Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes
At her new Chicago restaurant, Monteverde, chef Sarah Grueneberg uses egg yolks in her exceptional pasta, then transforms the whites into these delicious classic Southern cookies that are barely baked, then left in the oven overnight to develop their wonderful crispy-chewy texture.
Baked Almond Biscotti
Sweetened with honey and brightened with orange zest, these biscotti are naturally gluten-free, thanks to almond flour. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Chocolate Amaretti Cookies
Using rich Pernigotti cocoa powder, which has a higher fat content than most, Grace Parisi created chocolaty versions of the chewy Italian almond cookie.
Gluten-Free Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwiches
These delicious crisp-chewy gingery ice cream sandwiches are gluten- and dairy-free.
Amaro-Spiked Amaretti Cookies
These classic Italian Christmas cookies have an intense almond flavor and a hint of bitterness from amaro liqueur.
Gluten-Free Buckwheat Gingerbread Cookies
These soft cookies are based on hermits, a traditional American cookie made with molasses and spices. Baker Mani Niall uses buckwheat flour to add an earthy flavor and hearty texture—and to make them gluten-free.
Peanut Butter-Oat Bites with Sea Salt and Cinnamon
These gluten-free, no-bake peanut butter cookies quickly come together in the bowl of a food processor. They're mildly sweet little bites with a texture reminiscent of peanut butter cookie dough. Serve chilled sprinkled with flaky sea salt and cinnamon.
Fudgy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies
Pastry chef Francois Payard's healthy, chocolaty cookies don't use any flour.
These light and rich chocolate sandwich cookies are stuffed with Nutella--does dessert get any better than this?
Black Bean, Chocolate and Fig Cookies
These quick and simple cookies have a soft, brownie-like texture and are packed with nutrients from black beans, pumpkin seeds and cocoa. They can be made one of two ways: with or without the addition of beets, which makes them even more moist and nourishing.
Cocoa Nib-Almond Lace Cookies
Coconut oil, cocoa nibs and sliced almonds combine together to make these lace cookies extra crispy. They're rich and buttery (yet butterless) and full of almond flavor. Try them crumbled into a bowl of vanilla ice cream or even topping a slice of cheesecake.
These sweet and chewy two-bite macaroons have only five ingredients (not including the delicious bittersweet-chocolate drizzle). Baker Danny Cohen, a.k.a. Danny Macaroons, doesn't think all macaroons have to be round." Make whatever shape you want," he says. "There are no rules."
These are among the simplest macarons, made with only sugar, almond flour, egg whites and red food coloring--and a filling of raspberry jam.
Chocolate-Hazelnut Clouds with Cocoa Nibs
"Spices in dessert are completely underrated," says Malika Ameen. A former pastry chef, she started By M Desserts online, selling pastry-chef-style sweets, like cookies flavored with unusual spices. Cocoa nibs add crunch to these light and puffy chocolate meringues.