Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

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Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

This year I had amazing intentions of organizing a gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange with some of my favorite gluten-free bloggers. Ya know the kind, where you each make one or two types of cookies and you make one dozen for every person participating. Then you exchange cookies with everyone in the group (we were just going to mail them off) and then you each end up with a few dozen different types of cookies for all of your holiday entertaining. Or just to eat yourself, if that’s your thing!

Well, life happened and I have barely had time to finish my Christmas shopping this year, so we’ll have to save this idea for another year. Instead we decided on a little virtual cookie exchange or sorts. A bunch of my very favorite gluten-free bloggers came together to share some of their favorite holiday cookies recipes. Check out this amazing round-up below of 15 gluten-free holiday-worthy cookie recipes!

Oh and I’d love to hear from all of you, what is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Feel free to post a link in the comments to a recipe on your own site (or a favorite bloggers’) that you would bring to the cookie exchange party!

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Grain Free and Dairy Free Spiced Molasses Cookies

Beth from Tasty Yummies

I love traditional Christmas cookies like this. The spiced ginger molasses flavor is reminiscent of classic gingerbread cookies, except you can eat these guilt-free! They are grain-free, dairy-free, and if you leave the light sprinkle of raw sugar off the top, they are refined sugar-free, as well!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Sarah from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats

Studded with tart cranberries and crunchy pecans, these pumpkin cranberry oatmeal cookies are a favorite in our house. They rustic delights are so moist and so addicting. You can’t possibly eat just one!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten and Dairy Free Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Meg from Beard & Bonnet

My chewy ginger amaretti cookies are sweet with a little heat at the finish and have a delightful crisp exterior and chewy interior. These cookies are making their way to Santa’s cookie plate this year for sure.

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Bacon and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Gina from So Let’s Hang Out

I like chocolate. I like bacon. I like chewy oatmeal cookies. This is the cookie that happens when you want it all! Oh, and don’t leave the plate near your husband unless you want them to magically disappear.

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Dark Chocolate Dipped Orange Macaroons

Gina from Running to the Kitchen

These macaroons are infused with orange flavor and made with just a bit of almond flour to give them an even chewier texture. Dipped in dark chocolate and topped with chopped pistachios, they’re perfect for the holidays!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Grain Free Jam Thumbprints

Sherrie from With Food + Love

I knew I needed to revamp my favorite childhood holiday cookie, the thumbprint this year. A grain free twist on a holiday classic that everyone loves.

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Paleo Sugar Cookies

Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Sugar cookies are a must during the holidays! I could not imagine the Little growing up without experiencing the fun mess of decorating cookies and the bonus of eating them later.

 

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Vegan Rosemary Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kris from 80Twenty

These rosemary chocolate chip cookies are buttery, golden, sublime and just slightly exotic. If you haven’t tried the rosemary-chocolate combo, be prepared to fall in love. Plus, their vegan and gluten free.

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Meg from Beard & Bonnet

These peanut butter marshmallow sandwich cookies are a special treat in our house! Our kids always squeal in delight when they see these cookies waiting on them and they have even become the #1 requested birthday treat in our house.

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free and Dairy Free Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Beth from Tasty Yummies

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint together are one of my favorite holiday flavors. If you’re with me, than you can’t go wrong with these cookies!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Vegan Gingerbread Men Cookies

Sarah from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free Treats

Hello there, gluten free gingerbread men! Aren’t these little guys the cutest? It’s just not Christmas without gingerbread men cookies. These gluten, dairy, and egg free treats are a perfect addition to your holiday baking!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Grain-Free Chocolate Coconut Chunk Cookies

Aubrey from Homegrown and Healthy

Perfect for those grain-free healthy nuts, like myself. These cookies are packed full of protein and healthy fats for long lasting energy! Made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour, sweetened with honey and mixed with dark chocolate chunks (soy and dairy free). You’ll get a crowd pleasing holiday treat that everyone can enjoy!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Sand Tart Cookies

Amy from Real Food Whole Health

These gluten free sand tart cookies are delicious and delicate, similar to almond shortbread, shaped into balls and crescent moons. They are naturally egg free and can also be dairy free, if desired. It’s not Christmas until we make our sand tarts!

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Chocolate Cashew Cookies

Gina from Running to the Kitchen

If sugar cookies and brownies met up, this is what they’d taste like. Rolled in cashews for some crunch, these are a fun holiday cookie to add to your list.

 

Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Exchange

Gluten Free Totally Loaded Oatmeal Cookies

Gina from So Let’s Hang Out

Soft and chewy with the rich caramel-y sweetness of brown sugar shaking hands with maple syrup. These cookies are totally loaded with everything from coconut, dried cranberries and chocolate chips.

Did you make this recipe - or any others from the Ty archives? I get crazy excited when you guys make my recipes & I always love to see how they turn out!

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