25 Healthy Christmas Cookies

healthy christmas cookies

I love Christmas, as I’m sure many of you do too. After all, there’s so much to love about Christmas.

You get to spend time with friends and family. And if you’ve been good, you may even get a present or two from Santa Claus.

And let’s not forget about all the delicious Christmas cookies. Yum!

But all too often, they’re not healthy. Eat too much of them, and you’ll be battling the dreaded post-Christmas bulge.

So, today I’m sharing 25 Healthy Christmas cookies. They’re not only tasty but good for you too.

And to keep them fresh longer, be sure to store them in airtight food storage containers. I recommend these glass ones here because they keep food fresh for longer.

If you prefer something lighter, these BPA-free plastic containers are a good option.

1. Healthy Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

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Do you love spicy Christmas cookies? Then be sure to try these cookies.

They’re chewy, spicy, and sweet. As an added bonus, they’re gluten-free and vegan.

To keep them gluten-free, you’ll be using coconut flour instead of regular flour.

Coconut flour is not only gluten-free. It’s low carb too. And it’s rich in iron, which helps keep your energy levels up.

And since coconut flour is pretty absorbent, a little goes a long way. If you’d like to stock up on some, you can get some here.

To keep them vegan, you’ll be using flax “eggs” instead of regular eggs. Flax eggs are simply a mixture of flaxseed meal, aka ground flaxseed, and water.

Besides acting as a good binder, flaxseed is pretty nutritious. It’s packed full of plant-based omega-3s, which you need for a healthy heart.

It also contains lignans, which are antioxidants that have health benefits. Besides using it for baking, you can also add it to your oatmeal and smoothies.

If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 104
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 8g

Recipe

2. Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

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Looking for some more vegan treats? Give these cookies a try.

They’re moist, rich, and oh, so yummy. The mixture of hazelnuts and chocolate is the perfect combination.

Meanwhile, the Medjool dates add natural sweetness. Besides adding sweetness, dates are pretty nutritious.

They’re rich in fiber, which is good for your digestion. They also provide magnesium and manganese, which you need for healthy bones.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 135
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

3. Keto Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Keto Chocolate Pecan Cookies

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Are you on a keto diet? Then you know that the Christmas season can be difficult.

Christmas cookies are everywhere…at work, at home, you name it. And Christmas cookies tend to be loaded with carbs.

And too many carbs means not being able to fit into your skinny jeans.

With these cookies, you can eat your cake, ahem, cookies…and have them too.

That’s because each cookie contains only 2.8 grams of net carbs. So, you can eat a cookie (or two!) and not feel guilty.

And they’re yummy too. The crunchy pecans meld beautifully with the chocolatey cocoa.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be using erythritol to sweeten them. Erythritol is an all-natural sweetener that won’t cause blood sugar spikes.

And unlike some sweeteners, it doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 46
  • Fats: 3.1g
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Carbs: 3.6g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

4. Keto Caramel Turtle Cookie Recipe

Keto Caramel Turtle Cookie

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Looking for some more keto treats? I’ve got you covered.

These cookies have all the flavors of turtle candy but in cookie form.

The crunchiness of the pecans is the perfect contrast to the smoothness of the caramel. And the dark chocolate chips and cocoa powder add a rich chocolatey flavor.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be using almond flour. Not only is almond flour low in carbs, but it also contains more fat, which keeps you in ketosis.

And it’s rich in Vitamin E, which you need for healthy skin. If you’re running low on almond flour, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 189
  • Fats: 14g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 5g

Recipe

5. Almond Pulp Cookies

Almond Pulp Cookies

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Do you make your own almond milk from scratch? Then you may be wondering what to do with all that leftover almond pulp.

Well, wonder no more. These almond pulp cookies are the perfect solution.

They’re moist and buttery. The nuttiness of the almond pulp contrasts the tartness of the cranberries nicely.

Besides being delicious, these cookies are gluten-free and vegan. So, they’re great for friends and family with various food preferences and/or needs.

To keep them gluten-free, you’ll be using oat flour. Oat flour has a ton of nutrition.

It is rich in bone-building minerals like manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. And it’s an excellent source of iron. If you’d like to give it a try, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 91
  • Fats: 5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

Recipe

6. Lazy Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

Keto Shredded Coconut Cookies

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Are you a fan of everything coconut? Then you’ll love these cookies.

They’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious. And the combination of shredded coconut and chocolate is so heavenly…you’ll want to keep popping them in your mouth.

Best of all, they only contain only 2.26 grams of net carbs per serving. So, they’re perfect if you’re on a keto diet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 73
  • Fats: 6.23g
  • Protein: 1.52g
  • Carbs: 3.56g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

7. Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Peppermint Cookies

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Not a fan of oatmeal cookies? You will be after trying these ones.

They’re chewy and full of chocolate and raisin goodness. And the mint is perfect for the holiday season.

Besides being yummy, these cookies are good for you too. That’s because they’re packed with healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour and oats, which are high in fiber.

To sweeten them, you’ll be using coconut sugar. Coconut sugar contains small amounts of minerals such as potassium, iron, zinc, and calcium.

It is also lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar. This means it may not raise your blood sugar levels as much as regular sugar. If you’d like to try it out, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 208
  • Fats: 10g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 15g

Recipe

8. Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies

Cherry Cheesecake Oat Cookies

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Did someone say cherry cheesecake oat cookies? You had me at cherry…and cheesecake.

These cookies are full of flavor. The maple syrup and bananas add natural sweetness.

Meanwhile, the fresh cherries add both sweetness and nice acidity. And the creaminess of the vegan cream cheese balances it out.

Besides making a delicious snack, these cookies are perfect for breakfast on the go. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 60
  • Fats: 1.8g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Carbs: 10.3g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar:

Recipe

9. Keto Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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Candy canes bring back fond childhood memories. Things like decorating the Christmas tree with them, and of course eating them.

But on a keto diet, candy canes are a No-No. That’s because they’re loaded with sugar.

These candy canes cookies combine the best of both worlds: candy canes and chocolate. Yet, they contain only 7 grams of sugar… So, you won’t be on Santa’s naughty list.

To keep them low carb, you’ll be using sugar-free dark chocolate chips, which you can find here. They contain no sugar, and they also contain antioxidants that promote good health.

You’ll also be using unsweetened cocoa, so you get another good dose of antioxidants. Yay!

Besides being yummy, these candy cane cookies are so pretty. So, they make the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 113
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 7g

Recipe

10. Paleo Sugar Cookies

Paleo Sugar Cookies

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Are you on a Paleo diet? Then you know how tough Christmas can be.

Everywhere you go, you see tasty cookies. It’s enough to make you want to ditch your diet.

With these Paleo sugar cookies, you get to eat your cake, ahem, cookies and have them too.

They’re extra chewy and yummy. The creamy frosting is perfect for licking…your kids will love them too.

And since one batch makes 20 cookies, you’ll have more than enough to share with them. Or not.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 106
  • Fats: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 2g

Recipe

11. Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

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Do you love making homemade decorations for your Christmas tree? Me too.

It makes the Christmas tree so much homier, right? And Christmas is all about making your home homey.

These gingerbread cookies are so cute. And they taste just as good as they look.

They’re crunchy, nutty, and spicy. That’s because they contain warm spices like ground cinnamon and ground cloves.

And they’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup and molasses. Besides adding sweetness, molasses are good for you too.

Molasses are a good source of bone-building minerals like manganese and magnesium.

Besides using it for baking, you can also add it to your coffee or tea. If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 61
  • Fats: 2.8g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Carbs: 8.3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 3.4g

Recipe

12. Ketogenic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ketogenic Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year. But, let’s face it, it gets pretty hectic too.

Between all the Christmas shopping and social functions, it’s hard to get time to yourself.

So, when you have some free time, you just want to relax. And eat something comforting…like chocolate chip cookies.

These cookies are crunchy and loaded with chocolate chip goodness. So, they’re great for dunking in a warm cup of coffee or tea.

As an added bonus, they contain only 2 grams of net carbs. So, you can eat them and not worry about getting out of ketosis.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 74
  • Fats: 6.4g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Carbs: 3.2g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 1.5g

Recipe

13. Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

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Talking about comfort, nothing is as comforting as a hot cup of hot cocoa. Particularly, after a day running errands on a cold winter’s day.

These hot cocoa cookies are dense and indulgent. They’re sure to satisfy your hot cocoa cravings.

And they’re good for you too. The almond butter provides tons of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.

Meanwhile, the cocoa powder provides good-for-you antioxidants. And if you can’t get enough of the hot cocoa goodness, feel free to enjoy with a warm cup of hot cocoa. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 252
  • Fats: 17g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbs: 22g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 16g

Recipe

14. Gluten-Free & Vegan Sugar Cookies With Matcha Icing

Vegan Sugar Cookies

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Do you have fond childhood memories of baking Christmas cookies with your mom? Me too.

The best part was getting to lick the cookie dough, right?

But as we now know, raw cookie dough isn’t good for you. That’s because of the raw eggs.

These sugar cookies are sweet and full of everything nice. And you can eat cookie dough to your heart’s delight.

That’s because you’re using flax eggs, not real eggs.

Also, you’ll be using matcha powder to dye your icing. Matcha powder is a great alternative to food dye for dyeing your Christmas cookies.

Food dye can cause allergies and even hyperactivity in kids. Matcha powder also has a number of health benefits.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 145
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 13g

Recipe

15. Sugar-Free Paleo Pecan Snowball Cookies

Paleo Pecan Snowball Cookies

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Looking for low carb cookies that are also Paleo? These are the perfect option.

They’re yummy and moist. Perfect for popping in your mouth.

The pecans add texture and nuttiness. They’re a great addition to your classic snowball cookies.

Best of all, they contain only 1 gram of net carbs. Yes, you read that right.

The key to keeping them low carb is that you use almond flour. And to sweeten them, you use Swerve Confectioners sweetener.

Swerve Confectioners’ sweetener contains zero net carbs per serving. And unlike some other sweeteners, it doesn’t have a bitter after taste.

Aside from using it to make cookies, you can also use it to make Christmas puddings. If you need to stock up on some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 112
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

16. Peppermint Mocha Brownie Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Brownie Cookies

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There are decadent cookies. And there are DECADENT cookies.

These cookies are definitely DECADENT cookies. They’re moist, chewy, and fudgy.

And they’re packed with chocolate chips and mint. And for all you coffee lovers, there’s even coffee too…it doesn’t get much better than this.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 148
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 6g

Recipe

17. Grain-Free Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger Molasses Cookies

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During Christmas, we get to enjoy the company of loved ones who are still with us. And we get to reflect on fond memories of those who are no longer with us.

These ginger molasses cookies are perfect for doing both. They’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious… Just like granny used to make.

But, they’re healthier for you too. That’s because they contain healthy ingredients like gluten-free flours, maple syrup, and coconut butter.

Melted coconut butter makes a great frosting. It adds some sweetness to your cookie…without all the added sugar.

As an added bonus, it contains fiber, which helps keep you full. Besides using it to make the frosting, you can even use it to make fudge and other Christmas candies.

If you’d like to try some, you can get some here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 139
  • Fats: 11g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 7g

Recipe

18. Festive Keto Hazelnut Cookies

Keto Hazelnut Cookies

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Need cookies for an elegant Christmas get-together? Give these a try.

They’re picture-perfect, and they taste great too. The hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and almonds add texture and a nice nutty taste.

Meanwhile, the cinnamon adds holiday cheer.

Best of all, they contain only 0.6 grams of net carbs. So, they’re perfect for a keto lifestyle.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 54
  • Fats: 4.7g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Carbs: 1.3g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

19. Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Looking for some more keto eats? Give these cookies a try.

They’re just like brownies but in cookie form. They’re moist and fudgy.

And they’re powdered with powdered monk fruit sweetener. This gives them a nice, snowy look.

Besides being low in net carbs, they contain a lot of fat. So, they make pretty tasty fat bombs.

Are you a die-hard chocoholic? Feel free to add some sugar-free chocolate chips. Yum!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 92
  • Fats: 8g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

20. Snickerdoodle Creme Cookies

Snickerdoodle Creme Cookies

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I love Snickerdoodle cookies, as I’m sure many of you do too. But I’m definitely not a fan of all the carbs.

And as delicious as Snickerdoodle cookies are, they’re not worth all the carbs.

These Snickerdoodle Crème Cookies are low in carbs.

And they’re a good source of fiber. In fact, one cookie provides 10% of your daily fiber needs.

They’re also loaded with fat. So, you can have one and not feel hungry.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 126
  • Fats: 11.4g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Carbs: 4.7g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sugar: 0g

Recipe

21. Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Soft Paleo Sugar Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Swirl Cookies

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Looking for some cookies to bring to your office Christmas party? These are a great option.

They’re soft and packed with chocolate and peppermint goodness. And they look so pretty… Your co-workers will be impressed.

Best of all, they’re paleo, low carb, dairy-free, and even gluten-free. So, they’re great for coworkers who have various dietary needs/preferences.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 57
  • Fats: 2.4g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugar: 5.9g

Recipe

22. Almond Flour Spritz Cookie Recipe

Almond Flour Spritz Cookie

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Need some more fancy cookie ideas? These are a great option.

They’re crispy and buttery. They almost remind me of shortbread cookies. Yum!

And they look pretty dainty. They’re shaped like pinwheels, and the sprinkles give them a nice jeweled look.

Besides being a great Christmas cookie, they would also work great for a Frozen-themed birthday party. So, if you have a kid that loves Frozen, be sure to make them.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 61
  • Fats: 3.8g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbs: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 3.2g

Recipe

23. Shortbread Almond Flour Cookies

Shortbread Almond Flour Cookies

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Shortbread cookies are another favorite at Christmas. But on a low carb diet, they’re pretty much off-limits.

Just one medium shortbread cookie can contain close to 20 grams of net carbs. Ouch!

These shortbread cookies are yummy and buttery. And they’re dipped in melted chocolate and covered with sprinkles and nuts, so they’re pretty festive.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 162
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 10g

Recipe

24. Healthy Soft Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

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Looking for a fun Christmas cookie to bake with your kids? Then be sure to try these cookies.

Your kids will love making little thumbprints in the dough. Almost as much as licking the homemade raspberry filling.

The filling is so delicious that you’ll want to use it on everything.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 178
  • Fats: 12g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 13g

Recipe

25. Almond Butter Espresso Cookies

Almond Butter Espresso Cookies

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Looking for simple Christmas cookies to make? These are a great option.

They’re chewy, and the combination of almond butter and expresso is heavenly. Best of all, you only need six ingredients to make them: almond butter, organic sugar, expresso, baking soda, vanilla extra, and a flax “egg”.

Enjoy with a cup of expresso if you dare.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 96
  • Fats: 6g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbs: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 9g

Recipe

Conclusion

So, which one of these cookies are you going to be making? Have fun with it!

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