Celebrate the holiday season with this collection of easy gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes that are perfect for parties, cookie exchanges or holiday cookie platters.
You'll find gluten-free cookies that range from snickerdoodles to snowball cookies and from gingerbread cookies to shortbread cookies. You'll even find a few no-bake cookie recipes!
Keep this list of gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes on hand for all your holiday baking. With the range of gluten-free flour blends available, gluten-free baking has never been easier.
Best Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
These simple recipes will help you make the best gluten-free Christmas cookies this season. Whether you're looking for quick and easy cookies or cut-out cookies that you can decorate, this collection of gluten-free cookie recipes will inspire all your festive cookie ideas.
Keep it simple with a gluten-free blend using almond flour and hazelnut flour for the cookie dough base. Add in baking soda, sea salt, ghee, honey, and vanilla and stir with a spoon. No need to use a mixer!
Scoop the dough onto your prepared baking sheet, and flatten the cookies just a little before sliding them into the oven for 10-12 minutes. They're perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges, snacks, or even as a breakfast cookie!
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies get a flourless makeover with this easy gluten-free one-bowl recipe. The cookie dough is a 5-ingredient effort that uses natural almond butter, eggs, coconut sugar, baking soda and gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chips. If you love nuts, opt for the crunchy almond butter for extra texture in the cookies.
Mix the batter, use a scoop to form the cookies and add them to a parchment-lined baking sheet before baking. You'll love the chewy texture and the perfect gooey melted chocolate chips in these irresistible almond butter cookies.
These one bowl vegan cookies take just minutes to stir together and their nutty flavor is on point for the Christmas holidays. Use almond flour and finely chopped pecans to form the textured dough that includes baking soda, coconut oil, sea salt and maple syrup.
Scoop the dough onto the baking sheet, flatten the cookies and add a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut to the top. You'll appreciate how it adds texture and nuttiness to the cookies as they bake.
Every cookie exchange, cookie platter and Christmas event needs the perfect cookie to herald the holidays and these gluten-free gingerbread cookies are it! Here, this nut-free dough renders a version that's soft, sweet and perfect for decorating. The gluten-free flour blend of cassava and coconut flour is sweetened with raisins.
Molasses brings the signature flavor of gingerbread. Eggs, spices and seasonings complete the dough that's rolled and shaped with cookie cutters. Frost the cookies with a dairy-free mixture of coconut butter, coconut cream, and maple syrup.
Salted Chocolate Almond Haystacks
These vegan salted chocolate no bake haystack treats are perfect for Christmas. With just 3 simple ingredients that are gluten-free and dairy-free you'll easily make these sweet and crunchy cookies that are perfect for holiday cookie trays.
Toasted almond slices melt the sugar-free and dairy-free chocolate chips to coat the almonds. Drop the mixture by spoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with flaky salt. Freeze until firm.
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies
This Christmas tree meringue recipe is super easy - and these cookies do not use any flour, nuts, or dairy. Just beat egg whites and add a few simple ingredients and you'll be ready to make these cute Christmas trees. Once the meringues are baked you can decorate these festive cookies as much or as little as you like.
Almost Oatmeal Cookies
These grain-free almost-oatmeal cookies will give you a taste of nostalgia with their spot-on flavor of everyone's favorite cookie from yesteryear. Using a blend of almond and coconut flours, and unsweetened shredded coconut, the dough mimics the texture of the classic cookies.
Cinnamon and raisins bring the traditional cookie flavor. Add in butter, coconut oil, sea salt, baking soda, honey, vanilla extract, and mix well. Scoop, bake and enjoy these chewy gluten-free oatmeal cookies that are just as tasty as the original version.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Enjoy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with this easy recipe that uses superfine almond flour and unsweetened shredded coconut to achieve the perfect texture and taste for these irresistible treats. The cookie dough is sweetened using dates and maple syrup.
Egg, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt round out the ingredients before adding in gluten free and dairy free chocolate chips. Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet and bake for approximately 12 minutes. Make a batch of these cookies for the holidays and expect rave reviews.
Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies
Looking for a way to use up that leftover cranberry sauce? Make these gluten-free thumbprint cookies and add a dollop of the sauce right in the middle for a fruity touch. In addition to being grain-free, these cookies are also nut-free and dairy-free.
The dough is made with cassava flour, baking soda, honey, tahini, cinnamon and vanilla. Scoop the dough into balls, flatten and leave a thumbprint indention in the middle of each cookie. Add the cranberry sauce and then bake these pretty and festive cookies.
Recipe by Bake It Paleo
Maple Walnut Sugar Cookies
Enjoy the holidays with these grain free maple walnut cookies that are made with blanched almond flour, ghee, maple syrup, maple sugar, egg, vanilla and walnuts. Chill the dough for 20 minutes to help it firm up before scooping into cookies on your baking sheet.
Once baked and cooled, drizzle the cookies with an easy maple glaze which makes it a delicious Christmas cookie to serve for the holidays.
Recipe by Paleo Running Momma
Chai Spiced Cookies
Perfect for a platter of Christmas cookies, these chai spiced treats bring all the warming flavors of the holidays. Spices of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, all spice and nutmeg mix with the coconut flour and almond butter gluten-free cookie dough.
Unsweetened applesauce and coconut sugar keep the dough naturally sweet. These cookies are a one bowl effort that mixes easily with a wooden spoon. Form into cookies and sprinkle with extra cinnamon and coconut sugar on top before baking.
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
These one bowl gluten-free Christmas cookies are flavored with cacao powder and peppermint and covered with melted chocolate for a delicious finish. The no-chill chocolate cookie dough is a simple mix that's made with almond flour, almond butter, cacao powder, egg and maple syrup.
Take these delicious cookies over the top by either dipping or drizzling the baked and cooled cookies with melted chocolate. To keep it strict paleo, omit the crushed candy canes as a garnish. Don't worry - they'll still be scrumptious!
Recipe by Bake It Paleo
No-Bake Snowball Cookies
These cookie balls dusted with a snowy white coating are an easy Christmas cookie recipe with simple ingredients. And best of all, they're a flourless and no-bake cookie that comes together in just minutes. Use a food processor to pulse pecan halves and unsweetened shredded coconut before adding in pitted Medjool dates, coconut oil, vanilla extract, sea salt and arrowroot powder.
Form the cookie dough mixture into balls and roll in arrowroot powder before placing on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Give them a session in the freezer to firm up and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. These gluten-free snowball cookies may be the easiest Christmas cookie you'll make all season.
Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker
Gingerbread Men Cookies
The holiday season wouldn't be complete without a platter of gingerbread men to enjoy. Here, this cookie dough is made with blanched almond flour and arrowroot flour. It's spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, vanilla and maple syrup as well as unsulphured molasses for that classic flavor.
Use coconut oil instead of butter for a dairy-free option. Chill the dough before you roll it out. Use cookie cutters to form the gingerbread men. For the finishing touch, decorate them using gluten-free sprinkles and bake.
Recipe by Mommypotamus
You can't go wrong with sugar cookies, especially when they're topped with a buttercream frosting! You'll love these gluten-free sugar cookies that are soft and chewy, thanks to the blend of cassava and almond flours. Honey, ghee, coconut sugar, egg, vanilla, baking powder and salt round out the dough mixture.
Once baked and cooled, top the cookies with an easy frosting made with coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla. They're perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange!
Recipe by Whole Kitchen Sink
Crinkle Chocolate Cookies
Bake a batch of these festive and gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies that are perfect for the holidays The grain-free dough is made with almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, coconut sugar, egg, ghee and vanilla.
Form into dough balls and roll each in a mixture of maple sugar and arrowroot powder before placing on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat. As they bake, the dough will spread and create the crinkles and cracked look, thanks to the sugar and powder coating.
Recipe by A Clean Bake
Cinnamon and maple sugar combine to help create these gluten-free snickerdoodles which are the perfect Christmas cookie to serve with your favorite holiday beverage. A blend of blanched almond flour and tapioca flour mix with baking soda, vanilla, almond milk, ghee and maple sugar to form the simple cookie dough.
Keep them vegan by swapping out the ghee for coconut oil. Roll them into balls and coat them with the cinnamon and maple sugar mixture. Bake and keep these crowd-pleasing cookies around before, during and after the Christmas holidays.
Recipe by Real Simple Good
Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Infuse these delicious vegan and gluten-free shortbread cookies with the festive duo of cranberries and pistachio. The dough is a slice and bake effort that requires adding the simple ingredients of almond flour, coconut sugar. baking soda, sea salt, chopped pistachios and chopped dried cranberries to a stand mixer to combine.
Once mixed, form the dough into a log and wrap in plastic wrap and freeze to let it become firm before slicing and baking. Once baked, take it a step further by dipping the cooled shortbread cookies in melted chocolate.
Recipe by The Roasted Root
Cassava Flour Sugar Cookies
This nut-free, dairy-free and gluten-free sugar cookie recipe is a delicious way to make cut-out cookies for Christmas. Use cookie cutters to make sugar cookies that you can decorate with your favorite toppings, sprinkles and frostings.
The cookie dough uses cassava flour as its base, along with baking soda, salt, maple syrup, a creamy blend of organic oils, egg and vanilla extract. Mix the dough, roll it, cut it into holiday shapes and bake. Keep this simple recipe handy to make seasonal holiday cookies throughout the year.
Recipe by Bake It Paleo
Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies
Keep it festive with these gluten-free thumbprint shortbread cookies with a dollop of vegan salted caramel right in the middle. The shortbread cookie dough is made with simple ingredients of almond flour, coconut oil and maple syrup. Chill the dough before scooping it into cookies.
Make a thumbprint indention in each and bake. Let the cookies cool and then fill with the vegan caramel made with almond butter, maple syrup, coconut oil and sea salt. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. and another sprinkle of sea salt for the finishing touch.
Recipe by Bakerita
Hot Cocoa Cookies
When there's a chill in the air, you'll want a platter of these hot cocoa cookies to nibble on while you sip your favorite warm winter beverage. The gluten-free dough is made with almond butter, cocoa powder, egg, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and chocolate chips. Roll the dough into balls, flatten and bake.
Once cooled, make the dairy-free vanilla frosting using palm shortening, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Pipe on or add a dollop of the frosting to the center of each cookie for a delicious Christmas cookie full of holiday flavors.
Recipe by Fit Foodie Finds