No holiday would be quite as special without including chocolate chip cookies in the mix. But there are ways to make Santa’s cookies healthier while adding a personal touch just to make sure you jump to the top of his list next year…
Chocolate and Fruit Cookies
These cookies can use any type of fruit you want, though for the holidays, cranberries or raspberries are highly recommended. Make them healthier with dark instead of milk chocolate chips or pieces. Add your chopped fresh fruit, baking powder, coconut oil, vanilla extract,
egg, oats, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, and salt. And make sure you use pure organic maple syrup for healthier cookies.
Simple Almond Cookies
Simple and inexpensive to make, this recipe calls for just four ingredients. All you need is some coconut flakes, chocolate chips (either semi-sweet or dark), chopped almonds and condensed milk.
You can make them even healthier by using fat-free or reduced fat condensed milk. For more flavor, you can use some lightly salted chopped almonds or add a little sea salt to your cookie dough.
Chewy Chocolate Cookies
These soft and chewy chocolate cookies follow a healthy gluten free cookies recipe and contain no flour. The cookies use cocoa powder, powdered sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract, salt, dark chocolate chips, sea salt, and espresso powder. Not only are they are flavorful, but they are also very simple to make.
Chocolate crinkle cookies are really popular during the holiday season, especially when you are putting together a variety of cookies to give out to neighbors or bring to a cookie exchange. These crinkle cookies are made with chocolate and have some variations that make them healthier for you.
The ingredients include coconut palm sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, egg whites, vanilla, oat or wheat flour, coconut oil, Stevia, salt, and some icing sugar.