All Time Favourite Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

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The Christmas holidays have begun and we’ve been baking cookies nonstop.  With all the choices of cookies we have, it’s hard to pick a favourite. Here, we round up our all-time favourite cookies, inspired by the holiday season and a perfect side to a cup of coffee or hot cocoa!  As always, they are gluten, dairy, grain and refined sugar free! 


Both Melinda and I grew up in an Italian household so needless to say, biscotti were a mainstay on the cookie tray. A crunchy, traditional biscuit, perfect for any time of day… especially nice dipped in a coffee, as a snack, or dessert.

What we love about this recipe: 

  • They’re crunchy and sweet from the orange and cranberries
  • The recipe is easy to make, you just need a little patience as these are twice baked
  • These biscotti hold up well if you’re planning on gifting them

Check out the whole recipe here!



During this time of year there are plenty of temptations around that can sabotage a healthy diet. The trick is being prepared. Try our grain free, gluten free, refined sugar free, and dairy free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies…. easy, delicious and satisfying!

What we love about this recipe: 

  • Easy to make ahead and freeze
  • It’s nut-free
  • Tastes like a brownie!

You gotta make these cookies – click here for the recipe!



There are certain things that make us feel the spirit of the holidays and these shortbread cookies top the list. And if you’re like us and can’t decide between a sweet or savoury cookie then you should make both!


What we love about this recipe: 

  • So quick and easy to make.
  • These cookies are so buttery and melt in your mouth!
  • Add the dry ingredients to a jar and you’ve got a great gift.

Check out the shortbread cookie recipe using this link.



Sugared Gingerbread Cookies, just in time for the Holidays! No one will know these delicious cookies are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, or refined sugar free…. unless you tell them!

What we love about them:

  • The wonderful warming spices of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove will not only make your house smell festive
  • This recipe offers amazing health benefits such as: anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, controls blood sugar and so much more.
  • They are kid-approved!

Check out our version of the classic sugared gingerbread cookie here!



These Italian almond cookies bring back warm memories of our mother in law who made the best cookies every Christmas and almond cookies were no exception!

What we love about this recipe: 

  • They have the same soft chewy centre that almond cookies are famous for
  • They’re a family favourite!

Grab a copy of this recipe here!