8 Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes to Make at Home
Looking to bake up tasty and nutritious cookies for an upcoming holiday party or cookie swap? You’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up our favorite holiday cookie recipes that are all made from nutritious, wholesome ingredients. Check them out below.
Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies: The secret ingredient of these delicious cookies is white beans, but you’d never know it. Sweetened with Swerve and a dash of honey – or maple syrup to make them vegan – each cookie has just 100 calories, minimal sugar and the added bonus of 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. Plus, they’re gluten free, low carb and oh-so-easy to make.
Whole Grain Apple Oat Cookies: Santa will love this healthier holiday cookie, which is made from a combination of nutritious ingredients including whole wheat pastry flour, old fashioned oats and flax seeds.
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies: Holiday indulgences can still be 100% guilt-free – and good for you – with these festive gluten-free cranberry chocolate chip cookies.
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Brutti Ma Buoni Italian Cookies: If you’ve dined at Domenica in New Orleans, you probably remember the little bites of rich, chocolatey goodness that arrive with the check. The Eat Fit version uses almond flour and Swerve to make a decadent but healthy treat.
Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies: Adapted from the “Eat Fit Cookbook,” these Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies each pack in the health benefits of a cup of antioxidant-rich matcha for an energizing sweet treat that’s naturally gluten free and grain free.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe: With just three ingredients, these delectable peanut butter cookies couldn’t be any easier to make at home. They’re flourless, which means they have just 2 grams of net carbs; plus they’re gluten free.
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: Pumpkin spice during the holidays? Why not! Adapted from the “Eat Fit Cookbook,’’ these Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect solution for satisfying pumpkin spice cravings when on a gluten- or grain-free diet. Soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside, these guilt-free cookies are the perfect treat for a chilly afternoon.
Double Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies: Chocolate lovers, rejoice. These dark chocolate cookies adorned with dark chocolate chips are sure to curb your cravings with double the flavor burst of chocolate. And while these cookies do taste indulgent, they’re actually low in carbs, not to mention naturally gluten free.
Looking for better-for-you baking ingredients? Don’t miss our list of best and worst picks for chocolate chips or out guide to plant-based sweeteners.
Also, be sure to check out my FUELED podcast episode, "The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Holiday Cookies," for tips and tricks on low-carb, low-sugar holiday baking.