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It’s almost about that time of the year, when the bells start jingling, the weather is freezing and the carol songs start playing.
Yep, Its Christmas time again. And if there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that the holiday celebration is never complete without those delicious cookies.
And while we all love yummy treats, you might find yourself torn between keeping things healthy and “waistline-friendly”, and just indulging and having some fun.
Well, both events don’t necessarily have to be mutually exclusive.
You can still take a healthier approach to things, without having to sacrifice the yummy goodness of your favorite treats.
Here, I’ve gathered 20 of the best healthy Christmas cookies from some of the best food bloggers out there.
These holiday treats aren’t just healthier than their regular counterparts, they’re also super easy to make, and super delicious.
I can assure you, you’ll only see smiling faces once your guests and family members try these.
20 Healthier Christmas Cookie Recipes
1) Oatmeal Cranberry Christmas Cookies
These simple yet delicious oatmeal cookies are decorated with cranberries, dipped in white chocolate and covered in sprinkles. You can make them even healthier by using dark chocolate instead, or just enjoy them plain.
2) Low-Fat Holiday Sugar Cookies
These sugar cookies have less fat than regular ones, but are still every bit as buttery and delicious. You’ll also be happy to know that they only pack around 50 calories per wholesome serving.
That’s good news for your taste buds and your waistline.
3) Healthier Peanut Butter M&M Christmas Cookies
These contain less sugar and less fat, but still every bit of the yummy goodness you love. And making them couldn’t be any easier.
4) Coconut Flour Cut-Out Christmas cookies
Swap out regular flour for coconut flour and thank me later. These gluten-free cookies deliver only 40 calories per serving.
5) Healthy Anginetti Cookies
This Italian classic is sure to be a hit. Made with a gluten-free flour and covered with a nice sugary lemon flour, there’s no way you could say no to this.
Did I also mention that they’re under 100 calories as well? Feel free to enjoy without guilt.
6) Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites
Give your oven a little break. These raw gingerbread cookie bites require just a little bit of prep, and zero baking. They still come out quite tasty, and even the kids are sure to love them.
Requiring just a handful of ingredients, these yummy bites are gluten-free, vegan-friendly and also refined sugar free.
7) 2-Ingredient Almond Cookies
It really doesn’t get much easier than this. With just 2 basic ingredients, these tasty delights come to life, and in about 30 minutes from scratch too.
8) Coconut flour cookies
Getting through the holidays on a low carb diet is not as difficult as it sounds. These coconut flour cookies are sugar-free and also keto friendly.
You can make these in under 30 minutes from scratch, and each serving contains only about 2g net carbs.
9) Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
These are healthier than your regular gingerbread cookies, and also filled with chocolatey goodness. And at just 100 kcal per serving, what more could you possibly ask for?
10) Healthy Red Velvet Christmas Cookies
Thanks to the healthy ingredients used here, these cookies pack a great nutritional punch, in addition to their wonderful taste. You’d be surprised at how quickly these would vanish.
11) Healthier Gingerbread Star Cookies
Thanks to a few healthier swaps used here, these delights come out lower in calories, but are still every bit as delicious and lovely.
Watch them disappear as soon as they hit the table.
12) Healthier Sugar Cookie
Very simple and easy to prepare, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Even your kids will come asking you for more.
13) Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
Peppermint is a popular dessert staple during the holiday season. And these peppermint chocolate cookies are nothing short of amazing.
With just few ingredients and a little bit of prep, they come together very easily, and are sure to satisfy your cravings.
14) Almond Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies
Easy to make, amazing taste and zero guilt.
15) Healthy Snowball Cookies
These are another popular Christmas classic you have got to try. This version uses almond flour, requires just 6 ingredients, and still comes out amazing.
It is gluten-free, low carb and keto friendly, and can easily be made vegan.
16) Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms
17) Peppermint-White Chocolate Chickpea Cookies
These yummy cookies cut back on the fat and extra calories thanks to the chickpeas used here, which add the same buttery texture, but with less fat and more nutrients.
They’re super easy to make, in under 30 minutes from start to finish, and can easily be made ahead of time.
18) Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Speaking of celebrations, you just can’t leave out the popular and well-loved chocolate chip cookies.
Made with just a few ingredients, these vegan chocolate chip cookies are a sure crowd pleaser, and are also super easy to prepare.
19) Paleo Peppermint Cookies
You would’ve never guessed that this was healthy. And each wholesome serving packs just about 50 calories too, so you can enjoy them without guilt.
20) Hot Cocoa Cookies
Thanks to these easy, healthier and incredibly delicious Christmas cookies, you can satisfy your cravings easily and without guilt this holiday season.
And even your guests, friends and family members are sure to love these yummy treats as well.
So go ahead and dig in.
With that being said, I wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful year ahead.