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!

No Butter Bars

Bursting with chewy goodness, these Derby Pie-inspired cookie bars are the next best thing to the ooey-gooey slice. In fact, blogger Shelley notes that her little boy requested them as a birthday treat. Visit Two Healthy Kitchens for the whole recipe.

Health Factor: Butter and oil free

photo: Two Healthy Kitchens

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