Healthy Christmas Cookies

by Erin @ Food Doodles on

35 healthy Christmas cookies to get you through the holiday season! With whole wheat, gluten-free, paleo and vegan options.

Healthy Christmas Cookies

I took a longer than expected break after Thanksgiving but am back with a roundup of some really delicious Christmas cookies! I’ve tried and loved many of them myself.

I split them up into sections so that people with dietary restrictions / preferences can easily find what they need. I hope you’ll find something you like!

Whole Wheat Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

These Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies from Texanerin Baking are unbelievably soft and chewy! Can be made with whole wheat or all-purpose flour and are naturally dairy-free.

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Hot Spiced Apple Cider

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Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes

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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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Pumpkin Pudding

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Orange Glazed Carrots

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These orange glazed carrots are the perfect side dish. Fresh carrots are lightly glazed with orange juice, honey and a little butter to make a delicious and healthy side dish! With dairy-free, vegan and paleo options. I wasn’t really a fan of glazed carrots until I tried these orange glazed carrots! Carrots are already naturally […]

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Healthy Applesauce Muffins

These healthy applesauce muffins are fluffy, moist and delicious. They also have vegan, whole wheat and gluten-free options. October 15, 2019

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