By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
Best Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies! From Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies to Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies, we’ve got you covered with some of the most festive, yet simple traditional gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes.
We've included a lot of gluten free Christmas cookies in this collection and we've done our best to sort them by cookie type. Although we believe cookies are never seasonal, we wanted to make sure that you can find the gluten free cookie recipes that you're looking for.
We’ve rounded up some of the best gluten free Christmas cookie recipes!
We've also included tips on baking gluten free Christmas cookies, working with gluten free flours, and anything else you might need. Think of this as your resource or go-to for all things related to gluten free Christmas cookies.
Also included is a recipe below for a cookie that is perfect for the holidays.
Gluten Free Christmas Cookies - Classics
Gluten Free Sugar Cookies - Soft, tender bakery style gluten free sugar cookies with a sweet buttercream frosting. You can make circle shaped cookies or cutout sugar cookies with this gluten free sugar cookie recipe. Sugar cookies are one of my favorite gluten free cookies. You can enjoy them plain or with icing. They are perfect year-round and super fun for decorating for the holidays. This recipe is a simple as it gets - these cookies are soft, sweet, and delicious.
Gluten Free Snowball Cookies - Learn to make buttery, crunchy gluten free snowball cookies in a few simple steps. These gluten free snowballs, also known as gluten free Mexican wedding cookies, are easy to make and they are perfectly sweet.
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies - Easy, cut-out Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies! This gluten free gingerbread cookie recipe delivers the perfect texture and gingerbread flavors.
Gluten Free Gingersnaps - Perfectly spicy, and not too sweet, these Gluten Free Ginger Snaps can be enjoyed for dessert or an afternoon tea. They are naturally dairy-free, bursting with flavor and are perfectly crunchy which makes them the perfect gluten free ginger cookies for dunking.
Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies - You can enjoy these cookies year-round, although we tend to increase our batches for the holidays. These gluten free cookies make great gifts. They are a sturdy, crispy, cut-out cookie made with only 5 simple to find ingredients. Enjoy these shortbread cookies with a cup of coffee or tea and you'll be well on your way to bliss.
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms - A super simple gluten free peanut butter blossoms recipe that is flourless and quick to bake. With only a few ingredients and a couple of quick steps you can have these gluten free peanut butter blossoms in the oven in no time.
Gluten Free Snickerdoodles - These are soft, chewy, tender cookies, flavored with warm cinnamon and the creamy tang you expect from a gluten free snickerdoodle. They are made without gluten filled flours, and taste just as good as any gluten containing version.
Gluten Free Macadamia Cookies - Crunchy, chewy, Gluten-Free White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies are a perfect treat any time of the year. These easy gluten-free macadamia cookies make great gifts that warm your loved ones from the inside out.
Gluten Free Pizzelle - An easy Gluten Free Pizzelle recipe that makes the perfect gluten-free Italian cookie. Lightly sweetened and flavored with vanilla or anise, these light gluten free wafer cookies are perfect for any day, including holiday gift-giving.
Gluten-Free Spritz Cookies - These gluten-free spritz cookies deserve pride of place at any family holiday get-together. They're buttery, tender and so easy and fun to make.
GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES - OTHER FAVORITES
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies - The best gluten free chocolate chip cookies! With crunchy edges and a chewy center, no one will be able to tell that these chocolate chip cookies are gluten free. I've included in process photos and tips so you are set up for success when making this gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe. You can use my flour blend or a flour mix for these cookies.
Gluten Free Lemon Cookies - One of our favorite, zesty gluten free cookie recipes. Tender, soft, gluten free lemon cookies are packed with bright lemon flavor and topped with a sweet and zesty lemon glaze. These cookies are super simple to make.
Gluten Free Monster Cookies - Monster cookies are super colorful and full to make. They are almost what you'd call a kitchen sink cookie, in my opinion. Soft baked and oh-so delicious, these Gluten-Free Monster Cookies will disappear in no time. This recipe is simple to make and you can add in your favorite cookie add-ins. These gluten free cookies have the new gluten free Oreos in them (optional).
Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies - You can add raising or chocolate chips to this gluten free cookie recipe, or both! Crunchy, chewy, and oh-so delicious, these Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies will disappear in no time. This recipe is simple to make and doesn't use any expensive ingredients or labor intensive steps. You'll love how easy this gluten-free oatmeal cookie recipe is.
Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies - We like to add chocolate chips to this classic gluten free cookie recipe, but you don't have to. Soft, chewy, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies make the perfect pick-me-up cookie, or snack. These easy peanut butter cookies are loaded with healthy fats and protein and are quite scrumptious.
Chocolate Sunbutter Cookies - These cookies are one of our favorite allergy friendly cookies. Chocolate Sunbutter Cookies that are ultra-soft, brownie-like, and extra fudgy. These sunbutter cookies are the perfect cookie, right? You're going to love how easy this recipe pulls together.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies - This gluten free cookie is a reader favorite, which is why we're including it in this post about gluten free cookie recipes. Rich and fudge-like, these gluten-free chocolate cookies are incredibly easy to make and bake up in no time. You're going to want to add this gluten-free cookie recipe to your to-make list.
Gluten Free Lady Fingers - We love making ladyfingers. They are fun to make and kids love them too. Ready for dunking into your coffee or creating a gluten free homemade tiramisu, Gluten Free Ladyfingers are a simple to make cookie that you'll want to make often. These ladyfingers are as good as, if not better than, anything you can buy in the store. They are fresh, airy, and the perfect texture for dunking and soaking up flavors.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies - Only ten ingredients in these vegan pumpkin cookies - soft, chewy, and packed with spices, these Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are quick to bake, and oh-so-delicious!
GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES - GRAIN FREE
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies - Chewy around the edges and soft in the middle, these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are simple to make and quick to bake. This paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe has a special ingredient in it that adds depth and gives this paleo cookie its incredible texture.
Paleo Snickerdoodles - Get your paleo cookie groove on with these Paleo Snickerdoodles. Chewy, soft, and incredibly satisfying - you won't want to share. You are going to love these grain-free snickerdoodles
Paleo Strawberry Thumbprints - Paleo Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies! Enjoy these gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free strawberry thumbprint cookies any time of the year. Who knew a thumbprint cookie could be this good for you and still taste amazing.
Paleo Cookie Dough - If you're in the mood for cookie dough and you want to keep it on the healthier side, you might like this paleo cookie dough recipe. These paleo chocolate chip cookie dough bites are dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and egg-free.
Gluten Free Macarons - Gluten-Free Chocolate Macarons that are sweet, chocolatey, and perfect for any occasion. You are going to love how easy this gluten free macarons recipe is. And who doesn't love a chocolate gluten free macaroon?
QUICK GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES
Gluten Free No Bake Cookies - A simple recipe for fudgy, chewy gluten free no bake cookies that are perfect every time. Only a handful of ingredients and a couple of easy steps until these no bake cookies are ready.
Gluten Free Cookie Dough - If you've ever wanted a recipe for gluten free cookie dough you're going to love this sweet, creamy edible gluten free cookie dough recipe. It uses minimal ingredients and we've included an option for making it dairy-free.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie - A warm, freshly baked gluten free chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with your favorite ice cream, this gluten free skillet cookie is a favorite in our house and it will be in your house too when you see how easy it is to make. Dairy-free option included.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Skillet Cookie - Break out the cast iron skillet because I've got a Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe that you're going to love. This recipe has all the delicious qualities of a chocolate chip cookie mixed with smooth pumpkin, and fragrant spices.
WORKING WITH GLUTEN FREE FLOURS WHEN MAKING GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES
When making gluten free Christmas cookies, unless the recipe calls for you to weight the gluten free flour on the scale, you'll want to spoon your gluten free flour into a measuring cup and then level it. Never scoop the measuring cup into the flour otherwise you may end up with too much flour.
It's always easier to add more flour than it is to take flour out of gluten free Christmas cookies recipe.
I talk more about gluten free flours and share my recipe for gluten free flours.
BAKING GLUTEN FREE COOKIE RECIPES IS AN EXACT SCIENCE
I like to remind myself that baking is structured around basic tips and tricks that our ancestors taught us. Throw in a few extra techniques that are specific to gluten-free baking. When baking gluten free gluten free Christmas cookies, you'll want to follow the recipe the first time. After that you can feel free to test out substitutions.
READ THE COOKIE RECIPE BEFORE STARTING
It’s important to read the entire recipe before you start baking and follow it exactly. I have caught myself being soft with my techniques and measuring - only to end up with a recipe fail. I remind myself over and over the importance of following a recipe. I recommend following the recipe so you can get to know the recipe and why it works the way it does.
MEASURE INGREDIENTS CAREFULLY
Measure all your ingredients carefully, using a glass measuring cup for wet ingredients and regular measuring cups and teaspoons for dry ingredients.
GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES - BEFORE YOU BEGIN
- Check that all your ingredients are gluten-free.
- Thoroughly clean all surfaces and baking tools.
- Before you bring gluten-free foods into your home, you have to clean the kitchen to safely remove anything that may contain gluten. Even a tiny crumb or some flour dust can contaminate gluten-free products.
- Like I mentioned, I recommend reading recipe instructions before you begin. This will help you understand everything required and visualize the steps.
- Oven temperatures vary slightly from oven to oven. I recommend getting an oven thermometer to see where your temperatures check in at. Adjust baking times and/or temperature settings accordingly.
- I suggest letting your oven temperature stabilize for at least 5-15 minutes after the preheat cycle is complete, before baking.
GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES - BEST PRACTICES
- Make sure baking soda and baking powder are fresh and far from the expire date.
- If a recipe calls for dough to be refrigerated, follow those instructions exactly. The time in the refrigerator will allow the dough to stiffen and absorb more of the liquid so the protein structure can develop. Many cut out cookies call for chill time, don't skimp on this step or your gluten free Christmas cookies might spread into one big cookie on the pan.
- Ingredients should be at room temperature.
What are your favorite gluten free Christmas cookies? Leave a comment below letting us know.
Gluten Free Christmas Cookies: Gingerbread Kiss Cookies
We’ve rounded up some of the best gluten free Christmas cookies! We've included all the classics and more, and a recipe for gluten free gingerbread kiss cookies.
- 1 ¼ cups gluten free flour blend
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup butter, room temp
- ⅓ cup brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 24 Hersey's Kisses, wrappers removed
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl with an electric beater, cream together butter, brown sugar, molasses, egg, and vanilla.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in granulated sugar until evenly coated. Repeat until all dough is used.
- Bake 10-12 minutes, or until set.
- Remove from oven and immediately press one Hersey Kiss into the center of each cookie.
- Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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