10 Tasty Holiday Cookie Recipes to Gift This Season

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From elaborate gingerbread displays and chocolate-covered confections, to the humble sugar cookie, there are more treats this time of year than elves up at the North Pole!

All of these choices can leave your head spinning – and your waistline a little wider come New Year's Day.

That's why we've gone over our list, checked it twice, and have narrowed down our top 10 holiday-inspired cookie recipes to share this season.

The best part – these cookies aren't just tasty, they're also made with wholesome, natural ingredients like cinnamon, ginger and other spices; flaxseeds, pistachios and matcha; cranberries, raspberries and fresh citrus; and, of course, dark chocolate.

Plus, many of these recipes include healthier swaps for traditional high-fat, high-calorie baking stand-bys without sacrificing flavor.

But don't take our word for it – bake up a batch or two and see for yourself!


Dark Chocolate-Dipped Mint Macaroons

These mini mint macaroons are a sweet way to spread holiday cheer.


Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Everyone loves a good cookie, especially during the holidays.


Dark Chocolate Reindeer Truffles

We're not playing any reindeer games – these rich chocolately truffles are seriously good, and good for you!


Flourless Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread is a perennial holiday favorite, and these flourless gingerbread cookies will be no exception.


Cocoa Mint Truffles

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Finally, a moist, fudgy truffle that’s good for you, too.


Fruitcake Biscotti

Need a last-minute stocking-stuffer? These festive cookies are a real treat to give.



One bite and you’ll have visions of these holiday cookies dancing in your head.


4-Ingredient Breakfast Cookies

That’s right – these cookies are suitable for breakfast, and contain only four good-for-you ingredients!


Chocolate-Dipped Whole-Wheat Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Matcha powder adds a rich, earthy taste, plus heart-protecting polyphenols, to these buttery cookies.


Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

Give the gift of good health this holiday season with this heart-healthy recipe.




Published on: December 2, 2019