16 Christmas Cookie Recipes (13 Gluten Free Options) – Melissa K. Norris

16 Christmas Cookie Recipes (13 Gluten Free Options)

By Melissa Norris | Other

Dec 11

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There are many things I love about the pioneers and how they celebrated Christmas. One, it wasn’t all about the latest and greatest gift. Second, the church Christmas program was the highlight for many families, which focused on Jesus (Need more focus on Jesus in your Christmas? Have You Written Your Letter? Dear Jesus, All I Want for Christmas). Third, special treats and the focus of today’s post, is a cookie exchange.

I love Christmas baking but I didn't have any gluten free recipes for friends and family. This is a great roundup of real food cookies with gluten free options. I can't wait to try some for our cookie exchange.

All photos used with Permission

Cookie’s are something almost anyone can bake, unlike jelly rolls and cheesecakes, that take a bit more know how and experience in the kitchen. (Though everyone has to start somewhere, so never be intimidated to try something new, and go for those harder recipes!)

A cookie exchange is the perfect time to get together with loved ones and friends. I attend two every year, one at our church and one with the ladies in our neighborhood. Each year I always make my favorite Molasses Sugar Cookie for one, but I enjoy trying new recipes to preview at the other.

Sharing baked goods, a hot cup of tea, cider, coffee, or cocoa, and taking time to foster relationships with one another is a perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season. So you gather your friends as I’ve gathered the cookie recipes, including some gluten-free options! Let the drooling begin.

Drop Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies The Homesteading Hippy *Gluten Free

Molasses Sugar Cookie Melissa K. Norris Photo Feature

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Zest & Zeal *Gluten Free

Peanut Butter Cookies Zest & Zeal *Gluten Free

 Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Intentionally Domestic*Grain and Gluten Free

Almond Cookies Divine Health *Gluten Free

Spicy Chocolate Ginger Snaps GNOWFGLINS *Gluten Free

Nut Butter Sourdough Cookies GNOWFGLINS *Gluten Free Option Photo Feature

Chewy Chocolate Coconut Cookie GNOWFGLINS *Gluten Free

Maple Cookies GNOWFGLINS

Chocolate-y Chocolate Chunk Cookies GNOWFGLINS *Gluten Free

Ginger Cream Cookies with Maple Icing Melissa K. Norris

No Bake Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut No Bake Cookies The Homesteading Hippy *Gluten Free

Chocolate Coconut Snowball Cookies GNOWFGLINS *Gluten Free Photo Feature

Cut Out Cookies

Sugar Cookies/Vanilla Wafers Intentionally Domestic *Gluten Free

Cookie Cutter Cookies Divine Health *Gluten Free Photo Feature

MasterPioneeringTodayCoverWant more delicious holiday recipes? In Pioneering Today-A Homemade Christmas, I share how to get back to the true meaning of Christmas, tips for homemade baked goods when you’re stretched for time, homemade affordable gifts people will use and like, and how to give the gift of yourself to your loved ones with special planned activities. With over 36 recipes, homemade gift ideas and decor, you’ll experience a simple Christmas with the joy the season was intended. FOR FREE!!

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About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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