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5 Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas cookies on a white table.

If you’re already in Christmas prep mode, you’ll love these five healthy cookie recipes! They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, and have no added sugars or artificial ingredients. Indulge completely guilt-free and don’t feel bad about eating the entire jar in one sitting.

Table of Contents

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies
Orange Ginger Macadamia Cookies
Lime, Coconut, and Mint Cookies
Almond Cardamom Cookies
Cashew Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

Cranberry pistachio cookies on a green napkin.

It’s time to take the beloved cranberry for a twist in this pistachio recipe. The mix of the two makes for a delicious flavor that melts in your mouth and screams Christmas! Only sweetened with coconut sugar and a little bit of cranberry jam, these cookies are scrumptious and will curb all of your sweet cravings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup pistachio meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cranberry jam (unsweetened)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F  and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients except dry cranberries and chopped pistachios, including the sugar and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, cranberry jam, egg, and vanilla.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  5. Fold in the cranberries and pistachios.
  6. Scoop the cookies with a spoon and place them on the parchment sheet, leaving some space in between so they have room to expand.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take out, leave to chill on a cookie rack for 10-15 minutes, and serve!

Orange Ginger Macadamia Cookies

Orange and ginger cookies on a plate.

Orange and ginger are always one of the most delicious pairings come the holiday season. These incredible cookies smell as good as they taste and they’re rich in healthy omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to help strengthen your immune system and reduce your inflammation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup ground macadamia nuts, roasted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon macadamia nut milk (or more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons almond or cashew butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts, roasted

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F  and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients except chopped macadamia nuts, including the sugar, ginger and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, nut butter of choice, orange juice, one egg, vanilla, and a splash of macadamia milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more of the macadamia milk but don’t overdo it! You don’t want it to slide off your spoon.
  5. Fold in the roasted chunks of macadamia nuts.
  6. Scoop the cookies with a spoon and place them on the parchment sheet, leaving some space in between so they have room to expand.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take out, leave to chill on a cookie rack for 10-15 minutes, and serve!

Lime, Coconut, and Mint Cookies

Coconut cookies with mint on a parchment paper.

Did someone say mojito, but make it winter-related? These cookies are refreshing and citrusy, and they’re the perfect snacking material for your favorite Christmas movies. And if there’s nothing left for your guests, you can easily make them from scratch in just half an hour!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened), plus extra for coating
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon coconut milk (or more if needed)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F  and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients including coconut sugar and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, lime juice, mint extract, coconut butter, one egg, and a splash of coconut milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more coconut milk but don’t overdo it! You don’t want it to slide off your spoon.
  5. Scoop the cookies with a spoon and place them on the parchment sheet, leaving some space in between so they have room to expand.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Take out and leave to chill on a cookie rack for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Once cool, take a brush and dip it in coconut milk. Brush over the cookies and sprinkle with shredded coconut to coat, and serve!

Almond Cardamom Cookies

Almond Cardamom cookies on a wooden tray.

Cardamom is another favorite holiday spice that really adds something special to your healthy cookies. It’s also anti-inflammatory and helps lower your blood pressure, so go ahead and get yourself a second and third (maybe even fourth) helping!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup yacon root syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon almond milk (or more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F  and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients except slivered almonds, including cardamom and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, yacon syrup, almond butter, one egg, vanilla extract, and a splash of almond milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more almond milk but don’t overdo it! You don’t want it to slide off your spoon.
  5. Fold in slivered almonds.
  6. Scoop the cookies with a spoon and place them on the parchment sheet, leaving some space in between so they have room to expand.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take out, leave to chill on a cookie rack for 10-15 minutes, and serve!

Cashew Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spiced cookies with pumpkin decor.

Pumpkin spice season is not over yet, and these delicious and healthy Christmas cookies are the best proof! Chewy and yet crispy on top, these cookies are perfect for pairing with pumpkin spice latte or your favorite holiday tea!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup ground cashews, roasted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon ground pumpkin spice
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup yacon syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cashew nut milk (or more if needed)
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews, roasted

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F  and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients except chopped cashews, including pumpkin spice and s
  3. In a medium bowl, combine melted coconut oil, yacon syrup, pumpkin puree, cashew butter, one egg, vanilla extract, and a splash of cashew milk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, add a bit more cashew milk but don’t overdo it! You don’t want it to slide off your spoon.
  5. Fold in chopped cashews.
  6. Scoop the cookies with a spoon and place them on the parchment sheet, leaving some space in between so they have room to expand.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Take out, leave to chill on a cookie rack for 10-15 minutes, and serve!

Try out these healthy cookie recipes this time around and wow your friends and family. Still, if you’re looking to indulge in some of the most popular Christmas cookies, we’ve got you covered!

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