It’s that time of the year. Time to whip up your favorite cookies and head on over to your friend’s Christmas cookie exchange. But what happens when you or even the entire holiday cookie exchange is gluten free and/or vegan and/or nut free and/or Paleo and/or Keto and/or….??? What’s a girl to do? Fear not, we have 25+ recipes that will fit all of your allergen friendly nutrition protocols. Let the baking begin!
I looked through several hundred recipes to choose the best ones. Not to go all judgemental on you, but there are a lot of bloggers out there who are claiming their recipes follow certain protocols, but after reading through the ingredients, they do not. I’m sorry, but listing “flour” as an ingredient and then stating, “you can substitute gluten free flour” or not at all… and then trying to call a recipe gluten free? Or calling a recipe Paleo when it has sugar in it? Not cool. Not cool at all.
Here at Pink Fortitude, we check, double check, and triple check not only our own recipes but the ones we feature in roundups as well. I went to the best of the best allergen-friendly food bloggers to compile this mouth-watering list of holiday cookies for you. AND… they are gorgeous and Pinterest-worthy!
All of the recipes are gluten free. I know that our readers all have differing nutrition protocols, so I did my best in labeling each recipe according to what it does and does not have in it. You will see:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Egg Free
- Nut Free
Some of the recipes have options written into them. Always check your ingredients, labels, and recipes to ensure they are compliant with your nutrition protocol.
And remember… just because it’s gluten free and whatever free doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Many of these recipes are legit healthy for you. But many also have plenty of sugar in them. It is the holidays after all. So just go easy. Promise me. It’s not worth losing all of the progress you’ve made over a few seconds of a few extra cookies.
Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Christmas Cookie Exchange
Paleo and Vegan Almond Butter Blossom Cookies by Joy Food Sunshine (paleo, vegan, gluten free, dairy free)
Gluten Free White Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies by My Gluten Free Kitchen (gluten free, nut free)
Paleo Cinnamon Snowflake Christmas Cookies by Raising Generation Nourished (grain free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan)
Chocolate Cookies with Dark Chocolate Chips by Delicious Everyday (gluten free, vegan, nut free)
Peanut Butter Cookies by Savory Tooth (gluten free, dairy free, keto)
Chocolate Crinkles by Allergy Free Alaska (gluten free, dairy free, nut free)
White Chocolate Chip Dipped Gingerbread Cookies by Mama Knows Gluten Free (gluten free, nut free, dairy free option)
Ginger Snappy Crinkle Cookies by Healthy Happy Life (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, nut free)
Snowman Meringue Cookies by Vegan Huggs (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, nut free)
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies by Veggie Inspired (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan)
Alfajores (Caramel Sandwich Cookies) by Unconventional Baker (gluten free, grain free, egg free, dairy free, vegan)
Grapefruit Linzer Cookies with Blueberry Preserves by Grass Fed Salsa (gluten free, nut free, egg free, paleo)
Chewy Gingerbread Cookies by Delightful Adventures (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
Soft and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies by The Organic Dietition (gluten free, egg free, dairy free option)
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies by Pink Fortitude (gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan option)
Quick and Easy Italian Pistachio Cookies by The Flavor Blender (gluten free, dairy free)
Vanilla Cut Out Cookies by Unconventional Baker (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
Chocolate Amaretti Cookies by Gathering Dreams (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies by The Real Food Dietitians (grain free, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
Snowball Cookies by The Pretty Bee (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan)
No Bake Chocolate Turtle Cookies by From My Bowl (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan)
Meringue Cookies by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken (vegan, dairy free, egg free, gluten free nut free)
No Bake Chewy Chocolate Date Cookies by Vegetarian Gastronomy (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
Chocolate Chip Cookies by Vegan Richa (gluten free, grain free, vegan, egg free, dairy free, paleo)
Pizzelles by Real Food Real Deals (gluten free, dairy free, nut free)
Italian Amaretto Almond Cookies by Pink Fortitude (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies by Pink Fortitude (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, egg free)
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