Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Recipes‏

sugarcookiesIt’s not easy having a food allergy, but during the holiday season with all the delicious cookies floating around, it can be ever harder.

Luckily, there are many delicious gluten-free holiday cookie recipes, which are so yummy, even those without allergies are going to want to eat them…and leave them out for the “Big Guy” on Christmas Eve!

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These star cookies from Elana’s Pantry are not only gluten free, they’re dairy free and don’t use refined sugar. They only have seven ingredients, many of which can be found at your local grocery store.

If your children want to make the traditional sugar cookie and use cookie cutters, check out this recipe which is grain, gluten, egg, nut, and dairy free!

gingerbread-men-1024x678The holidays would not be complete without gingerbread; and yes, even gluten-free kids can now indulge in gingerbread houses and people! This recipe is grain, gluten, dairy, and nut free; it’s easily rolled out and able to be cut into any shape your little one wants!

Candy canes are another “staple” that can be found during the holiday season. We love this recipe for candy cane cookies from The Paleo Parents because not only is it grain, gluten, and dairy free, it also uses all natural food dye too!

Gluten-free ingredients are starting to go mainstream, but for a wide variety of products visit Eat Good Market in HuntingtonSherry’s Healthy Gourmet in Babylon and Wild By Nature, with locations in East Setauket, Hampton Bays, Huntington, Oceanside and West Islip.

Lastly, if you’re running short on time and can’t make cookies from scratch, all is NOT lost.  Wild Flours Bakery in Huntington, Eat Good Market in Huntington,  or Bare Naked Bakery in Bellmore can help you find that special, gluten-free, nut-free, sweet treat!

Gluten-free OR not, remember that now you have more choices than ever before!

We hope it’s deliciously, fun holiday season! 

By: Olivia Howell

Photo Credit: Sugar Cookies and Gingerbread Men: http://predominantlypaleo.com/ – Star Cookies: Elana’s Pantry 

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