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12 Days of Holiday Cookies

Get Festive with These Healthier Recipes

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Tired of making the same old holiday cookies year after year? Freshen up your recipe box with these new favorites! This list has something for everyone, from chocolate lovers to oatmeal fanatics. Plus, these recipes are healthier than the ones you'll find for most other traditional holiday cookies. Pick one (or more!) to make for your holiday festivities this year!

Peppermint-Dark Chocolate Slice and Bake Cookies: This recipe is a basic dough but allows a lot of creativity. You can add your favorite flavoring to the dough and then roll the cookie log in different chopped nuts or use holiday cookie sprinkles.

Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies: At only 50 calories a piece these soft cookies are sure to please!

Chef Meg's Spice Cookies: Serve these holiday cookies with a cup of tea or lowfat vanilla ice cream.

Oatmeal Orange Cookies (Diabetes Friendly):These cookies are packed full of whole grains and fiber to fill you up and keep you satisfied. They're great for snacks and suitable for those with diabetes!

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Cookies: Pumpkin is subbed for butter in this recipe, which makes this a lowfat holiday treat! Cranberries and almonds add flavor and nutrition!
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