Itâ€™s the most wonderful time of the year! â€¦or something like that. I actually really enjoy the holidays and love gathering with my favorite people around a delicious meal. Bonus: Christmas cookies! I participated in my first Christmas cookie exchange last year and absolutely loved getting to share some of my favorite healthy christmas cookies with our friends. I really loved baking cookies for my friends and gathering to celebrate as a group. What can I say?! Iâ€™m a Jew who loves Christmas!
Whether youâ€™re getting together with friends and family for a baking day ahead of the holidays or just want to know how to store your healthy Christmas cookies, I wanted to pass along a tip that I found to be helpful during what can be a hectic time of year. You can 100% make your cookies ahead of time. I recommend two ways of making your cookies in advance:
Over the years Iâ€™ve baked my fair-share of healthy Christmas cookies and have learned that keeping them healthy does not mean they canâ€™t be delicious. Here are 10 of my favorite healthy Christmas cookies from THM and around the web:
Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Cookies â€“ These cookies are grain-free, paleo and made in one-bowl. Theyâ€™re not short on delicious, sweet flavor though and are perfect for your next holiday get-together or cookie bake-off!
Ginger Molasses Cookies â€“Healthier ginger molasses cookies, made with unrefined coconut sugar, light on the butter and a zesty spice mix. Sub gluten-free flour for a gluten-free alternative or keep regular for an equally delicious cookie recipe.
Double Chocolate Cookies â€“ These cookies are grain-free, made with just 6 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes. Theyâ€™re the healthy cookies you always dreamed of that taste far more decadent than they seem!
Grain-Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookiesâ€“ Made with just 6 simple ingredients, these healthy chocolate cookies with dried cranberries are grain-free and will totally hit the spot!
Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies â€“ Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies that the whole family can enjoy including those with gluten allergies and intolerances. The ultimate Christmas cookie without the gluten.
Healthy Chocolate Turtles â€“ Peanuts, caramel made out of dates and a chocolate coating? You better believe it. These whip up in no time at all and are ridiculously delicious.
Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies â€“ Are you a mint chocolate lover? These grain-free cookies were made for you!
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies â€“ Lighten up your holiday season with these spectacular soft raspberry thumbprint cookies. Theyâ€™re grain-free and made with a delicious homemade raspberry filling.
Gluten-Free Almond Biscotti â€“ For some reason I hadnâ€™t tried good biscotti until I was an adult and now Iâ€™m obsessed. This recipe looks delicious!
Sea Salt Nutella Thumbprint Cookies â€“ Sea salt + nutella? Sold! Lexi has a recipe for homemade nutella but if thatâ€™s not your jam, you can use plain olâ€™ chocolate.
Most importantly: enjoy the company! Cookies are great and all, but the holidays are just about food. Also donâ€™t stress too much about â€śovereatingâ€ť or â€ścheat mealsâ€ť. Just enjoy the damn cookie (or 3!).
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