Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Cookies: 2017

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Yummy gluten-free treats to celebrate the season!

gluten free christmas cookies

Jules Shepard

Baking cookies, for many, is an essential part of winter holiday festivities. The warm, delicious smells wafting through the house, catching up with family while decorating sugar cookies, and the comfort of eating all those soft treats with close friends. Expert gluten-free chef Jules Shepard brings you three incredible gluten-free holiday cookie recipes for you to try this season. You won’t be disappointed!

gluten free chocolate crinkle cookies

Jules Shepard

Classic Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

PREP: 15 minutes
BAKE: 9–10 minutes

MAKES 36 COOKIES.

There’s nothing difficult or fussy about this holiday recipe. You could be enjoying these delicious chocolate gems in less than 30 minutes, so what’s stopping you? This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.

Each cookie contains 92 calories, 5g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 22mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein, 7Est GL.

Molasses Cake Cookies

PREP: 15 minutes
BAKE: 16 minutes

MAKES 24 COOKIES.

These cakey cookies are full of holiday spice. Enjoy them plain, topped with a dollop of White Glaze or as moon pies using Marshmallow Frosting. This recipe is easily doubled. It can be made egg-free; see instructions.

Each cookie without filling or glaze contains 127 calories, 5g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 21mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 8g sugars, 1g protein, 13Est GL.

gluten free marshmallow molasses cookies

Jules Shepard


Lemon Drop Cookies

gluten free lemon drop cookies

Jules Shepard

PREP: 15 minutes
BAKE: 14–15 minutes

MAKES ABOUT 30 COOKIES.

These traditional vanilla drop cookies get a zesty citrus makeover that pairs well with chocolate. If you’re not baking cookies immediately, refrigerate the batter and let it return to room temperature before baking. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.

Each cookie without glaze contains 104 calories, 5g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 19mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 7g sugars, 1g protein, 10Est GL.

Associate editor Jules Shepard is author of Free For All Cooking (DaCapo Perseus), The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free (DaCapo Perseus), and Nearly Normal Cooking for Gluten-Free Eating (CreateSpace). Her books are available at GlutenFreeAnd More.com.