Healthy holiday cookies? Sounds like an oxymoron.
Indulge in the holidays with these festive healthier cookie recipes. You're bound to find the perfect holiday cookies for everyone on your list.
This collection of cookie recipes use sweeteners judiciously, no hydrogenated fat, contain all-natural ingredients as possible. So, bake a dozen or two, swap with friends and family and enjoy these delectable holiday cookies.
I've curated 12 healthier holiday cookies that will bring some holiday joy with good-for-you ingredients.
2. Linzer Thumbprint Cookies
These bite-sized renditions of a Linzer torte is a healthier holiday treat. Thumbprint cookies are made with whole-grain flour then baked with raspberry jam nestled in the middle for a gorgeous presentation. (Get the recipe here)
4. Peanut butter Cookies
You're going to love that these cookies are a much, much healthier alternative to peanut butter cookies. The recipe features chia seeds and a smooth, decadent peanut buttery taste.
5. Raw Gingerbread Balls
If Pumpkin Spice is the official flavor of Thanksgiving, then Gingerbread is the true flavor of Christmas. These gingerbread balls are raw, packed with flavor, delicious and not loaded with refined sugars. (Get the recipe here)
6. Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Here's a version you're going to love and not even realize the healthy ingredient in them. These are amazingly moist, chocolatey, decadent, rich Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthy twist? Avocado. Yes! Swap out the butter for a healthy fat. (Get the recipe here)
7. Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are Low Carb and Gluten Free plus good-for-you ingredients like coconut oil, almond flour, cranberries, and walnuts. (Get the recipe here)
8. Sea Salt Nutella Thumbprints
I know, I had you a Nutella. Did you think you were going to get through your holiday baking without Nutella? These Sea Salt Nutella Thumbprints are delicious, and they'll be hard to resist. The impressive thing is that they are Paleo! (Get the recipe here)
10. White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti's
Biscotti is the cookies are those types of cookies that are essential for Christmas morning while opening up presents. The recipe calls for avocado instead of butter, which brings out a festiveness with the pale green hue and candy cane colors. (Get the recipe here)
12. Frankfurter Bethmannchen German Marzipan Christmas Cookies
These are going to be the cookie for your next holiday cookie swap. They are soft, chewy and will bring a smile to your face. Your body will love the healthy ingredients, too! (Get the recipe here)
All of this cookie talk has made me hungry! What are your favorite healthy holiday treats? Share them with me below!
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