These paleo Christmas cookie recipes are the perfect gluten-free, grain-free, healthy treats for the holidays. If you love baking as much as I do, then you absolutely feel compelled to make cookies for your paleo celebrations! If you eat as healthily as I do, then those cookies need to be made with wholesome ingredients. Thankfully, these gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes are the answer. Because I want you and yours to have a merry Christmas, and not miss out on anything!
When I was growing up in Davis, a small town in Northern California, I used to make treats for all of our family’s friends. I wrapped the Christmas treats up in boxes that I bought from the local Chinese restaurant. This was in the 1970’s, long before the advent of Michael’s and other craft stores. I’d tie these gift boxes of cookies with pretty red ribbons, and then my parents would drive me all over town to drop off these homemade holiday gifts.
Now we use more festive containers, such as these adorable snow globe, santa, and snowman boxes. Though we rarely have enough leftover to give to friends and neighbors. There are often a dozen teenagers at our house after school eating everything I bake! Although it’s busy, and we do a ton of grocery shopping, I love that we are the house where everyone gathers.
Below are some of my favorite gluten-free Christmas treats that you can make for your loved ones too! Whether or not they make it out the door as Christmas gifts will depend on how many hungry guys you have at your house.
The Best Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Decadence Cookies
- Gingerbread Men
- Mexican Wedding Cookies
- Nut-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Paleo Samoas
- Paleo Snickerdoodles
- Paleo Sugar Cookies
- Paleo Thin Mints
- Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
- Star Cookies
When I made piles of the healthy cookie recipes above, the boys and their friends were pretty darn happy. They had a paleo Christmas cookie feast and left me with a pile of crumbs. That’s how I like it! When the gang is in the mood for something savory over the holidays, I whip up my gluten-free latkes recipe which the boys absolutely adore!
I made sure that the list above is full of dairy-free Christmas desserts, so that everyone can get in on these holiday treats, regardless of their food restrictions. So go ahead and make some paleo Christmas cookies. Keep them for you and yours, or pack ’em up and spread ’em around as gifts. These gluten-free Christmas desserts taste so good that no one will ever know how healthy they are!
This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives.