The holidays are quickly approaching, and our Fearless Dining family is in full gluten-free cookie mode. We love to bake (and eat) gluten free cookies all year long, but for some reason, the holidays are extra special. We truly hope you enjoy this collection of our favorite Gluten Free Christmas Cookies recipes.

A collage of gluten free Christmas cookie photos.

Do you have a holiday tradition in your home? Our family’s tradition is to bake a lot of cookies! We especially love making gluten free cookie versions of International cookies! If you are a cookie fanatic like us, you will want to check out my delicious gluten free cookie recipes!

All of my cookie recipes are freezable, so we make a lot of cookies and pop them into a Ziplock bag. They are easy to freeze, and we get cookies on demand for months! My kids like to eat them frozen…kids can be funny sometimes. 

I would love to hear which gluten-free cookie recipes you make and how you incorporate them into your family holiday traditions.

How do you freeze Christmas cookies?

To freeze your Christmas cookies, I use freezer-safe plastic bags. Place the cooled cookies on plastic wrap and carefully wrap them. Slide the wrapped cookies into the freezer bag and freeze flat. (Make sure your family doesn’t put anything on top of them!!)

If you want to thaw your frozen cookies, remove them from the freezer. I place the cookies on a paper towel-covered plate and allow them to thaw at room temperature.

A green gift box filled with butter cookies.
A mason jar filled with gluten free flour sitting on the counter.

Flour Blends Tested:

  1. King Arthur Measure for Measure—This blend works really well in my recipes. I don’t have to let the flour blend rest in the batter.
  2. Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Blend—This blend also works well, but this flour blend does benefit from resting the batter for 15 minutes before baking. The rest allows the rice flour in this blend to soften, so you don’t have gritty baked goods.

What is the best gluten free flour to make cookies?

There are several gluten free flour blends that I like to use in baking these gluten free Christmas cookie recipes, including:

  • I like King Arthur’s Measure for Measure gluten free flour blend because it is also corn-free. They also make an all-purpose flour, which works well, but you have to add a binder like xanthan gum.
  • Another favorite is Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This is great for baking. Be careful not to use their red bag gluten free flour in sweet recipes because it contains bean flour.
  • If you like super fine flour, this Authentic Foods MultiBlend is milled so fine that it has no gritty taste.
  • If you are gum-free, my DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend works really well in cookie recipes. It uses psyllium husk powder instead of gums.

Note: if your gluten free flour blend doesn’t include Xanthan Gum, add 1 teaspoon to your cookie recipe. This ingredient is the glue that helps hold your cookies together.

There are tons of brands of gluten free flour blends out there. Just because a flour blend isn’t on this list, it doesn’t mean it won’t work…it just means I haven’t used it in my recipes.

📢 Sandi says: Every gluten-free flour blend has a different starch-to-grain ratio. The brand of gluten-free flour you use will affect the moisture of the batter. If your cake batter is too runny, add more flour, and if it is too thick, add more liquids.
Read Why Gluten-Free Flour Blends Vary to learn more about this.

Note: Keep an eye on starch to flour ratio in flour blends…if your flour blend has a lot of starch, it will behave very differently in how it bakes, absorbs liquids, etc.

A metal holiday gift tin filled with cookies.

Whether you have to refrigerate cookie dough before baking depends on the type of cookie you are making; cut-out style cookies and sugar cookies definitely turn out better when the dough is cold.

Chocolate chip cookies and other cookies don’t need refrigeration.

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What sprinkles are gluten free?

Several types of sprinkles are gluten free. You will want to check this list to make sure your sprinkles are gluten free in this gluten free sprinkles list. Some brands are made on shared equipment!

Dusting cookies with powdered sugar.

Gosh, that is a tough one!! I would have to say the most popular Christmas cookie is the one you like best and the one that inspires family memories.

What tools do you need to make Christmas cookies?

You can make these gluten free Christmas cookie recipes with lots of tools or none…there are definitely some things that help make the cookies look more uniform, making your baking easier. Here are some staple products I use in my kitchen:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed one of these cookie recipes, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious soft gluten free peanut butter blossoms that melt in your mouth. You can make these cookies in just minutes!
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A plate full of gluten free peanut butter blossoms.
Gluten Free Nutella Linzer Tart Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy Nutella stuffed gluten free linzer cookies.
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Gluten Free Cardamom Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free cardamom sugar cookies that. These cookies are perfect for Christmas!
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Gluten Free Russian Tea Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy buttery, melt in your mouth gluten free Russian tea cookies.
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Six gluten free Russin tea cookies on a wooden serving dish.
Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
A delicious easy gluten free chocolate crinkle cookie recipe.
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Chococolate crinkle cookies on a cutting board.
Crispy Gluten Free Pizzelles Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Crisp, waffle like gluten free pizzelles cookies. Learn how to make lots of flavors of these delicious Italian wafer cookies.
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A stack of five chocolate pizzelle cookies.
Gluten Free Gingersnap Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Soft and chewy gluten free gingersnap cookies are a delicious snack to enjoy anytime.
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Gluten Free Spritz Cookies {Lots of Flavors!}
Sandi Gaertner
Delicious gluten free spritz cookies that are really easy to make and decorate. Spritz are bite-sized cookies made with a cookie press.
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Christmas spritz cookies on a tray
Gluten Free Gingerdoodles Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
These gluten free gingerdoodles are gingery cookies that are a cross between a snickerdoodle and a gingersnap.
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Baked gluten free gingerdoodles on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Gluten Free Pfeffernusse Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free pfeffernusse cookie recipe
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Gluten Free Gingerbread 7 Layer Bars
Sandi Gaertner
Gluten free, egg free gingerbread 7 layer bars are the perfect treat for the holidays and cookie swaps!
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scooping out a slice of gingerbread 7 layer bars
Gluten-Free Butter Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Crispy delicious Gluten-Free Butter Cookies are perfect for the holidays or anytime you are craving a delicious cookie.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Slightly crisp and chewy homemade gluten free chocolate chip hazelnut cookies. They are easy to make in just 20 minutes.
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baked chocolate chip hazelnut cookies on a cookie sheet
Gluten Free Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
These soft homemade gluten free cream cheese sugar cookies are just made for sprinkles!! Quick and easy.
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sprinkle cookies on a cookie sheet. One has a bite taken out
Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Delicious gluten free cinnamon sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating!
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Cinnamon sugar cookie stars dusted with powdered sugar.
Gluten Free Peppermint Cookie Cups
Sandi Gaertner
Delicious bite-sized gluten free peppermint cookie cups. These are perfect for entertaining and holiday parties.
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peppermint cookie cups on a baking sheet.
Gluten Free Peppermint Biscotti
Sandi Gaertner
Crunchy delicious homemade gluten free peppermint biscotti is perfect for dipping into milk, coffee, or tea!
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A plate with four chocolate peppermint biscotti slices.
Easy Gluten Free Brookies Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy cookies that combine a cookie and a brownie!
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Gluten Free Sables
Sandi Gaertner
These gluten free sable cookies are light and buttery. They are French cookies also known as a Breton Sable cookies.
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Five sables stacked and tied with twine.
Gluten Free Cookie Mix In A Jar {Gift Giving!}
Sandi Gaertner
This easy gluten free cookie mix in a jar makes great gifts for the holidays. This cookie mix makes my famous Gluten Free Cowboy Cookies.
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Gluten Free Czech Black and White Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
A fun gluten free black and white cookie recipe. These cookies look like checkerboard cookies and are fun to make.
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Gluten Free Chestnut Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
Easy roasted chestnut gluten free cookies
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Gluten Free Molasses Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
An easy old-fashioned molasses cookie recipe that has been made gluten free.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Frosted Cookies
Sandi Gaertner
These giant gluten free chocolate frosted cookies have the perfect crispy, chewy texture. The chocolate cookie frosting adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
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A black wire rack with chocolate frosted cookies on it.

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9 Comments

  1. So many cookies, so little time, haha!! I love all of these ideas. Gluten free cookies, yes please. I didn’t realise there were so many options as you think gluten free means missing out. Not so with these great recipes!! Cheers

  2. So many cookies to choose from, I love it! I wanted to give some cookies for a gift but was looking for something gluten free! Those chocolate peppermint cookies are happening this weekend and I can’t wait!

  3. Thanks for all your detailing to these Gluten Free healthy Christmas cookie recipes. All of them look so presentable and definitely awesome for gifting purpose too.