Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipes

10 Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipes

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 cookie recipes are the answer. Because I want you and yours to have a paleo Christmas, and not miss out on cookies!

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 cookies 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 these handy gift boxes for cookies, 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.

10 Paleo Christmas Cookie Recipes

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!

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. They taste so good that no one will ever know how healthy they are!


  1. K.Taylor says

    I see you use almond flour a lot. Hope this question is not silly, but is it actually almonds? My husband is allergic to tree nuts (they give him headaches) so I’d want to be sure before I let him eat them. Our daughter is allergic to wheat, so I’m interested in wheat free baked goods (gluten-free has been a big help for making up the missed foods).

  2. sandy says

    Thanks for all your efforts in creating familiar tastes attainable to all. I do not feel deprived any time of the year. The Lemon Almond Biscotti is AMAMZING! I altered your recipe a tad by adding the juice from the lemon and its entire rind for a strong burst of lemon flavor and upped the honey a bit. Amazing My granddaughters (4 and almost 2) were in competition to see who could gobble them up faster. They exclaimed “Grams, make these again tomorrow!”… well I plan on making them again and again but maybe without their knowledge on occasion that is if I want some.Have a lovely Holiday Season and Thanks again.

  3. says

    Thanks for all of the recipes!! I can definitely get on board with all of the paleo goodness. Being gluten free isn’t easy around the holidays and my daughter wants to make cookies with me- looks like I found our recipes!!!

    Thank YOU again!

    Sherry at

  4. Janette says

    I think I just drooled on my key board a little, lol! Thank you soooooo much for getting these recipes round up, you are most awesome!!

  5. Catherine says

    I am sure these are all fantastic, but I am so hooked on your Chocolate Chip Scones that it seems to be the only baking I want to do lately.

  6. Jaimee Miller says

    Dear Elana-

    Thank you for all your time and efforts. Your work has been a huge part of helping me and my children stay grain free. Your openess and sharing has also been a source of strength, and camaraderie you are likely rarely made aware of. Thank you from a friend and her family – and Ill say it from the many of my friends who now enjoy more almond items thanks to me sharing foods I have made, your site, and bought books to give others too. We are …like your neighbors way way down the street :)

    Happy Holidays to you and yours. <3

  7. Linda Carlson says

    This seems like the perfect time to say “thank you” for all your amazing recipes. I learned that I have Candida in Feb of this year which of course meant severe food changes. Your recipes have given me so many choices I wouldn’t have had otherwise. With a few changes (no honey or agava)I can whip up delicious treats and still keep my eating on track as I heal the Candida!

  8. Emily says

    You are making my mouth water, as always :)

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and New Years!

    Sending hugs :)

  9. says

    happy Chanukah! thank you for the great recipes. It’s been so busy this year, there is hardly time to make anything beyond dinner. Love your blog and all the helpful hints. Hag Sameach!

  10. Tammy says

    Was wondering if you’ve tried freezing any of these cookies.

    Thank you so much for all of the delicious recipes. I use recipes from your site almost every day. Thank you!

    • Jaimee Miller says

      I have frozen the Snickerdoodles. They were fine thawed, and frankly- the kids said they LOVED the cookies still half-cold while thawing!

    • Laura C says

      Yes, I freeze my cookies all the time for school lunches! I make a few batches on the weekend, put two cookies in baggies and have them ready to pop in lunch boxes. By lunch they are perfect. If I want one right away just 15 seconds in the microwave and they are perfect.

  11. BeckyS says

    Thanks for all the great recipes and posts. I will try several of these recipes this holiday and I am sure we will love them all! Happy Holidays to all! And a Happy New Year filled with good health!

  12. Maria says

    This makes me wish I could drop by your house, too! I made your triple chocolate cookies a couple of weeks ago and everyone agreed that Santa would like them also, so they’ll be set out (along with some non-dairy milk) for the big guy on Christmas Eve. Oh, and just last night my hubby walked in the house after a very late company meeting and immediately said, “What are ya baking?” He smelled the chocolate chip almond butter brownies in the oven. And even though he’d been annoyed by our son failing to finish shoveling the walk not two seconds earlier, he said, “All is forgiven.” Your recipes are very popular at our house, for sure!

  13. Becky says

    Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful recipies. My son and I are grain free not by choice but by what our bodies can tolerate. My son is also sugar free so it is nice i can drop the sweeteners and still tastes good for him. Keep up the great work and taking time to experiment for other mothers whi don’t have the time to… Thanks again

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