Gluten-free Christmas Cookies – low carb options

This assortment of Gluten-free Christmas Cookies is perfect for all of your Holiday Baking! From Gingerbread to Peanut Butter Blossoms, there are loads of Healthy Christmas Cookies for everyone!

What’s better than Christmas Cookies?  Healthy Christmas cookies, that’s what – and in our house, that means gluten-free Christmas Cookies.  In fact, most of the cookies in this post are grain free Christmas Cookies so if you’re off of grains, or limiting them, you are in luck.

And since we’re watching carbs, I’m giving low carb options for as many of the cookies as possible and AIP options where possible.

Why Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

When I was little, we always made cookies at Christmastime.  I really got into it, making all kinds of flavors some years.  My favorites went from traditional chocolate chippers to Almond Crescents, to Meltaways and even Biscotti. But my favorites were Peanut Butter Blossoms.

There’s something about those Peanut Butter Blossoms – the combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter (highlighted in my Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding) is always a winner, and when the cookies are still warm, those Hershey Kisses just melt into the cookie (and into your mouth) just right.

When I grew up, however, I found that gluten and I didn’t get along so well, and we felt the need to take the rest of the family off of gluten for various health reasons.  And then we found out that my oldest was deathly allergic to dairy and egg, and so there went many of our favorites.

Time to find new recipes.

Our dietary needs have changed a lot over the years, to the point where we’ve experimented with paleo, GAPS, and AIP, but right now we pretty much eat as healthy as possible while limiting carbs and having basically no junk at all.

I’ve gotten a few healthy cookie recipes together, which really help, but I reached out to some blogger friends of mine to expand my recipe box.

And boy did I get some good ones.

My mouth was watering as I put this post together.

And yes–it even has my favorites, Peanut Butter Blossoms, in the mix.

Of course, whether it’s Christmas or not, you can enjoy these delicious Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies all year round!

Oh, and if you are looking for even MORE cookies, this post, Healthy Christmas Cookies, is the place to go.

This is for sure one amazing assortment of healthy gluten free Christmas Cookies.  Not sure which I will make first, and really, I might just have to make all of them!

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies – Meghan Birt

For AIP, omit the non AIP spices (nutmeg is debatable) and use a gelatin egg and cassava or tiger nut flour.

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Back to the Book Nutrition

For low carb, use low carb chocolate chips and a low carb sweetener.
For AIP, use carob and carob chips, cassava or tiger nut flour, and a gelatin egg or other AIP egg substitute and alcohol-free vanilla, and omit the nuts or sub in coconut shreds.

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Walnut Cardamom Snowballs – All Day I Dream of Food

Walnut Cardamom Snowballs

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – New Grain-Free Option! – me

Looking for Healthy Cookie Recipes or Allergy Free Cookies? These Pumpkin Snickerdoodles are Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free and Sugar-free. My boys LOVE them. In fact, whenever I talk about making cookies they ask for these! If you love snickerdoodles, you'll love these.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Back to the Book Nutrition

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener and use low-carb chocolate chips or my Homemade Chocolate Chips.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Paleo Sugar Cookies – A Girl Worth Saving

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener, and if you’re really strict low carb, omit the tapioca.

Paleo Sugar Cookies

Sugar-Free Paleo Pecan Snowball Cookies – Sugar-Free Mom

Sugar-Free Paleo Pecan Snowball Cookies

Grain-Free Chocolate Crinkles – Recipes to Nourish

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener and use almond flour instead of cassava flour.

Grain-Free Chocolate Crinkles

Coconut Zucchini Cookies – Grounded and Surrounded

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener, use almond flour, replace the applesauce with a healthy fat, and use low-carb chocolate chips or my Homemade Chocolate Chips.

Coconut Zucchini Cookies

No-Bake Coconut Delights – me

These No Bake Coconut Cookies come together super fast and they are Low Carb! Like a Low Carb version of those pricey Cocoroons in the health food store!

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies – Recipes to Nourish

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener and almond flour.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

4-Ingredient Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies – Wholesome Yum

4-Ingredient Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Flourless Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies – Savory Lotus

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener and use low-carb chocolate chips or my Homemade Chocolate Chips.

Flourless Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies – Beauty and the Foodie

Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies

“Almond Joy” Bars – me

Got a sweet tooth but trying to eat healthier? These No Bake Dessert Low Carb "Almond Joy" Bars are soooo good - even non healthy eaters love them. Every time I make them they are gone lickety split and they're full of healthful ingredients like coconut oil, nut or seed butters, and more. These bars are sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, autoimmune protocol/AIP friendly, and more!

Paleo Ranger Cookies – Pure & Simple Nourishment

for low carb, use a low-carb sweetener.

Paleo Ranger Cookies

Paleo Vegan Gingerbread Cookies – Healy Eats Real

for low carb, use a low-carb sweetener, and if you’re strict low carb, omit the arrowroot.

Paleo Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Blender Batter Fresh Cranberry Breakfast Cookies – Raising Generation Nourished

for low carb, use a low-carb sweetener instead of the dates and almond flour for the tapioca, although they will not be as light with almond flour.

Blender Batter Fresh Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Grain-Free Ginger Cookies – Savory Lotus

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener.

Grain-Free Ginger Cookies

Cranberry Molasses Spice Cookies – Gutsy By Nature

use low carb sweetener and almond flour for low carb.  The molasses should be OK in these.

Cranberry Molasses Spice Cookies

Kid-Approved Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies – Happy Mothering

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener and almond flour.

Kid-Approved Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms – Real Food with Dana

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener and use low-carb chocolate chips or my Homemade Chocolate Chips.

Perfect Peanut Butter Blossoms

Grapefruit Linzer Cookies with Blueberry Preserves – Grass-Fed Salsa

for low carb, substitute a low-carb sweetener, use almond flour instead of arrowroot, substitute a healthy fat for the applesauce, and use low-carb preserves.

Grapefruit Linzer Cookies with Blueberry Preserves

Double Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies – Eat Beautiful

for low carb, use a low-carb sweetener.

Double Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies

Paleo Matcha and Pine Nut Cookies – I Heart Umami

for low carb, use a low-carb sweetener, and if you’re very strict low carb, omit the arrowroot.

Paleo Matcha Green Tea Thumbprint Cookies

Which of these Gluten-free Christmas Cookies is your favorite?

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  1. Maya | Wholesome Yum says:

    What a wonderful roundup! I can’t decide which cookies to try first. 🙂 Thanks for including my recipe, too.

  2. Real Food with Dana says:

    Thanks so much for including my recipe! This roundup is amazing!