Dye free holiday cookies are perfect for those concerned about or living with food allergies. There are also health concerns with the use of food dyes, so here are some dye free holiday cookie recipes for you to bake up for the holidays!
When I was a kid, I remember my sister developing an allergy to a couple of food dyes, and I also remember how difficult it became for her to enjoy simple things like a candy cane during the holidays. Her problems didn’t stop at edible substances, though. There are food dyes in everything from cereal to hair shampoo, so label reading became a necessary evil for her and many others like her.
Thankfully in part to the increasing number of food allergies in children and adults, enjoying holiday cookies doesn’t have to be a complete nightmare. Food scientists have been able to develop dye free sprinkles, and of course, there’s always the option of natural food coloring.
Dye Free Holiday Cookies
I’ve taken things one step further, compiling a list of recipes to over 20 dye free holiday cookies for you to bake and enjoy. These recipes don’t use any hard-to-find ingredients, and even those without allergies will enjoy their deliciousness.
Oh, and if these recipes aren’t enough cookie inspiration for you, I’ve got over 40 more recipes in my easy cookie recipe database. Check ’em out!
Dye Free Baking Supplies
Before I share the list of links with you, I want to give you a resource for buying dye free baking supplies. Here are just a few of the many that I found.
Enjoy these dye free holiday cookie recipes!
Mincemeat Rugelach from The Domestic Front
Inside Out Buckeye Cookies from Ari’s Menu
Swirl Cookies from Noshing with the Nolands
Molasses Crinkle Cookies from Recipes for my Boys
Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Maple Sugar Cookies from Beyond Frosting
Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from I Heart Eating
Chocolate Drizzle Pecan Cookies from Wine Lady Cooks
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies from The View from Great Island
Fudgy Chocolate Coconut Drops from The Kitchen is My Playground
Cranberry-Chocolate-Almond Thumbprint Cookies from An Edible Mosaic
Peanut Butter and Jelly Quinoa Oat Thumbprint Cookies from Jeannette’s Healthy Kitchen
Gluten Free Gingerbread Men from Fork and Beans
Grain Free Butter Cookies with Dye Free Sprinkles from Every Day Maven
Swedish Christmas Cookies from Chocolate Chocolate & More
Rugelach, Three Ways from Keep It Sweet Desserts
Vegan Jam Thumbprint Cookies from With Food and Love
Eggnog Blossoms from Back for Seconds Blog
Frosty Gingerbread Tree Cookies with Lemon Icing from Kitchen Treaty
Lemon Glazed Christmas Wreath Cookies from Barbara Bakes
Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from The Healthy Maven
Chocolate Cinnamon Bars from Poet in the Pantry
Coffee Hazelnut Spritz Cookies from Healthy Delicious
Happy holidays and delightful eating to you all!