Try These 13 Healthy Cookie Recipes for a Guilt-Free Sweet Fix
For many of us, 2018 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2019! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January and February for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.
After eating a careless — maybe even reckless — amount of cookies, cakes, and tarts over the holidays, we're collectively hitting the reset button (or trying really hard to). Sadly, getting back on the health train is no easy task, as we're finding ourselves hankering for anything and everything that's chocolatey, nutty, and sweet. But there's no need to fret; these 13 healthified cookies — all free of white sugar, white flour, and dairy — are an easy and tasty solution for keeping our resolutions.
Chocolate-Dipped Almond Butter Cookies: Dipping cookies into melted chocolate is a special kind of therapy. The only thing that's more fun? Eating them when they're done, especially when they're sweet and salty and have just six ingredients. (via Physical Kitchness)
4-Ingredient Paleo Vegan Chocolate Snowball Cookies: With shredded coconut, cocoa powder, coconut cream, and a smidgen of your fave sweetener, these sugar-free, no-bake bites just seem too good to be true. (via The Big Man's World)
3-Ingredient Vegan and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies: Rich and chewy cookies made simply with peanut butter, almond meal, and maple syrup mean everybody wins, no matter their dietary needs. (via Brit + Co)
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies: These five-ingredient, gluten-free cookies have an almond-butter base, but the addition of lots of chopped dark chocolate makes them taste less like almond cookies and more like wonderfully nutty chocolate chip cookies. (via Kirbie's Cravings)
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies With Granola: We're all for breakfast cookies, and these pack a healthier punch with just a bit of applesauce and honey for sweetness, plus granola, slivered almonds, and coconut for a crunchy-chewy texture that will wake you right up. (via Food Faith Fitness)
Healthy Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies: If you need a sweet yet healthful snack, these coconut sugar-sweetened cookies, kicked up with molasses, promise to deliver, especially if you're still yearning for all things gingerbread. (via Simply Quinoa)
Vegan, Grain-Free, and Date-Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies: Sweet dates are a magical ingredient, and it shows in these gloriously gooey chocolate chip cookies. If you're nut-free, you can even use homemade sunflower seed flour. (via The First Mess)
Make-Ahead Tropical Breakfast Cookies: Wake up to paradise with these chewy yet crispy oatmeal cookies, studded with pineapple, mango, and white chocolate chips in every bite. (via Brit + Co)
Healthy and Flourless Glazed Apple Pie Cookies: These chewy cookies get both moisture and sweetness from grated apple, as well as a delightfully autumnal vibe from warming spices. The optional glaze is admittedly less healthy, but you can always sub in Lakanto powdered monkfruit sugar instead. (via Chelsea's Messy Apron)
Easy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Banana Cookies: Peanut butter lovers will love these nutty cookies, made with both peanut butter and chopped peanuts. You could also add a variety of healthy goodies, like dried fruit or dairy-free chocolate chips, to the versatile banana-oatmeal dough. (via Food Faith Fitness)
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies: As cookie aficionados, we have a few tricks up our sleeves at Brit + Co. This nutritious batch is sweetened with honey and made of oats, almond butter and, believe it or not, chickpeas. (via Brit + Co)
Tahini Cookies: Tahini isn't just for hummus, and these paleo-friendly almond cookies prove it. They're sweetened with maple syrup or honey, plus optional cacao powder for a chocolatey twist. (via The Little Green Spoon)
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Additional reporting by Sara Cagle