Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipes

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It’s holiday baking season, and if your family is anything like mine, you may already have some big baking plans for the weekend before Christmas. I like to bake several types of cookies at once, so I only have to clean my kitchen once, too!

Below you’ll find my favorite cookie recipes. They’re all grain-free and naturally sweetened, but they taste just as decadent as the traditional versions!

1. The Healthiest Cookies EVER (Paleo, Vegan)

healthiest cookie broken in half

Made with only whole food ingredients (no added oil, flour or sugar!), these cookies are as healthy as it gets! They remind me of my favorite “Soft Batch” cookies from childhood.

2. Gluten-free Cookies in a Jar (Vegan, Paleo)

cookies in a jar with a ribbon tied around it

Whether you want to give a jar as a gift or not, this easy cookie recipe is one of my very favorites! It’s my new go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe for any time of the year.

3. No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

no-bake peanut butter bars

There’s a reason these bars have become one of the most popular recipes on my site this year– they are so easy to make, and have an irresistible peanut butter and chocolate flavor! They do need to remain chilled for best texture, so they are best served directly from the fridge or freezer.

4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (AIP-friendly)

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies stacked on a plate

This recipe is perfect for those suffering from multiple food allergies. They are egg-free, nut-free, and grain-free, but are loaded with pumpkin spice flavor!

5. No-Bake Pecan Snowballs (Paleo, Vegan)

no-bake pecan snowballsThese easy cookies remind me of my favorite “Wedding Cookies” with a sweet, buttery, and crumbly texture. Exclusively fruit-sweetened, they are loaded with fiber but have quite an addictive flavor.

6. Double Chocolate Cookies (Paleo)

double chocolate cookies

These grain-free cookies are rich in chocolate flavor, and have a brownie-like texture that everyone is sure to love!

7. Grain-free Ginger Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)

grain free ginger cookies

Ginger cookies are my favorite holiday cookie of all time, and this grain-free version does not disappoint! They are sweet, spicy and chewy, just the way I like them.

8. Frosted Sugar Cookies (Paleo)

sugar cookies being cut out with a star cookie cutter

Sugar cookies are a classic holiday staple, and these are just as fun to cut out and decorate, without any refined flour or sugar.

9. Cinnamon Raisin Cookies (Paleo)

cinnamon raisin cookies

Oatmeal Raisin cookies are a family favorite in my home, so this grain-free version is a hit every year!

10. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies  (Dairy-free)

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

These are my husband’s very favorite cookies. If you have a peanut butter lover in your home, these rich peanut butter cookies cannot be missed– especially since they’re so easy to make!

11. Blonde Macaroons (Paleo, Vegan, Nut-free)

blonde macaroons

It took me quite a few attempts to get this recipe “just right,” but all of that work certainly paid off. These macaroons have a sweet and buttery flavor, and will melt in your mouth!

12. Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free)

coconut flour chocolate chip cookie broken in half

In case you prefer coconut flour over almond flour, I’ve got you covered– these coconut flour cookies are light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of sweetness.

13. Grain-Free Pumpkin Bars (Paleo)

grain-free pumpkin bars with glaze on top

Okay, so they aren’t technically cookies… but these pumpkin bars would make a delicious addition to any holiday cookie platter!

However you spend it, I hope you and your family enjoy this holiday season together!

Reader Feedback: Do you bake cookies to share for the holidays? Feel free to share your favorite recipes below!

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Thank you soooooooo much for your site!
Inspiring and perfect for my family of 6 with intolerances.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!!!!



great round up! the pb bars look like they will be my fave – after I made your pie for thanksgiving and loved it! yum!!
happy holidays!


Hi Megan this is my first time commenting on your website. I just wanted to let you know that of all the health blogs I follow your recipes are by far the best.sometimes I make a recipe I’ve seen somewhere else follow it to the letter and the end result is a fail “yuck” never to be repeated. However with all the recipes I’ve tried from you I’ve never had a fail. Just yesterday I made you’re choc pots and paleo dinner rolls!! I Thankyou and my taste testers thank you


I totally agree with Kelly, I have tried recipes from other websites that have totally bombed! And yes, total “yuck” factor and the food just gets thrown out. What a waste. I’m sure I’m not the only person out there who feels terrible about wasting food. I’m so excited about the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

Eileen Wizman

Omg, I am so happy to have these amazing cookie recipes. Your the greatest, Thank you for sharing! Why can’t I have a best friend like you.
Happy Holidays


Thank you for continuing to provide delicious and healthy options for eating real food!

Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

Wow that is one amazing cookie round up! I love to have a batch of healthy cookie dough in the freezer over holidays – so fresh cookies are ready to go at any point!


Hello, my name is Anna and I recently started a paleo/primal cooking blog, Infinitely Cooking. I am having some trouble getting visitors, so if you enjoy recipes like you see on this site, I would love it if you paid mine a visit!
Thanks so much for reading, have a good day!


I made up the double chocolate and the chocolate peanut butter cups and they were both fabulous. You continue to be my favorite recipe site and have helped me make the shift to grain free so much smoother. My children love the sweets without the tummy aches.


Wow, I must say goodbye diet for this. This looks good though.


I am anxious to try the Peanut butter bars, but thought peanut butter was not alower on the paleo diet.

    Megan Gilmore

    No, if you want to stay strictly paleo you’ll need to substitute the peanut butter for another nut or seed, such as almond or sunflower seed butter.

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