My Favorite Christmas Desserts

Happy Friday Y’all! Can you believe we have less than two weeks until Christmas. I’m in total shock. I’m trying to savor every minute of these last few days leading up to Christmas. The anticipation of the holiday season is my favorite part!!! The kids and I plan to get in the spirit this weekend and bake our favorite #grainfree Christmas treats! I remember baking with my Mom every Christmas, and it brings back all the feels to share the tradition with my kids!
If you have teachers, neighbors, friends {or maybe yourself!!} to bake for and want to gift some holiday cheer that’s a little bit on the “healthy” side. Keep reading for my favorite Christmas treats.

Chocolate-Peppermint Thumbprints By Cooking Light

Nothing says Christmas to me more than Chocolate and Peppermint! These little bite size treats are so cute and taste delicious along side a piping hot, hot chocolate! I made a couple edits to the recipe to make this grain free so listen up if that’s your jam!
1. I used coconut oil instead of canola oil (canola oil is highly inflammatory!)
2. I used cashew butter instead of tahini. My family is NOT a fan of tahini. You could also use organic heavy cream if dairy isn’t a problem
3. I used organic, dye free candy canes 🙂
4. I used gluten free pastry flour.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies by Eating Bird Food

Hand holding a snowflake cut out cookies decorated with white icing and sprinkles.
Eating Bird Food

I’ve tried several gluten free sugar cookie recipes, and this is by far my favorite! The buttery flavor is delicious and the dense yet pliable texture is so easy to work with when cutting holiday shapes with your little ones! I also love how they are gluten free, dairy free and dye free! **These babies freeze like a dream if you want to save a batch for Christmas!

Peppermint Fudge by Sweet Phi

Peppermint fudge - perfect for a food gift, food gifts, homemade gifts, food christmas gifts
Sweet Phi

This fudge is not only delicious, but it’s perfectly festive and so easy to wrap up and present as a gift! I used dye free candy canes and substituted the sweetened condense milk with this dairy free version by Let’s Do Organic

Grain Free Snickerdoodle Cookies by Detoxinista

If chocolate isn’t your thing try these delicious Snickerdoodle Cookies by Detoxinista! They are grain free, dairy free, nut free and egg free so they are totally allergy friendly!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies by Against All Grain

We need to perfect our Chocolate Chip cookies for Santa, Right?!?!
Y’all I have a thing (er addiction!!) to chocolate chip cookies!! I’m always after the perfect recipe! I’ve tried hundreds and I actually have several that are my favorite for different reasons! I couldn’t even settle on JUST ONE recipe for this post.. So here are my top three favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes! Enjoy!

  1. As y’all know, Danielle Walker has mastered the grain free game! If you haven’t tried her Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, do yourself a favor and make them ASAP! Your grain free friends will thank you, and your gluten loving friends won’t even know the difference.
  1. If gluten isn’t a problem then there really isn’t a better cookie in my opinion than Levain Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Cookie. (They Ship Y’all)!
    If you want to try to master these chocolate chip walnut cookies at home, there are dozens of copycat recipes on the internet. This one by Hip Foodie Mom is my favorite!
Cappello's Cookie Dough, Chocolate Chip
  1. If you need something quick, mess free and grain free, Cappello’s Cookie Dough will become your new best friend!!! These are actually the cookies we bake for Santa on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is usually too busy with last minute wrapping, church and making Christmas Eve dinner to get out all the baking supplies. Cappello’s comes to my rescue every year!! Our Santa is very happy 🙂

    Happy Baking Y’all!! What are your favorite desserts & family traditional recipes to bake for Christmas!!!

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