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.
Recipe: My Blog – Eat Well Enjoy Life | Soft and Chewy Paleo 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
Recipe: Tasty Yummies | Grain-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Cranberry Biscotti with Sea Salt
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
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
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
Recipe: Running To The Kitchen | Chocolate Dipped Orange Macaroons
These are a special treat. Crunchy, buttery, stick-to-your-teeth chocolaty goodness!
Recipe: The Nourishing Gourmet | Almond Roca with Maple Syrup
Recipe: Intoxicated on Life | Healthy Dark Chocolate Marshmallows
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!