Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie INspiration: Teff Cookie Recipes, Almond Flour Recipes, and More!


It’s amazing to see the adventurous cooks and bakers experimenting in the kitchen with gluten-free grains. It seems like just a few years ago baking with gluten-free grains was unheard of. Here at Desert Oasis Teff & Grain we are inspired by the creativity and want to share our favorite gluten-free cookies recipes in 2018. Below you will find teff cookie recipes, almond flour recipes, and coconut flour cookies. So preheat your ovens, grab your mixing bowls and dive in with us!


10. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

Star Ingredients: Pumpkin

Enjoy the pumpkin craze while you still can (winter begins next week)! These soft pumpkin cookies will melt in your mouth. Pull out this recipe during game nights by the fire or stick a few in the cookie tin for your pumpkin fanatics.

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9. Gluten-Free Blueberry Breakfast Cookies

Star Ingredients: Blueberry, streusel drizzle

No matter how old we grow, we will never say no to breakfast cookies! These soft cookies are a heavenly combination of sweet and buttery with a touch of lemon. Similar to muffin tops and are rolled in the streusel (recipe also included), these cookies pair well with a cozy cup of tea or coffee.

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8. Gluten-Free Shortbread With Chocolate and Peppermint

Star Ingredients: Peppermint essential oil, Semisweet chocolate chips

Give your shortbread a holiday kick with these sensational chocolate peppermint shortbread cookies. If you’re looking to add even more flavor to your cookie tins, dip these in chocolate and sprinkle crushed candy cane on the chocolate while they are still wet.

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7. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie Bars  

Star Ingredients: Walnuts, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon

These chocolate chip walnut bars are the comfort sweet you never knew you needed. A plate of these on a cold winter day will disappear faster than the shortest day of the year! Ready for the big surprise? They’re vegan, too! But they’re so tasty even the most vegan-averse members of your family will say “Yum!”. Besides, who says you have to tell them, anyway?

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6. Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

Star Ingredients: Cream Cheese Frosting, Shredded carrots, Oats

Sometimes you just need to indulge in the iconic pairing of carrot cake and cream cheese frosting. It’s sweet, it’s tangy, it’s trying to be good for you, what more could you want from a cookie? We love this recipe because you just don’t get enough sandwich cookies anymore. They’re playful and delicious, and you may even convince your kids to try them.

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5. Gluten-Free Colorful Thumbprint Cookies

Star Ingredients: Naturally Derived Icing Dyes, Pecans, Almond Butter

These delightful, kid-approved morsels are a healthier alternative to traditional thumbprint cookies — but once you try them you would have no idea! Pop these in your kid’s lunches or bring them to a potluck and watch them disappear!

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4. Gluten-Free Peppermint Macarons

Star Ingredients: Peppermint Candy,

If you’re a macaron lover, you will drool over these peppermint macarons. Not only are they beautiful, but they are one of the most beloved cookies around … and now they are gluten-free! This recipe is for our more adventurous bakers, but if you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone in the kitchen, give these a spin!

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3. Terrific Teff Brownies

Star Ingredients: Teff, Chocolate, Walnut

We know, they are technically not cookies, but if you haven’t’ tried these decadent brownies, you are missing out big time! Rich, soft with a hint of walnut, this recipe could be dangerous for any new year’s resolutions, so indulge during the holiday season while the mood is still sweet.

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2. Gluten-Free Coconut Ginger Cookies

Star Ingredients: Coconut, Ginger

Coconut and ginger? You bet! If you’re looking to bring a cookie to the holiday potluck that no one else will being, this is your ticket. With a similar consistency with a macaroon and the subtle bite of a gingersnap, these could become your new favorite “fancy” cookie.

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1.Mocha Teff Cookies

Star Ingredient: Coffee, Teff

Holy wow! These will send your taste buds on an adventure. While the recipe is quite simple, we’ll bet you’ve never had a cookie like this before. These are a perfect treat to bring to a book club or even enter into a cookie baking competition. Yes, they are that good.

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