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Friday Finds: Christmas Cookies

Can you believe there’s only 12 days left until Christmas? When I started writing this post it there was still 16 days until Christmas and I was still on a fun high from our trip to the Noel Festival. It was amazing! We saw thousands of lights, got pictures with Santa Clause, we got to pet reindeers, sat in giant teddy bears, found elves hidden in the light maze and sipped on Crantini’s. That was just half of the fun! And as we walked through the magical light show, the only thing that was missing was a cookie in one hand! It was then that I got the inspiration for this week’s Friday Finds. Christmas Cookies!

Calgary Noel Lights

Cookies are iconic at Christmas time. With cookie exchanges, leaving cookies out for Santa, sharing with friends and family, Christmas and Cookies go hand in hand. But gluten free Christmas Cookies are not always the easiest to find and make. Over the years I’ve made my fair share of flops, but I’ve also created a handful of recipes that I can tweak in the flavor area, turning 1 dough into 3 flavors and that way I’m able to save time, have cookies that turn out great every time and not run myself down come the last week before Christmas.

However, if you’re like me, with every year, I still like to shake things up and add a recipe or two, just to spread my Christmas Baking wings. So over this week, after digging through my recipe books and searching Pinterest, I’ve found a few cookie recipes that look fun to try, along with my traditional ones for my Sugar Cookies and Thumbprint Cookies.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
Grain Free Cookies

Not sure if they are up your alley but here they are! Some of my favorite cookies with tips on how you can add your own spin, with some new ones I’m hoping to try this Christmas. Along with a 12 day of  Christmas Cookie Countdown!

This is going to be fun! Let’s get started!

Our Recipes:

Gluten Free Easy Sugar Cookies: Sugar Cookies are a Christmas Classic! They are easy to make, great for cutting out shapes, and you can add your own flair by decorating them with your favorite cookie icing. 

With our Easy Sugar Cookies, you can change up the flavours, by adding some lemon zest, orange zest, even a little dried lavender and you’ve got 3 new flavors to add to you 

Holiday M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chocolate Chip cookies are always a must for me! And with the addition of Holiday M&M’s these cookies are perfect for the Christmas.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: A soft and chewy cookie. We took inspiration from the snow outside for these delicious an cute cookies.

Grain Free Thumbprint Cookies: Thumbprint cookies are another Christmas classic. We’ve made these not only gluten free, but also grain free with a Homemade Jam center, making this one 100% homemade and delicious!

Gluten Free Butter Cookies: Butter makes these cookies delicious and melt in your mouth good. I added a little cherry to the center and they look perfect for Christmas!

Nutella Brownies: Not really a cookies, but these brownies are worthy of any Christmas Cookie list. Even if they are a bar!

Gluten Free Butter Cookies in Tin
12 Days of Gluten Free Cookies

Our Finds:

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Cookies: Still haven’t gotten around to creating my own snickerdoodle recipe, but these from Mile High Mitts look great to try!

Gluten Free Lemon Crinkle Cookies: Add some freshness to your Holiday Cookie List with Lemon Crinkle Cookies. I think these are definitely making my cookie list. Check out blessherheartyall’s gluten free version!

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies: Love these melt in your mouth cookies. Checkout this recipe from Gluten Free on A Shoestring

Peanut Butter Cookies: I love peanut butter and baking it into cookies seems like a great idea! Check out this version from Living Well Mom.

Grain Free Almond Orange Almond Biscotti: I love Biscotti at Christmas, and this Grain free version from www.tasty-yummies.com looks delicious!

Gingerbread Cookies: Not everyone likes gingerbread cookies, but they are one of my favorites at Christmas. Check out this recipe from 

So now that we’ve found all of our Cookies for our Cookie Countdown, here’s a downloadable list with clickable links for you to bake up a storm!

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1 Comment

  1. Love the article and suggestions Renee! Personally, I’m liking the grain free Thumbprint and the Lemon Crinkle cookies. Now let’s see which one of my children my children I can get to make them for me.😁

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