Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie and Candy Recipes

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    Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie and Candy Recipes

    Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies. 2013 © Teri Gruss

    Start your own gluten-free baking traditions with this collection of classic gluten-free holiday cookie and candy recipes.

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    Gluten-Free Refrigerator Sugar Cookies

    Gluten-Free Lemon-Zested Refrigerator Sugar Cookies. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Gluten-Free Refrigerator Sugar Cookies

    The cookie dough for our delicious gluten-free refrigerator sugar cookies can be made ahead and frozen or refrigerated. When you're ready to thaw and bake! That's why this is one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes.

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    Gluten-Free Irish Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

    Gluten-Free Irish Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Irish Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies. 2013 © Teri Gruss



    This subtle, not-too-sweet gluten-free cookie is delicious dunked in a hot mug of creamy cocoa. The cookies are made with certified gluten-free oats and filled with a coffee flavored filling. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe that appeared in Gourmet Magazine Online - Favorite Cookies 1941-2008: "Irish Coffee Crunchies".

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    Gluten-Free Citrus Macaroons with Fiori di Sicilia

    Gluten Free Macaroon Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Tangerine Macaroons. Photo 2013 © Teri Gruss

    Recipe for Citrus Macaroons with Fiori di Sicilia

    Here's a fast-and-easy gluten-free recipe for light, chewy Citrus Macaroons. Use tangerine zest for traditional holiday flavor. Fiori di Sicilia is a heavenly natural flavoring made in Italy. Here's a recipe for gluten-free homemade Fiori di Sicilia (at the bottom of the gluten-free banana bread recipe.)

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    Gluten-Free Brownie Tartlets with Peppermint Glaze

    Gluten Free Brownie Tartlets with Peppermint Glaze Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Brownie Tartlets with Peppermint Glaze. 2013 © Teri Gruss

    Recipe for Gluten-Free Brownie Tartlets with Peppermint Glaze

    This recipe is deceptively simple to make and looks luscious on gluten-free holiday dessert trays. It's really a bite-size brownie pie.

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    Gluten-Free Glazed Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti

    Gluten Free Holiday Biscotti Recipe Image Teri Grus
    Gluten-Free Holiday Biscotti. 2013 © Teri Gruss



    Here's a colorful, crunchy gluten-free biscotti recipe for the holidays. It's loaded with dried cranberries and pistachios, dipped in almond glaze and dusted with ground pistachios. It's gluten, corn, soy and dairy free, making it a good recipe for those with multiple food intolerances.

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    Gluten-Free Cashew Butter Cookies

    Gluten Free Cashew Butter Cookie Recipe Image Teri Gruss
    Gluten-Free Cashew Butter Cookies. 2013 (c) Teri Gruss



    This recipe is an adaptation of a peanut butter cookie recipe from Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt. This version is free of peanuts and corn too.

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    Gluten-Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

    Gluten-Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookie Recipes. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.



    Simple. Buttery. Tender. Here's a gluten-free cut-out sugar cookie recipe to kick-off your gluten-free holiday baking season. Use your favorite cookie cutters and decorate with royal icing- or leave them unadorned.

    Recipe for Royal Icing 

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    Gluten-Free Rice Chex Nut Clusters

    Gluten-Free Rice Chex Nut Clusters. Photo 2013 (c) Teri Gruss



    Here is a no-bake, fast and easy perennial holiday treat, Chex Nut Clusters. Thanks to the availability of gluten-free Chex cereals, these and other Chex recipes can be enjoyed by those on gluten-free diets.

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    Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

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    Recipe for Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

    This is my favorite gluten-free gingerbread cookie recipe. I use lots of ginger when I make gingerbread, but cut back if you like. The dough is very easy to work with, the flavors traditional and the texture crisp and tender.​​

    Royal Icing Recipe

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    Other Great Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie and Candy Recipes