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2 Great Christmas Recipes for Food Allergies

If you have any food allergies, you know that cooking and eating food around the holidays can be complicated!


Christmas is extremely tricky at my house because my sister is allergic to capsaicin, the spicy part of a pepper, which is in a lot of food.

I am allergic to gluten and my mom is allergic to coconut. Finding recipes that we can all eat for Christmas is always a challenge. Here are some of our favorite recipes that work great for people with different food allergies!

White Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Allergy Free White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Christmas Dessert


Items Needed:

  • White dairy-free chocolate
  • Crushed up candy canes
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper



  1. Melt white chocolate. We melt ours in the microwave in 30 second increments.

  1. After chocolate is melted, stir in a crushed candy cane. We only use one. (A crushed candy cane goes a long way.) But use as much of the candy cane as you desire!

  2. Line an 11x17” pan with parchment paper. This makes it easier to get the bark out of the pan after it is frozen.

  3. Pour the melted chocolate into the pan and place it in the freezer. Leave it in the freezer until the chocolate is completely solid.

  4. Remove the pan from the freezer and lift the wax paper out of the pan.

  5. Break up the bark and enjoy your peppermint bark with the ones you love!


Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies for Christmas


This recipe makes about 20 cookies depending on the size of the cookie cutters you use.

I modified this recipe from MOMables. We omit cinnamon from this recipe because my sister is allergic to capsaicin, but feel free to add it back!


Items Needed:

  • 1 c. sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg (or egg replacer if you don’t do well with eggs like my family)
  • 1 tbs. water or almond milk
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 c. gluten-free all-purpose flour + extra for rolling/dusting


Note that not all gluten free flours are made equally. I recommend Glutino all-purpose flour or Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all-purpose flour. Make sure it says gluten free because not all of Bob’s Red Mill products are gluten free.



  1. Mix sugar and butter in a large bowl

  2. Add the egg, water, vanilla, and salt. Stir until mixed well.

  3. Add flour, and mix until well combined.

  4. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (Spray parchment paper with cooking spray. This makes the cookies come off easier.)

  7. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. You want your dough about ¼-inch thick.

  8. Cut out the dough with holiday cookie cutters. (I like Christmas trees.)

  9. Place the cookies on the baking sheet. Make sure the cookies are not touchingor one giant cookie will emerge.

  10. Reform and roll out the scrap dough, then continue cutting more cookies.

  11. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

  12. Remove from the oven, and let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing them to a cooling rack.

  13. Cool completely before decorating with icing, sprinkles and other fun holiday treats!


Baking Christmas treats for friends and family with allergies will make them feel loved and remembered this holiday season. As you treat them to holiday desserts, bake your favorite recipes in a beautiful kitchen with stunning features like gooseneck faucets, large kitchen islands and brand name appliances.


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