13 Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes to Bake for Your Holiday Celebration
Christmas is just around the corner, which means that it's all about cookies in every shape, size, and flavor. Here are more than a dozen delicious gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes to enjoy during the holiday season. Some of these recipes, like Basic French Macarons and Chocolate-Chestnut Meringues, use a flour alternative, such as almond flour or chestnut flour, to add body to the cookie dough. Others, like Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cookies, don't use any flour at all. If fact, they taste fudgy, moist, and sweeter than ever.
While many of our gluten-free cookie recipes are designed for the holiday season—the Mini Peppermint-Meringue Cups with Ganache pictured here are the perfect example!—they are delicious all year long. Cut gluten-free sugar cookies into any shape you please depending on the time of year and decorate with icing and sprinkles for the occasion. For example, these Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies can be shaped into stars for the holidays or cut into hearts and decorated with red icing for Valentine's Day.
If you can't decide between baking coconut macarons or traditional French macarons, these flourless, nut-free Macaroon Sandwich Cookies are a winner. Mini mounds of coconut are flattened and baked in the oven, then filled with jam (use any flavor that you like such as raspberry or apricot).
Whether you're celiac, gluten-intolerant, or just want to try a new recipe this holiday season, these gluten-free cookie recipes are sure to help you spread the Christmas cheer.
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies
These big, chocolate chip-studded cookies combine the best parts of an oatmeal cookie with a chocolate chip cookie. Instead of store-bought alternative flour, old-fashioned gluten-free oats are ground into a fine powder, which binds the dough together.
Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees
A dessert that doubles as a festive holiday centerpiece? Tell us more! Coconut macarons are shaped into Christmas trees and then dusted with powdered sugar for a display that looks like a snow-covered Christmas tree farm.
Basic French Macarons
Flourless Chocolate-Coconut Drops
Rich. Fudgy. Decadent. Indulgent. Sweet. Heavenly. We could go on and on, but that just about seems to sum up these chocolate coconut cookies.
Chewy Fruitcake Meringues
Pecan, Oat, and Dark-Chocolate-Chunk Cookies
Flourless Peanut-Chocolate Cookies
Need a quick gluten-free cookie that's also super-fudgy and moist? This 30 minute recipe that only requires 10 minutes of prep work is the dessert for you.
Cherry-Date Oat Bars
Almond-Coconut Chewy Chocolate Cookies
Macaroon Sandwich Cookies
A combination of chestnut flour and chopped walnuts create nuttier-than-usual meringue cookies. Dip them in chocolate for a sweeter bite.