When health issues forced me into following a gluten-free meal plan, there wasn't much out there in terms of sweets. Store-bought treats were far and few between, and my homemade confections didn’t have the same taste. But in recent years, bakers have begun whipping up all kinds of gluten-free desserts that are so delicious they can fool a discerning palate. This is especially important around the holidays, when finding a gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes can become a big challenge.

Luckily, there are plenty of professional chefs and famous food bloggers that are willing to share their gluten-free cookie recipes with the world. After all, the beloved Christmas cookie isn't just for those who can eat gluten laden sugar bombs with glee. Those of us who suffer from Celiac disease or gluten intolerance also deserve to partake in the holiday goodness. Whether you like a chewy chocolate treat, a jelly-filled confection, or a peanut butter cookie, there is a gluten-free version for you. And they taste so good that everyone at the table will be snatching some for their dessert plate. To help round out your cookie platter, here are 11 gluten-free Christmas cookie recipes that taste as good as the gluten-filled originals.

1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Curry Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate + Coconut = Taste bud explosion! A Cozy Kitchen's gluten-free chocolate dipped curry coconut cookies are easy to make and come with a slightly unexpected (but totally delicious) taste.

2. Flourless Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Averie Cooks has developed the best flourless peanut butter cookies. With a crispy edge, they are perfect for dunking into some almond milk.

3. Gluten-Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Back to Her Roots' gluten-free banana chocolate chunk cookies provide a touch of sweetness that people who lack a sweet tooth will enjoy.

4. Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Cara from Big Girls, Small Kitchen calls these gluten-free chocolate brownie cookies a 'miracle.' And it's not too far of a stretch, as they manage to be deliciously chocolatey, gooey and still gluten free with no butter or eggs. Mmmm.

5. Holiday Almond Cookies

As if they've been covered with new fallen snow, these holiday almond cookies from Gluten Free Canteen prove that going gluten free doesn't have to mean giving up charming treats.

6. Buckwheat and Maple Syrup Madeleines

London Bakes offers a gluten-free version one of the most classic of cookies: the madeline. These buckwheat and maple syrup madeleine are a hearty and rich dessert that create a lovely dessert plate.

7. Gluten-Free Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

These beautiful holiday cookies would charm anyone in your cookie exchange. Love, Cake's gluten-free hazelnut linzer cookies brim with holiday magic and sweet, sugary taste.

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