The Best Clean Eating Healthy Holiday Cookies



The best clean eating and healthy holiday cookies! Easy, delicious and simple cookies including no-bakes, soft baked and super soft and chewy ones! Many are made without oil, butter, excessive sugar or flour and paleo, vegan, and gluten free options! 

This post has been updated to share some NEW healthy holiday cookies with you- You won’t want to miss them!

Healthy No Bake Snowball Cookies

Homemade Peppermint Patties

3 Ingredient No Bake Coconut Cookies

3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Ingredient Coconut Crack Bars

4 Ingredient Chocolate Coconut Crack Bars

Clean Eating Holiday Cookies (V, GF, Paleo options)- The BEST Clean Eating and Healthy Holiday Cookies perfect for Christmas, the festive season, gifts and more- Flourless, no bake and sugar free options! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe options}-

“You are doing a round up of HEALTHY holiday cookies?”

“Yes. What is wrong with that?”

“Nothing. I guess healthy cookies are the new coal.”

My sister has once again proven that she has the intellectual norms of a headless chicken.

I get it, though.

When you think of Christmas cookies, the word ‘healthy’ or ‘clean eating’ is laughable. However, with all the holiday festivities on our horizon, we will no doubt be inundated with a plethora of cookies, cakes, and other cozy treats! 

You can’t have your cake and eat it too…but you can with cookies!

This epic collection and round-up of healthy cookies are different- While they have healthy, good-for-you ingredients (most are free of flour, butter, processed sugar and excessive oil!), they are still delicious! 

In fact, this round-up is designed for you to have your cookies, and eat more too.

See what I did there? 


What comes before Part B? 

(Cookie) Part-AAAAAAAAAAY. 


Healthy No Bake Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Thick, chewy and almost fudge-like cookies with a hint of peppermint! For those who roll their eyes at peppermint (*cough* Niki *cough*), simply omit the peppermint extract and have super fudgy chocolate no bake cookies instead. 

NO BAKE Peppermint Chocolate Cookies (V+GF+Paleo): Easy, guilt-free, one bowl, HEALTHY no bake cookies ready in minutes- LOADED with chocolate chips and a hint of mint- Sugar Free and packed with protein! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Maple Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Sally’s Baking Addiction

Just five easy ingredients and perfect for those loving the sweet and salty combo- Check out those specs of perfection! 

Maple Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies Running With Spoons

Warming spices baked into a delicious cookie! This classic would be perfect for your holiday dessert table or, well…..anytime! 

Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

4 Ingredient Almond Joy CookiesMom on Timeout 

One of the world’s most popular candy bars in a delicious cookie form- Just check out that texture, I think I will bypass buying candy bars again! 

Almond Joy Cookies

4 Ingredient Paleo Nutella Cookies

Step one, whip up a batch of paleo Nutella from here. Step two, add 3 other ingredients and enjoy soft and chewy chocolate spiked cookies! 

4 Ingredient Paleo 'Nutella' Cookies- A delicious #paleo friendly #cookie which requires 1 bowl and TEN minutes to whip up- The best bit? Just 4 ingredients needed! Naturally #glutenfree and with a #vegan option!

Healthy Vegan Gingersnaps- Hummusapien

“The gingerbread cookies are the best ones I’ve ever made”- Insert 3 ‘100’ emoticons after it and that was the exact text I got from Alexis. Try this out for yourself! 

Healthy Vegan Gingersnaps

Chocolate Pistachio CookiesFit Foodie Finds 

Chocolate + Pistachios = One of life’s most underestimated combinations! These thumbprints look ALMOST too good to eat.


Chocolate Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Blueberry Granola Tarts Choosing Chia

A cookie like crust and filled with delicious, creamy perfection- Pretty sure this will be breakfast Christmas morning! 

Blueberry Granola Tarts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with sea salt Ambitious Kitchen

Nothing beats peanut butter and chocolate, and this recipe will have you salivating pre-making it, during the baking process and post consumption. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

Black and White Meringue CookiesDiethood

Wait, 18 calories per cookie? I’m eating two batches and calling it lunch! 

Black and White Meringue Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesAverie Cooks

A classic cookie AND with a serving of fruit in it? These can be made beyond the holiday season! 

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip CookiesTexanerin Baking

Hands down, one of my favorite cookies ever- No one bakes paleo style like Erin and these cookies can kickstart your (Paleo) cookie baking binge. 

Perfect Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Chocolate Protein Cookies- Hummusapien

I remember the day Alexis made this. It was the day before I left Columbus.

She did not give me any of these though.


Cranberry Chocolate Protein Cookies

No Bake White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

A seasonal marriage (white chocolate and cranberries) given a healthy makeover- Homemade dairy free and sugar free white chocolate chunks in between tart unsweetened cranberries! 

Healthy No Bake White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies- NO butter, oil, sugar or white flour but SO delicious- A quick, easy and delicious snack or healthy dessert recipe! {vegan, gluten free, paleo option}

Best Ever Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies- Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Your eyes are NOT deceiving you- These cookies may look decadent and oozing with chocolate, but they really are healthier than your standard chocolate chip cookie! 

Best Ever Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies- Cotter Crunch

The queen of grain free recipes has outdone herself…until her next recipe. These delicious cookies scream comfort! 

Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies- Bakerita

Oh my word, from the cookie base to the chocolate drizzle, this is the ultimate cookie to satisfy a little of everything. Not playing favorites, but this may be my first choice…

Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

1 Bowl Vegan Sugar Cookies- Minimalist Baker

While sugar cookies are typically based off butter, butter and more butter, this VEGAN twist will open your eyes to something else! Vegan sugar cookies in one bowl? You have me keen! 

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Chewy Flourless Oatmeal Cookies- Running With Spoons

A classic cookie made without flour and one which could be our evergreen cookie to have on hand. HOLLA! 

Flourless Oatmeal Cookies

Easy Vegan Oreos- Feasting on Fruit

She ain’t kidding when she says these vegan Oreos are easy! Bonus? Natalie may or may not have some seasonal twists on these…check em out! 

Easy Vegan Cookies

Paleo Hazelnut Cookies- Cook Eat Paleo

Nothing beats a classic hazelnut cookie, and these paleo ones are great for all those following a gluten free, grain free and paleo lifestyle! 

Paleo Hazelnut Cookies

No Bake Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies 

An easy no-bake cookie base filled with your favorite jelly or jam of choice! These are deceptively easy and packed with fiber- They are pretty much a health food! 

Healthy No Bake Thumbprint Cookies- Ready in 10 minutes + Vegan, GF + Paleo- @thebigmansworld -

Clean Eating Holiday Cookies (V, GF, Paleo options)- The BEST Clean Eating and Healthy Holiday Cookies perfect for Christmas, the festive season, gifts and more- Flourless, no bake and sugar free options! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe options}-

Happy baking, making, chilling and most importantly, cookie eating! 

What is your favorite holiday cookie?

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. What a great lineup of cookies here, mate! I agree with Niki here though…healthy and cookies don’t often go in the same sentence. But Santa has to eat a lot of cookies in one night, so we should do our part and make sure he gets some healthy ones at your house! I just hope he doesn’t leave you a lump of coal in exchange. 😉 Just kidding!

  2. Well if healthy cookies are thew new coal than I hope Santa hates me because I want ALLLL the cookies!! I’ll even put up 2 stockings just to make sure there’s plenty of room…thoughtful, I know.

  3. I’m all for healthier versions of sweets, but they don’t usually go over that well with Riley. He made brownies with Truvia instead of sugar, the ONLY healthy substitution, and he deemed them inedible. I made him a batch from boxed mix and he loved them…..I give up.

  4. Thank you for this post, I’ll definitely dive into making a few if not all of these. Hmm I still need to make those unicorn cookies you posted too. Hooray for pinterest for helping me find your page. 🙂