Healthy Easter Cookie Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Easter cookie recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Cinnamon-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.57 stars 6
This recipe takes oatmeal cookies up a notch with its cinnamony, buttery, delicious take on a much-loved classic dessert.

Meringues

Rating: 4.4 stars 2
Perfect meringues depend on totally yolk-free whites. The seemingly fussy step of separating each egg into a small bowl before combining them guarantees yolk-free whites for bakeshop-quality meringues every time. These crispy little morsels travel well and make great gifts too.

Soft Sugar Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 1
These easy and classic cookies incorporate mild-tasting white whole-wheat flour for extra fiber and nutrients.

Apple-Cinnamon Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.57 stars 4
These easy apple-cinnamon fruit bars make a big batch--perfect for fall potlucks and parties.

Swirled Cheesecake Brownies

Rating: 4.37 stars 11
Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting brownies have a beautiful marbled cheesecake topping. Cutting them into bite-size pieces helps to keep the calorie count in check.

One-Bowl Monster Cookies

Rating: 4.33 stars 4
If you thought it wasn't possible to make healthier monster cookies, think again. These peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chip and M&M cookies have less butter and sugar than traditional recipes, but they have just as much flavor and tenderness, thanks to more peanut butter. Even better, they're made in one bowl for easy cleanup.

Almond Butter-Quinoa Blondies

Rating: 4.28 stars 16
People likely won't even notice that these delicately nutty, just a little chocolaty, blondies are gluten-free. They use quinoa flour, which you can find in well-stocked supermarkets and natural-foods stores, in place of all-purpose flour. To make your own quinoa flour, grind raw quinoa into a powder in a clean coffee grinder. (Adapted from Quinoa Revolution by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming.)

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 5 stars 2
These airy coconut cookies get an upgrade with a simple dark chocolate drizzle in this healthy dessert recipe.

Cranberry-Orange Fruit Bars

Rating: 3.86 stars 2
These sweet-tart cranberry-orange bars are a great addition to a holiday cookie tray or cool weather grab-and-go treat.

Joy Cookies

Rating: 3.4 stars 2
These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.

Almond & Honey-Butter Cookies

Rating: 3.95 stars 9
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.

Simple Almond Cookies

For a snack or sweet dessert, enjoy one of these flourless cookies. Drizzle chocolate on top for added pizzazz.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Meringues
These crispy little morsels travel well and make great gifts too. Make a batch for your Easter hosts or guests.
Easy Slice & Bake Cookies
It's quick and easy to mix together these icebox cookies whenever you need something sweet.

Dried-Fruit Bars

Rating: 5 stars
1

Make a batch of these easy homemade dried-fruit bars to tuck into your kid's lunchbox all week.