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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!
It’s All About the Gluten-Free Flour, Baby!
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 that are 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
Without further fan fare, let’s go ahead and talk about 20 delicious holiday cookies you can make at home. Enjoy!
(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) Raspberry Thumbprint cookies
These soft-baked raspberry thumbprint cookies are stuffed with raspberry jam. I’m craving these just by looking at ’em.
Get my raspberry thumbprint cookie here.
(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 Monster Cookies
Monster cookies are the bomb! They are stuffed with peanut butter, chocolate chips, gluten-free oats and peanut M&Ms. Now that’s one monster cookie, right?
Get my monster cookie 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) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
These dough gluten-free cookie dough balls are so good. They have an amazing texture and no gritty aftertaste. If you’re looking for a delicious cookie dough ball, you’ll love these.
Get the full recipe here.
(13) Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Cake Pops
The fall is the perfect time to enjoy pumpkin, and I’ve made them extra special with this pumpkin spice cake pop recipe. My secret is using a gluten-free pumpkin bread mix as the “cake” in my pop. Get the full recipe here.
(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 Double Chocolate Brownies
These brownies are fudgy and delicious – get ready to eat one delicious chocolate bite after chocolate bite.
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!