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31 Healthier Cookie Recipes (Christmas Cookies That Aren’t Just For Christmas!)

~ Christmas cookies don’t have to be unhealthy to be good! Check out these 31 fantastic, healthier cookie recipes … just in time for your holiday baking! ~

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Oh friends … the time has finally come! It’s the ultimate cookie baking time!! (Could it be the most wonderful time of the year?! YES! It is! It is!)

The house always smells SO good when Christmas baking is in full swing! So warm and cozy … and so … delicious!

But sometimes it can be tough to get everything done during this most magical time of the year. We totally get it! The holidays tend to be a teeeensy bit busy … with all the errands, holiday concerts at school, packages waiting to be wrapped, trips to see Santa … it’s any wonder there’s a spare second to bake!

And then there’s that creeping sense of guilt as all those healthy-eating New Year’s resolutions begin. (Curse those rascally holiday cookies and all their sugary empty calories!)

But you know as well as we do, the holidays just aren’t the same without a plate of cookies! (And you’ve gotta have just a few for Santa! That’s a lot of presents to deliver on just one night! The man needs fuel!)

But how can you get it all done?? And how can you fuel Santa (and your family!) with cookies that are filled with just a bit more nutritious bang for their delicious buck?

Never fear! We’ve got you totally covered in the Christmas cookie department – with oodles of scrumptious cookie recipes that are a snap to make, and nearly guilt-free.

You read that right. Guilt-free. (Nearly!)

How is this humanly possible?? (You say as you fight with the tape dispenser and curling ribbon that’s now in a giant knot.)

C’mon! This is THK! Of course we’re bringing you the very best cookie recipes the ‘net has to offer! Healthy, easy to make, yummy … what more could you possibly want? (Before you answer that … no, we aren’t taking orders to do the baking for you! You’re hilarious!)

Want MORE Favorite Holiday Recipes?!?

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But back to cookies

If you’re like us, cookies don’t just taste good around the holidays. Nope – we love ’em year round! (Our kids and husbands do, too!)

It’s just so fun on a lazy afternoon to bake with the kiddos … no need to wait for December to roll around! Nah – it’s a grand time any ‘ol day!

So we present 31 yummilicious recipes to really kick-start your Christmas baking … but if you just don’t make it all the way down the list before Rudolph lands on your roof, don’t sweat! These little beauties are delicious any time of year!

Put the curling ribbon knot down, and pull out your apron! These Christmas cookies are sure to fill your heart (and belly!) with all the holiday cheer you’ll need!

May your days be merry and bright … and may all your Christmas cookies be baked just right! 🙂

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1 White Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti from Taylor at Food Faith Fitness

Coconut Oatmeal Lace Cookies from Davida at The Healthy Maven

Health(ier) Chocolate Chunk Molasses Gingerbread Cookies from Gina at Running to the Kitchen

Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies from Jen at Yummy Healthy Easy

Black-Bottomed Coconut Macaroons from Rachel at Bakerita

6 Pistachio-White Chocolate (No Butter!) Butter Cookies from Two Healthy Kitchens

Almond Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Gina at Running to the Kitchen

Date Bran Jingle Balls from Eating Well


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Healthy Gingerbread Cookies from Melissa at My Whole Food Life

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies from Erin at The Law Student’s Wife

Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from Karen at Kitchen Treaty

Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sue at The View from Great Island

Chocolate Chip Pecan Meringue Cookies from Juliette at Desserts by Juliette

Tart Cherry Fudge Thumbprints from Gina at Running to the Kitchen

Cranberry Flax Cookies from Faith at An Edible Mosaic

Peppermint Meringue Cookies from Brittany at Brittany’s Pantry


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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti from Danae at Recipe Runner

2 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Gingerbread Cookies from Kylie at Imma Eat That

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies from Anne at Fannetastic Food

Quinoa Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Kate at i Heart Eating

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies from Amy at Amy’s Healthy Baking

6 No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Peanut Butter Bars from Two Healthy Kitchens

Healthy Banana Cookies from Kelly at Tasting Page


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1  Soft and Chewy Grain-free Gingerbread Men from Erin at Texanerin Baking

Kentucky Derby Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Bars from Two Healthy Kitchens

Dark Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies {Gluten-Free} from Gina at So … Let’s Hang Out

Ginger Cookies from Renee at Renee’s Kitchen Adventures

Healthy Chocolate Cherry Snack Cookies from Erin at The Law Student’s Wife

Cranberry Flax Blondies with White Chocolate Chunks from Helen at Holistic and Happy

5-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies from Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Raw Gingerbread Cookies from Davida at The Healthy Maven


Happy holidays, friends! And … happy munching!


  1. This is a great cookie roundup!Definitely Pinning!! We actually just baked our first Christmas cookies over the weekend. My kids were so happy. You know because the first cookies of the season are always the best and everyones favorites. Happy holidays!

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