Christmas Cookie Recipes

If you are looking for gluten-free cookie recipes this holiday season, here are a few of mine.  Not all of these are dairy free.  See my notes on each one.

Spritz Cookies – My original recipe used butter.  I have since made them using Earth Balance sticks as well as a combination of Earth Balance soy-free tub margarine and Spectrum organic shortening.
spritz cookies on plate


Sugar Cookies – This recipe I originally made with Spectrum organic shortening and coconut oil.  Butter could be used, though.  The unusual ingredient in these cookies is potato flour —not potato starch.
sugar cookies baked


Thumbprint Cookies – This recipe uses shortening and either butter or margarine.  These cookies are a favorite of mine.
thumbprint cookies on plate


Snickerdoodles – The recipe calls for butter, and I have not yet tried making them dairy free.  I think substitutes would work well, though.

snickerdoodles on plate


Coconut Cashew Clove Balls – Since this recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, there is no easy substitute for it.  I haven’t yet tried making it dairy free.
coconut cashew clove cookies

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. I haven’t tried this but I came across this recipe for vegan condensed milk and bookmarked it.

    • Thanks for the link! I’m not sure I have the patience to stir it continuously until reduced by half, but I might give it a try. :)

      • Rebecca Avery says:

        It is worth it just use a large bottom pan so it goes faster. With all the cookies I have been making I make a double batch.

  2. These recipes look great! yum!

  3. Thank you for the recipes. I’ve pinned almost all of them. We are in our first week of being gluten free and I’m hoping this will help us get through the holidays without cheating. 😉

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