When it comes to holiday baking, you don't have to miss out on all the fun just because of dietary restrictions. Here are some of the best gluten free cookies that taste absolutely amazing! Some will also be dairy-free, paleo friendly, or keto/low-carb suitable.
We don't even have full-on dietary restrictions in our family. Still, I absolutely love baking with alternative flours that just happen to be gluten free.
Coconut flour is of course one of my all-time favorites! I even wrote an eBook full of recipes with it - check it out here.
The following recipes are fantastic if you are looking for gluten free Christmas cookie recipes, but they are also just as delicious and suitable all year round.
Whether you enjoy a vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free diet, these cookies are perfection! Chocolate chunks, chocolate chips, or sugar-free chocolate chips all work well in this recipe.
These soft coconut flour cookies are a healthier version of chocolate chip cookies studded with dark chocolate chips.
These cookies are perfect for those who appreciate a crispy-edged cookie! They are slightly chewy in the centers and infused with delicious chocolate chips.
This is the gluten-free version of classic oatmeal cookies. Lovely, golden, and chewy, you can add in your choice of raisins or chocolate chips.
These sugar cookies result in a sweet and flaky treat with lightly golden edges. Feel free to adorn these with royal icing if desired.
Gluten-free peanut butter lovers will particularly love the fact that these cookies do not contain any wheat. Instead, coconut flour helps bind the mixture of peanut butter, maple syrup, eggs, and more into these tasty cookies.
Chocolate lovers will adore these cookies which include cocoa powder as the flour component. They can be made nut-free and dairy-free if desired.
This is an excellent gingerbread cookie recipe because it is accessible to gluten-free diets with the addition of almond flour. Cut out your favourite shapes and decorate as you would with traditional gingerbread cookies!
These cookies comprise almond flour, almond butter, dark chocolate chips, and more. They are also dairy-free through the use of almond milk or another plant-based milk.
Rather than turning on the oven, you can combine oats with chocolate and peanut butter to make the most epic no-bake cookies.
These flaky cookies are melt-in-your-mouth like other shortbread cookies. With a dark chocolate drizzle, they make for a decadent treat.
Classic peanut blossoms but flourless and gluten free. These popular holiday cookies are made with peanut flour (like natural peanut butter powder) and studded with a chocolate kiss in the center.
These black and white macaroons are made with ground hazelnuts instead of shredded coconut and sweetened with honey. Add cocoa powder to half the batter for a chocolate version.
14. Funfetti Cookies
These rainbow funfetti cookies make for a fun sweet treat for a tea party or birthday party. The coconut flour makes these cookies irresistible flaky as well.
These spicy cookies are great for dunking in a cup of coffee or tea. They are nice and chewy with a hint of nuttiness from using almond flour.
Heart-shaped almond cinnamon cookies are a perfect treat for Valentine's Day, but you could use other cutters too. Adorned with meringue before baking, these cookies are as attractive as they are delicious to eat.
Classic macaroons made with desiccated coconut and fluffy, whipped egg whites. This version is sweetened with honey and half-dunked in chocolate.
Double chocolate chip cookies that are gluten and dairy free, with keto, paleo, and vegan option. Perfect for chocolate lovers.
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Other Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes You'll Love:
Almond flour, coconut flour, and tigernut flour work well for gluten-free cookies. Each brings a unique texture and flavor profile to your baked goods.
Gluten-free cookies can have a slightly different texture and flavor due to alternative flours. Experiment with different recipes to find the taste you prefer.
Sifting gluten-free flour and using finer options like almond or coconut flour helps reduce grittiness, ensuring a smoother texture in your cookies.
Adding xanthan gum to gluten-free flour mimics the binding properties of gluten, enhancing texture and structure in baked goods.