Assorted healthy chirstmas cookies on wood counter.

Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes

When you think cookies, you usually don't think "healthy," but in honor of National Cookie Day, feel free to treat yourself with these delicious, healthy, and dietary restriction friendly holiday cookie recipes. 

From the classic and beloved cut-out cookie or gingerbread man to no-bake cookie recipes, we have you covered! These festive holiday cookie recipes will please your taste buds AND your waistline.

Sugar Cookies
Not your cookie-cutter cut-out sugar cookies! Classic cut-out sugar cookies are packed full of sugar, carbs, and fat, delicious- yes, healthy- no! These cut-out cookie recipes have the same flavor you know and love minus the guilt.

Vegan Sugar Cookies
The Best Vegan Sugar Cookies

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Paleo Sugar Cookies
Grain-Free Cut-Out Cookies

Low-Carb Sugar Cookies
Keto Sugar Cookies (Sugar Free, Gluten Free)


No-Bake Cookies
The holidays are the most wonderful and busy time of the year, making it one of the best times to treat yourself to time-savers like no-bake cookies! Combining healthy with ease of a no-bake recipe is a win-win in our book!

Healthy No-Bake Cookies
Healthy No Bake Cookies {Less Sugar + No Butter}

Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free No-Bake Sugar Cookie Bars
Healthy No Bake Sugar Cookie Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Gluten-Free, Paleo and Vegan No-Bake Energy Balls
No-Bake Holiday Energy Balls (Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Vegan and Paleo Cookie Dough Cups
No-Bake Vegan & Paleo Cookie Dough Cups recipe


Thumbprint Cookies
Thin thumbprint cookies might sound like an oxymoron but lightening up your festive treats is easy with these healthy thumbprint cookie recipes.

Gluten-Free and Naturally Sweetened Thumbprint Cookies
Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Super Healthy Thumbprint Cookies
Super Healthy Thumbprint Cookies

Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten-Free Thumbprint Cookies
Healthy Thumbprint Cookies


Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie, and with these healthier versions, you can indulge while avoiding your stretchy holiday pants!

Gluten-Free Snowball Cookies
Healthier Snowball Cookies (Gluten-free + Vegan)

Naturally Sweetened Almond Snowball Cookies
Easy Almond Snowball Cookies for Christmas

Sugar-Free, Paleo Snowball Cookies
Sugar-Free Paleo Pecan Snowball Cookies


Gingerbread Man Cookies
Run, run as fast as you can! You'll want to bake these to make a gingerbread man! There isn't a more festive cookie than the gingerbread man cookie. These gingerbread man cookie recipes use smart choices as far as healthy alternatives go; the spices in gingerbread cookies are already packed with health benefits.

Vegan, Paleo Gingerbread Cookies
Healthy Gingerbread Cookies (Vegan & Paleo!)

Allergy-Friendly Gingerbread Cookies
Easy Gingerbread Cookies to Bake with the Kids (Allergy-Friendly)

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies
Healthy Gingerbread Men (Gluten-Free)