Cut Out Christmas Cookies (Nut Free)

Danielle's family gathered around the table making cut out Christmas cookies that are nut free and dairy free!


It's December, which means it's officially holiday baking season! It has been so fun seeing you all make the cut-out cookies from Celebrations, but I've also had a lot of requests for a nut-free version, so I wanted to share one with you here on the blog! This recipe for Cut Out Christmas Cookies (Nut Free) will become a holiday tradition for years to come! Last year we partnered with Hanna Andersson to bring you Gingerbread Waffles, and this year we teamed up to bring you these nut-free Christmas cookies!

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When I was growing up, my favorite holiday tradition was turning on a good Christmas movie and hunkering down in the kitchen with my mom and sister to make dozens and dozens of cookies and fudge to give away as gifts. That's why the Christmas treats section in Celebrations is so robust! Rather than give only one flavor of cookie away, we would divide and conquer – each making a few different types. That way we could give a variety in a tin or platter.

I included Christmas Fudge, Gingersnaps, Thumbprint Cookies, Gingerbread, Marshmallows, Cut-Out Cookies, Biscotti, and Buckeyes in Celebrations. All recipes we used to make, converted to be grain-free!

Now that I have kids of my own, who love to bake with me, I have continued the tradition with them. It may make a huge mess, and take twice as long to get the dough together, but the memories are what matter! You all know my love for matching Hanna Andersson Christmas jammies, so each year – we combine those two traditions, and it's one of my favorite activities leading up to Christmas. The boys picked out the adorable Penguin Winter Stars pattern this year!

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Thank you to Hanna Andersson for sponsoring this post and providing our jammies this year! Although I think I purchased a dozen pairs myself between my 3 kids this year because I'm slightly addicted! 

Photos by Carly Mitchell Photography 

Cut Out Christmas Cookies (Nut Free)


SERVES: 1 dozen

Cuisine: American

Category: Desserts

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 8 mins TOTAL TIME: 23 mins






  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make the crust, in a stand mixer tted with the beater attachment, or using an electric handheld mixer, combine the coconut our, arrowroot, palm shortening, maple sugar, vanilla extract, and salt and beat on medium speed until mixed. Add the eggs and beat on medium-high speed until the eggs are fully incorporated and a loose dough forms.
  3. Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to 1⁄4-inch thickness. Remove the top parchment sheet. Dip a cookie cutter in a little flour, then cut out shapes, peeling away the excess dough. Gather the excess dough into a ball and reroll it to make more cookies. If the dough starts to dry out or crack when rolled the second time, lightly moisten your hands with water before kneading the scraps to add a little moisture back into the dough. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden around the edges. Cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or using a handheld electric mixer, mix the egg white with the arrowroot powder, maple sugar, cacao butter, and vanilla extract until fully combined. Scrape down the sides and mix again on medium high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Divide the mixture into small cups and color them as you’d like, using 3 to 4 drops of coloring per cup.

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