It’s time to bake gluten-free holiday cookies, and I’ve got you covered with 12 of my favorite gluten-free holiday cookie recipes below. These cookies will bring plenty of tasty holiday cheer at Christmas and year-round. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
Are you on the hunt for delicious gluten-free holiday cookies to bake this year for Christmas? If so, look no further than this list that features 12 of my most favorite and delicious holiday cookie recipes.
When you bake any of these delicious gluten-free holiday cookies, from gingerbread cookies to gluten-free frosted sugar cookies, you’ll show your loved ones that gluten-free cookies can look and taste just as good – and even better – than their gluten-full rivals.
Whether you’re looking for festive holiday cookies to decorate with your kids or traditional holiday cookies to impress your friends at cookie exchange parties, I’ve got you covered with this list of the best 12 gluten-free holiday cookie recipes around!
(1) Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
These no-spread cut-out gluten-free sugar cookies are perfect for cutting out your favorite holiday shapes and decorating them with frosting and royal icing. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure these cookies hold their shape and don’t spread.
(2) Gluten-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies
These chewy and soft gluten-free frosted sugar cookies are a classic treat that your kids – and Santa – will love.
I suggest making buttercream frosting (the recipe included along with the sugar cookie recipe) or using store-bought frosting and calling it a day. The kids will love spreading the buttercream on top and topping it all with holiday sprinkles.
(Read: Gluten-Free Sprinkles? I Tested 4 Brands of Sprinkles for Hidden Gluten.)
(3) Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These gluten-free chocolate crinkle cookies are rich and fudgy on the inside and flaky on the outside. These holiday cookies are a real crowd-pleaser!
(4) Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms
These stunning gluten-free peanut butter blossoms offer sweet peanut butter flavor. They’re rolled in sparkling sugar and topped with a festive Hershey Kiss.
(5) Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
You’ll be in the holiday spirit in no time with these adorable gluten-free gingerbread cookies. These cookies are soft and chewy and surprisingly simple to make too. They hold their shape well without even having to chill the dough!
(6) Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies
These gluten-free molasses cookies are soft and chewy, bursting with deep molasses notes and hints of holiday spice.
Coat half the cookie in white chocolate and top with festive holiday sprinkles.
And yes, molasses is gluten free and safe to consume by people with celiac disease.
(7) Gluten-Free Maple White Chocolate Cookies
If you love white chocolate, these gluten-free maple white chocolate cookies are for you! These cookies are soft on the inside and slightly crunchy on the outside. The maple syrup extract gives this recipe that extra delicious flavor and holiday scent.
(8) Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
These soft-baked classic chocolate chip cookies taste like the cookies you remember eating in your childhood because they’re based on the original Nestle Tollhouse recipe. Everyone loves a classic chocolate chip cookie. You can’t go wrong with these!
(9) Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
These gluten-free raspberry thumbprint cookies add a little color to your holiday festivities. They’re soft-baked, buttery, and sweet, and who doesn’t love raspberry jam?!
(10) Gluten-Free Monster Cookies
These gluten-free monster cookies are stuffed with peanut butter, chocolate chips, gluten-free oats, and peanut M&Ms. Use red and green M&Ms for a festive holiday look.
(11) Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies
These soft-baked gluten-free chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are chewy and gooey, and oh-so-delicious. They’re loaded with pumpkin spice flavor and are a real crowd-pleaser too!
(12) Gluten-Free S’mores Cookies
Get that campfire taste without the campfire when you make these tasty gluten-free s’mores cookies – baked in your oven with ease! You’ll need gluten-free graham crackers and marshmallows to make these tasty little cookies.
There you have it, a list of 12 of my favorite gluten-free holiday cookie recipes. Shhh, no one has to know they’re gluten free. It’ll be our little secret!
More Holiday Treats
Enjoy these holiday non-cookie treats too:
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