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Healthy Thanksgiving Cookies

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Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg make these wholesome pumpkin cookies delicious without the addition of butter—and they lend themselves beautifully to the inclusion of whole-wheat flour. They are also the perfect texture for a sandwich cookie—fill them with a slightly sweetened cream cheese frosting.

» Spiced Pumpkin Cookies

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

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

This thumbprint cookie uses honey as the only sweetener and tender ground almonds to replace much of the butter found in similar cookies. Just a touch of butter mixed with honey in the filling gives it a rich flavor without too much saturated fat.

» Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

Double Nut & Date Tassies

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

» Double Nut & Date Tassies

Orange Spice Molasses Cookies

These spiced molasses cookies have added applesauce to help keep the cookies moist and whole-wheat flour and oats to incorporate whole grains.

» Orange Spice Molasses Cookies

Joy Cookies

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

» Joy Cookies

Pecan-Cinnamon Wafers

These healthier pecan butter cookies are made with whole-wheat pastry flour and plenty of nuts.

» Pecan-Cinnamon Wafers


Spiced Pumpkin Cookies and More Easy Thanksgiving Cookie Recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving cookies are a delicious alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. Many of these easy Thanksgiving cookies, from pumpkin cookies to gingersnaps, are filled with the festive fall flavors of cinnamon, molasses, nutmeg and ginger. Be sure to add one of these healthy Thanksgiving cookie recipes to your holiday menu!

Healthy Cookies for Thanksgiving

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A sprinkling of crystallized ginger and dried cranberries...
The two-bite pecan tarts satisfy the sweet tooth with far...
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These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies...
These spiced molasses cookies have added applesauce to help...
These healthier pecan butter cookies are made with whole-...
The deep flavors of molasses, cinnamon, ginger, allspice...
Nancy Caverly gave her grandmother's recipe for ginger...

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