Whether you're on a sugar-restricted diet, want to avoid packing on the pounds or just want to give your kids food that has nutritional value, these healthy Christmas cookies are for you. These recipes feature cookies that are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats and low in sugar.
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These 5-star cookies are soft, chewy and full of good-for-you things, like bran flakes, oats, walnuts and dark chocolate chips. They also have less sugar than most chocolate chips cookies, but you won't miss it. I've made these cookies for my kids' friends loads of times, and they all gobble them up and ask for more! See also How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies
These soft, gingerbread-like cookie bars make a wonderful addition to any Christmas party. And this recipe is a perfect make-ahead cookie, because it freezes well. Sprouted wheat flour gives these bars an extra nutritional boost. I like making these hermit bars with chocolate chips, but the more traditional way is to use raisins. Use whichever you prefer.
To say these cookies are good for you would be a bit of a stretch, but they are a bit healthier than the typical Mexican wedding cookies. This version has oats, walnuts and whole wheat flour for added fiber and heart-healthy fats. To add even more nutritional value, use a grass-fed butter (high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats).
All biscotti recipes are lower in sugar and fat than most other Christmas cookies, but this recipe has a couple of other things going for it to make it healthier. Pumpkin puree adds moisture and replaces some of the fat. And white whole wheat flour adds fiber. Finally, walnuts give these cookies a bit of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Brown rice syrup and dark chocolate chips make this a healthier version of the classic kit kat bars recipe
. These rich layered bars taste like the popular Kit Kat candy. Cut into bite-sized squares for your Christmas party.
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