Healthy eating doesn’t have to stop at your main courses. It’s easy to carry over into dessert time as well. Here are some amazingly healthy cookie recipes I’ve found online. Some might require a bit of shopping for special ingredients, if you don’t have other types of flours or sweeteners already on-hand. But, they are well worth the extra trip to the store. I hope you like them!
Vegan Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – Detoxinista
Here’s an excellent recipe my youngest sister uses all the time. It’s gluten-free, egg-free, grain-free, and sweetened with maple syrup. If you aren’t vegan, you have the option of adding butter to this recipe instead of using coconut oil. I’m not vegan, but I really like the flavor of the coconut oil, so I use it instead of butter anyway.
Gluten-free Anise Biscotti – Gluten-Free Goddess
I like the multiple types of flours used in this recipe. Biscotti was always a great tea time treat when I was growing up, since it seemed to last a long time, even when forgotten in the bottom of the cookie jar. There is a note at the bottom of the recipe for those with nut allergies on what to replace the almond flour with. I have a few friends with nut allergies, so being able to have recipes where substitutions such as these can be made is very helpful.
Whole Wheat Thumbprint Cookies – MomPrepares
Thumbprint cookies always remind me of my grandmother. She makes them every Christmas, as well as an assortment of other tasty cookies. Using whole wheat makes these cookies a healthier alternative to the traditional ones based on white flour. Don’t forget to check out the yummy jams suggested in this particular recipe too!
Healthy Oreos – Chocolate Covered Katie
Who doesn’t love an Oreo cookie every now and then? Of course, they are aren’t the best cookie for you, but here’s an excellent recipe to try so you can make your very own. And a much healthier version as well!
No-Bake Cookies – Two Peas and Their Pod
No –Bake cookies always remind me of camping. We used to take along all the stuff to make them and it was always a fun way to spend some time relaxing after dinner, waiting for the cookies to be mixed up enough to eat. This recipe uses agave nectar, coconut oil, almond butter, and even has some shredded coconut in them.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – MomPrepares
I hadn’t tried coconut sugar until just recently and I was thrilled to see it used in this recipe! This cookie recipe also calls for flax seeds, which I tend to throw into most of my baked goods, so I always have plenty on-hand. Of course, chocolate chip cookies are my fav and this recipe has definitely made its way into my cookbook.
Molasses Cookies – Shape.com
This is the perfect recipe to use for a small batch of cookies. It also calls for a single banana, which I find very useful. There’s always that one lonely banana left on the counter that no one wants to eat. I’d rather make this molasses cookie than toss the banana in the freezer with all the others until I have so many frozen bananas that they come tumbling out at me whenever I open the freezer door.
Gluten-free Pumpkin Cookies – About.com
Fall is near and I tend to crave pumpkin-flavored goodies more at this time of year. Here’s an excellent recipe using pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and molasses that you might enjoy. If you aren’t into the glazed cookie thing, I think this particular cookie would still be wonderful without it.
A Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe – MomPrepares
My favorite cookies are peanut butter and this is my own recipe. It uses natural sugars and whole grain flours!
Basic Whole Grain Cookie – King Arthur Flour
You can add whatever additions you want to this basic recipe; nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, or just leave them plain. I like the idea of having a basic recipe to change into multiple types of cookies, without having to mix up separate batches of dough.
Low Calorie Peanut Butter Cookie – Foodie Fiasco
I was searching for tasty peanut butter cookie recipes and came across one that sounded scrumptious…the catch…each cookie ways 421 calories apiece!! This cookie recipe, however, is for delicious peanut butter cookies that are only 10 calories each. Shew! So much better, right?! Of course, the lower calories were not only due to the use of coconut flour, but they also used Better N Peanut butter for lower fat.
What’s your favorite healthy cookie recipe?