The holidays are quickly approaching and our Fearless Dining family is in full-on 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.
If you are a cookie fanatic like we are, you will want to check out all of my delicious gluten free cookie recipes!
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!
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 of these gluten free cookie recipes you make, and how you incorporate them into your family holiday traditions. You also will want to check out this fun gluten free Christmas cookie web story.
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 wrap them carefully. Slide the wrapped cookies into the freezer bag and freeze flat. (And 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 the cookies to thaw at room temperature.
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 Measure for Measure gluten free flour blend because it is also corn free.
- Another favorite is Bob's Red Mill 1 to 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 a super fine flour, this Authentic Foods MultiBlend is milled so fine, it has no gritty taste at all.
*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.
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.
Do you have to refrigerate cookie dough?
Whether you have to refrigerate a cookie dough before baking will depend 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.
What sprinkles are gluten free?
There are several types of sprinkles that 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!
What are the most popular cookies for Christmas?
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:
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