With all the office potlucks, holiday parties and DIY edible presents, you鈥檒l inevitably end up in the kitchen baking cookies at some point this holiday season. We鈥檙e not exactly mad about the endless supply of chocolate chip and sugar cookies, but the dessert table could definitely use a little healthy makeover. Check out these 15 Christmas cookie recipes for a healthier option that鈥檚 just as delicious as the original. And don鈥檛 worry 鈥 your secret鈥檚 safe with us.

Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Turtle Thumbprint Christmas Cookies Recipe

1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Turtle Thumbprint Cookies: If you鈥檙e making a list of cookies to bake for the holidays, don鈥檛 forget these. Chocolate, caramel and nuts make up a traditional turtle cookie 鈥 but these are a deliciously gluten-free version. (via The Skinny Fork)

Paleo Caramel Apple Gingersnaps Healthy Christmas Cookie Recipe

2. Paleo Caramel Apple Gingersnaps: Gingerbread cookies are a mainstay of the holiday cookie table. This recipe is made healthier with dried apples, then drizzled with a paleo-friendly caramel sauce. (via Food Faith Fitness)

Low-Fat Gingerbread Christmas Cookies Recipe

3. Low-Fat Gingerbread Cookies: The holidays aren鈥檛 complete without gingerbread men. You won鈥檛 miss the butter in the original version while you鈥檙e decorating them with the family. (via Skinny Taste)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Pomegranate Cookie Recipe

4. Chocolate Chip Pomegranate Cookies: Want a boost of immunity with your cookies this cold and flu season? Pomegranates are full of nutrients like vitamin C and anti-oxidants to help keep you healthy enough to eat more cookies. (via Kiip Fit)

Healthy Chocolate Orange Spritz Christmas Cookies Recipe

5. Chocolate Orange Spritz Cookies: Store-bought spritz cookies can often be a little bland and flavorless, but this recipe for a spritz cookie will change your whole perspective. They look fancy but only take an hour to make, start to finish, and your friends will be super impressed at your baking skills. (via All Day I Dream About Food)


6. Chewy Spiced Molasses Cookies: Blackstrap molasses contains a variety of minerals and is a wonderful substitution for sugar in holiday cookies. This is the perfect molasses cookie: The outer crust stays perfectly crisp, but they鈥檙e soft and chewy on the inside for a days, which is great for gifting. (via Uproot Kitchen)

Fudgy White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

7. Fudgy White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies: This cookie is made with wholegrain flour, which makes it healthier than it looks. It鈥檚 also sure to become the most requested cookie of the holiday season, so stock up on peppermint Kisses for the chocolatey, melty interior. (via Samantha鈥檚 Kitchen Table)


8. Old-Fashioned Almond Gingerbread Cookies: Grab those cookie cutters, because this recipe will put them to good use. It doesn鈥檛 hurt that you only need three ingredients for this gluten-free and vegan cookie 鈥 even more of a reason to get baking tonight. (via The Clean Dish)


9. Cinnamon Spiced Almond Sugar Cookies: These cookies are made with healthy fats (like coconut sugar, cinnamon and almonds) and are also grain-free, dairy-free and gluten-free, so you can gift them to pretty much everyone on your list. (via Cotter Crunch)


10. Raw Coconut & Goji Cookies: Raw cookies are not usually this pretty to look at. Swap out your old sugar cookie recipe and cut these into fun shapes instead. (via Teffy Perk)


11. Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies: Grain-free cookies have never tasted better. Peppermint chocolate is a go-to holiday staple, and these healthified cookies won鈥檛 disappoint. (via The Healthy Maven)


12. I Can鈥檛 Believe These Are Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies: Santa won鈥檛 know these cookies aren鈥檛 from Tollhouse, and your friends won鈥檛 know (or care) that they鈥檙e made from chickpeas. (via Brit + Co)

almond butter kisses

13. Gluten-Free Almond Butter Kiss Cookies: Sometimes cookies need to be good for the body and the soul. You鈥檒l get nostalgic eating this healthier version of a peanut butter kiss cookie. Plus, it鈥檚 packed with protein from the almond butter and flax meal. (via Spinach for Breakfast)


14. Roasted Cashew Butter Cookies: What鈥檚 the most delicious alternative to a peanut butter cookie for someone following the Paleo diet or who has a peanut allergy? These roasted cashew cookies are sure to top your list. (via The Healthy Foodie)


15. Vegan Snickerdoodles: Snickerdoodles usually call for a ton of butter and eggs, but you鈥檒l only use a small amount of coconut oil and flaxseed to make this classic a new vegan favorite. (via Sweet Cannela)

What鈥檚 your favorite holiday cookie? Leave us the recipe in the comments below!