Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies - low-carb options

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.

gluten-free Christmas cookies

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.

When I was little, we always made cookies at Christmastime.  I really got into it, making all kinds of flavors some years. I baked  traditional chocolate chippers to Almond Crescents, to Meltaways and even Biscotti. But all time 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.

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.

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

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Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

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

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies


Egg Nog Cookies (gluten-free, keto, paleo)

gluten-free egg nog cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (gluten-free, vegan, grain-free)

We loved these cookies when they were just gluten-free,
but if you are on a grain-free / low-carb diet, I've included those options for you.

pumpkin snickerdoodles in a stack on a square white plate

Grain-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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

Keto Snowball Cookies

keto snowball cookies on a white plate

Grain-Free Chocolate Crinkles

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

Grain-Free Chocolate Crinkles

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

A great combination of pumpkin, spices, and pecans for a healthy treat.

pumpkin pecan cookies on antique style wire cooling rack

No-Bake Coconut Delights

If you're in a hurry, there's almost no faster cookie to make than these no bake coconut cookies.
They're a knock off of popular raw cookies you can find in most health food stores.

No Bake Coconut Cookies - keto, low carb, paleo, gluten free, AIP, THM

Gluten-free Cinnamon Bun Cookies

These are vegan with a grain-free / low-carb option too!

gluten-free cinnamon roll 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

The deliciousness of Snowball Cookie with pumpkin pie flavor!

Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies

No Bake“Almond Joy” Bars - me

These no bake bars are a mainstay in our home.
We like to keep something healthier to snack on and these are often what we lean on.

no bake almond joy bars

Paleo Ranger Cookies - Pure & Simple Nourishment

For low carb, use a low-carb sweetener.

Paleo Ranger Cookies

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Looking for a healthy cookie recipe? This Secret Ingredients Gingerbread Cookie Recipe is Grain Free, Sugar Free, and Dairy and Egg Free too (vegan). They are made with a special kind of flour that might be new to you.

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.

Low-carb Almond Crescents

keto crescent cookies on black plate with sifter

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.

Double Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies - Eat Beautiful

Don't these look amazing? To make them low carb, use a low-carb sweetener.

Double Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies

Paleo Matcha and Pine Nut Cookies - I Heart Umami

Matcha and pine nut? What a fun combination!
To make these low carb, use a low-carb sweetener, and if you're very strict low carb (or on THM), omit the arrowroot.

Paleo Matcha Green Tea Thumbprint Cookies


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

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  1. These are all so yummy and tasty, I can't decide which recipe to try first. Probably a chocolate one. Ok, definitely a chocolate one!

  2. Oh my goodness there are so many fun Christmas cookies in this collection. How to choose?! Those PB Blossoms remind me of the ones I used to make with my grandma. I love baking holiday cookies, so it will be fun to go through and choose some special ones to make with my littles.

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