10 Christmas Cookie Recipes - Healthy AND Delicious!

Rolling dough and decorating gingerbread houses if a huge part of the holiday season for so many of us. Most of the time, I eat half of the dough before the final product is even revealed so luckily, these food bloggers below have us covered by taking the traditions up a notch!

Easily add in healthy ingredients like coconut oil and swap refined sugar for maple syrup to stay on track with your fitness goals.


1. Christmas gingerbread cookies.

These taste amazing and are much better than the traditional version packed full of processed white sugar and flour. The Herb Diaries‘ simple take on the Christmas classic.


2. Loaded peanut butter cookies

Let your mind be blow by VeguKate‘s gooey, gluten-free cookies! Simple to make and they include heart healthy coconut oil, healthy fat peanut butter, protein rich almond milk, fiber filled rolled oats, and vitamin and mineral rich coconut sugar.”


3. Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate, Ginger & Pistachio

This recipe uses simple ingredients like coconut and eggs and has plenty of variations to sweeten them up!  A Tasty Love Story thank you for blessing the world with these!


4. Nuts & Seeds Toffee Squares

Leanne from Healthful Pursuit‘s had a recipe "failure" turned success! She uses almond butter and honey as a base and then packs walnuts, almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds into her toffee that has crunchy, salty, sweetness. HELLO!

5. Vegan and Gluten-Free Linzer Cookies

Powdered coconut milk instead of sugar? The Unconventional Baker knows what is UP! 


6. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Mocha Truffles

Amy from Amy's Healthy Baking combines only 5 ingredients bringing us small clouds of perfection. 


7. Almond and Cinnamon Christmas Stars

Here we go with the healthy swaps again! Heavenly Healthy used coconut sugar for normal white sugar, chia eggs instead of eggs, and powdered them with a little xylit instead of powdered sugar.


8. Cinnamon maple cookies

Alone or made into cookie sandwiches, nothing beats these stars!

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9. Soft + Chewy Molasses Cookies

Molasses cookies have got to be one of the most underrated cookies out there. Jessie of Faring Well likes to make hers with coconut oil and maple syrup and then “dunk them in some melted dark chocolate and crushed pistachio dust,” for a fancy twist. Be like Jessie.


10. Chewy double chocolate peppermint cookies

Last but certainly not least, my girl Dana from The Minimalist Baker serving up these chewy double chocolate peppermint cookies giving us all the feels. If you have issues with chocolate and mint, give these a go and your thoughts on the matter will most likely change. Just sayin'.

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