Allergy friendly Christmas cookies

christmas cookies

What is Christmas without a few Christmas cookies?  Yes, I am a personal trainer advocating the Christmas cookie.  I am a firm believer in moderation and that one shouldn’t be deprived a little treat now and then.  My kids wanted to make cookies for Santa and who am I to deny the big guy his cookie.  However, if Santa is like the people in my house he cannot have dairy, soy, wheat, or eggs.  After searching high and low, I found this recipe at  Thanks to these creative people we were able to have our treat and stay away from our food sensitivities.



  1. Mix dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Cream Earth Balance and sugar.
  3. Add cultured coconut milk, milk alternative, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla.
  4. Using a paddle or dough hook, slowly add dry ingredients.
  5. Mix on low until well blended.
  6. Roll into ball and refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes (or place in freezer for 15 minutes).
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll to desired thickness (about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick).
  8. Cut into shapes and place on greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan and cool completely on cooling rack.
  11. Frost and serve same day or flash freeze until ready to use.

* We did not frost the cookies, we decorated the cookies with sugar sprinkles prior to baking.