Favorite Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes (2024)

Published: · by Audrey Roberts

All your favorite Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes. Easy gluten-free holiday cookie recipes from gingerbread, sugar cookie cutouts, snowballs, spritz and so much more! All the gluten-free cookie recipes you need for this Christmas baking season.

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Originally published in December 2017, last update December 2021.

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

I’m so excited to share this collection of my easy gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes! Baking is one of my love languages and I especially love holiday baking.

With all of these different gluten-free cookie recipes, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Most of these cookie recipes also have a dairy-free option too.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

I have an easy recipe for Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies! These gingerbread cookies can be cut out in your favorite holiday shapes! The recipe also can be used for making gingerbread houses and it has a dairy-free option.

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I also have a recipe for Gluten-Free White ChocolateDipped Gingerbread Cookies. A soft and chewy gingerbread cookie dipped in decadent white chocolate. The recipe also has a dairy-free option.

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Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies

Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies are buttery shortbread cookies filled with nuts and rolled in powdered sugar. They are also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies and Russian Teacakes.

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Gluten-Free Spritz Cookies

One of my all-time favorite cookies is my Gluten-Free Almond Spritz Cookies! Spritz cookies are German butter cookies that are made into fun shapes with a cookie press. This classic Christmas cookie recipe is not only gluten-free but dairy-free.

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Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies Recipes

Making Gluten-Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies is a holiday must! They are so fun to make because of all the different cut-out shapes and endless decorating possibilities.

From topping them with icing to sprinkles, these gluten-free sugar cookies are sure to be a family favorite to make! This gluten-free sugar cookie cut-out cookie recipe also has a dairy-free option.

I also have easy recipes for Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles. This classic soft and chewy cinnamon sugar cookie recipe is made gluten-free with a dairy-free and vegan option.

I also have a recipe for the Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies. It’s a soft gluten-free sugar cookie with a jam filling.

If you are a fan of Lofthouse cookies try my Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies recipe. This fluffy gluten-free sugar cookie recipe also has a dairy-free option.

For a fun and festive twist, I also have a Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Blossoms recipe. These sugar cookies are rolled in sprinkles and topped with a candy cane Hershey’s Kiss.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies Recipes

Gluten-Free chocolate cookies are a Christmas cookie tray must!

  • Gluten-Free Red Velvet Chocolate Chip CookiesThese gluten-free red velvet chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and chocolatey delicious!
  • Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cookies- These double chocolate cookies are super fudgy brownie cookies. This gluten-free cookie recipe also has a dairy-free option.
  • Gluten-Free No-Bake CookiesI have an easy recipe for the classic no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookie. This no-bake cookie recipe is flourless and has a dairy-free and vegan option.
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint CookiesThese gluten-free chocolate cherry thumbprint cookies are soft and moist. The nestled cherry and the chocolate glaze make this cookie totally decadent!

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Gluten-Free Classic Cookies Recipes

If you want to include some of your favorite classic gluten-free cookies in your Christmas cookie baking, I have the easiest recipes!

  • Gluten-Free Monster CookiesThese are gluten-free flourless oatmeal and peanut butter cookies with M&M’s and chocolate chips mixed in. This gluten-free cookie recipe also has a dairy-free option.
  • Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Butter BlossomsPeanut butter blossoms are also a Christmas cookie favorite! How can you resist the chocolate and peanut butter flavor?!
  • Gluten-Free Peanut Butter CookiesThey are soft, chewy, and a little crisp around the edges. The recipe also has a dairy-free and Vegan option
  • Gluten-Free Oatmeal CookiesAn easy recipe for thick and soft gluten-free oatmeal cookies. This gluten-free cookie recipe also has a dairy-free option.
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip CookiesAn easy recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies baked in just 8 minutes with no chilling time. This gluten-free cookie recipe also has a dairy-free and vegan option.
  • Gluten-Free Cinnamon Roll Cookies– Swirls ofcinnamonandbrownsugarlayeredin a soft gluten-free sugar cookie topped with vanilla glaze.
  • Gluten-Free Lemon CookiesThese sweet and tart gluten-free cookies also have a dairy-free option.
  • Gluten-Free Pistachio Pudding CookiesLightly crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. If you love pistachio ice cream, you are going to love these cookies!
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Covered Coconut MacaroonsEasy coconut macaroon cookies that are chewy and dipped in decadent chocolate. These coconut cookies are both gluten-free and dairy-free

Tips For Baking The Best Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

  • I like to use Reynolds Kitchens Cookie Baking Sheets. It has a smart grid that makes it super easy to line up your cookies on your baking sheet. I buy it at Walmart.
  • Always use a greased cookie scoop. I use a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop.
  • I like to bake my cookies on the middle rack.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Gluten-Free Flour

These gluten-free Christmas cookies were made with Pillsbury gluten-free flour. It is a cup-for-cup, all-purpose gluten-free rice flour blend and already has the xanthan gum and starches included.

Most gluten-free all-purpose flour blends have starches and xanthan gum already in them. The xanthan gum helps replace the elasticity and texture of gluten.

So make sure to check the ingredients of your gluten-free flour so you do not add any extra xanthan gum if it is already included in your flour. If you add extra xanthan gum, you will get gummy cookies!

My favorite gluten-free flour is Pillsbury gluten-free. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.

Tip For Measuring Gluten-Free Flour

It is super important to use a measuring cup made for dry ingredients (not a pyrex liquid measuring cup) to measure gluten-free flour. I measure the gluten-free flour with the “spoon & level” method.

I use a large spoon to scoop the flour out of the bag into the measuring cup. Then I use the back of a knife to level off the top of the measuring cup.

Please do not scoop the flour directly out of the bag with your measuring cup. If you do, you could end up with more flour than is called for in the recipe.

Dairy-Free Baking

For the dairy-free options to my recipes, I use unsweetened almond milk and Smart Balance butter.

Easy Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes

Baking gluten-free Christmas cookies are one of my favorite holiday traditions I do with my kids! There is nothing better than baking and eating classic Christmas cookies. It reminds us of family memories of Christmas past and helps us make new ones.

Please let me know if you have any favorite Christmas cookie recipes you would like to have added. Happy holiday baking!

About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Linda says

    Can I use monk fruit instead of sugar in the cookie recipes


    • Audrey says

      Hi Linda! I have not tested my recipes with monk fruit in place of the sugar. Thank you for asking.


  2. Michael Dwayne Ervin says

    So Today I made the GF sugar cookies, and they turned out absolutly perfect. Thank You so much I dont know how to leave stars, but in my book you are 5 stars.


  3. Cheryl Whitehouse says

    Audrey, Many thanks for all of your recipes! I have tried gf/df recipes from many other sources, and few (if any!) of them even come close to the quality of yours! You are my go-to for my gluten free baking! My youngest daughter is gluten intolerant so she is my taste tester, and all of your recipes have been winners 👍🏻😃.
    Thanks again and God bless!


  4. Selena says

    Thank you for sharing such wonderful gluten free recipes. I made the pumpkin donuts and cornbread (used for cornbread dressing) for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit. Can’t wait to try the gingerbread cake.


  5. Sharon Laffrey says

    Thank you very much for the free recipes! I will be forever greatful to you for sharing your recipes with us. I love your blog along with your recipes and hearing wonderful tips, recipes and ideas other gf bloggers have. It brings a sense of “normalcy” to my life. God Bless you and thank you again.


    • Audrey says

      Thank you so much Sharron your kind and encouraging words! I can’t tell you how much it means to me. You are so welcome I love sharing what I make for my family. I hope by sharing my gluten-free journey I can help others with theirs. May God bless you as well friend. Thank you again, you have really blessed me!


  6. Jereann Zann says

    Such a great resource for gluten free cookies! Thanks for including my recipe, Audrey! Sharing all around!


  7. Megan says

    After looking at this awesome list I’m feeling like the cookie monster…give me all the cookies!


  8. Amanda says

    These all look so good! I wonder, if I eat one of each…do the calories count at Christmas? 🙂


  9. Leslie says

    I love the way you have grouped the recipes. There are so many good ideas, I don’t know where to start!


  10. Kristina says

    SO MANY great choices here! we are knee deep in our holiday baking already, and I think I see at least a couple here I may add to our list…


  11. Alisa Fleming says

    Wow, and to think, a decade ago I was scrounging the internet for gluten-free cookie ideas and found hardly a thing. Now look at this list!!


  12. Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate says

    Thank you so much for sharing my grain-free snickerdoodles! All these cookies are making me hungry.


  13. nicoleanndawson says

    We must be soul sisters because my love language is baking too (& a HUGE fan of the Sound of Music)! Great collection Audrey!


  14. Sandi says

    This is an incredible gluten free cookie resource. Perfect for the holidays. Thank you so much for including my cookie recipes, sharing all around!


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