20 Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Recipes

These Gluten Free Christmas Cookies are both delicious and super easy to make. Twenty celiac-friendly recipes that feature simple and easy-to-find ingredients. Let’s add some festive cheer to our baking! 

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We always love baking, even more so around the holiday season. Desserts are at the top of everyone’s mind! Tantalize your taste buds with these 20 tasty recipes to fill your holiday cookie platters. Browse through all of our Gluten-Free Recipes for more inspiration.

Why You Will Love These Recipes

  • Gluten-free flours bring unique textures and flavors to the table. Based on my firsthand experience, almond flour, for instance, lends a rich, nutty taste to cookies, adding an interesting twist to traditional recipes.
  • These recipes feature relatively simple ingredients – no xanthan gum is needed!
  • Hosting holiday gatherings involves catering to various dietary needs of guests. Using gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes ensures that everyone can indulge. This adds a welcoming touch.
  • These recipes provide an opportunity to explore different ingredients and techniques.
A collage of images of gluten free Christmas cookies.

Classic Christmas Cookies

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies – The classic chewy, soft texture you love. Our top pick for gluten-free peanut butter cookies.

A plate of almond flour peanut butter cookies.

Ginger Almond Cookies – Sweet, slightly spicy, and a delicious version of ginger cookies made without regular flour.

This recipe includes tips for using a festive cookie stamp. Or roll it out to create gluten-free gingerbread cookies.

A plate of almond flour ginger gluten-free Christmas cookies.

Chocolate Macaroons – Super fudgy and packed with sweet coconut and chewy oats.

Ginger Molasses Cookies – Soft and chewy, this recipe features almond flour and warming spices like ginger and cinnamon.

Gluten Free Ginger Molasses Cookies on a wire rack.

Coconut MacaroonsDelicious, dairy-free option made without condensed milk.

Vegan Thumbprint CookiesClassic Christmas cookie; this is the perfect recipe for your holiday treat recipe collection.

A tray of freshly baked vegan thumbprint cookies.

Bars + Squares + Fudge

Homemade Dark Chocolate BarsSuper easy to make and easy to customize. Add peppermint to make them festive.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat BarsSweet and slightly salty oats with a luscious fudgy center.

A stack of chocolate peanut butter oat bars.

Gluten Free Brownies – Almond flour, dairy-free brownies. With their chewy edges, they are a crowd-pleaser.

Honey Oatmeal Bars A crispy, chewy treat known as Flapjacks in the UK. 

No Bake Chocolate Pecan Bars – Classic flavor pairing of chocolate and pecans. Like Turtles, only healthier.

Salted Maple Walnut Tahini FudgeA delicious no-bake treat. The name says it all.

Overhead image of tahini fudge squares on a plate.

Gluten Free BlondiesGooey on the inside with a crisp cookie outer layer. You’ll never guess the secret ingredient!

Crunchy Peanut Butter BarsRich, decadent, and packed with peanut butter flavor. We always choose from this list of the best healthy peanut butter brands.

A plate of crunchy peanut butter bars.

Cookie Exchange Recipes

No Bake Chocolate Oat CookiesSkip the hot oven and bring on the no-bake treats. These chocolate cookies feature sweet coconut.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies – Egg-free, soft, and chewy bakery style cookie. Just like the Subway cookies, only better.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Sweet, chewy, and grain-free. The addition of shredded coconut in this recipe adds a chewy texture and infuses a unique flavor.

Almond Flour Lemon Cookies Chewy and tangy, these are a unique crowd-pleasing cookie.

almond flour lemon cookies on a wire rack.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – Crispy outside and soft in the middle.

Tahini CookiesMakes a big batch of super soft and chewy cookies perfect for sharing.

A tahini cookie with a bite out of it.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve these gluten-free Christmas cookies as a delightful treat for holiday gatherings. Make a platter dedicated to the gluten free cookies to make it simple.
  • Pair them with a cup of hot cocoa or festive apple ginger tea for a cozy afternoon indulgence.
  • Bake and wrap a batch of Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies in a Christmas tin as a thoughtful gift.

Useful Baking Tools

In the world of baking, the right tools can make all the difference between a culinary masterpiece and a kitchen disaster. Useful baking tools are indispensable allies for novice bakers and seasoned professionals.

These are some of our top picks for baking tools.

Mixing Bowls – A rubber bottom makes mixing super easy. Look for a set that includes a large bowl, medium-sized, and small.

Spatulas – The BEST tool for scraping out every last bit of dough. We love the cute colors in this spatula set.

Our Pick
Wood Handled Mini Spatulas
  • Cute colors.
  • Useful and easy to clean.
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Plastic Wrap – Used for covering bowls of gluten-free cookie dough. Choose a reusable beeswax wrap product for a greener alternative.

Baking Sheets – Sturdy baking sheets are built to last. These Caraway ceramic baking sheets are an excellent investment.

Our Pick
Caraway Ceramic Baking Sheet
  • Free of PTFE, PFOA, PFAS, lead, cadmium, and other toxic materials.
  • Can withstand oven temperatures up to 550ºF. 
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Parchment Paper – A must for easy cleanup and no sticking. We recommend unbleached parchment paper.

Silicone Mat – Reusable and environmentally friendly option to parchment. This is for you if you do a lot of cooking or baking.

Cookie Scoop – This is a valuable tool for ease and uniform sizes. We use them for both cookies and energy balls.

Need some gift ideas? Take a look at our list of Best Gifts for Bakers.

Gluten-Free Pantry Essentials

These essentials make it easier for people with gluten sensitivities to enjoy a variety of foods while staying healthy.

All Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend – This all-purpose will cover your gluten-free baking needs.

Our Pick

Almond Flour – Our top pick for gluten-free baking. Almond flour adds a delightful taste to gluten-free recipes with its subtly sweet flavor and delicate texture. It contributes to achieving a desirable crumb structure and moistness in various baked goods.

Coconut Flour – This is a staple in a gluten-free pantry, offering a versatile and nutritious alternative to traditional wheat flour. Read about the difference between Almond Flour vs. Coconut Flour.

Quality Salt – Our number one choice for salt is always Redmonds Real Salt. It is super fine and also super pure.

Baking Powder – We look for aluminum-free baking powder.

Vanilla Extract – A classic touch of sweetness in baked goods. There are many different types of vanilla to choose from.

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Overhead image of flourless oatmeal cookies on a wire rack.

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**This was originally posted on November 22, 2022, and updated on December 3, 2023, with recipe notes, writing, and photos.**

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