Well, maybe don’t make them all today…
Baking cookies has always been one of my favorite things about the holiday season. And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, another holiday, or simply winter in general, no one should be left out of the baking fun due to diet or allergies. The following are 10 of my favorite healthier homemade cookie recipes, all of which are egg-free and vegan, and most have a gluten-free option. Some of them are even paleo! More importantly, they taste so good that people who aren’t following a special diet love them too.
In the case of most of these recipes, hundreds of readers have already tried them, so you can feel confident serving the cookies during the holidays to others, regardless of whether or not your friends and family are used to healthy desserts. The only exception is the kale chocolate chip cookies. I’m not sure I would recommend those as a cookie to make for people who aren’t into healthy desserts, not because they aren’t delicious… but simply because it is so obvious to tell they are healthy just by looking at them!
Snowball Cookies – They MELT In Your Mouth
(HUGE reader favorite)
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies, from the Hello Breakfast Cookbook
Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies
Healthy Girl Scout Cookie Tagalongs
And if you are still craving cookies, here are over 50 more Healthy Cookies Recipes!
Those tagalongs… yum!
Jennifer Bliss says
Wonderful suggestions! Awesome pics! YUMMY recipes! I need to get passed my fear of failure of baking!
Yes you do, just go and have fun! So therapeutic!
Paige Flamm says
Your vegan PB cookies are one of our favorites!
I need those Vegan Peanut Butter cookies in my belly! Can your replace the apple sauce with Almond milk?
Jason Sanford says
I think that would be too thin. But almondmilk yogurt should work, or even almondmilk cream cheese!
You could use a mashed ripe banana in place of the applesauce, though you’d be able to taste the banana.
Nicole @ Bento Momentos says
Great line-up… looking to make sugar cookies tonight but these snowballs look great!
Wonderful recipes, Katie!
I can’t wait to start my holiday baking this weekend. 🙂
Those chocolate-chip kale cookies are going on the do-make list!
Sarah Merc says
Just want th thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes and knowledge. I have a newly vegan family members…. this was my first Thanksgiving dinner preparing vegan dishes. I decided to make your vegan chocolate chip cookies for everyone, they were excellent!!!!Everyone loved them, they are now a family and guest regular and favorite,. They were very easy to make, no margin for error….Thankyou so much,I have happy family members!!! Looking forward to trying your other recipes, they all look so yummy, can’t wait to make them and share them!!!?
I made the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for my family and they were a hit! It says the recipe is in the Hello Breakfast cookbook so I bought the book but I can’t find the recipe in there. Please tell me what page it is on or a link to download the recipe. Thank you.
Jason Sanford says
Hi, do you mean the oatmeal breakfast cookies? If so, it’s on page 123! 🙂