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45 Healthy Christmas Cookies

A collection of 45 Healthy Christmas Cookies, some gluten-free, some refined sugar-free, some paleo, – because life’s about balance right?

Around Christmas, my daughter and I look through International recipes to figure out what new cookie recipe we want to try.

In years past, our quest to try out a new cookie has led us to have tried Mexican Wedding Cookies and Italian Cookies.

Our cookie adventures often make me wish I could live off cookies and cookies alone – but, life needs balance right?

45 best wholesome Cookies For Christmas

So, today I have a collection of some healthy-ISH cookies to balance out all the other baked treats that seem to fill this holiday season.

Some of these cookies like these Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies and these Sri Lankan Christmas Cake Cookies are gluten-free, others like these Cardamom Cinnamon Snowball Cookies are vegan, some like these Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies are delicious even though they are flourless, and yet others like these Peppermint White Chocolate Bites carry a hefty protein punch!

With just a tad over 2 weeks left for my favorite holiday of the year, I hope you get to try out these delicious and healthy-ish cookie recipes from myself and some of my fellow bloggers.

A stack of Fruitcake Cookies with Christmas ornaments in the background
Easy Fruitcake Cookies
Need a unique cookie recipe to add to your annual cookie exchange? These Easy Fruitcake Cookies are slightly chewy, butter-free, and packed with dried fruits and nuts!
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Plateful Of Gluten Free Keto Almond Cookies
Gluten Free Keto Almond Cookies
Spiced with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger, these gluten free, low carb / Keto Almond Cookies are a delicious treat for gifting, a cookie exchange, or simply to enjoy for an afternoon break.
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Hummingbird Breakfast Cookies
Learn how to make these Hummingbird Breakfast Cookies with half of an overly ripe banana, pineapple, pecans, and spices. They are not overly sweet, they are gluten free, and they pack a powerful flavor punch!
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Enjoying Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Easy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Spiked with a tad bit of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, these soft and chewy gluten free and butter free oatmeal cranberry cookies are so easy to make and so big on taste!

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Sri Lankan Christmas Cake Cookies (Gluten-free, Butter-free)
Need a unique cookie recipe to add to your annual cookie exchange? These Sri Lankan Christmas Cake Cookies are cake-like, boozy cookies that are gluten free, butter free, and decadently delicious!
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Gluten Free Peppermint Cookies Recipe Image
Gluten Free Peppermint Cookies Recipe
Deliciously soft, these Gluten Free Peppermint Cookies are perfect for holiday gifting. Glancing at their ingredient list might have you and your family enjoying these for breakfast too!
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The Best Gluten Free Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies For Christmas Photo
Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, gloriously thick and scrumptious, it’s so hard to stop at just one of these Gluten Free Cranberry Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – they are a delicious yet healthyish treat your family and friends are sure to love.
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Stack of Gluten Free Oat Banana Cookies
Gluten Free Oat Banana Chip Cookies
These cardamom spiked, gluten free Oat Banana Chip Cookies are so easy to make and make for a delicious after-school or after-work snack!
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Chocolate Peppermint Cherry Cookies
Crispy Yet Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Cherry Cookies
Gooey in the middle and slightly crispy on the outside, these Chocolate Peppermint Cherry Cookies would be a lovely treat for your next holiday cookie party, or just because
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Eggnog Cardamom Cookies - Gluten Free
Eggnog Cardamom Cookies {Gluten Free}
Gently spiked with cloves and cardamom, these gluten-free Eggnog Cardamom Cookies are sure to delight your senses. Delightfully aromatic, slightly chewy and simply delicious, they would be a wonderful addition to your Christmas Cookie list!
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Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies
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A stack of 4 of My favorite gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
My Favorite Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These gluten-free oatmeal cookies get made over and over again in our home! Sometimes, nuts are added in; sometimes, they are dipped in chocolate; sometimes, they are crumbled over a bowl of frozen yogurt. Most-times, they are are favorite!
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Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Tarts for holiday dessert table
Easy Chocolate Almond Tarts
These Chocolate Almond Tarts made with Ghirardelli chocolate are so easy to make and are decadently delicious. They are an amazing addition to any gathering, or whip them up and keep them all to yourself – like I do!
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Ginger Cardamom Cookies - gluten-free, sugar-free, sweetened with Splenda Naturals
Ginger Cardamom Cookies
If you are looking to cut down your sugar intake, I have just the cookies for ya – these Ginger Cardamom Cookies are vegan, gluten-free and refined-sugar free and perfect for chomping on for breakfast, snack or dessert!
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Vegan Snowball Cookies With Cardamom Cinnamon #IncredibleBulkBinTreatExchange
Vegan Cardamom Cinnamon Snowball Cookies
Melt in your mouth delicious – these little snowballs also happen to be vegan!
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A stack of 4 Easy gluten free chocolate pretzel bars
Blender Chocolate Pretzel Bars ~ One of Our Travel Essentials
I like to think that these, 8-ingredient, blender-made, Chocolate Pretzel Bars are “healthy” as they are sweetened with dates and contain coconut oil instead of butter – and are ridiculously easy to whip up!
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No Bake Pistachio Chocolate Bites
Easy No Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites
A little bit naughty (hello creamy milk chocolate), a little bit nutritious, these Easy No Bake Chocolate Pistachio Bites call for 5 ingredients (6 if you include salt) and are a delicious anytime pick me up!
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Chocolate Beet Biscotti {Gluten-Free}
Chocolate Beet Biscotti {Gluten-Free}
If you happen to love beets, then these Chocolate Beet Biscotti will disappoint you as you’d hardly taste the beets in these – guess that’s good news for you beet-haters eh?
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These delicious, energizing, and gluten-free Almond Pecan Bites are the perfect afternoon pick-me-up or mid-morning snack. They are so tasty and satisfying and sure to be a hit with family and friends.
Almond & Pecan Bites
Delicious, energizing and gluten free Almond & Pecan BiteS
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Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
Gluten Free, Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
These here are proof that cookies can be tasty and good fo ya! Packed with flax meal and oats, these Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies also happen to be gluten-free and butter-free!
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Gluten-Free Mocha Almond Bites
Slump Slaying Mocha Almond Bites
These Mocha almond bites are my afternoon slump-slayer! Coffee, chocolate and almond butter unite harmoniously in these gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free no-bake bites.
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Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites
Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites
Life needs balance right? So, how about balancing off some of the treats of this holiday season with some of these gluten free, no-bake, Peppermint White Chocolate Protein Bites?
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Stack of small batch praline pecan cranberry cookies
Eggless Praline Pecan Cranberry Cookies
This recipe is for a small batch of Eggless Praline Pecan Cranberry Cookies. These cookies are delicious and so easy to make. In fact, you do not need an electric mixer nor do you need to chill the dough. Just mix, bake, and enjoy!
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Boozy Christmas Cake Cupcakes - RunninSrilankan
Boozy Christmas Cake Cupcakes
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Delicious Gluten Free Ginger Pecan Cookies Photo
Ginger Pecan Cookies
Loaded with candied ginger and powdered ginger, these gluten-free Ginger Pecan Cookies are a cinch to whip up and can be made ahead and stored until you need to whip these up for Christmas cookie exchange parties and holiday get-togethers!
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Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies For Christmas Gifting Image
Ginger Molasses Cookies
Take a break during this busy holiday season with these soft and gluten-free, Ginger Molasses Cookies. They are irresistible with a warm cup of coffee or tea – unless you gift them all away this holiday season.
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Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Cookies
Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Cookies
These Gluten free, dairy free, cookies are filled with cinnamon, dried apple chips and vanilla – they not only smell delicious but taste heavenly – and – without the icing, they can even be breakfast!
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Slices of range and chocolate chip cookies on baking tray
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange
Spiked with a smidge of cinnamon, these gluten free Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies are an explosion of flavor. They are ever so slightly crispy on the outside and nicely soft and gooey on the inside and perfect for a twist on the traditional chocolate chip to offer up at your next cookie exchange!
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Plate of easy no bake pistachio ruby chocolate cookies
Pistachio Cookies with Ruby Chocolate
Pistachio & Ruby chocolate unite in delicious harmony in these gluten-free, no-bake, Pistachio Cookies with Ruby Chocolate. Made with only 7 ingredients, these no-bake cookies are high on the nutrition scale as well!
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These gluten free Oatmeal Ginger Cookies with a white chocolate drizzle
Candied Ginger Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free)
These soft and chewy Candied Ginger Oatmeal Cookies are delightfully delicious. Their white chocolate drizzle balances off the bits of candied ginger in them, and, they just happen to be gluten-free!
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Made with just 10 ingredients, these gluten-free Mocha Breakfast Cookies are delicious and nutritious! They are great for breakfast or as a snack when you need a pick-me-up!
Mocha Breakfast Cookies {Gluten Free}
Made with just 10 ingredients, these gluten-free Mocha Breakfast Cookies are delicious and nutritious! They are great for breakfast or as a snack when you need a pick-me-up!
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Chocolate & Cookie Butter Bake
Chocolate & Cookie Butter Bake
This little Chocolate and Cookie Butter bake only requires 5 ingredients, but is just so mind-blowingly tasty! Definitely worth a try!
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Walnut Coconut Cookie Cake with chocolate, berries, pomegranate arils, and coconut whipped cream - also gluten free
Walnut Coconut Cookie Cake
You know you wanna slice of this scrumptious, gluten-free, Walnut Coconut Cookie Cake topped with chocolate, berries, pomegranate arils, and coconut whipped cream!
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no bake, healthyish, easy cereal cookies for snacking
No-Bake Cereal Cookies
When you are craving something sweet and crunchy, it sure helps to have some of these 6-ingredient No-Bake Cereal Cookies on hand. They are a tasty, versatile, and easy treat to make and enjoy with your family.
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Batch of eggless oat chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven.
Easy Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Made with just twelve ingredients, these Easy Eggless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious way to chase away that afternoon slump and sure to be a favorite eggless cookie recipe with you and your famiy.
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The Best 3-ingredient chocolate mousse without heavycream
3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse
This 3 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is an easy, quick, decadent treat to whip up when that chocolate craving hits. This delightfully creamy treat is made without any eggs or heavy cream and does not require any cooking.
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Bananas & Cream Protein Bites
Bananas & Cream Protein Bites
Need a quick and easy breakfast you can munch on in traffic? Or, how about a filling and delicious snack to tide you over till dinner time? Well, that’s where these little five-ingredient, gluten-free, protein-packed, bites come in handy!
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Triple Chocolate Beet Cookies
Triple Chocolate Beet Cookies
Beets and Oats make these cookies basically like a bowl of oats in cookie form – right? Or many that’s just me trying to justify my intake of these Triple Chocolate Cookies!
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Coconut Oat Pecan Breakfast Cookies #BTSSpirit
Coconut Oat Pecan Breakfast Cookies
The ingredient list might be long on these cookies, but they are not only delicious, they are also breakfast worthy with a good dose of lignans, fiber and protein and with a variety of M&M’s® thrown in – they are just plain fun to snack or breakfast on!
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Chocolate Dipped Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
These Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies are my tasty, gluten-free, eggless, spin on traditional peanut butter cookies. These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are made with 6 main ingredients and are ready to enjoy in 30 minutes. Serve them dipped in chocolate for a truly indulgent cookie.
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a tray full of beet bars - some stacked and some lying around the stacked ones.
Beet Bars
Moist, light, and studded with white chocolate chips, these decadent Beet Bars are gluten free and can be enjoyed as a breakfast treat or a snack or a dessert.
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crunchy peanut butter truffles
Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Balls
These easy no bake peanut butter balls are a holiday staple in our home. Crunchy, sweet, peanut buttery, and made with only 7 pantry-staple ingredients!
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Healthy sugar-free gluten-free beet peanut butter cookies.
Easy Pink Cookie Recipe (Refined Sugar-free)
Spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger, this gluten-free, refined sugar-free, easy pink cookie recipe results in a batch of delicious, aromatic, and healthy cookies that are free of any artificial food coloring.
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3 ingredient date energy balls rolled in coconut powder, chopped pecans and plain.
Date Energy Balls
Three ingredients and about 10 minutes are all you need to make these Date Energy Balls. These no-bake plant-based treats are gluten-free and refined sugar-free, and the perfect midday pick-me-up.
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Easy 9 ingredient butter cookies.
Vegan Spritz Cookies
Flavored with a hint of cardamom and cinnamon, these tender and buttery, vegan spritz cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
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  1. […] I do my best to fill my table with sides like Za’atar Asparagus with Pomegranate, Golden Pan Roasted Parsnips, Sautéed Brussels Sprouts Apple Salad, Easy Meatless Veggie Balls, and this Easy Christmas Salad so I can enjoy treats like these Christmas Cake Cupcakes, these custard pies, pies made with this mincemeat, and these cookies! […]

  2. wow I am in for a treat! Such a great collection of cookie recipes!