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21 Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes

From classic, grain-free sugar cookies and paleo gingerbread cookies, to peppermint quinoa balls and whole wheat spritz cookies — I’ve rounded up 21 Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes for your next holiday cookie bake or exchange! 

21 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Healthy Holiday Cookies

Previously seen on Nourish Move Love — updated to make this post easier to read and more user-friendly!

‘Tis the season for holiday cookies and Christmas cookie exchanges.

I’ve pulled together a list of ‘healthier’ holiday cookie recipes with a wholesome ingredient list.

Whether you’re looking to make traditional sugar cookies grain-free, gluten-free, or paleo to accommodate all guests, or just cut back on the number of ingredients in your gingerbread cookies — I’ve got you covered with these 21 Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes!

The Recipes: Healthy Holiday Cookies

I’ve broken this post down into four categories:

  1. Healthy, No-Bake Cookies
  2. Sugar Cookies
  3. Paleo and Grain-Free Cookies
  4. Non-Traditional Healthy Holiday Cookies

So if you have a specific recipe you’re searching for just scroll down to your holiday cookie of choice!

Healthy, No-Bake Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cookies | No-Bake Cookies | Special K Cookies | Scotcharoo Cookies | Health Christmas Cookies

  1. 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter + Chocolate Crunch Cookies {AKA No-Bake Special K Cookies or Scotcharoos} from Nourish Move Love
  2. Naughty + Nice Trail Mix Holiday Cookie Balls from Nourish Move Love
  3. Peppermint Brownie Batter Truffles from The Real Food Dietitians
  4. No-Bake Cookie Dough Dessert Bites from Nourish Move Love

Healthy Sugar Cookies

Healthy Sugar Cookies | Healthy Christmas Cookies | Healthy Holiday Cookies

  1. Grain-Free Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs from Fit Foodie Finds
  2. Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from Ambitious Kitchen
  3. Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Cotter Crunch

Grain-Free and Paleo Cookies

Paleo Hot Chocolate Cookies | Healthy Cookies | Healthy Christmas Treats | Grain-Free Cookies | Gluten-Free Cookies | Paleo Cookies

  1. Paleo Hot Cocoa Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting from Fit Foodie Finds
  2. Grain-Free, Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies from The Real Food Dietitians
  3. Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from The Healthy Maven
  4. Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies from The Healthy Maven
  5. Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Dark Chocolate from Fit Foodie Finds
  6. Chai Spiced Protein Snickerdoodles from Little Bits Of Real Food
  7. Grain-Free Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies from Fit Mitten Kitchen
  8. Flourless Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms from Eating Bird Food
  9. Almond Butter Espresso Cookies from Eating Bird Food
  10. Soft + Chewy Paleo Gingerbread Cookies from Physical Kitchenness

Non-Traditional Healthy Holiday Cookies

Brown Butter Ginger Cookies | Healthy Cookie Recipe | Healthy Holiday Desserts

  1. White Chocolate-Dipped Brown Butter Ginger Cookies with Pistachios from Ambitious Kitchen
  2. Whole Wheat Spritz Cookies from Food Faith Fitness
  3. Peppermint Almond Joy Quinoa Balls from Physical Kitchenness

There’s a reason these silicon baking mats are on my Christmas list this year. So I can make all the healthy holiday cookies, with less clean up! Get more holiday gift ideas from my Holiday Gift Guide!

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21 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Healthy Holiday Cookies | No-Bake Cookies | Paleo Cookies | Low Sugar Desserts

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