert.

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5. Thumbprint Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies (Sugar Free) - Wholesome Yum

I'm a sucker for caramel with nuts, so these cookies are high on my Christmas baking to-do list.

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6. Easy Ginger Cookies with Candied Ginger -Fearless Dining

Soft, chewy cookies that are also bursting with ginger flavor? I'll take two trays, please!

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7. Easy Holiday Cut Out Cookies (Grain Free) -The Real Food RN

Who says you can't enjoy somedeliiiiciousChristmas cookies on a grain-free diet?

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8. Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies (Dairy Free Option) - Raia's Recipes

If you want to give chocolate chip cookies a unique twist (or you just realllly like bacon), this creative gluten free cookie recipe is your Christmas miracle!

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9. Gingerbread Men Cookies (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free) - Celiac Mama

These gingerbread cookies almost look too good to eat! Keyword: almost...

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10.Flourless S’mores Peanut Butter Cookies -The Monday Box

S'mores just got an upgrade.

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11. Gluten-Free Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy-Free Option) -Mama Knows Gluten Free

Gluten freechocolate chip cookies + redvelvetcake = one heck of a tasty holiday treat...

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12. Spritz Cookies (Dairy Free, Vegan Option) - Flippin' Delicious

Three words: simple and scrumptious!

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13. Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips (Dairy Free) -The Rising Spoon

If you love peanut butter, prepare to meet thegluten freecookie recipe of your dreams.

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14. Lofthouse-Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies (Vegan) - Strength and Sunshine

Anyone else really wishing you could dive head-first into that frosting?!?

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15. Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy Free Option) -My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Chocolate chip cookies just got a crunchy, chewy upgrade!

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16. Rose Shortbread Cookies (Grain Free) - Savory Lotus

Who would've thunk that roses would be just as pretty on cookies as they are in your garden?!?

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17. Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies (Paleo) - Hungry Hobby

Chocolate and peppermint is always a winning combo during the holidays, and these cookies are no exception.

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18. Sugar Cookies (Dairy Free) - Allergy Free Alaska

This Christmas classic just an allergy friendly makeover...

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19. Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles (Dairy Free Option) - MI Gluten Free Gal

Pumpkin + chai + snickerdoodles? If there's another more "fall-y" cookie recipe out there, I've yet to find it!

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20. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies (Grain Free, Vegan) -Delicious Obsessions

Theseshort-breadlike cookies get a burst of bright, fruity flavors from blackberry, strawberry and blood orange jam.

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21. Russian Tea Cookies, AKA Snowballs -Grain Changer

NowTHIS is my kind of snowball!

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22. Christmas Tree Spiced Biscuits (Dairy Free) - Honest Mum

Talk about a gluten free cookie recipe that's just as gorgeous as it is tasty!

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23. Perfect Peppermint Cookies (Paleo, Vegan) - Texanerin Baking

No one will ever guess that these cookies are paleo, dairy free and egg free...

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24. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan) -Casey the College Celiac

If you need to have Christmas cookies baked by, like,yesterday, this super simple pumpkin cookie recipe is exactly what you need! It uses Namaste's Organic Pumpkin Baking Mix, along with water and aquafaba (the liquid from canned chickpeas), and the cookies turn out crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Droooool....

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25. Mantecado and Spanish Polvorón (Grain Free) - Oh, The Things We'll Make

I'd never heard of these Spanish cookies before, but I love how soft and crumbly they look! In the spirit of my college Spanish classes, these grain free cookies look "muy delicioso."

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26. Stained Glass Cookies - Noshtastic

The best thing about these gorgeous cookies? They're surprisingly easy to make!

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27. Holiday Thin Mints (Vegan) -Gluten Free with Emily

Thinmintswere always my favorite Girl Scout cookie, so this cookie is really calling my name...

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28. Chocolate Pepper Cookies -Masala Herb

I never would've thought to combine chocolate with peppercorns, but I think thisgluten freecookie would definitely win me over!

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29. Peppermint Macarons with Chocolate Ganache (Dairy Free) -What the Fork Food Blog

The holidays just got awhoooolelot tastier with these homemade macarons...

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30. Gingerbread Men Cookies (Egg Free) - Dishing Delish

These gluten free gingerbread men cookies are as classic as they get...except they're gluten free and egg free, so even more people can enjoy them.

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31. White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies - Gluten Free Palate

I rarely splurge on gluten free macadamia nuts, but the next time I do, these cookies will definitely be high on my to-do list!

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32. Sugar Cookies (Vegan) - Rhian's Recipes

What really makes these vegan sugar cookies stand out is the homemade frosting. Soaked and blended cashew nuts make up most of the frosting, and it's dyed naturally with superfoods like beetroot and spirulina!

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33. Chocolate Peppermint Dipped Meringues - Boulder Locavore

These holiday treats are light, crunchy and packed with lots of Christmas cheer!

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Happy cookie time!

I don't know about you, but making Christmas cookies with my family during the holidays is one of my favorite winter activities. When I was diagnosed with celiac disease five years ago, I worried about not being able to enjoy that delicious tradition - but, as all of these yummy gluten freecookie recipes show, you can definitely enjoy Christmas cookies even with dietary restrictions.

And who knows? You might end up having the same experience I did and find a gluten freecookie recipe that you like even better than the wheat-filled treats you used to eat!

Happy holidays, everyone! Let me know which one of these gluten freeChristmas cookies sound the most delicious to you in the comments...

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FAQs

What is the least popular Christmas cookie? ›

On the naughty list of cookies, Americans gave the lowest win records to anise cookies, which only won 29% of its matchups.

How many days before Christmas should you make cookies? ›

Aim to make them about two weeks in advance if you keep them at room temperature. Making them one week or a few days in advance is even better if you are going for the freshest possible cookies. Remember that you can always make a new batch if you accidentally keep your cookies out for too long and they become stale.

How to make gluten free cookies rise? ›

2 teaspoons of baking powder per cup of gluten-free flour is necessary to ensure proper leavening. Baking soda and buttermilk can be used to leaven instead of baking powder, but 1-1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar should be added for each 1/2 teaspoon baking soda used.

What is the #1 cookie in the United States? ›

The chocolate chip cookie is far and away America's favorite cookie This should come as no surprise to anyone who enjoys the tasty treat. More than 53% of American adults prefer the cookies over the next most popular kind, peanut butter.

What is the number one cookie in the world? ›

Oreo is the best-selling cookie in the world. It is now sold in over 100 countries. Oreo was first produced in 1912 by the National Biscuit Company, now known as Na-Bis-Co.

What is the most eaten cookie at Christmas? ›

Based on this data from General Mills, Peanut Butter Blossoms are the most popular Christmas cookie in the country; it's the most-visited cookie recipe in seven states, which means it's the most common favorite cookie in the U.S. That's a pretty high honor!

What is the most popular cookie in December? ›

What are the most popular Christmas cookies? Our survey found frosted sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies to be the most popular Christmas cookies in the country. They were the fan favorites in 39 states.

What is Santa Claus's favorite cookie? ›

Chocolate Chip cookies

Santa himself lists these as his favorites, and he prefers them soft and gooey with lots of chocolate chips. If you decide to leave these out for him, make sure there's a glass of cold milk nearby!

How many cookies do you need per person for Christmas? ›

A good rule to follow is for every guest to bake a half dozen cookies per each attendee. So, if 10 people attend, each guest would bring five dozen cookies to share. We've put together a chart to help you figure out just how many cookies to ask your guests to make.

How early is too early to bake Christmas cookies? ›

You'll find that most of your favorite Christmas cookie recipes can be made anywhere from a month to six months before the 25th of December. (Consult this handy how-to guide to the matter.) Generally, most recipes will be best if baked and then frozen.

What is the trick to gluten-free baking? ›

Gluten-free flours often contain fine starches, so they absorb more liquid than conventional flour. To address this, gluten-free recipes usually call for more liquid and produce looser batters. They may also call for a larger quantity of leavening, like baking powder, to help add volume and lighten the texture.

What is the best gluten-free flour for cookies? ›

What's the best gluten-free flour for baking? Bob's Red Mill gluten-free 1-to-1 baking mix is my favorite gluten-free all-purpose flour blend for baking. It has a mild texture and plenty of "stick" thanks to a blend of sweet rice flour, brown rice flour, and sorghum flour, plus some starches and xanthan gum.

Which gluten-free flour works best in cookies? ›

Almond flour is a grain-free, protein-rich flour that lends well to cookies, cakes, and more! Almond flour is made from blanched almonds, meaning without skins (as opposed to almond meal, which is made from raw almonds with skins). This is why it has a fluffy, light texture and pale golden color.

What is the best selling Christmas cookie? ›

What are the most popular Christmas cookies? Our survey found frosted sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies to be the most popular Christmas cookies in the country. They were the fan favorites in 39 states.

What is America's favorite Christmas cookies? ›

Speaking of holiday baking, nearly half of the country has a favorite Christmas cookie. Among those who can make a single choice, frosted sugar cookies lead the list (32%), with gingerbread (12%) and chocolate chip (11%) rounding out the top three.

What is the most Googled Christmas cookie? ›

Italian Christmas Cookies grow as top cookie

Zoom in: Italian Christmas Cookies were the top cookie in 13 states, more than double the six states from 2022, Google Trends curator Katie Seaton told Axios. Seaton said the Italian cookies dominated the East Coast both this year and last year.

Which cookie has been deemed most popular during Christmas? ›

Gingerbread Cookies are the most popular Christmas cookies Virginia and Ohio. 19% of the American population enjoyed baking cookies during the holiday season. Snickerdoodles hold the position of top Christmas cookie in Idaho. Peanut Butter Blossoms are most popular in Michigan.

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