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10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes



Hey guys and happy holidays! It’s that time of year when things seem a little more magical and you get to spread joy to your friends and family. If there’s one memory that sticks with me from the holidays, it’s setting up a huge table at my moms house overflowing with sugar cookies cut out using her cookie cutters from the 70’s, colored icing everywhere, sprinkles, and all the fun toppings to “win” at having the best decorated cookie. Until I felt I’ve perfected the sugar cookie, I wanted to round up some of my favorite HEALTHY, simple, and delicious cookie recipes you and your family can make together this holiday. Also, they make great thoughtful gifts! Read more of this collection of 10 healthy Christmas Cookie recipes to give as gifts that are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. Keep reading for ideas!

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One of my favorite gifts to give are thoughtful DIY gifts. Last year I gave my family members a meditation kit to help them feel balanced (see ideas for your own meditation kit in the 2016 NS Gift Guide). If you want to gift some delicious goodies to your family, coworkers, or neighbors, or just have a reason to bake some cookies, look no further! Below are my favorite 10 treat recipes for sharing with loved ones.

No. 01

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

A delicious, chewy, and gluten free thumbprint cookie with a sweet and tart raspberry filling. Gluten free and paleo friendly.

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

No. 02

Beetroot Coconut Sugar Cookies

A healthy take on the sugar cookie made with beets, oats, and coconut. Gluten free and dairy free.

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

No. 03

Oatmeal Raisin and Apple Sandwich Cookies

A delicious naturally vegan and gluten free alternative to a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie using only whole food ingredients.

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

No. 04

Pistachio Crusted Chewy Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

A chewy, gluten free and grain free chocolate chip and cranberries cookie.

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

No. 05

Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookies

A unique chocolate chip cookie made with tigernut flour, tigernuts, and chocolate chips. Gluten free, vegan, and paleo friendly.

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

No. 06

Coconut Ginger Cookie Crisps

A thin gluten free cookie crisp with flavors of coconut and ginger.

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

No. 07

Caramel Cookie Candy Bars

A delicious shortbread cookie with raw caramel sauce and chocolate for the ultimate variation of a healthy Twix. Gluten free and vegan.

Healthy Caramel Cookie Candy "Twix" Bars | Nutrition Stripped vegan gluten free

No. 08

Peanut Butter Cookies from the Fall Society

10 Healthy Christmas Cookies | Nutrition Stripped

Simple Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe type: dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
A simple gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe for an easy dessert or quick snack.
  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt (reserved for the tops of the cookie before baking)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter , and coconut sugar; whisk to combine or use a hand mixer until smooth and well combined.
  3. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the dough on the lined baking sheet, gently press down with fork and bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let completely cool before storing in an airtight glass container for up to 2 weeks in the pantry or in the fridge.



No. 9

Sesame Shortbread Cookies

Gluten free and dairy free Sesame Shortbread Cookies topped with sesame seeds and poppy seeds for a sweet, nutty, and crunchy dessert.

Sesame Shortbread Cookies | Nutrition Stripped

No. 10

Superfood Chocolate Bark (okay not technically a cookie, but still a great holiday treat!)

10 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes | Nutrition Stripped

Got cookies?

Have any favorite Christmas cookie recipes or cookie traditions? Share ’em in the comments! And if you make any of these yourself, be sure to let me know what you think in the comments and share them on Instagram with #nutritionstripped so we can see! I hope you’re having a happy and healthy holiday season.

xx McKel

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