15 Healthy Cookies To Bring Your Cookie Exchange To The Next Level

by NaturalDeets
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Who says cookie exchanges have to be all sugar cookies and gingerbread men? While those are always fun they aren’t going to make you the star of the cookie exchange! These healthy cookies will tak your cookie exchange to the next level!

a pinterest pin wtih pictures of 4 different kinds of healthy cookies

All the cookies on this page are free of refined sugars and full of flavor! So pick a few and add them to your rotation!

Clean Eating Sugar Cookies with Lemon Essential Oil

I don’t typically cook with essential oils, but with these cookies I make an exception! There are no refined sugars in this recipe and the lemon oil gives it the perfect amount of flavor. It is so delicious, you have to try it! 

picture of sugar cookies in a gingerbread man, christmas tree, and candy cane shape on a white plate

Get the recipe HERE

Chocolate Truffles with Almond Butter Drizzle

Why not add in a few truffles?? These delicious truffles are packed with flavor and perfect when you have that sweet tooth that won’t go away! They do best when cold so maybe suggest to your guests that they eat it at the party! 

no bake chocolate truffles drizzled with almond butter

However, they are delicious, so make sure it somehow gets in their mouths! 

Get the recipe HERE

PEPPERMINT CREAM GINGER COOKIES

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

These are some of my most favorite cookies and I love sharing them with others! They are soft and chewy just the way I like them…and they are packed with peanut butter flavor! 

peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips on a clear fluted plate

Even the kids love this one! We will sometimes mix in dairy free chocolate chips, but most of the time they are delicious just as they are! Get the recipe HERE

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

These decadent chocolate cookies are Vegan, Paleo and Clean Eating compliant! Don’t you love how only half the cookie is dipped in chocolate? That means your hands stay clean while you eat them! 

picture of a flourless chocolate hazelt nut cookie half dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts

These are sure to impress on any cookie platter! Get the recipe HERE

Cut Out Star Cookies

These cut out cookies are so impressive, that it will look like you spent hours in the kitchen! They are free of most allergens and would be a perfect treat for those with allergies or for a class party! 

cut out cookies in teh shape of stars with strawberry jelly

Just look at how fun these are. Kids are going to love them! Get the recipe HERE

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate?? It’s impressive enough that these cookies are healthy, but there is also a recipe for homemade chocolate kisses! Wow!

round peanut butter cookies with a homemade chocolate kiss in the middle

Get the recipe HERE

It wouldn’t be a Christmas cookie post without Gingerbread men! This recipe is paelo and clean eating compliant all while being adorable! I know kids will love this one! It would also be a fun activity to have them decorate the cookies! 

gingerbread men with white icing around the edges and to make the face

There is even a dairy free vanilla frosting recipe that you can use as the icing. Get the cookie recipe HERE

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These delicious bite sized truffles are made with cashews and cocoa powder. Delicious! Truuffles aren’t very difficult to make, but they are always impressive. Just imagine everyones surprise when they see some truffles among the cookies! 

vegan chocolate truffles rolled in to balls and dusted with cocoa powder

Just use some christmas colored mini cupcake cups for extra effect! Gold or silver would be beautiful. Get the recipe HERE

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

This is the only time of year that most people eat pumkins. Think pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin patches so why not roll with the theme! These delicious and healthy pumpkin cookies will stand out from all the others. 

a black plate with round pumpkin cookies on it. Some cookies have a white drizzle and some have brown drizzle

Look at that delicious drizzle too! That is so Extra!! Get the recipe HERE

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Now these are some of the most beautiful healthy cookies! They look just like the sugar laden versions that we are used to seeing. It will even fool the most picky of eaters!! 

round chocolate chewy cookies with a sprinkle of rock salt

These delicious cookies can be found HERE

Maple Paleo Turtles

Come on…do I need to sell you on these?? Chocolate, caramel and pecans…delicious!! Anyone would love these delicious bites of sweetness! Go ahead…add them to your list 😉 

paleo maple caramel turtles

Get the recipe HERE

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie

This three ingredient peanut butter oatmeal cookie has no refined sugar but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed iwth flavor! These cookies are healthy and delicious. You can feel good about feeding this one to your friends and family! 

3 ingredient peanut butter cookie

Get the recipe HERE

Greek Almond Cookies

These Greek Almond cookies are paleo and clean eating friendly! Just substitute the sugar for maple syrup (see how in the post). The orange zest adds another dimension of flavor that will have your guests bouncing in their seats! 

A pile of greek almond cookies whick are white in color and covered in slivered almonds

Get the recipe HERE

Paleo Oatmeal Cookies with Sweet Potato

Paleo cookies with sweet potato? After all the other cookies you eat, you will want some fiber…trust me! These will fill you up and keep you satisfied. And you can sneak in some extra vitamins into your kiddos! 

a stack of 4 mini oatmeal cookies on a piece of parchment paper

Get the recipe HERE

Bring Your Cookie Exchange to the NExt LEvel

There you have it! 15 healthy cookie recipes that are sure to impress and make you the star of the cookie exchange! Be sure to come back and let me know what you tried!! 

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