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Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies

These Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with white chocolate & holiday M&M's. Made with wholesome gluten-free ingredients, they make the perfect healthy Christmas cookie for holiday cookie boxes, cookie trays and Santa's cookie plate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword christmas cookie recipe, cookies for santa, oatmeal christmas cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 290 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 1/4 cups superfine almond flour , spoon & sweep method (can also sub with oat flour or gluten free flour if not grain-free)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup melted vegan butter , can also sub with refined cocoonut oil, or regular unsalted butter if not dairy-free
  • 1 1/3 cups coconut sugar , may sub with brown sugar
  • 2 flax eggs , 5 tablespoons water + 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds & let it sit for 5 minutes or until thickend up. May sub with 2 regular eggs if not vegan
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup creamy cashew butter , or substitute with your favorite nut butter
  • 3 1/4 cups a mix of roughly chopped coconut flakes + roughly chopped sliced almonds , roughly chopped - may also sub with gluten-free quick oats (not rolled) if not grain-free
  • 1 cup sugar-free dairy-free white chocolate chips , we like Lily's Sweets


  • 1 cup mini holiday M&M chips OR sub with dairy-free semi-sweet OR dark chocolate chips like Lily's Sweets or Hu's Kitchen


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the chopped coconut and almonds.

  2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the melted ghee and coconut sugar together until smooth & combined. Whisk in the vanilla, cashew butter followed by the egg until well incorporated. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together with a wooden spoon or spatula until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips and M&M's reserving 1/4 cup of each for topping if desired.

  3. Place dough in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. Using a large cookie scoop or measure and roll 2-1/2 tablespoon size cookie dough balls. Place about 8 balls onto prepared cookie sheet.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 9-12 minutes for a soft and underbaked cookie. They will continue to bake on the cookie sheet. Press a piece or two of the remaining chocolate chips and M&M's into each cookie if desired. Cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 5g10%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.