These 10 healthy and easy-to-make Christmas cookies are packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, free from refined sugar or oil, and they taste amazingly delicious that people won’t even tell they are healthy!
It’s that time of the year again where we get to enjoy all the sweets and desserts served on our dinner tables and the chances of keeping your hands off that chocolate chip cookie are almost non-existent. While I’m all about enjoying one’s self and treating yourself with a delicious sugar cookie I don’t see a reason not to try these 10 healthy cookies for Christmas as they taste just as good as regular ones without all the sugar and butter!
We carefully selected these 10 cookie recipes, from our blog and other blogs, that are packed with nutrient-dense ingredients, high in protein, and free from refined sugar or oil. We believe that these recipes will make a great addition to your table and people won’t even tell that they are healthy!
I love figs! and I believe they make a great addition to baked goods as they are super syrupy, juicy, and insanely sweet that you don’t need to use a lot of sweeteners. This recipe is one of my favorites when it comes to a grab-and-go breakfast option. They have everything, from protein to healthy complex carbs!
As much as I enjoy the process of making and baking cookies, sometimes I’m just not in the mood to prepare anything so I will go for a quick recipe that calls for a few ingredients. These no-bake chocolate Tahini cookies will be ready in a couple of minutes and all you will need to do is mix the ingredients together, shape them, and let them cool!
I love Ghoriba! and for those of you who may not be familiar with this term, Ghoriba is a traditional Moroccan cookie that’s known for its unique crinkly look. These carrot cake cookies were inspired by Moroccan Ghoriba and the flavors are just mindblowing!
It can’t get any gingery with these cookies because ginger is my go-to spice during winter. These are gluten-free and vegan which makes them an ideal treat for people who are on a vegan diet or gluten intolerant. You will absolutely love these as they are super soft, chewy, and fudgy!
Who needs butter when you have avocados? seriously who? Avocados are a great source for healthy fats but little did you know that they can make your cookies moist and your brownies fudgy! I peered avocados with yogurt and I come up with the softest, fudgiest, and tastiest cookies ever!
A healthy version of Amaretto cookies? Sign me in. I love everything that contains almonds and if that includes cookies that’s even better! Other than enjoying them as a snack, you can use these Amaretto cookies as a pie crust, yogurt crumble, or even as a topping for your oatmeal bowl!
Another way to turn almonds into a delicious cookie is these three-ingredient almond butter cookies! These are not only easy to make, but they will be ready within 10 minutes! Super healthy, sweetened with dates, and they taste super delish!
These hemp seed cookies are not just good for snacking but they also make a great breakfast option and they are kid-approved!
These healthy Banana Oatmeal Protein Cookies are only 88 calories per cookie, 2 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of protein. Did I mention, these cookies taste amazing! The banana gives it great texture.
Another fun and delicious way to get that protein in is this healthy protein chocolate chip cookies recipe! super chocolatey and packed with protein with No added sugars or fats!
How to store these healthy Christmas cookies and keep them fresh.
Before storing cookies, make sure they’ve completely cooled! You don’t want to risk your cookies crumbling while storing them hot or ruining the texture due to the hot steam.
Store in an airtight container and keep in dry and cool areas. Fudgy cookies with main ingredients like dairy and eggs can be stored in the fridge.
If you made a variety of cookies, store each type separately.
You can freeze them if you wish to keep them for a long time before Christmas.
Butter and sugar alternative when making healthy cookies.
While we highly recommend making one of these cookies we’ve listed above, you can get creative and make a healthy version of your favorite Christmas cookie!
Instead of butter, you can use yogurt, unsweetened applesauce, mashed bananas, mashed avocados, coconut oil, eggs, or prunes puree.
Instead of refined sugar, you can use honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, Stevia, Monk fruit sweetener, or Erythritol.