42 Out Of This World Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
I’m so happy I found these out of this world gluten free Christmas cookie recipes! They all look SO amazing- I’m heading to my kitchen ASAP!
Whether you’re trying to WOW your Christmas party guests or simply want your family to have some tasty treats around the holiday, it may seem like a big challenge if you’re living a gluten-free lifestyle. Well, have no fear- these out of this world gluten free Christmas cookies are exactly what Santa ordered! You’ll find everything from classic Christmas cookies to more unique desserts that will leave everyone smiling and taste buds soaring.
Peanut butter + chocolate is a match made in heaven. For the peanut butter chocolate fans of the world, you have to try out these delectable little treats. These cookies are oozing with the delicious blend of peanuts and chocolates, all on top of a crunchy cookie that will send your taste buds on a delicious vacation.
Ginger Bread Men cookies are a classic cookie during the holiday season, and just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the cinnamony goodness wrapped up into every yummy cookie. Don’t forget to add adorable little smiley faces to complete your cookies!
Chocolate Fudge Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate lovers will love diving into this delectable treat! The ooey gooey chocolatey deliciousness found in each and every crinkle of this cookie comes to life with every bite, leaving you with a divine taste of fudgy chocolate that goes on and on. You won’t want to stop eating these chocolaty masterpieces.
Another holiday classic, Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are delicious treats loaded up with the sweet taste of raspberry. With this recipe you will create the softest, chewiest raspberry cookies you’ve ever tasted, having everyone having everyone at the Christmas party going back for second (and thirds, of course).
What would Christmas be without sugar cookies decorated into little snowmen, Santa Claus’, and Christmas trees? Just because you’re gluten free doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some delicious, extra sweet sugar cookies; just don’t forget your special Christmas inspired cookie cutters and some frosting to slap on top.
Cream cheese cookies? Oh yes, that’s a ‘thing’, and they’re destined to be some of the softest, moistest cookies you have ever tasted. These cookies can easily be molded into any Christmas inspired decoration you desire, whether you’re making little edible Christmas trees or darling snowflakes. Add frosting for more fun and flare!
Ah, shortbread cookies; so simple, yet so sweet and so desirable! Everyone can enjoy a good old fashioned shortbread cookie, even a gluten free one. And with the name ‘melt in your mouth shortbread cookies’, you know you’ll be creating a divine sensation for your taste buds. These certainly don’t slack on flavor or delicateness!
Any meringue lover who also has the craving for mint will fall in love with these cookies in an instant. Meringues, being the soft delicacies they are, get a refreshing and flavorful makeover by adding in mint chocolate chip. If your definition of Christmas sweets includes mint chocolatey goodness, try these out.
Snickerdoodles are amazing as-is, but pumpkin snickerdoodles? We can all agree that’s a fall/winter dream come true! Combining pumpkin into this snickerdoodle recipe certainly brings out the chilly season spirit right inside of a delicious treat. Everyone will be head over heels over these amazingly crispy and divine snickerdoodles, loaded with the awesome taste of pumpkin.
Peanut butter cookies are a crowd favorite whether it’s in the dead of summer or the chilliest winter nights. You can toss in a little bit of Christmas spirit into this yummy cookie recipe by adding in some red and green sprinkles. You’re going to love these peanut butter delights!
Italian Almond Cookies, also known as ricciarelli, are a must-have during the Christmas season. If you’ve never tried them before, I highly recommend giving these a try. They’re utterly delicious and have that holiday cheer wrapped into them in an instant, being one of the most popular cookies during the holidays.
Spicy Christmas Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Ready for something new? Go a more unique route this Christmas by trying out these Spicy Christmas Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate. The spiciness is complemented beautifully by the rich, decadent flavor of dark chocolate, taking your taste buds on a wild rollercoaster of tastiness you won’t soon forget.
We mentioned amazing pumpkin snickerdoodles earlier, but if you’re a more traditional baker and prefer the traditional, lovely taste of a regular snickerdoodle cookie, than we’ve got your gluten free recipe answer right here. Whip these babies up all holiday season long to enjoy with friends and family- who will never even know they’re gluten free.
Coconut balls are a must during the cold winter season, looking like little adorable edible snowballs and tasting like sweet, delicious coconut wonder balls. It’s true- you really could call these coconut balls ‘wonder balls’ by the amazing way they taste and feel. Drizzle a little chocolate on top to finish the balls off perfectly.
Buckeyes are as easy as it gets: imagine a big ball of ooey gooey peanut butter dipped into sensationally sweet and delectable melted chocolate. Sound like a dream come true? Of course it does! This match made in heaven is super easy but is undoubtedly one the most amazing desserts out there.
We can all agree that ginger desserts are a MUST during the holiday season, but why stop with a basic gingersnap cookie when you can slather some extra goodness between TWO gingersnap cookies? Create these little sandwiches in a flash and reap the delicious benefits with each and every bite.
Cookies are sweet to eat, but what if they could be a magnificent scene to the eye as well? Stained glass is one of the most beautiful things in this world, so making a cookie that replicates the same design is sure to be a 5 star winner at any party. These cookies look stunning and they taste GREAT too.
Kris Kringle Christmas Cookies
Cranberries. White chocolate. Do I really need to say anymore? If you’re looking for that ‘IT’ cookie that is sensationally sweet- you know, the cookie that’s so sweet you almost can’t finish it but you have to because it is THAT good- then this is the cookie for you.
Almond Cinnamon Christmas Stars
Much like peanut butter and chocolate, almond and cinnamon makes a perfect pairing that we all can love and adore. These Almond Cinnamon Christmas Stars are actually on the healthy side of the dessert spectrum and look absolutely adorable- just make sure you have your star cookie cutter handy.
Cashews, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, coconut- EEK! I can’t go on! If your mouth isn’t watering yet, just wait until you sink your teeth into these tasty 7 Layer Bars! These will easily be your next favorite cookie- no questions asked. And there isn’t too many ingredients, which is a HUGE plus!
You are only four ingredients- yes, four ingredients- away from diving into a snowball loaded up with delicious Italian liqueur. It’s the perfect last-minute dessert idea for the family gathering or holiday party, but it tastes like you spent hours in front of the oven. So silky smooth and AMAZING.
Any pecan pie lover will LOVE to whip up these tasty tarts. Why? Because they’re loaded up with pecans and caramels with an easy, crispy crust down below; it’s basically like carrying around your own miniature, totally portable pecan pie wherever you go- sounds like heaven to me!
Spritz cookies have a delicious buttery flavor that keeps you coming back for more, but this particular recipe takes the Spritz to the next level. Adding in some almond is divine, but the cherry in the middle adds an extra unique and contrasting flavor that’s sweet, and its red hue brings out the holiday cheer instantly.
Chocolate peppermint cookies are like, the greatest thing ever, with a delicious blend of chocolaty sensation with the striking contrast of divine peppermint. But these cookies are gluten free. Oh and they don’t have any flour either. So, basically these are the best cookies in the entire world- you’ll be making these over and over again!
Going gluten free you may miss the wonderful taste of Oreos; but have no fear- Copy Cat Oreo Cookies to the rescue! This completely gluten-free recipe is the perfect match to a real Oreo, with the chocolate on the outside and the creamy vanilla sweetness packed inside the middle.
Macadamia and White Chocolate Biscotti
Biscotti lovers are sure to RAVE over these delicious little numbers! Loaded up with tasty macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips, it’s a sweet and crunchy treats that’s sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face during the holiday season. If you love biscotti, you have to try out this new take on the classic cookie.
These cookies are a two-in-one desirable treat that will have everyone begging for more. They are made with the deliciousness of chocolates loaded up with tons of pecans, creating a meringue that’s delightfully crunchy on the outside, but with a ooey gooey soft filling that will have your taste buds in a sensational heaven.
Chocolate chip cookies are great, but why settle for just a little bit of chocolate when you can load up with DOUBLE chocolate? These cookies are crunchy and rich, filled to the brink with the luscious taste of chocolate from start to finish. It’s a chocolate lovers dream come true.
The best part about making Red Velvet Cookies around Christmas time is they are perfectly made with a red shade that suits the colors of Christmas instantly. Not only is the color on point, but they still have that magnificent and rich flavor of chocolate throughout to satisfy any chocolate craving you may have.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pomegranate Cookies
We all know chocolate and peanut butter makes for the perfect little cookie, but have you ever thought about tossing in some pomegranates into the mix? Yes, it’s a little odd, but it’s a taste that will surprise you with how utterly wonderful it is. Plus, pomegranates are RED, which is a must-have Christmas color for your cookies.
Sugar Cookies are a must-make during Christmas, creating adorable little Christmas trees, mittens, snowflakes, candy canes and so much more. But if you prefer the taste of chocolate to vanilla, you can still make beloved Christmas sugar cookies with the kids with this awesome CHOCOLATE sugar cookies recipe.
Matcha Cookies with White Chocolate and Pecans
Never baked with matcha before? We highly recommend giving it a try! Matcha has an intense, yet delightful flavor with a natural green hue that’s perfect for Christmas. With white chocolate chips and pecans strewn inside these cookies, they’re a tasty treat that’s on the healthier side of the spectrum.
Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Oh-Em-GEE! Espresso and chocolate is definitely a match made in heaven, and every adult at the Christmas party is going to lose their MINDS over these amazing cookies! Loaded up with espresso and tons of chocolate flavoring, this perfect Christmas cookie is the go-to for rich desserts.
Resembling much like a cinnamon roll, these cinnamon swirl cookies are as lovely to look at as they are to eat. Forget leaving the sweetness of a cinnamon roll to breakfast- take your love for all things cinnamony on-the-go with these luscious, soft cookies that are perfect for adults and kids alike.
Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies
For some, cinnamon and orange is a pairing that can’t be beat. Yes, it’s a bit of a new phenomenon, but we promise you will be delighted by the light and tasty flavor orange offers to the cinnamon flavor. You and your party guests will be intrigued by the mix, and your taste buds will thank you for the refreshing winter-inspired dessert.
Forget adorable little edible treats on Christmas night; go with a JUMBO MONSTER cookie that JUST WON’T QUIT. Kids especially will adore these humungous cookies, loaded up with tons of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and even M&MS! Don’t forget to buy the red and green M&Ms to give it a Christmas flare.
Snow Capped Macaroon Mountains
One of the best sights of winter is snow capped mountains- oh, they are SO beautiful, aren’t they? That’s why these Snow Capped Macaroon Mountains are such a HUGE hit. The coconut specs in the macaroon are a light and refreshing treat, with white chocolate dipped on top to look like snowy mountaintops. So adorable and wintery!
Anyone who adores all things hazelnut are probably looking for a knockout gluten free hazelnut Christmas cookie recipe for the holidays. SO, HERE IT IS! These hazelnut macaroons are sure to be your next favorite cookie, with the taste of hazelnut strewn throughout this entire, delicious macaroon.
Ginger Snap Cookies with Caramel and Apple
There’s nothing like a delicious caramel apple pie, right!? Wrong- these Ginger Snap Cookies with Caramel and Apple take the cake (or should we say pie?). Such a delightful blend of caramel, apples, and ginger, for an on-the-go treat that reminds us of one of our favorite Christmas pies. So yummy!
Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies
If you’re looking for a cookie that’s utterly light and refreshing, you’re going to fall head over heels in love with these little cookies. Lemon and lavender come together for an airy, delicate flavor that pairs well with the buttery sweetness of shortbread. A soft, wonderful dessert throughout the holidays.
Time for a snowball fight! Well, no one will be fighting once they taste one of these adorable, super tasty treats. Yes, throwing snowballs is a favorite wintertime activity, but what’s even more fun is sinking your teeth into these cookies that literally look exactly like a real snowball- what fun!
Making a meringue that looks exactly like a little adorable Christmas tree is an absolute must during the Christmas season! Just look how cute these are! They look exactly like a cute compact Christmas tree, in fact they are so incredibly cute you may not want to eat them. (But you should, because they’re soft and delightful!)
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