There’s nothing like baking gluten free Christmas cookies to get into the holiday spirit! These recipes are easy, delicious, festive, and gluten free.
I’m so excited to be able to share twelve wonderful gluten free Christmas cookie recipes with you!
This post is where you can find all the links to the cookie recipes. I hope you find some new favorite gluten free Christmas cookie recipes this season – there’s no reason to do without holiday treats just because your diet is limited.
A wide variety of cookies has been included, so we do have some butter cookies, some chocolate cookies, some oatmeal cookies, and some candy-type cookies.
There’s something here for everyone – it’s easy to make gluten free Christmas cookies from scratch when you have simple recipes and great ingredients.
Many of these recipes are already dairy free or vegan, or could easily be adapted simply by using a non-dairy milk and vegan buttery spread. And if you are not gluten free, you can go ahead and make the recipe using your regular flour – it should turn out just fine!
I don’t like to have things be too complicated during the holidays, so these recipes are easy, and they’re perfect for making with your family. Children love to help mix up the dough for oatmeal cookies, or roll the chocolate crinkle cookies in powdered sugar.
Gluten Free Flour Blend
As far as gluten free flour blends go, blends by Enjoy Life, Namaste, Now Foods, or Bob’s Red Mill should work very well. Make sure to read labels and check with the company to make sure the blend you choose is safe for your allergies.
It often works well to freeze cookie dough, especially if you’re trying to prepare for the busy holiday season. You can drop the dough on cookie sheets and then stick the sheet in the freezer for an hour. Then simply remove the cookie dough balls and store in the freezer in an airtight container.
Earth Balance works very well for baking cookies. If you can’t use vegan buttery spread or regular butter, I would recommend palm shortening rather than oil. Oil will change the texture of the cookies you’re baking.
It’s best to store gluten free cookies in an airtight container. You can add a piece of gluten free bread to keep the cookies soft and fresh.
Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Recipes
Day 1: Healthier Buckeyes
Day 2: Pumpkin Molasses Cookies
Day 3: Scotch Shortbread
Day 5: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Day 6: Snowy Oatmeal Crispies
Day 10: Molasses Cookies
Day 11: Checkerboard Cookies
Day 13 (Bonus!): Easy Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Tips for Success
Make sure that you allow your cookies to fully cool before removing them from the cookie sheet. Sometimes hot gluten free cookies crumble and fall apart.
If your dough seemed too dry, just add a little more liquid. Sometimes different gluten free flours really soak up the liquid – use your judgement. If the dough looks dry and crumbly, that probably isn’t right.
If you are looking for even more gluten free Christmas cookie recipes, you can simply search for the term “gluten free cookie” in the search bar to the right.
This post was originally published in December 2013. It has been updated.
What are some of your favorite gluten free Christmas cookie recipes?