Christmas is generally a time of sharing cookies. Whether they are brought to parties, shared as gifts, or made as part of a Christmas cookie exchange, cookies are everywhere. If you have a gluten intolerance and cannot partake in festivities, here are six of the very best gluten-free cookie recipes to share with friends or to make for yourself.
Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies
Christmas Snowball Cookies have many aliases. Also known as Russian Tea Cakes and Mexican Wedding Cakes, these cookie balls are well-known all over the world. Most families have their own traditional recipe that has been passed down for generations. The recipe from Glutenfreeonashoestring.com gives additional substitutions if you have additional food allergies or intolerances.
Flourless Fudge Cookies
Fudge! Another yummy holiday favorite. These fudge cookies from Delish.com are fast and yummy. With just six ingredients and zero flour, they are a quick to make and even quicker to eat!
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
These thumbprint cookies from Texanerin.com are grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. However, the recipe does use almond flour in place of wheat flour. Although almonds are not technically considered a tree nut, it’s best to find an alternate if nut allergies are a concern. This recipe calls for raspberry preserves, but mixing in other preserves can make for some additional festive flavors. Try choosing a sugar-free jam or preserve to cut extra sugar from the recipe.
Gluten-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies
Christmas sugar cookies and cutouts are standard this time a year. Baking these cookies is generally the standard in many households, and it’s perfect for involving the entire family. Get out the Christmas cookie cutters, food coloring, and make a mess out of the frosting. This recipe from Whattheforkfoodblog.com is for a softer cookie, which is also vegan!
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men
Combining the classic flavors of ginger, cinnamon, and molasses, these perfect, gluten-free gingerbread men from Melissa D’Arabian at Foodnetwork.com are a bit more labor intensive, but offer a traditional tasting cookie without the gluten. The recipe also includes directions for royal icing if you feel so inclined.
Another holiday family favorite cookie is snickerdoodles. These buttery cookies coated in cinnamon and sugar are a yummy treat enjoyed by most everyone. Try this recipe from Bestofthislife.com.
Choose just one recipe or make them all. The choices are many. Happy Holidays!
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