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.”


Gluten-Free Peppermint Shortbread Cookies – Life Made Full

Gluten-Free Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

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 :-)!

Raw Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Macaroons

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!

Coconut Cream Shortbread

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.

Almond Butter Pumpkin Pie Truffles

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.
Peanut Butter Cookies

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.
These No Bake Coconut Cookies come together super fast and they are Low Carb! Like a Low Carb version of those pricey Cocoroons in the health food store!

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 :-)!
Looking for a Healthy Gluten Free Treat? These Soft Pumpkin Cookies are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Sugar Free - They remind us of Enjoy Life Cookies, but without all the sugar and very little sweetener at that! Great not just for fall, but all year round.

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.

Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Raw Gingersnap Cookie Bon Bons from Ricki Heller

I just love Ricki’s work.  These Bon Bons are delicious – you can use my DIY Liquid Stevia for this recipe too!
These are pretty low carb already, but to make them lower use xylitol for the coconut sugar and coconut shreds in place of the oatmeal.
Raw Gingersnap Cookie Bon Bons

 Coconut Date Linzer Cookies from Real Food Forager

The dates are high sugar, but these looked so wonderful I had to share them!

Coconut Date Linzer Cookies

Tiramisu Cookies (vegan, gluten free) from Vegan Richa

Richa’s creations are quite imaginative.
For low carb, substitute almond flour for the flours and use a low carb sweetener.
Tiramisu Cookies

Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreos from She Let them Eat Cake

Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreos

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 :).
Got a sweet tooth but trying to eat healthier? These No Bake Dessert Low Carb "Almond Joy" Bars are soooo good - even non healthy eaters love them. Every time I make them they are gone lickety split and they're full of healthful ingredients like coconut oil, nut or seed butters, and more. These bars are sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, autoimmune protocol/AIP friendly, and more!

Thumbprint Cookies (grain free) from Deliciously Organic

Thumbprints are always a favorite this time of year.
For low carb, use a low carb sweetener – do so for the Hazelnut Spread as well.

Coconut Cream Whoopie Pies from The Spunky Coconut

You can use my Homemade Coconut Butter in these as well!
For low carb, simply use a low carb sweetener!

Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti from Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free

Biscotti means “twice baked”.  That’s what makes these so nicely crispy!
For low carb, use almond flour, unsweetened cranberries, and a low carb sweetener.

A Holiday Collection of Healthier Cookies  from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

My kids are now begging me to make naturally colored sprinkles!
For all of these, for low carb simply replace the sweetener with a low carb option.

Chocolate Nut Butter Cookies (grain free) from Delicious Obsessions

Use whatever nut or seed butter you can.
For low carb, use a low carb sweetener.


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What is YOUR favorite Christmas Cookie?

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  1. Shanti @ Life Made Full says:

    Thanks for sharing my GF peppermint shortbread cookies!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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*.

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

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

  13. 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! 😉

  14. 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!