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18 Must-Try Healthy Christmas Cookies

It's cookie baking season! Trying not to over-indulge during the holiday season is so much easier now with this list of 18 delicious recipes for healthy Christmas cookies!

18 Healthy Christmas Cookies

It's that time of year! The holiday season is upon us, which for me means lots (and lots) of cookie baking.

I absolutely adore making cookies; I find them to be one of the most rewarding things to bake. Not only are cookies easy and ready in about 15 minutes, but they're also pre-portioned for you and make an excellent edible gift.

As classic cookies tend to not be the healthiest option out there (hello butter & sugar!), I wanted to share some of my favorite healthy options with you. Because yes, it is 100% possible to make delicious, indulgent, nutritious, delicious cookies!

So today I've rounded up some of absolute favorite healthy Christmas cookies for you! Many of these recipes are from SQ, but I've also included recipes from some of my favorite bloggers as well. The more the merrier!

There's sure to be something for everyone on this list, so don't forget to pin this post so that you can come back to this list repeatedly!

Our Must-Try Healthy Christmas Cookies

box of vegan gingerbread cookies for gifting

Gingerbread Cookies (Vegan & GF)

These Vegan Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies are a healthy spin on a classic holiday treat. Easy to roll out, made with real ingredients, and topped with vegan icing too!
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Gluten-Free & Vegan Sugar Cookies topped with a matcha icing! Perfect for the Christmas Holidays!!

Classic Roll Out Sugar Cookies (Vegan & GF)

These Gluten-Free & Vegan Sugar Cookies are perfect for the holidays. Easy to make, healthy, nut-free, and topped with naturally colored green icing!
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Chewy Chocolate Orange Cookies

These chewy chocolate orange cookies are a healthy sweet treat and just perfect for the holidays! Easy to make, packed with flavor, grain-free & vegan too!
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Gluten-Free Pizzelles

Gluten-Free Pizzelle Cookies

These easy crispy Gluten-Free Pizzelle Cookies are a classic Italian Christmas-time treat made with quinoa flour, maple syrup, and coconut oil for a healthy twist. 
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ORANGE CARDAMOM SUGAR COOKIES -- made with an almond flour base, they're healthy, easy and delicious! [VEGAN]

Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies

These Orange Cardamom Sugar Cookies are a fun twist on the classic recipe. Made with an almond flour base, they're healthy, flavorful, easy and delicious!
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These CHEWY Ginger Molasses Cookies are super healthy, gluten-free, grain-free AND vegan!!

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

These Healthy Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies are dairy-free, gluten-free, and have the best soft texture. Add these to your Christmas dessert spread!
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These HEALTHY & Gluten-Free Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are made with a cashew butter base and topped with homemade raspberry chia seed jam! [VEGAN]

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These healthy and Gluten-Free Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are made with cashew butter and topped with homemade raspberry chia seed jam! Perfect for a holiday dessert. 
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These HEALTHY Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are made with a whole-grain base and coconut oil instead of butter!

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

These dark chocolate peppermint cookies are a healthy, whole-grain cookie that is perfect for the holidays! All made without gluten, dairy, eggs or refined sugar!
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These AMAZING Gingerbread Quinoa Breakfast cookies have almond butter, molasses and warm spices and they're actually HEALTHY | gluten-free + vegan

Gingerbread Breakfast Cookies

These delicious gingerbread quinoa breakfast cookies might taste like a dessert, but they're packed with healthy ingredients. Vegan & gluten-free too!
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These HEALTHY Peanut Butter Blossoms are gluten-free, vegan and high-protein!!

Healthy Peanut Butter Blossoms

These healthy peanut butter blossoms are a fun, lower-calorie twist on this classic recipe. With quick-cooking oats for fiber and protein powder for extra punch, these cookies are light, flavorful, and delicious!
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Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies (Vegan & GF)

These dairy free hot chocolate cookies are delicious, easy to make, and healthy! They're the perfect healthy Christmas treats. Everyone loves a good hot cocoa cookie!
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Overhead view of white chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies chilling on a wire rack

Macadamia Nut Cookies

These macadamia nut cookies are soft and chewy with bursts of sweetness from white chocolate chips. This is a hassle-free dessert recipe that can easily be made gluten-free and dairy-free.
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These DOUBLE Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies are sweet, satisfying and HEALTHY!

Double Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

These healthy double chocolate chip quinoa cookies are a decadent and delicious treat that the whole family will love! Naturally gluten-free & dairy-free!
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Vegan Snickerdoodles Recipe

Vegan Snickerdoodles

These vegan snickerdoodles use one bowl and 8 ingredients. This healthy snickerdoodle recipe is also gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo too! Perfect for the holidays, easy to make, and can be made nut-free as well!
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A plate full of finished filled brandy snaps

Brandy Snaps

These brandy snaps are a rich and decadent dessert. They’re brittle on the outside and creamy on the inside, and they’re vegan! 
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plate of crescent cookies with powdered sugar made with almond flour

Almond Flour Crescent Cookies (GF)

These gluten-free almond crescent cookies are a healthy take on my nanny’s crescent cookie recipe. Each cookie only has about 60 calories and 2 grams of sugar plus they can easily be made vegan!
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No Bake Chocolate Macaroons

These no-bake chocolate macaroons are healthy and only take 15 minutes to make. They are naturally gluten-free and grain-free and can be made vegan if needed!
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Overhead view of a single espresso cookie, topped with flaky salt, surrounded by espresso beans

Espresso Cookies

These espresso cookies are chewy, moist, and packed with flavor. They’re also dairy free, and only take about 20 minutes to make.
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18 Healthy Christmas Cookies