The holidays are here and we鈥檙e feeling so festive! A tradition we love is swapping Christmas cookies with our friends and family鈥 because is it really the holidays without some gingerbread women and snickerdoodles?!

So we whipped up our own healthier versions of all the classics. These are Tone It Up Nutrition Plan approved, which means they鈥檙e made with whole, unprocessed ingredients. Most of them are also made with our plant-based, gluten-free non-GMO Tone It Up Protein. And they鈥檙e all so delicious, your friends and fam won鈥檛 even know they鈥檙e healthy!

Bring these to your holiday celebrations this weekend and they鈥檒l make everyone extra merry.

We鈥檙e wishing you the sweetest and happiest holiday!

Snickerdoodles

This recipe is a favorite with our families! It tastes amazing and makes your kitchen smell like heaven.

Ingredients:

Makes 24 cookies (1 cookie per serving)

  • 6 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 cups almond meal or flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (plus more for garnish)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • coconut oil spray

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a bowl, combine the coconut sugar, brown sugar, and coconut oil. Stir in the vanilla and egg whites.

3. In another bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. Add this mixture to coconut oil mixture.

4. Shape dough into 1 tablespoon balls. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with coconut oil and flatten each one.

5. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread men (or women!) always bring the holiday vibes, and it鈥檚 so much fun to decorate them with friends and family!

Try the gingerbread cookie recipe聽HERE.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut butter and chocolate is the ultimate combo. Plus, these are so easy and quick to whip up before a party or cookie swap.

Grab the peanut butter blossoms recipe聽HERE.

Sugar Cookies

You can never go wrong with these classics. Make a batch before friends arrive for a party and let them cool while you chat and sip wine. Then you can ice them together!

Try the sugar cookie recipe聽HERE.

Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

These aren鈥檛 technically a cookie, but we鈥檝e never heard any complaints ;) And you鈥檒l never guess the secret ingredient in these. Our friends can never guess it either!

Get the mint chocolate chip brownie recipe聽HERE.

Looking for even more healthy, delicious desserts? The Tone It Up Nutrition Plan has got you covered. The Plan has thousands of amazing recipes, including cookies, donuts, pancakes, and smoothies that you鈥檒l love! Learn more about the Plan聽HERE!

Share your favorite healthy swaps with us @BritandCo and @ToneItUp.

(Photos via Tone It Up)