5 Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies Everyone Will Love

Indulge in some of the best holiday cookies around with these gluten-free goodies. Whether you prefer pumpkin spice, crave chocolate peppermint, or go crazy for coconut, these cookies prove that you don't need wheat to celebrate the season.

1. Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Decadent dark chocolate, a chewy texture, and a dusting of powdered sugar make these cookies from Salted Plains a must -- whether you can tolerate gluten or not.

Get the recipe for Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

2. Grain-Free Snickerdoodles

Stick to your paleo plan this holiday season and still indulge with a batch of these modern snickerdoodles from Running with Spoons. They're easy to bake up even during the hustle and bustle of the season -- and they might just be the perfect food gift for your Cross-Fit instructor!

Get the recipe for Grain-Free Snickerdoodles.

3. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Spiced just right, these cookies from The Roasted Root are a perfect treat to make for anyone with a wheat or gluten intolerance. Just remember to pair them with a glass of milk for the little ones and strong coffee for the adults!

Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies.

4. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

Soft and packed with that pumpkin spice flavor you love, a batch of these pumpkin cookies from Amy in the Kitchen is a holiday must. The easy icing takes these sweet bites over the top -- and might even be the perfect alternative to running out for a PSL.

Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies.

5. Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

These chewy coconut macaroons from Once Upon a Chef are a holiday classic that deserve to take center stage on the cookie plate -- especially since they are almost as easy to make as they are to share. Try packaging up a dozen in a clear bag or small decorative box to share with a friend, neighbor, or deserving teacher.

Get the recipe for Coconut Macaroons.

More Holiday Baking Tips

Gluten-free baking is a challenge without the right ingredients. Try our gluten free flour mix as a one-to-one replacement for all-purpose flour in your gluten-free baking.


  1. I live in an elevation of 5,466 ft & I would like to know if I have to change the baking temperature for the gluten-free peanut butter cookies in Oct 2018 magazine issue page 124?. Thank you. SM Durbin Prescott AZ

  2. Hi smbringen, Our Test Kitchen defers to Colorado State University's extension dept. for cooking at elevation information. Try this: http://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/foodnut/09376.pdf

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