1. SCD Christmas Cookies by SCD Recipe
This is a great almond flour based cookie with applesauce and honey as the sweetener. Add a little cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and ginger and you have yourself a cookie you can eat at a holiday party! To dress it up, put it on a pretty holiday plate.
2. SCD Peanut Butter Cookies by SCD Lifestyle
These may not have the kiss in the middle like the traditional Peanut Butter Blossoms, but these won’t give you a tummy ache. Don’t they look delicious? Make sure you’re using peanut butter with no additives or you may want to try your hand at making your own using THIS recipe. YUM!
3. Grain-Free Holiday Roll Out Cookies by Real Food Forager
Here it is friends, the Christmas-looking cookie, the roll out. Yes, you can eat these! Go ahead and make fun shapes and let your kids eat them without the sugar-craze afterwards. Best. Cookie. Ever. This recipe uses coconut flour. One thing I’ve learned about coconut flour is it’s very absorbent, so don’t try to substitute it with another flour because you simply won’t get the same consistency in the batter. With a touch of lemon and a dusting of cinnamon, these are sure to be a hit at any party.
4. Vanilla Coconut Meringue Cookies by Against All Grain
I have very fond memories of my grandmother’s meringue cookies, which were probably 3 times the size of these. They were my absolute favorite cookie she made. When I learned how to make them as an adult, I was surprised to learn how EASY they are to make (easier than remembering how to spell meringue). So you can imagine my pleasure at finding this beaut of a recipe that is SCD legal. The light, fluffy, melt on your tongue subtle flavor will have you reaching for another cookie in a matter of seconds. Not kidding. When you click-through to the recipe, scroll to the bottom to find the Vanilla Coconut recipe. It will not disappoint!
Just a side note: I feel very different about meringue pie yuck! so if you’ve tried meringue pie and didn’t like it, you might be surprised to learn you actually like meringue cookies.
5. Cut-out Cookies by Comfy Belly
Here is another great recipe for cut-out cookies. If the coconut flour recipe above doesn’t work for you, this is a great alternative – using almond flour. As you know, no two cookie recipes are exactly the same.
Just a note: This recipe requires you to chill the dough in the freezer for 30-60 minutes. Just thought I’d warn you because if you’re like me, you try to make these at the last-minute before company arrives only to discover you don’t have time to make them. Ack! Please tell me I am not alone in this.
6. Coconut Citrus Fudge by Our Nourishing Roots
Technically fudge is not a cookie, but during the holidays it’s always placed on the same tray as all the cookies so I’m calling it good. Besides, who doesn’t want fudge? I thought fudge was completely out for me on the SCD until I saw this recipe just begging me to try it. Now if you’re thinking – wait a sec, Kathy – we can’t have FUDGE on the SCD. Don’t worry friends, this baby is largely coconut butter sweetened with citrus zest, citrus juice and unsweetened shredded coconut. No cocoa, but it sounds like sunshine in your mouth, doesn’t it?
7. GAPS Snickerdoodles by Gutsy
Snickerdoodles. Yes, my friends you can have a snickerdoodle! Now we are really ready for Christmas, right? They are grain free, dairy free, and egg free. The recipe calls for a coating of coconut crystals, stick with just the cinnamon. This is sure to satisfy your snickerdoodle craving.
8. Butter Pecan Cookies by Mommypotamus
I don’t know about you, but the words “butter pecan” hark back great memories of large cones filled with yummy ice cream. These may not be an ice cream cone, but they are so cute, aren’t they? I do love pecans! In fact, sometimes I love them too much and my tummy says-no thank you! Do you have that problem with nuts? It’s one of the few foods you can just pick up and eat for a snack and…well…it’s easy to have more than a handful. Anywho…on to the cookie! This cookie is made with almond flour. The recipe calls for maple syrup, use honey instead to make it SCD legal. Delish!
There you have it friends – your Christmas holiday cookies. Cookie cut-outs, peanut butter, fudge, meringue, snickerdoodles and pecans oh my! Which Christmas cookie are you going to try? Share in the comments!
Just a quick reminder: As with any holiday it’s easy to overeat. Even though these are all SCD legal (with some modifications), be sure to consume in moderation so you don’t upset your tummy.