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Are you looking for some delicious gluten-free holiday cookies and treats to bake up this year for Christmas or Hanukkah? If so, look no further than my comprehensive list of delicious holiday cookies and treats!
Try any of these recipes and show your friends that gluten-free desserts can look and taste just as good – and sometimes even better – than their gluten-full rivals. Plus, us gluten-free folks have a secret ingredient – Vitamin L (love). I know, cheesy, but true!
Gluten-Free Flours Used
You’ll notice that I use a variety of gluten-free flours in my recipes. You can find all these flours at your local grocery store or online.
Gluten-free flours used include:
Be sure to stock up – I just keep these flours in my pantry at all times so I have them on hand when my baking needs arise.
20 Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies + Treats
(1) Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies:
These gluten-free sugar cookies are perfect for cutting out your favorite shapes and decorating them with frosting and icing. Follow the instructions carefully to ensure these cookies hold their shape and don’t spread.
Get my gluten-free sugar cookie recipe.
(2) Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms:
These stunning cookies are made using the original Hershey’s Kisses recipe and a simple gluten-free flour swap. Aren’t they beautiful? I use sparkling sugar instead of granulated sugar as the coating.
(3) Gluten-Free Lemon Crinkle Cookies:
These moist and sweet cookies are made with almond flour and are infused with lots of lemon. I love how they look too. They’re so cute and cozy coated in powdered sugar. These cookies offer up a totally sweet holiday treat for all!
(4) Gluten-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Cassava flour works like a charm in this simple chocolate chip cookie recipe. Don’t be fooled by the picture because these cookies are soft and doughy even though they’re slightly browned along the rim. Best part – they are totally grain-free too – score!
(5) Almond Flour Linzer Torte Cookies
Almond flour lovers delight in these soft-baked linzer torte cookies stuffed with raspberry jam. I’m craving these just by looking at ’em.
(6) Gluten-Free Rum Balls:
This adult cookie is perfect for Christmas and even better when you make them for your New Year’s celebrations. This is a no-bake recipe too – easy peasy!
Get my gluten-free rum balls recipe.
(7) Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge:
Elevate your chocolate fudge recipe with this chocolate chip cookie dough fudge instead. It’s yummy and made with white chocolate.
Not into white chocolate? I understand. You can also find my simple chocolate fudge recipe here.
(8) Gluten-Free Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies:
It’s never too late to enjoy pumpkin treats, even during the Christmas holidays. Enjoy these wonderful soft-baked pumpkin thumbprint cookies made with cassava flour. These cookies are free from gluten and all grains and are full of pumpkin spices.
Get my gluten-free pumpkin thumbprint cookies recipe.
(9) Gluten-Free French Macarons:
I was inspired to make French macarons after spending the summer in Europe. These cookies are popular in Paris and London where I couldn’t get enough of this naturally gluten-free cookie. These cookies require quite a bit of fussing in the kitchen, but once you get the recipe and technique down-pat, you’re golden!
Get my French macaron recipe.
(10) Gluten-Free Lemon Bars:
I love all things lemon, so I enjoy making these gluten-free lemon bars often. They offer up a nice diversion from all the chocolatey sweet treats everyone makes, too.
Get my tried and true gluten-free lemon bars recipe.
(11) Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies:
I make these wonderful cookies when I’m looking for a simple, grain-free and flour-free option. These are made from whipped egg whites, sugar, vanilla and chocolate chips. I heat my oven, shut if off, and allow these cookies to slowly cook overnight. Delic!
(12) Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffles:
These gluten-free chocolate truffles are adorable. I like to put festive sprinkles around them and place in matching mini cupcake tins. You could also roll the truffles in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, matcha green tea powder, crushed nuts, shredded coconut, freeze dried fruit or chocolate covered chia seeds.
(13) Peppermint Chocolate Bark:
This might be the easiest holiday recipe of all because all you have to do is melt delicious chocolate and sprinkle it with toppings of your choice. I like to top my holiday bark with dried goji berries, peppermint marshmallows from Dandies, and crushed organic candy canes.
(14) Gooey Gluten-Free Blondies:
Thanks to my cousin Sharon, I’m able to make these gooey gluten-free blondies with little effort. I simply swapped wheat flour with my 1-to-1 gluten-free flour blend and voila, these wonderful blondie bars appeared magically out of my oven.
(15) Three-Bite Almond Flour Cookies:
Most people tell me they can eat these cookies in two bites, but you’re welcome to take your time and savor it in three bites. These cookies are made with moist almond flour and flax seeds. I personally love the chewy texture.
(16) Chocolate Crinkle Cookies:
These are rich, fudgy, cake-like cookies that are as festive as they are delicious. One bite and you’ll be in heaven!
(17) Old-Fashioned Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Just want a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie? This recipe is quite popular on the Good For You Gluten Free blog. I highly recommend doubling the recipe and freezing your extra dough for the next go-round.
(18) Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Applesauce Cake:
This is my #1 go-to dessert – I swear! It’s so easy to make and hard to mess up. The cake is moist and chocolatey – you will love love love it!
(19) Gluten-Free Pumpkin Squares:
December is still prime pumpkin month, and if you’re craving a pumpkin-infused holiday treat, I hope you’ll give these wonderful gluten-free pumpkin squares a try. They’re topped with a to-die-for cream cheese frosting and they will have your guests licking their fingers and begging for more.
(20) Gluten-Free Avocado Brownies:
Brownies are good year-round, but you can make your brownies a little more special, moist and healthier by infusing them with a ripe avocado. You won’t taste the avocado (I promise), but you’ll love knowing it’s in there.
There you have it… 20 sweet gluten-free holiday cookies + treats.
Your Christmas cookie bake-off will be a huge hit when you make any of these delicious holiday recipes. Remember, gluten-free cookies and treats can taste and look great, too. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Enjoy!