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10 Best Healthy Holiday Cookies! All Vegan

I’ve compiled a list of the best healthy holiday cookies! It’s subjective, of course, but these are blogs I trust, and their recipes are tried and true. I’ve made at least two batches of each type of cookie, and seek external and familial input. Below are 10 of my favorites from years of healthifying the holidays, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER;)

The Holiday Triad is here! First comes Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas (or Hannukah.) I follow the F.L.A.P method of celebration: Food, Lalalas, Activities, and Presents. Today, we are touching on the Food portion, pun intended. Yes, it’s November 1st. I need to shine a little festive love on my life! So, it’s time for the best healthy holiday cookies.

To me, “healthy” is low in added sugar, saturated fat, and refined grains. The latter ingredients do not always align with my goal of current and future thriving. They can occur in small, occasional amounts (like Christmas parties or a Thanksgiving dessert course,) but I know that they don’t add much to a quantity of life. A little quality? Sure, I’ll give ’em that. But with the following recipes, moderation and compromise are optional. I’ve been known to eat a batch of the lower-calorie options for dinner! With fruit, of course.

The 10 Best Healthy Holiday Cookies Recipes

  1. Pumpkin Sugar Cookies- Amy’s Healthy Baking
  2. Copycat Levain Cookies- Chocolate Covered Katie
  3. Protein Gingerbread Cut-Outs- Vega – High-Protein
  4. Red Lentil Cookies- Power Hungry – Gluten-Free
  5. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Brownie Cookies – No Cheat Day Needed – Gluten-Free
  6. TVP Scotchies- Easy Best Fresh – High-Protein, Gluten-FreeĀ 
  7. Peanut Butter Blossoms- Hayl’s Kitchen – High-Protein
  8. Molasses Butter Bean Cookies- Happy Herbivore – Low Fat, Gluten-Free
  9. Aquafaba Meringue Cookies- NOLA – Low Fat, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free
  10. Oat-reos (Healthy Oreos)- The Hippie Happy Foodist – Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free


Notes on various recipes (number-coded, in case you’re exhausted while reading this:)

2. Add almond extract and a chopped dark sea salt chocolate bar to these!

3. Natural Decorating Ideas: Pomegranate pips, raisins, slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, low-fat shredded coconut dyed with turmeric, spirulina, or freeze-dried raspberry powder.

4. Skip the coconut oil for a low-fat option. Then, you can load up on heart-healthy walnuts or other higher-fat mix-ins.

5. These are SO versatile. I’ve made whoopie pies, ice cream sandwiches, you name it. Use Hershey’s special dark cocoa for healthy coal cookies that are Christmas-y, and cheeky.

6. I love to add dairy-free butterscotch chips and nutmeg for a protein-delivering riff on traditional Scotchies.

9. Add mini chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or crystal sugar to festive-fy these! They are pretty much calorie-free. I mean, the whole batch is around 30 calories. Just don’t eat them all or you’ll get a tummy ache underneath the tree. Also, white bean aquafaba (the viscous liquid that you pour out of cannellini cans,) is much more mild than chickpea aquafaba.

Best Dishes And Holiday Wishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodistā„¢


  1. Hey there! Great list! Just so you know, the red lentil cookies don’t have coconut oil anymore! She (Power Hungry Camilla) changed the recipe to make it oil-free.

    1. Oh-ho-ho! Thank you for letting me know.

  2. Haha I love how you put your oreo recipe on here. Those are so good and real easy. I make them for halloween. Used orange zest and orange buttercream made with powdered monk fruit sugar to be festive y’know

    1. Hi, Ian,
      Your orange version sounds fantastic. Super Halloween-y:)

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