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10 Indulgent Holiday Cookies That Make You Feel Good

By December 15, 2017June 4th, 2024Desserts and Sweets, Recipes, Seasonal, Winter

I love the multicultural holiday celebrations people enjoy around the world. Diversity makes our world fun and interesting. I honor each and everyone’s special celebration. Here are some of their names.

  • Christmas Day (Christian)
  • Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
  • Lucia Day (Swedish)
  • Hanukkah (Jewish)
  • Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
  • Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
  • Kwanzaa (African American)
  • Omisoka (Japanese)
  • Yule (Pagan)
  • Saturnalia (Pagan)

That said, Happy Holidays to all my friends who, like me, love holiday cookies that not only taste good but actually make us feel good too! This is a list of some of my favorite healthy, holiday cookie recipes from my blog and other great bloggers.

Cookies are a must for me around the holidays.  It gives me the warm loving feeling of spending hours in the kitchen with my mother, sticking my fingers into the bowl of dough for a yummy taste.

All the recipes included are gluten-free, some dairy free, some vegan and others paleo. We all have different diets and I love giving you options for your preferences. You’ll find it easy to stay on your healthy eating program and still indulge in holiday cookies with recipes like these.

I‘ve chosen recipes that are not too complicated with ingredients commonly found your kitchen if you follow my blog. In my opinion, chocolate chip cookies are the queen of cookies, therefore, I have included 2 of my own recipes, one vegan, and one paleo. Both are delicious.

Other great recipes I’ve included are Gingerbread Men, Grain Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Biscotti, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Orange Macaroons, and how about Healthy Chocolate Homemade Marshmallows. One of the easiest cookies to make are my own Chocolate and Raspberry Thumbprint cookies. Pick a few and indulge yourself in these delicious holiday cookies for a warm, cozy, fun holiday. You’ll find it easy to stick with your healthy eating lifestyle.

Soft and Chewy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip CookiesI love these cookies and can’t wait to make them for Christmas. The taste and texture is perfectly sweet, soft and chewy plus they contain only nutritious ingredients.

Recipe: My Blog – Eat Well Enjoy Life | Soft and Chewy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip CookiesVegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

If your vegan, this is the chocolate chip cookie for you.  It’s dense, chewy and delicious. My grandson loves them!

Recipe: My Blog – Eat Well Enjoy Life | Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Cranberry Biscotti with Sea Salt

Biscotti are one of my favorite holiday cookies or really anytime. Since I’ve gone gluten-free I’ve been looking for a great biscotti. This is the one I love.

Recipe: Tasty Yummies | Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Cranberry Biscotti with Sea Salt

Paleo Gingerbread Men Cookies

Sometimes you just need gingerbread men during the holiday.  These take a bit more time than many of the other holiday cookies here but they’re worth it.

Recipe: Texanerin | Paleo Gingerbread Men Cookies

Big and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

If you don’t want to do the cut outs but want a fabulous gingerbread cookie these are incredibly moist and delicious.

Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Big and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

A holiday cookie popular back in the day (“the day” being, for us Boomers, the ’50s and ’60s). They usually showed up during the holidays. Now upgraded with healthy ingredients.

Recipe: Elana’s Pantry | Mexican Wedding Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Orange Macaroons

One of the best combinations ever. Incredibly delicious and beautiful.

Recipe: Running To The Kitchen | Chocolate Dipped Orange Macaroons

Almond Roca with Maple Syrup

These are a special treat. Crunchy, buttery, stick-to-your-teeth chocolaty goodness!

Recipe: The Nourishing Gourmet | Almond Roca with Maple Syrup


Healthy Dark Chocolate Marshmallows

These little puffs are full of real food goodness! Filtered water, local honey, grass-fed gelatin, organic cocoa powder. They’re the perfect holiday treat!

Recipe: Intoxicated on Life | Healthy Dark Chocolate Marshmallows

Sea Salt & Chocolate or Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Sea Salt & Chocolate or Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

I love these easy to make holiday cookies. They taste just as good as the ones made with flour but their gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

Recipe: My Blog – Eat Well Enjoy Life | Sea Salt & Chocolate or Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Enjoy these holiday treats. You’ll be able to indulge yourself (don’t go crazy) and it’ll be easy for you to stick with your healthy eating program too!



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