Baking Christmas cookies is an event in my family.  We bake for the sake of baking and always end up with trays beyond trays of delicious and pretty cookies that we end up giving to friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who looks like they could use a good cookie 🙂

Cookie decorating 1

Cookie decorating 3

Of course we have our family favorites that we make every year, but sometimes it’s fun to throw in some newbies.

This weekend, Brenna (my sister) and I are starting our holiday bake off and I was hoping to throw in one new-to-me cookie recipe that is a little bit healthier.  I’m all about indulging every once in a while, but if I can find a cookie that tastes great and is healthier than normal then I will most certainly add it to my baking list.

Here are some cookie contenders:

Healthier Christmas Cookies

Peanut Butter Christmas Cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie

peanut butter Christmas cookies from chocolate covered katie

Vegan Peppermint Patties from Fit Foodie Finds

Vegan Peppermint Patties a Fit Foodie Finds

Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies from ImmaEATthat


Molasses Coconut Oil Crinkle Cookies from Averie Cooks

molasses crinkle cookies Averie Cooks

Cranberry Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies from Healthful Pursuit

cranberry cream cheese cookies healthful pursuit

Lowfat Gingerbread Cookies from SkinnyTaste

lowfat gingerbread cookies skinnytaste

Let’s Hear It:

  • Do you have a favorite “healthy” cookie?  Share the recipe below!
  • Do you have a favorite cookie that is NOT necessarily healthy?  I’d love to see those recipes too 🙂

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  2. I love substituting coconut oil in place of butter in cookie recipes and adding dark chocolate chips instead of regular ones. And you look adorable as always 🙂

  3. Love this post! I’m all for indulging a bit more around the holidays, but I definitely like making desserts healthier if possible. I may post this on Facebook if you don’t mind- I think many of my friends would find this helpful 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Hi Kim!!! Please post away 🙂 You can follow Treble in the Kitchen’s page on facebook too so you see all my posts 🙂 Thanks for enjoying the post and let me know if you give any healthy cookies a try!

  4. Ah these all look amazing! I have been wanting to tackle those peppermint patties for awhile now… thanks for the reminder. My favorite healthy cookie is the “2-ingredient cookie” — rolled oats + mashed bananas + mix ins (chocolate chips are my fave!)

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