One of my favorite parts of Christmas is, and probably always will be, spending days in the kitchen covering myself in butter and flour and ending up with literal mountains of cookies. That sentence would have been a little weird if I hadn’t added the cookie part… (forever laughing at my own jokes). ANYWAY. My mom and I would always spend the days before Christmas baking up a storm, and even after I’ve started doing my Christmas baking solo, it just doesn’t feel like Christmas without it.

I’ve gathered up a bunch of Christmas baking recipes and divided them into two camps: the allergen friendly cookies & other treats, some of which are actually sort of healthy and some which are indulgent but catered to your needs, and the classic gluten and dairy filled versions for those of you who can enjoy them 🙂

Today, I’ll be sharing the gluten free, vegan, and paleo versions of my favorite Christmas cookies, bars, and candies. Onto the recipes!


These gluten free and vegan chocolate crinkle cookies absolutely melt in your mouth!

Chocolate Crinkles (GF & Vegan) from The Pretty Bee

Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (GF) from RecipeGirl

Sweetly spiced, buttery tasting sugar cookies made with coconut oil instead of butter!

Eggnog Sugar Cookies (Vegan) from A Dash Of Soul

Citrus Funfetti Cookies (Paleo) from Simple Roots Wellness

Chai Spiced Snowball Cookies (GF & Vegan) from Cafe Johnsonia

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles {vegan & gluten-free}

Vanilla Bean Snickerdoodles (GF & Vegan) from Ari’s Menu



Raw Peppermint Bark Brownies (GF, Paleo & Vegan) from Oatmeal With A Fork

Gluten Free Raspberry Cream Cheese Crumble Bars are bursting with raspeberry flavor. Recipe at

Raspberry Cream Cheese Crumble Bars (GF) from Fearless Dining


Faux-rango Mints - Homemade Vegan Frango Mints

Faux-Rango Mints from Oh My Veggies (GF, Paleo & Vegan)

Ginger Chocolate Truffles! Mostly raw, vegan ginger-orange caramels dipped in chocolate! So easy and delicious! Makes a great #DIY #Christmas gift idea!

Ginger Chocolate Truffles (GF, Paleo & Vegan) from Delish Knowledge


Chocolate Peppermint Bark (GF)from Sarah Sarna

Easy Homemade Toffee - An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, homemade toffee recipe. So addictive, you won't want to share!

Easy Homemade Toffee (GF) from Damn Delicious


* None of these images or recipes are mine. All images belong to their respective owner’s & recipe creators. If you would like me to remove your image or the link to your recipe, please email me and let me know!

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