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5 Healthy Takes on Classic Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies are a yule-tide classic that every family enjoys! But the slice and bake cookies from the grocery store may not satisfy every family member’s dietary needs. That’s why we put our elf hats on and got to work to find the best healthy alternatives to classic Christmas cookies to try this holiday!

Healthy Sugar Cookies by Eating Bird Food

Sugar cookies are the go-to for decorating and this healthy version packs all the flavor without sacrificing taste! Made with whole wheat pastry flour, they’re packed with fiber and nutrients for a light and fluffy cookie that will hold its shape no matter how you cut it!

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies by Chocolate Covered Katie

With over 2000 raving recipes, these vegan chocolate chip cookies are a must-try! Choose from spelt, oat, or classic white flour for the base and mix in your vegan milk, butter, and chocolate chips to get started! This recipe focuses on pantry staples and sticks as close as possible to classic recipes for a cookie the author claims will be indecipherable from an original!

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Healthy Carrot Cake Cookies by Love & Lemons

These cookies will become a new favorite with all the moist flavor of the cake and sneaky healthy ingredients only the chef will know about! Packed with flaxseed, almond butter, whole rolled oats, and (of course) carrots, these gluten-free carrot cake cookies will be a soft, spiced sweet treat!

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3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies by Feel Good Foodie

While peanut butter may not be a traditional holiday flavor, the simplicity of these gluten and dairy-free cookies may be hard to pass up in the middle of a busy holiday season! With just peanut butter, eggs, and sugar, you’ll have a rich, chewy cookie everyone will love!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Eating Bird Food

This is the big kahuna – flourless, grain-free, vegan and delicious! Swapping eggs, butter, sugar and flour for almond butter, maple syrup and flax egg, these one bowl cookies are so easy even your kids can help make them!

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Pin this blog and try one or all this holiday season! And, once they’re baked, don’t forget to decorate them with your kids!