Holiday cookie baking is in full swing! Are you the type that makes the same treats every year, or switches it up? I do a little bit of both, but these Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a non-negotiable. I pick and choose from this list of Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie recipes, and love the variety!
The newest gluten free christmas cookies to make their way into regular rotation…..
Best summed up as butter pecan cookies meets snickerdoodles. And yes, they certainly do go wonderfully with coffee, making them breakfast material during holiday chaos when you just don’t have energy to make anything else.
They’re inspired by my friend Sarah’s gluten-free snickerdoodles, which I’d made before and quickly fell in love with their pillowy, puffy texture. Softer and fluffier than the classic version, a true feat!
I wanted to create gluten-free christmas cookies that were nut forward, using ground pecans and almonds, infused with loads of warm spices and brown sugar. A recipe that makes the house smell like tradition, and taste like holiday bliss. They’re drizzled with white icing, a nod to the snowy season.
A few baking notes:
I use a designated coffee grinder to do this, a very inexpensive way to grind small amounts of nuts, seeds, and spices. It will grind the pecans until they’re fine and sandy, which is exactly what you want.
I don’t like nutmeg. Can I use a different spice?
Yes! Cardamom would be a great substitute.
Is the icing a must?
I personally think so. I left the cookies on the less sweet side because the icing is made from powdered sugar. It also is a texture thing. I love the little crack of icing against the soft cookies!
Yes! They actually get better a day after they’re made, as the spices really come through. You can make up to two days ahead of time, and store in a covered container.