We are just days away from the first of December which to me is definitely when the Christmas season officially begins (although I did actually get our tree and decor up this past week as I was itching to get a festive feel going on in our home!), so I’m getting a head start on spreading the holiday cheer with today’s post, a collection of 10 Healthy Cookies To Make This Christmas Season!
These healthy cookies are from the NITK blog archives and while they aren’t all inherently Christmas themed (gingerbread, shortbread, etc.), they are all wonderful options to make throughout the holiday season for healthier baking, gift-giving, or serving at your next gathering. I love to bake during the holidays while listening to Christmas music and I’m super excited this year to invite Hemsley into the kitchen with me to help (although I imagine baking with a toddler is going to be m.e.s.s.y….I’m mentally preparing already, ha!).
Without further adieu…the cookies!
The delicious combination of hazelnut and chocolate in these grain-free and vegan healthy cookies reminds me of Christmas (and Nutella!). The cookies are super easy to make with just 7 ingredients and are sure to please all cookie-lovers in your life.
These are quintessential Christmas cookies that taste wonderfully of gingerbread! They are gluten and dairy free and right out of the oven are soft and chewy. If you store them in the fridge they become more on the “snappy” side of gingersnap, so if you want to keep the softness I recommend storing in a tupperware at room temperature and consuming within a couple of days! You can also use these cookies to make my Silky Gingersnap Smoothie!
I originally created this cookie recipe for Valentine’s Day because they are so pretty they seem to call for an occasion to enjoy. But, with a delicious and nutty combo of pecans and loads of chocolate they work wonderfully as a Christmas cookie too!
These healthy cookies are really perfect any time of year. Leave them for Santa with a glass of almond milk and I’m sure he won’t be complaining! Soft, chewy, delightfully sweet and full of healthy fibre these cookies are a Christmas win-win.
Please excuse the photography for these cookies. This is an old recipe and while the pictures make me cringe (at least I’ve come a long way with my food photography?) the cookies are delicious and packed with protein. I used my silpat muffin tray and put a thin layer of cookie dough into the bottom of each cup to get the clean rounded cookie look but you can easily make different Christmasy shapes out of them using a cookie cutter!
If you are simply finding you need some fuel to boost your energy through the holidays (December sure can be a busy month!), make a batch of these cookies to give you some real power! You can also make these cookies “mini” and put them in little bags to give to loved ones as stocking stuffers!
I included these cookies in the bunch because they are just so incredibly simple, cute, and perfect for stocking stuffers. Swap out the chocolate chips for red, white, and green sprinkles and voila! They are Christmasified!
I originally made these healthy cookies for Halloween but with a quick swap of the orange sundrops for red, green, and white sprinkles or sundrops they become a Christmas themed version! The cookies are sneakily made with black beans but you’d never know it. They are soft, delicious, and perfectly fudgy and sweet, not to mention packed with fibre!
With just 4 ingredients these are super easy and quick to make and a great way to get in a healthy treat during the holidays when most goodies are generally not-so-healthy! The cinnamon and nutmeg gives them a little bit of festive flair and you can also add in ginger to give them more of a gingerbread flavour.
Ok, I’m kind of cheating by adding these to my list because they aren’t technically a baked cookie. These are “cookie-dough” energy balls and there’s 5 ways to “boost” them through, so they make a great treat or gift during the holiday season!
Ok, so maybe not as healthy, this addition is more on the indulgent side but such a Christmas cookie classic worth making!
I hope you feel inspired to make one, two, or maybe even three of these delicious and healthy cookie recipes. Here’s to a wonderful, relaxing, December filled with love, laughter, lots of time to slow down and rest, and of course…lots of cookie making!
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Tell me, which cookie recipe will you try first??
Have a wonderful Sunday,
Christal // NITK