It’s the most wonderful time of year, with a bounty of cookie platters wherever you go. But all that goodness can add up in not-so-good ways. Because we love you (and your waistline) we’ve found beautiful and healthy versions of your holiday cookie favorites like shortbread, thumbprints, and truffles that will make for a very merry holiday season. Peruse our delicious suggestions and get baking!

Thumbs Up!

Sarah Nielsen, aka Celiac in the City, shares that these sweet gems are not only her husband’s favorite holiday cookie, but her go-to for her annual gluten-free cookie swap. We can tell why. Drizzled with white chocolate and sweetened with a dollop of jam— much yum on your tongue! Be sure to read Sarah’s advice to bake these up just right. Get the recipe here.

Health Factor: Gluten free

photo: Celiac in the City

  • Thumbs Up!
  • Shortbread... 5 Ways
  • Tasty Truffles
  • Very Vegan
  • Lucious Lemon
  • No-Bake Beauties
  • Under 100 Calories Cookies
  • No Butter Bars
  • Clean Eating Coconut Bites
  • Sensibly Delicious Santa Hats 

Have you tried baking up a batch of healthy cookies before? Share your tips with our readers in the Comments below! 

— Christal Yuen & Cherie Gough