Healthy Christmas Cookies - gluten free with low-carb options

Christmas means Christmas Cookies for sure, but did you know it's possible to enjoy loads of cookies without all the refined sugar? In the interest of celebrating the season while staying on track with your healthy eating goals, I put together this list of Healthy Christmas Cookies that I'm sure you will love! 

And why not give some of these to others this year? Your friends and loved ones can get a double blessing--knowing you care about them but also know that healthy eating can truly taste great!

A huge list of Healthy Christmas Cookies to so you can enjoy the Holidays without guilt! All of these are gluten-free cookies with low carb and vegan options.



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

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 healthy Christmas cookies (and a few other treats included) you and your loved ones can indulge a bit with a little less "food guilt."

I've put in low carb options too so if you're on a low carb diet they can work for you too.

Healthy Christmas Cookies Galore

Gluten-Free Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

For low carb, use almond flour, a low carb sweetener, and low carb chocolate chips like my Homemade Chocolate Chips.

Gluten-Free Peppermint Shortbread Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies

healthy kitchen sink cookies with milk on the side

Keto Snowball Cookies

keto snowball cookies on a white plate

Soft Pumpkin Cookies (vegan with gluten and sugar-free options)

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 :-)!

bowl of pumpkin cookies

Coconut Cream Shortbread

These cookies remind me of the traditional peanut butter cookies but made with coconut cream.
Use my Homemade Coconut Butter for these!  For low carb, use almond flour and a low carb sweetener.

Coconut Cream Shortbread

White Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

These look amazing!
My Homemade Liquid Stevia Drops would work great in these.

pumpkin truffles with white chocolate coating

Peanut Butter Cookies (gluten free & vegan)

Of course, any nut or seed butter will work. Check out my post on Homemade Nut or Seed Butter.
For low carb, use almond flour for the flour, coconut oil for the applesauce and a low carb sweetener.

Peanut Butter Cookies

No-Bake Coconut Cookies (sugar free, vegan, and grain free)

These cookies/candies--whatever you wish to call them--are just incredible. I can't keep them in our house long after they are made.
And they are super simple and oven-free, which will be great when the summer months roll around.

No Bake Coconut Cookies - keto, low carb, paleo, gluten free, AIP, THM

Real-Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies

For those who love chocolate chippers, these are a much healthier version! You can even use my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips for these.
For low carb, use a low carb sweetener and low carb chocolate chips.

Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just love Ricki's work. These Bons 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

Almond Crescent Cookies

keto crescent cookies on black plate with sifter

Pumpkin Pecan Cookies

Pumpkin and pecans make the perfect combination in these oh-so-good and not-too-sweet.
Pumpkin Pecan Cookies. They taste great, are naturally gluten-free, and also vegan with a low-carb option

pumpkin pecan cookies on antique style wire cooling rack

Tiramisu Cookies (vegan, gluten free)

For low carb, substitute almond flour for the flours and use a low carb sweetener.

Tiramisu Cookies

Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreos

For low carb, use almond flour and a low-carb sweetener

Gluten-Free and Vegan Peppermint Oreos

Chocolate Coconut Bars (like Almond Joy) (allergy and sugar-free options)

One of our long time favorites.  If you haven't tried them yet, you should :).

no bake almond joy bars

Thumbprint Cookies (grain free)

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.

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies

Easy Matcha Bark - sugar free with vegan option

Not really a cookie, but a fantastic easy Holiday Treat.

matcha bark wrapped in raffia

Coconut Cream Whoopie Pies

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

Gluten-Free Coconut Cream Whoopie Pies

Paleo Gingerbread Cookies

Looking for a healthy cookie recipe? This Secret Ingredients Gingerbread Cookie Recipe is Grain Free, Sugar Free, and Dairy and Egg Free too (vegan). They are made with a special kind of flour that might be new to you.

Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Great cinnamon roll taste in a vegan cookie with a low-carb option.

gluten-free cinnamon roll cookies

What is YOUR favorite Christmas Cookie?

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29 Comments

    1. Hello there. I'm sorry you are having an issue. Can you read the post? You click on the links or the images to get the recipes. I hope that helps!

  1. 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?

    1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. Great selection!! I'm planning on making a couple of these for the kids that eat gluten free in our Sunday School class πŸ™‚

  5. 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 πŸ™‚

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.

  8. 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*.

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

  10. 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! πŸ˜‰

  11. 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!