Here’s a handy collection of my favorite healthy-ish cookies to make during the holidays! Lots options that are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, paleo, or keto-friendly.
Julia and I are back again with a collection of our favorite cookies to make during the holidays! Some are gluten-free, some dairy-free, some paleo or keto friendly. Whether you’re taking treats to allergy-sensitive friends or bringing a treat to a holiday party, you’ll find some healthy cookie recipes here.
Find recipes by clicking the links — all recipes are from my site & Julia at The Roasted Root.
7-Layer Paleo Magic Bars
Special Diet: A paleo and vegan version of Magic Bars.
Paleo Pecan Pie Bars
Special Diet: These pecan bars are paleo, vegan, grain-free and refined sugar-free.
Note: Make Paleo Vegan Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars if you’re a chocolate lover!
Paleo Samoa Cookie Bars
Special Diet: Paleo friendly & nut-free
Gluten Free Apple Cookies with Maple Glaze
Special Diet: Gluten-free, refined sugar free.
Paleo Apple Pie Bars
Special Diet: Paleo, vegan, grain-free, refined sugar-free.
Note: Healthy Pear Oatmeal Crumb Bars are also a great fruity dessert.
Healthy 6-Ingredient Apple Oatmeal Cookies
Special Diet: Gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free
Note: Make 3-Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies for a chocolate chip version.
Chewy Gluten Free Ginger Cookies
Special Diet: Gluten-free, refined sugar free, option for dairy free
Keto Cowboy Cookies
Special Diet: Keto, low-carb, grain-free.
Note: For a gluten-free version that isn’t sugar-free, make Gluten-Free Cowboy Cookies
Oat Flour Shortbread Cookies with Walnuts
Special Diet: Gluten-free, refined sugar-free
Note: Make 3-Ingredient Paleo Shortbread for a paleo version or Keto Shortbread Cookies for a sugar-free low-carb version
Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Snowballs
Special Diet: Gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free.
Note: Swap the peanut butter for your favorite nut butter
Grain-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars
Special Diet: Grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free with homemade jelly
Note: Julia has a great Strawberry Chia Jam recipes that’s great here!
Chewy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Special Diet: Gluten-free, refined sugar free (option for vegan in recipe)
Note: Use a different nut butter here if you like.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Fudge Bars
Special Diet: Paleo friendly
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
Special Diet: Paleo friendly
Paleo Orange Cranberry Bars
Special Diet: Paleo friendly with naturally sweetened cranberry sauce, like my Healthy Cranberry Sauce with Cider & Vanilla. If you don’t have cranberry sauce, use any kind of jam here.
Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies
Special Diets: Keto, grain-free
Note: For a paleo version that is refined sugar-free but not keto, make my Paleo Russian Tea Cakes.
Special Diets: Keto, low-carb, grain-free.
Note: Make Vegan Snickerdoodles for a grain-free snickerdoodle recipe that doesn’t use a sugar-free sweetener.
Paleo Raw Cookie Dough Bites
Special Diets: Paleo friendly & egg free.