Holiday Cookies

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Holiday Cookie Baking

This is my favorite time of year. No. 1 reason? The cookies! Baking and sharing cookies is guaranteed to spread cheer while bringing yuletide warmth and fragrance to your home.

These gluten-free festive cookies are simple to make, contain no wheat or dairy and can be made egg free. That doesn’t mean good taste has been compromised. Here are delicious recipes that are guaranteed to please.

Handcrafted cookies make memorable presents for everyone on your gift list. Put a selection of cookies in colorful containers or arrange them on pretty plates or dishes. Wrap with cellophane and tie with fancy raffia to delight your family, friends and your children’s teachers.

’Tis the season to celebrate your special diet. Enjoy Christmas cookies without the allergens. These gluten-free, dairy-free treats deliver the best of flavorful baking traditions and plenty of merry.

NOTE: Not all recipes are written as dairy-free, but feel free to sub out the dairy ingredients (butter, milk, etc.) with dairy-free alternatives like margarine, rice milk, etc.

Spritz Cookies

Spritz cookies set the standard for traditional holiday cookies. Delicious and versatile, they can be made in practically any shape and hue, decorated with a rainbow of colored sugar, drizzled with chocolate sprinkles—you name it. Store cookies in a tightly sealed container, separating layers with parchment or waxed paper. They freeze well.

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Grain-Free Gingersnaps

I say we help Santa out a little with his waistline. When you leave out cookies for him on Christmas Eve, how about leaving him some cookies that are low in carbs?

Gluten Free Grain Free Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cookies

A delicate favorite of the holiday season, these little gems are normally made with walnuts, pistachios, pecans or almonds. This nut-free version, made with sunflower seeds, is equally delicious.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Santa’s Thumbprint Cookies

Leaving cookies and milk for Santa is something we always do in this house. Every year it is something different. This year we are leaving Gluten Free Santa’s Thumbprint Cookies. We thought maybe he would feel a twinge of recognition and know how grateful we are.

Gluten-Free Santa's Thumbprint Cookies

Shortbread Cut-Out Cookies

This is a classic gluten-free shortbread cookie recipe that can be made egg-free and holds colors well for beautiful holiday shapes and styles.

Gluten-Free Shortbread Cut-Out Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies

These gluten free Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies are pretty, simple to bake, and delicious. They also look kind of fancy as if one really knows how to decorate cookies even if one doesn’t.

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli means Pine Nuts in Italian so obviously one of the ingredients is pine nuts. Who doesn’t love pine nuts? When baked on top of these cookies they become toasty and almost buttery.

Gluten Free Pignoli Cookies

Chocolate Crescent Cookies

The crust on these cookies is crispy and rich (the perfect base for the chocolate) and these were so simple to make!

Chocolate Crescent Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Classic sugar cookies are a holiday staple – and a blast to make for both kids and adults alike!

Sugar Lemon Cookies


Intro text by Cybele Pascal. Originally published by Gluten Free & More, adapted for Simply Gluten Free.

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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