Healthy in 30: Cookies

Featured Article,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
November 30, 2012

Get a new healthy cookie recipe every day this month.


‘Tis the season of sweet treats! But don’t sacrifice your waistline for a passing indulgence. Try one of these healthy cookie recipes to have your sweets and eat them too!


Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

The sweet white chocolate combined with the tartness of cranberries makes this cookie perfect for the holidays.

A healthy recipe for lemon coconut bars from the Superfood Kitchen cookbook.

Lemon-Coconut Breakfast Bars

These sweet lemony treats are the perfect canvas for a beautiful collection of natural ingredients like chia seeds, dates, oats, and coconut.

A healthy recipe for gluten-free thumbprint jam cookies.

Gluten-Free Thumbprint Jam Cookies

These cookies are perfect for any party, and now you can enjoy them gluten-free!

Gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Blonde Brownie Bars recipe.

Chocolate Chunk Blondie Bars

These chocolate chunk cookie bars are an old-fashioned picnic or school function favorite.

Gluten-free Cherry Oat Scones recipe.

Cherry Oat Scones

These hearty scones are a perennial favorite, and now, thanks to gluten-free oats, even those on gluten-free diets can enjoy them!

Recipe for a healthier version of chocolate chip cookies.

David's Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and lower in calories.

Gluten-free Linzer Heart Cookie Recipe.

Linzer Heart Gluten-Free Cookies

Sophisticated and divine, these cookies are a real treat, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or you just feel like saying “I love you.”

Classic Fudge Walnut Brownie recipe from Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light: Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook by Editors of Cooking Light.

Classic Fudge-Walnut Brownies

These deliver that intense, back-of-the throat chocolate satisfaction from the first bite.

A recipe for healthy Apple Oat Bars from the Weelicious cookbook.

Apple Oat Bars

What could be easier than this healthy and delicious four-ingredient recipe? I know, eating them!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Hemp Oat Bars from the Superfood Kitchen Cookbook.

Chocolate Hemp and Oat Bars

An easy, healthy, granola-like bar that eats like a cookie. The cacao nibs, folded in with sweet oats and nutty hemp seeds, give these bars a unique crunch.

A healthy recipe for gluten-free biscotti.

Gluten-Free Biscotti

This recipe yields good dippers, but they can stand on their own as one of the most addictive, guilt-free treats you will ever enjoy.


German Chocolate Cookies

Coconut, pecans, oatmeal and dark chocolate in a rich chocolate cookie.


Gluten-Free Rolled Sugar Cookies

These are traditional buttery sugar cookies. You may use all butter, if desired (instead of shortening).

Applesauce-Raisin Cookies with Lemon Glaze

A Granny Smith apple adds moisture and texture, while lemon glaze gives an appealing shine to these old-fashioned beauties.


Chocolate-Hazelnut Macaroons

Chocolate and hazelnut is a delectable flavor combination. Although these chewy-crisp (and gluten-free) cookies are delicious on their own, you can make them even more elegant by sandwiching two together with some melted chocolate.

Fruity Breakfast Cookie

Fruity Breakfast Cookie

This breakfast cookie is densely packed with fiber, omega 3s, protein, iron and taste.

Weelicious cookbook's Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats recipe.

Chocolate Rice Crisp-Wee Treats

I’m sure your kids have tried rice crispy treats, but have they ever had a chocolate rice crispy treat?


Allergy-Free Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies

Loaded with fiber, protein, fruit, and veggies, plus low in sugar and fat, you’ll feel good about feeding this chewy, cinnamon-spiked cookie to your family for breakfast. Soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, and Dairy-free.


Chewy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

A fudgy, chewy cookie with a crackly crust.


Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

These cookies are sturdy, crisp, not-too-sweet, and quite tasty. Make them as gingersnaps year-round.

A healthy and kid friendly recipe for Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Weelicious cookbook.

Banana–Oat–Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is it really possible to have a cookie recipe that doesn’t call for any sugar, butter, or flour but still produces cookies that are just as sweet and delicious as the ones you’re normally used to eating?

Healthy recipe for gluten-free lemon drop cookies.

Gluten-Free Lemon Drop Cookies

These delightful drop cookies are full of refreshing lemon flavor!

Chocolate Baklava recipe from Cooking Light's New Way to Cook Light Cookbook.

Chocolate Baklava

Lightly spiced honey syrup gives the gooey, sticky quality that makes baklava so heavenly.

Miniature Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Depending on how long you bake these cookies, you can make them either crisp and crunchy, or bake them for a slightly shorter time for a moist and chewy version.


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