Healthy Gluten Free Christmas Cookies are possible and this roundup is loaded with delicious vegan gluten free Christmas cookie recipes that everyone will love! There are also some amazing paleo gluten free Christmas cookies with almond flour that will make you drool.
Baking gluten free takes some trial and error in the beginning. However, once you find a great gluten free all purpose flour and learn a few tips and tricks you will be baking amazing gluten free cookies in no time.
Before you get started the most important thing is making sure you have the right flour. No two gluten free flours are created equal and finding the right one is like finding a gem.
Which gluten free flour is best for baking?
For about 8 years I strictly used my own personal gluten free flour blend. It’s cheap, easy to make and has fabulous results. This blend does not contain xanthan gum though, so always remember as a rule of thumb to add 1 tsp of xanthan gum for every 2 cups of flour.
The best pre-made gluten free flour blend is Better Batter. I started buying their flour last year because they launched an Artisan Blend that is rice free and gum free. Immediately I was hooked. It worked better than my blend and it was easier to use and has more nutritional ingredients.
I started buying their regular all purpose blend too because it works so well. If you want to try Better Batter you can use the code: livingfreelygf for 30% off your purchase and livingfreelygf10 for 10% off of sale items.
Another important tip for baking with gluten free flour is making sure you are measuring it correctly. Always spoon your flour into the measuring cup and level off the top. Click HERE for a quick video on how to do that.
Is gluten free flour OK for cookies?
If you are using a cup for cup flour like Better Batter then that should work just fine. Some recipes can be a little complex and if a recipe calls for something like almond flour along with other flours and starches it is not recommended to use gluten free flour in the place of those.
How do you make gluten-free cookies moist?
Making sure you have the correct liquid ratio in your mixture and measuring your flour the way in the video above will help to ensure that your cookies stay moist.
Remember that you should never over beat your eggs and butter. Over beating them will cause your cookies to go flat and be super crispy.
What helps gluten free cookies rise?
Eggs, baking powder and baking soda are what will help gluten free cookies to rise.
If your cookies are coming out flat then you are likely over beating the eggs and butter, or using too much liquid.
Healthy Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
Quinoa Flour Spice Cookies from Family Spice
Paleo Cinnamon Raisin Noatmeal Cookies from Healthy Sweet Eats
Almond Butter Cookies Chocolate Kiss Cookies from The Keto Queens
Paleo Chocolate Peppermint Cookies from Tessa the Domestic Diva
Vegan Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Recipes
Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies from Living Freely Gluten Free
Vegan Carrot Cake cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Two City Vegans
Classic New York Black and White Cookies from Spabettie
Vegan Cutout Sugar Cookies from Delightful Adventures
White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies from Two City Vegans
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Delightful Adventures
Vegan Amaretti Cookies from Two City Vegans
Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies from Living Freely Gluten Free
Buckeyes from Living Freely Gluten Free
Gluten Free Christmas Cookies with Almond Flour
Vegan Almond Crescent Cookies from Spabettie
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies from Organically Addison
Vegan Almond Shortbread from Rainbow Nourishments
Almond Flour Sandies from Fresh April Flours
Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies from Gathering Dreams
Easy Blueberry Breakfast Cookies (Paleo, Vegan) from Living Freely Gluten Free