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Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies

These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma. They make a large batch and are extremely convenient, since you can make the logs of cookie dough ahead, then pull them out of the freezer and slice and bake as many cookies as you need.

» Cranberry-Honey Spice Pinwheel Cookies

Boot Tracks

Patti Anderson, a professional quilter, had never entered a cooking contest before she took our challenge. This quick, no-fuss, chewy chocolate cookie is made on your waffle iron. No need to haul out the big mixer, you can mix the batter with a small hand mixer or even by hand. Kids love these!

» Boot Tracks

Lusciously Nutty Holiday Logs

Registered Dietitian Mary LaRock flavored these phyllo rolls with orange and dark chocolate for a winning cookie that will be a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.

» Lusciously Nutty Holiday Logs

Yummy Molasses Crackles

Nancy Caverly gave her grandmother's recipe for ginger molasses cookies a little makeover—reducing the butter and adding crystallized ginger for a spicy jolt.

» Yummy Molasses Crackles

Double Nut & Date Tassies

The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far less guilt than pecan pie.

» Double Nut & Date Tassies

Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

These citrus-flavored sugar cookies are a lovely addition to any holiday cookie platter.

» Citrus-Kissed Honey Buttons

Joy Cookies

These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.

» Joy Cookies


Get healthy Christmas cookie recipes, perfect for cookie swaps and sweet snacks throughout the holiday season.

Our healthy Christmas cookie recipes are delicious, lighter holiday cookies to bring to your annual cookie swap or to leave out for Santa. From Christmas cookie recipes with nuts to chocolate Christmas cookie recipes, your friends and family will love baking and eating our healthier Christmas cookie recipes all season long!

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Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Nuts

This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and...
The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far...
A no-bake, make-ahead treat, this perfect combination of...
Perfect meringues depend on totally yolk-free whites. The...
These crispy cookies are made with Piedmontese staples—...
Catherine Schumacher used to make hundreds of Christmas...
Registered Dietitian Mary LaRock flavored these phyllo...

Healthy Chocolate Christmas Cookie Recipes

Patti Anderson, a professional quilter, had never entered a...
These chocolate, coconut and almond meringue cookies are so...
Master of Fine Arts student Allyson Lea Smith consulted...
These meringue cookies have a puffy, fragile exterior and a...
These soft chocolate cookies have a big peanut flavor since...
Strategy and operations director Josh Gitlin gave this low-...

Healthy Spiced Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, a hypnotherapist and writer, started...
The dough is pleasantly easy to work with for children and...
Nancy Caverly gave her grandmother's recipe for ginger...

Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes with Fruit

Dried cherries, ground almonds and a drizzle of chocolate...
Elegant and delicious, these cookies are the perfect...
Frances Van Vynckt, 78, combined dates, toasted rice cereal...
These citrus-flavored sugar cookies are a lovely addition...
These cookies boast a bright, zesty filling and spicy aroma...
Crisp, moist and chewy, this cookie created by Georgene...
Trisha Kruse, an administrative assistant, created quick,...
We love how the ground flax adds a nutty flavor and the...
These spiced molasses cookies have added applesauce to help...
A retired writing professor and mother of two daughters,...
These cookies taste decadent, yet are made with ingredients...

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