12 Days of Healthy Holiday Cookies Recipes

On the 12th day of Christmas, this health blog gave to you… 12 Days of Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes! One for each of the 12 Days of Christmas, of course. And not just any cookies… all of these cookies are gluten free, refined sugar free, AND dairy free! Some are even vegan/paleo. Wait! Before you stop scrolling and lose interest, I promise, most importantly they are all still DELICIOUS. I’d bet you wouldn’t even be able to tell they’re gluten free. Disagree? Try a Healthy Holiday Cookie recipe and prove me wrong. I bet you’ll be presently surprised. There are 12 healthy cookie recipes here, so I promise there is something for everyone, from a Nutella Biscotti (yes it paleo) to a classic chocolate chip cookie (made without any flour). Order a new jar of Almond Butter and get baking. Happy 12 Days of Cookies!!!

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12 Healthy Holiday Cookies Recipes that are all gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free! Many are vegan and paleo friendly too! #healthycookies #glutenfree #dairyfree #holidaycookies
Gingerbread molasses cookies drizzled with dark chocolate on brown parchment paper.

1. Chewy Gingerbread Molasses Cookies with Dark Chocolate

Super chewy gingerbread molasses cookies drizzled with dark chocolate. Made with wholesome ingredients like oat flour, coconut sugar, and almond butter. 

CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT BISCOTTI! “Healthy Nutella Biscotti” - gluten free, sugar free & dairy free. #biscotti #chocolatehazelnut #nutella

2. Paleo Double Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

These Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti are the perfect addition to your morning routine. They are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free!

vegan snowball cookie in hand


These no-bake vegan snowball cookies made with almond flour, and sugar-free coconut flakes are a healthy winter treat that are also paleo and gluten-free. They really hit the spot after you come inside from an afternoon of building a snowman!

Flourless and gluten free chocolate chip cookie close up bite, sprinkled with sea salt.

4. Flourless & Refined Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies come together in a matter of minutes and only take 11 minutes to bake. They are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free – and you would never guess it! Make them for your friends and pleasently surprise everyone!

vegan cranberry cookies on plate


These chewy melt in your mouth vegan cranberry cookies with pistachios are the perfect holiday cookie. Made with almond flour, almond butter, and maple syrup they’re a gluten-free, and oil-free cookie you’ll make again and again this holiday season.

Stack of four cinnamon sugar cookies. Two cinnamon sticks rest on top.

6. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

These Cinnamon Sugar Cookies are perfectly chewy, sweet, and packed with warm cinnamon. With only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes, you can be enjoying these quick and easy cookies in record time! 


7. Paleo Almond Chocolate Biscotti

This Almond Chocolate Biscotti is made from almost all ALMONDS, which have a ton of health benefits. Plus, sweetened with honey and no refined sugar, and drizzled with some chocolate, for the anti-oxidants of course.

Chai spice bars drizzled with chocolate and arranged on a light coloured surface.

8. Chocolate Chai Spice Crumble Bars

These bars are made with oats, coconut and warming chai spices, and with a rich and fudgy chocolate filling, they’re simply irresistible. (Sweetened with dark chocolate and coconut sugar). 

Have fun decorating the sugar cookies.

9. Maple Sugar Cookies

These maple sugar cookies use pure maple syrup instead of refined sugar to get that delicious sugar cookie flavor.

Easy no-bake holiday treats! These delicious Gingerbread Date Balls take just minutes to make! They’re filled with yummy, holiday gingerbread spices - indulgent enough for holiday desserts or for pretty Christmas cookie trays, yet nutritious enough for a healthy snack! No guilt in these little indulgences! Bonus: since this date ball recipe is so quick and can be made ahead and frozen, it’s perfect for last-minute, homemade DIY gifts, too! Can be made nut-free. | www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com

10. Gingerbread Date Balls

These are easy little no-bake treats that take just minutes to make … and will disappear even faster! Bonus: since these date balls are so quick and can be made ahead and frozen, they’re perfect last-minute, homemade DIY gifts, too! (Date-Sweetened)

Refined sugar free, gluten free coconut macaroons with raspberries, drizzled with dark chocolate

11. Chocolate and Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

These dainty chocolate coconut macaroons dotted with fresh raspberries are refined sugar-free, gluten-free and simply delicious! The perfect guilt-free sweet treat for the holidays!

close up bite of the best healthy peanut butter cookies gluten free

12. The Best and Healthiest Peanut Butter Cookies You Will Ever Eat

Once you make this Peanut Butter Cookies recipe, you will never go back. 5 simple ingredients, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, oil free, refined sugar free, etc!  Feel free to make them with Almond Butter if you prefer – I love this brand.

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