Looking for gluten free Christmas cookies to make this holiday season? I've rounded up 21 of the best easy to bake recipes that taste just like the classic and traditional recipes! Great for cookie exchanges, parties or gifting! Many recipes are also dairy free!
- Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Snickerdoodles Without Cream of Tartar
- Italian Anise Cookies
- Matcha Cookies
- Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies
- No Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Christmas German Almond Horns
- Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Gingerbread Cookies
- Oat Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate meringues
- Almond Flour Shortbreads
- Easy Macaroons
- Salted Brownie Crinkles
- Christmas Pinwheels
- Maple Pecan Cookie Recipe
- Macadamia Cookies
- Vegan Lemon Shortbreads
- White Chocolate Gingerbreads
- Monster Cookies
- Expert Tips & Things You Need to Know
Whether you have an intolerance or need to avoid gluten altogether, Christmas can be a tricky time to bake! These 21 gluten free Christmas cookies will help you to create the traditional recipes that are made with no gluten.
You'll find classic favorites like gingerbread men, chocolate chip, linzer and more! Many of these recipes are surprisingly healthy, making them a great dessert choice all year round.
Many of these ideas and recipes include great notes, step-by-step instructions and all come with pictures to help you take the guesswork out of baking this holiday season.
They are quick, easy, and loaded with classic holiday flavors.
These gluten free chocolate peppermint cookies are so fun and festive for Christmas!
SNICKERDOODLES WITHOUT CREAM OF TARTAR
Super easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand!
No cream of tartar? No problem!
You'll think you've wandered into an Italian bakery when you try these tasty little bites!
One of the most popular Italian gluten free Christmas cookies!
Matcha flavor and the sweetness of white chocolate make a delicious pairing!
A unique and fun variety of gluten free Christmas cookies!
These cookies a delicious twist on classic gingerbread.
Soft and chewy with cocoa powder and chocolate chips plus freshly grated ginger for a kick.
NO BROWN SUGAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
No brown sugar? No problem with these easy to make and delicious gluten free Christmas cookies!
These yummy ones are made with almond flour and are paleo friendly!
Almond-flavored and dipped in chocolate, what else do you need!?
These gluten free Christmas cookies are chewy and can even be made weeks ahead of time!
OAT FLOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Soft and chewy and oh so delicious!
Anthony's oat flour is my favorite oat flour free of gluten.
These gingerbread men hold their shape and are super fun to decorate.
These gingerbread are perfect for making with the kids!
OAT FLOUR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
A classic favorite for Christmas or any time of the year!
Just four ingredients in this super simple recipe!
Chocolate meringues are an irresistible dessert!
Light and airy, and taste like a delicate chocolate marshmallow!
Soft and chewy, they're the perfect healthier cookie to make this holiday season!
These almond flour shortbreads look super fancy, but only require 5 simple ingredients.
The texture is soft and chewy on the inside and a crispy, chocolate covered outside.
These macaroons are easy to make without condensed milk.
These fudgy salted brownie crinkles are chewy, gluten free, and delicious.
Made with tons of chocolate and have shiny cracked tops.
These holiday pinwheels are certainly worth adding to your gluten free Christmas cookies baking list.
The red and green will add a festive touch to the holiday season.
These mouthwatering maple pecan cookies are thick, soft, and chewy.
Super quick and easy to make.
Soft, chewy cookies with chunks of macadamia nuts and white chocolate throughout.
Free from eggs and dairy - but you would never know given how tasty they are!
These are melt-in-your-mouth shortbreads with a tangy lemony flavor.
Fill them with sweet blueberry jam and they will be the first cookies you run out of.
These gingerbreads are like a soft and chewy version of a gingersnap cookie.
The addition of white chocolate chips makes them decadent!
Extra thick and extra chewy monster cookies are the ultimate everything cookie!
This has easy swaps for other allergies included.
Expert Tips & Things You Need to Know
- Not all gluten free flours are the same! Baking can be done with a variety of flours like almond, buckwheat, oat, the list goes on and on according to Healthline's list of the best gluten free flours. Definitely follow written recipe instructions and be very cautious when deciding to swap flours from what the recipe calls for.
- Reading recipe notes and comments by previous users is very helpful when baking. Baking is a science and the more well-used a recipe has been, likely the better it will turn out for you as well.
Gluten free flours can definitely impact the taste and texture. Each flour type is different and provide different textures and tastes. When possible, follow recipes exactly as written and read the notes for any user comments or tips for making the taste and texture even better.
I've generally baked using one-to-one gluten free baking flours from both Bob's Red Mill and King Arthur. Although very close to a traditional all purpose flour, there are still some recipes that do not work as well when using these flours.
Adding too much flour can definitely be the cause of why the recipe seems dry and crumbly. Err on the side of less flour according to recipe directions (if it gives a range) and don't be afraid to add flour in parts to ensure the best texture.
Look for recipes that incorporate xanthan gum into the flour. This will help with elasticity and make the dough a better texture, less gritty and overall better.
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Hi Lyndsey - What a great roundup of gluten free Christmas cookies! PINNED and sharing on FB. Thank you for including my Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly
Thank you for contributing!!!
Thanks for the great list. Hoping to actually bake this year. Your list makes it fee doable.
you're welcome! I'm excited for holiday baking also!