Healthy Holiday Cookie Recipes: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, and Low-Glycemic

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Gingerbread cookies on a plate with vegan christmas decorations.

It's unfortunate that many of the holiday foods out there contain processed and damaging ingredients like gluten and sugar. Many holiday recipes contain foods that also contribute to hidden food allergies.

When you choose to make healthy alternatives for your favorite holiday recipes like these delicious holiday cookies and the recipes in my e-book, Healthy Holiday Traditions: Nourishing Recipes for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Celebrations, you'll feel more energetic, lighter, enjoy a smaller waistline, and think more clearer!

Those are *my* kind of cookies! Enjoy these gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and low-glycemic cookie recipes and give yourself a healthy treat for the holidays!

Dr. Ritamarie's Healthy Holiday Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecansRaw Food Cookie Recipe - Gingerbread Men
  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup dates, pitted
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt

Directions:

  1. Process nuts and dates with salt and spices in food processor until they are completely chopped. Mixture should be a little coarse and should hold together. If needed, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Roll or press dough onto non-stick sheets and use cookie cutters to make into desired festive shapes.
  3. Place in freezer until they are firm.

Dr. Ritamarie's Low-Glycemic Healthy Holiday Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pecansChristmas Low-Glycemic Cookie Recipe
  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Chia Gel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 10 – 15 drops stevia concentrate, to taste (Sweet Leaf)

Directions:

  1. Process pecans, almonds, coconut, and chia gel with salt and spices in food processor until they are completely chopped. Mixture should be a little coarse and should hold together. If needed, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Roll or press dough onto non stick sheets and use cookie cutters to make into desired shapes.
  3. Place in freezer until they are firm.

Chia Gel

Ingredients:Chia Gel Recipe: Chia Seeds

  • 1/2 cup chia seed
  • 2 1/2 cups water

Directions:

  1. Put chia and water into a quart sized Mason jar or a glass bowl that can be covered.
  2. Shake or mix well.
  3. Allow to stand at room temperature for 8 hours or overnight or for 12 or more hours in the refrigerator. Store up to a week at room temperature.

The healthy holiday cookie recipe above can be found inHealthy Holiday Traditions: Nourishing Recipes for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Celebrations containing:

Healthy Holiday Traditions: Nourishing Recipes

  • Gingerbread Men
  • Latkes
  • Christmas Cookies and Pudding
  • Eggless Egg Nog
  • Hors D’oeuvres
  • Apple Pie and Ice Cream
  • Candies and more!

Click HERE to order!

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6 Comments

  1. Nancy

    I can’t wait to try the Low-Glycemic version of this recipe!

    Reply
  2. mimi bess

    i am browsing looking for healthy recipes and clicked on the hidden food allergies link in the first paragraph.
    i think i need to go see my doctor because i have all of the symptoms listed!
    in the meantime Have A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    Reply
  3. Libby from Oakland

    In the first version of your Healthy Holiday Cookie recipe, you list cinnamon twice and no vanilla. In the low glycemic version, you have both cinnamon and vanilla as ingredients. I am wondering if one of the 2 iterations of cinnamon should be vanilla?

    THanks. I am looking for some healthy versions because I have a hard time resisting all the holiday junk around me.

    Reply
    • Stacey

      Thanks Libby! You and Anne have saved the day! You’ll find the recipe corrected! Happy and Healthy Holidays! xoxo Stacey

      Reply
  4. Anne LeMay

    Your healthy cookies recipe has 2 tsp. cinnamon listed twice. What is the missing spice ingredient?

    Reply
    • Stacey

      Hi Anne! Thanks for catching and bring to our attention! I’ve fixed the recipe. Thanks for the help! Happy and Healthy holidays! xoxo Stacey

      Reply

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