Allergy-Friendly Holiday Cookies

 

Flour, eggs and milk are essential ingredients for baking cookies but that can present a challenge for food allergic cookie monsters. No matter your allergy, and especially if you have "multiples," it's time to meet your match.

 
Allergy Friendly Holliday Cookies
 
 

Nut-Free +


1. Soft Maple Sugar Cookies: Dear Crissy

 
 

This cookie has the ideal balance of maple and sugar without the overwhelming sweet factor.

Free of: Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy

Prep time: 15 min.
Bake time: 12-14 min.
Total time: 30 min.

 
 
 

2. White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies: Cooking Classy

 
 

A festive spin on a holiday classic - these stunning nut-free cookies are easily ready in 30 minutes.

Free of: Peanut, Tree Nut

Prep time: 20 min.
Bake time: 10-11 min.
Total time: 30-31 min.

 
 
 

3. Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies: Gimme Some Oven

 
 

We don’t know why these cookies are reserved for the holidays, but for whatever reason, we’re glad it’s December. To get a full rise and a classic crinkle, chill the dough half an hour before baking.

Free of: Peanut, Tree Nut, Soy

Prep time: 15 min. + 30 min. in fridge
Bake time: 10 min.
Total time: 55 min.

 
 
 

4. Thick and Chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies: Baker by Nature

 
 

The cranberry in this cookie cranks up the holiday spirit. Thankfully, the dough doesn’t require chill time so you can make these the same day you need them.

Free of: Peanut, Tree Nut

Prep time: 15 min.
Bake time: 11-14 min.
Total time: 25-30 min.

 
 
 

Egg-Free and Dairy-Free +


5. Chewy Christmas Sprinkle Cookies: Namely Marly

 
 

Nothing is more fun for kids than chocolate-packed cookies covered in sprinkles. They’ll never know you snuck in flaxseed and soy milk as substitutes. No chilling is required.

Free of: Egg, Dairy

Prep time: 15 min.
Bake time: 8-9 min.
Total tim: 25 min.

 
 
 

6. Vegan Danish Butter Cookies: Wallflower Kitchen

 
 

A butter cookie without dairy and eggs might sound like an oxymoron, but this recipe nails it.  We love the option to keep it simple by shaping the dough with a spoon and dropping it right on the cookie sheet.

Free of: Dairy, Egg, Peanut, Soy

Prep time: 15 min.
Bake time: 10-15 min.

Total time: 25-30 min.

 
 
 

7. Chocolate Peppermint Crinkles Cookies: My Darling Vegan

 
 

This quintessential holiday cookie has it all and is egg-free and dairy-free. This cookie dough is obscenely easy to make but note that it requires refrigeration before baking.

Free of: Egg, Dairy, Soy, Peanut, Tree Nut

Prep time: 20 min. + 4 hr. in fridge
Bake time: 12 min.
Total time: 4 hr. 32 min.

 
 
 

8. Vegan Snickerdoodles: My California Roots

 
 

Few combinations are more craveable than cinnamon and sugar, and you can still have it without egg and dairy. This recipe uses Ener-G egg replacer and Earth Balance as swaps. Give yourself half an hour to chill the dough to get the perfect bake.

Free of: Egg, Dairy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts

Prep time: 40 min.
Bake time: 8 min.
Total time: 48 min.

 
 
 

Wheat-Free and Gluten-Free +


9. Salted Peanut Butter Cookies: Smitten Kitchen

 
 

Our holiday gift to you - an unbeatable flavor combo of peanut butter and sea salt in just 4 ingredients. The recipe is so easy you can make them half an hour before you have to get out the door. For those with nut allergies, you can swap nut-free butter for the peanut butter.

Free of: Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nut, Dairy

Prep time: 10 min.
Bake time: 15-20 min.                               
Total time: 25-30 min.

 

 
 
 

10. Gluten-Free Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies: What the Fork

 
 

Sugar cookies are the little black dress of the holiday season. This recipe is the perfect fit if you are gluten-free and wheat-free. Gold star for also being nut-free, dairy-free and soy-free.

Free of: Wheat, Gluten, Peanut, Tree Nut, Dairy, Soy

Prep time: 20 min.
Bake time: 8 min.
Total time: 28 min.

 
 
 

11. Double Chocolate Cookies With Chocolate Chunks: Gourmande in the Kitchen

 
 

We found your holiday chocolate fix. This melt-in-your-mouth cookie is made with almond flour for an easy gluten-free and wheat-free swap.

Free of: Wheat, Gluten, Peanut

Prep time: 15 min.
Bake time: 8-10 min.
Total time: 23-25 min.

 
 
 

12. Classic Christmas Cookies: Sweet Laurel

 
 

Crack out your cookie cutters and let your kids help. These cookies are incredibly easy and you will feel good with natural swaps like almond flour and honey.

Free of: Gluten, Wheat, Dairy, Peanut, Soy

Prep time: 25 min.
Bake time: 7-10 min.
Total time: 35-40 min.

 
 
 

Top 8 Allergen Free


13. Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men: A Little Blog of Vegan

 
 

A holiday staple that's free of all Top 8 allergens. Gingerbread men in 25 minutes.

Free of: Top 8 Allergens + Gluten

Prep time: 8-10 min.
Bake time: 15-15 min.
Total time: 23-25 min.

 
 
 

14. Dairy-Free Peppermint Patties: Allergy Awesomeness

 
 

If you’re so busy you don’t have time to bake, you’ve met your match. Try this Top 8 allergen free peppermint patty.

Free of: Top 8 Allergens + Gluten

Prep time: 25 min.
Total time: 25 min.

 
 
 

15. Sunbutter Blossom Cookies: The Pretty Bee

 
 

Because we believe everything is possible, we love this recipe which swaps out traditional peanut butter and is free of the Top 8 allergens.

Free of: Top 8 Allergens + Gluten

Prep time: 30 min. + 30 min. in fridge
Bake time: 12 min.
Total time: 1 hr. 12 min.

 
 
 

16. Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies: Minimalist Baker

 
 

If you like your cookies crisp, these vanilla-scented cookies are for you. Bonus points for the frosting recipe that is also Top 8 allergen free.

Free of: Top 8 Allergens + Gluten

Prep time: 25-30 min.
Bake time: 10 min.
Total time: 35-40 min.