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!

Clean Eating Coconut Bites

With these no-bake delights, you can skip the part where you turn on the oven and forget something's cooking. This recipe uses xylitol (aka: the tooth-friendly sugar) as a sweetener and has a hearty dose of coconut. Visit whole-food lover Adrienne’s blog Whole New Mom for the full recipe.

Health Factor: Refined sugar, dairy, egg and grain free

photo: Whole New Mom

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