I’m so happy to share today’s roundup of 30 gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes that you’ll want to make right now! “Christmas” cookies are often a subjective thing. Sure, cut-out cookies that are angels and Christmas trees qualify as Christmas cookies, but what about Aunt Mary’s beloved Oatmeal Cookies and your neighbor’s No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies that you’ve always loved?
If they mean Christmas to you, they’re Christmas cookies! That’s the thinking behind today’s roundup of 30 gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes that you’ll want to make right now. You’ll find “classic” Christmas cookies plus other cookie recipes that one would enjoy at Christmas time or any time of year.
~ Best Monster Cookie You Will Ever Eat from Simply Living Healthy ~ gluten free, egg free, and vegetarian with dairy-free, vegan option
~ Big & Soft Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies from Allergy Free Alaska ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, paleo, primal
~ Coconut Meringues from Gluten Free Easily (that’s me!) ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
~ Double Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies from Chocolate-Covered Katie ~ gluten free (use gluten-free option), dairy free, egg free, vegan
(Katie’s first cookbook is Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes That Are Secretly Good for You.)
~ Chocolate Caramel Yums from Gluten Free Spinner ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Chocolate Crinkles from Allergy-Free Alaska ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian~ Christmas Cut-Out Cookies from Hope’s Kitchen (this link is from the Wayback Archive as the Hope’s Kitchen site is no longer active)~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian
~ Christmas No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies from Gluten-Free Cat via The Wayback Machine ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal, vegan
~ Flourless Sparkling Chocolate Cookies from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Forgotten Cookies from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, with dairy-free option
~ Grain-Free No Bake Chocolate Cookies from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, vegan, paleo, primal
(Cassidy’s new cookbook is Keto Breads: Making Keto Delicious. Read my review and get her Keto Pancakes and Waffles recipe.)
~ Grain-Free Mexican Wedding Cookies from Elana’s Pantry ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, paleo, primal
(Find more gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free recipes in Elana’s latest cookbook, Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry. If you’re just interested in desserts, you’ll want to check out her Gluten-Free Cupcakes cookbook.)
~ Holiday Hermit (Fruitcake) Cookies from The Paleo Mom ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, paleo/primal friendly
(Sarah’s first book was The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease, Heal Your Body. Her latest is The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul.)
~ Lemon Sugar Cookies from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan
~ Macadamia Coconut Cookies with Cacao Nibs from Tasty Eats At Home ~ gluten free, dairy free
~ Pecan Crescent Cookies from Simply Gourmet ~ gluten free (use gluten-free option), vegetarian
~ Monster Bars from Celiac in the City ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Peppermint Marshmallow Crunch Cookies from Against All Grain ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegetarian, paleo, primal
(Danielle is the author of several bestselling grain-free, paleo cookbooks. Her latest cookbook is Eat What You Love.)
~ Peppermint Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies from Simply Gourmet ~ gluten free (use gluten-free option), vegetarian
~ Pressed Butter (Spritz) Cookies from Art of Gluten-Free Baking ~ gluten free, vegetarian
(Jeanne’s cookbook, Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays, is a “must have” for holiday baking. Her latest cookbook is Gluten-Free Wish List: Sweet and Savory Treats You’ve Missed the Most.)
~ Raspberry Linzer Cookies from Healthful Pursuit ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, with vegan option
(Be sure to check out Leanne’s comprehensive book, The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans, and all her other cookbooks, including her latest, The Keto Diet Cookbook.)
~ Scandinavian Thumbprint Cookies from The Spunky Coconut ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and egg free (would be easy to make vegan by using another sweetener)
(Be sure to check out Kelly’s latest cookbooks, Easy Paleo Meals and Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook. You can see all her cookbooks here.)
~ Shortbread from Gluten Free Easily ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Snowy Lemon Cookies from Gluten-Free Goddess ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian
~ Spritz Cookies from Angela’s Kitchen ~ gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, with egg-free, vegan option
~ Thumbprint Cookies from Celiac in the City ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Turtle Cookies from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian (Be sure to check out Jeanine’s free Christmas cookie ebook, Gluten-Free Cookies for Santa. You’ll also love her resource book/cookbook The Everything Guide to Living Gluten Free.)
~ Whipped Shortbread Cookies from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian
(Check out Jeanine’s books and cookie baking tips via the links in the previous recipe.)
~ White Chocolate Cranberry Ginger Cookies from In Johnna’s Kitchen ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegan (when made with the white chocolate that Johnna uses)
~ White Chocolate and Cherry Macadamia Cookies from Gluten Free Spinner ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free, vegetarianHappy holiday cookie baking! I really hope you enjoy all these gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes!
Originally published December 12, 2013 ; updated December 11, 2022.
Jeanine - the Baking Beauties says
Oh Shirley, every time I think you’ve out-done yourself, you do it again! Fabulous round up, and honoured to be a part of it. Thank you!
Ha! I don’t know about that, but I very much appreciate your kind words and am so happy to include your recipes, Jeanine! 🙂 I’ve made a vow to keep my next roundup very, very small. The last one I just finished about killed me. 😉
Thanks Shirley – I just LOVE your roundups, and this one is beautiful and lovely! I just may have to make a couple (or more) of these recipes – and what better excuse for baking than Christmas!
Angela–I never get tired of your delightful feedback! Thanks so much for always being willing to take the time to share it! 🙂
Great collection, Shirley! These ALL look terrific!
Cheryl–Thanks! I’d definitely LOVE to have these spread out on my table for my guests! 🙂
Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations says
O. My. Goodness. What a beautiful roundup! I have my eye on the ginger molasses cookies from Allergy Free Alaska!
..thanks for including my no bake cookies 🙂
Hi Cassidy–Megan did create some beautiful treats in that recipe! Who doesn’t love big ginger molasses cookies? 😉 Your no-bake cookies are so pretty and no doubt delish! 🙂
Megan @ Allergy Free Alaska says
There are some gorgeous cookies featured here, Shirley! Thank you for including my Big & Soft Paleo Ginger Molasses Cookies!
Megan–You are so smart with that recipe … I mean really, who can resist cookies that are “big & soft”? and ginger molasses at that? I can’t!
Terris | Free Eats says
What a wonderful collection of cookies Shirley. I love seeing what cookies are on other people’s holiday table. Thank you for including my gingerbread cookies. 🙂
Happy Holidays to you!
Terris–I agree … it’s really fun to see what everyone else is making! And your gingerbread cookies are stunning. I’m weak for beautiful snowflakes. 😉
Happy Holidays to you, too! Thanks. 🙂
Very nice collection, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning.
April J Harris says
Shirley, all these cookies look so delicious! This post is a great resource, whether you are looking for gluten free recipes or not!I particularly like the Raspberry Linzer cookies, and the whipped shortbread looks just like the ones my Auntie used to make (although hers were not gluten free!) Sharing all round. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!