30 Healthy Christmas Cookies

Need some healthy treats for the Christmas Holiday Season? These 30 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes are just what you need. These gluten free cookies are all refined sugar free and most are dairy and egg free too. Plus, they're so delicious you can serve these to non-whole foodies too and they'll be sure to love them!

This past week, I shared a collection of 20 Healthy Christmas Cookies over at The Better Mom.

Honestly, there were so many great healthy cookie recipes to choose from, I started another collection to share here.

Now you really have no excuse to make this year’s sweet selection one that will not add on the pounds so easily.

With these wonderful cookies (and a few other treats included, you and your loved ones can indulge a bit with a little less “food guilt.”


Raw Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Macaroons from Civilized Caveman
Raw means “No Bake”.  Which I love.  Less work.  Less time.  And in the summer who wants to heat up the kitchen :-)!


Peppermint Bark Cookies (grain free & vegan) from Brittney Angel
Brittany has been cranking out loads of cookies and treats this month.  Hop on over to see more of her work!

gluten free cookies


Coconut Cream Shortbread from Cucina Libera
I just love this blog too.  These cookies remind me of the traditional peanut butter cookies, but made with coconut cream.
Use my Homemade Coconut Butter for these!

Soft Molasses Cookies (gluten free & vegan) from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
I love this blog’s approach to cooking.

Butter Spritz Cookies from Nouveau Raw
Amie Sue has amazing raw creations.  Aren’t these beautiful?

Almond Butter Pumpkin Pie Truffles (grain free) from Slim Palate
The blogger at Slim Palate is only 16!  He’s got a great blogging future in ahead!
My Homemade Liquid Stevia Drops would work great in these.

Pecan Pie Cookies (grain free & vegan) from Allergy-Free Alaska
Sub in another nut if need be!
If you can’t have dates, try a ground chia mix with extra candida-friendly sweetener.
Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten free & vegan) from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Of course, any nut or seed butter will work.  Check out my post on Homemade Nut or Seed Butter.
No-Bake Coconut Delights (sugar free, vegan, and grain free) from Whole New Mom (from me)
These cookies / candies–whatever you wish to call them–are just incredible.  I can’t keep them in our house longafter they are made.
And they are super simple and oven-free, which will be great when the summer months roll around.
no bake cookies
Soft Pumpkin Cookies (vegan with gluten and sugar free options) from Whole New Mom (from me again)
A little drizzle of my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips would make them just right.
We think they taste amazingly like Enjoy Life brand boxed cookies :-)!
Pumpkin Cookies
Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Against all Grain
For those who love chocolate chippers, these are a much healthier version!  You can even use my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips for these.
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from Sugar-Free Mom
Tons of whole grains in these.
Raw Gingersnap Cookie Bon Bons from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs
I just love Ricki’s work.  These Bon Bons are delicious!
DIY Liquid Stevia for this recipe too!
Coconut Date Linzer Cookies from Real Food Forager
The dates are high sugar, but these looked so wonderful I had to share them!
Nouveau Raw – Vanilla Macaroons
I just had to share these as well.   YUM!
Tiramisu Cookies (vegan, gluten free) from Vegan Richa
Richa’s creations are quite imaginative.  Hop over to see more!
Ginger Molasses Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle from She Let them Eat Cake
A simple drizzle makes almost any cookie look special.
Chocolate Coconut Bars (like Almond Joy) (allergy and sugar free options) from Whole New Mom (from me also)
One of our long time favorites.  If you haven’t tried them yet, you should :).
Almond Joy Candy Bars
Thumbprint Cookies (grain free) from Deliciously Organic
Thumbprints are always a favorite this time of year.
Coconut Cream Whoopie Pies from The Spunky Coconut
You can use my Homemade Coconut Butter in these as well!
Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free
Biscotti means “twice baked”.  That’s what makes these so nicely crispy!

Hot Chocolate Drop Cookies from Fresh 4 Five
These look super festive!

Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies (vegan) from Oatmeal with a Fork
Chocolate.  Chocolate.  and More Chocolate.

A Holiday Collection of Healthier Cookies (including sprinkles made with natural color) from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
My kids are now begging me to make naturally colored sprinkles!

Chocolate Nut Butter Cookies (grain free) from Delicious Obsessions
Use whatever nut or seed butter you can.


Raw Homemade Oreos from Almonds & Avocados
Oreos without a several year expiration date :-).


Chocolate Obsession Bars (grain free) from Cooking Traditional Foods
A bar, of course, but they looked too good not to share!

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Which cookie is your favorite?

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  1. Wow – these look great, Adrienne! Definitely got me in the mood to bake HEALTHY treats this year! Thanks for the inspiration to keep up a healthy diet during the holidays!

  2. Wow, I think I need to be eating a cookie a day from now till New Year’s! They all look so great. And thanks for including my Raw Gingersnap Bon Bons! I think I need to make those again, too! 😉

  3. Love this round up, Adrienne. So many great choices! Thank you for featuring my Guilt-Free Pecan Pie Cookies!

  4. Another amazing collection Adrienne! Thanks for including the Tiramisu cookies!

  5. This list is absolutely perfect. All of my favorite types of cookies but within a healthy spectrum. Thanks for making this Adrienne, and thanks for including my Almond Butter Pumpkin Pie Truffles even though they don’t count as cookies *wink, wink*.

  6. I’m going to check out the molasses cookies’ recipe. My sister and I used to bake those during the holidays. I haven’t had a molasses cookie in years.

  7. Wow!! What a yummy looking collection of cookies – just in time for Santa. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m definitely going to have to try making a few of these – I think first up is your coconut cookies that still look so amazing and those peppermint bark cookies. Both new and different! Have a wonderful holidays!!

  8. Brilliant – just when I thought that there is no such thing as healthy christmas cookies. Now I can happily recommend your collection to my sweet-toothed followers.

    Thanks for sharing and HAPPY HOLIDAYS 🙂

  9. Great selection!! I’m planning on making a couple of these for the kids that eat gluten free in our Sunday School class 🙂

  10. Oh my! So many cookies, so little time.

  11. Remember, cookies contain sugar and too much sugar is bad for your mental health. Too much sugar in ones diet is a common cause for psychosis.

  12. This post is such a fabulous resource, especially for anyone with special diet requirements – so many yummy cookies!

  13. The peppermint bark from Real Sustenance look divine. However, my computer warns me not to go to that website because it contains malware. Do you have the recipe?

    • Hi there. Thanks for the heads up. I don’t know what happened w/ the old site but the blogger has a new site and I changed out the links. Now you can get there – enjoy!