For this week’s article, we thought we’d look up interesting statistics about Christmas treats, such as how much money we Americans spend on Holiday candy, or how many pounds of pie and cookies we eat during this season of giving and receiving and partying. The numbers were interesting for sure, but what stood out in 9 out of 10 sources (if we’re going to talk about statistics) was the enticing list of treats to consider, especially cookies.
There must be hundreds, if not thousands of Holiday cookies recipes out there, and millions of variations. We lost count. One thing most Americans try not to lose count of between November and the New Year is the number on the scale. But let’s face it, this is not the time to hold back. It only causes misery, and happy is the mood we’re going for.
It does not hurt to lean on the side of moderation, rather than deprivation. Agreed? With this in mind, we shifted our search to finding a few healthy and even uncommon Christmas Cookies Recipes. If baking is your thing, you will love to try these in the weeks to come. If you can’t remember the last time you baked anything, add this to your list of self-pampering guilty pleasures this Christmas. There’s nothing like the fresh-baked aroma of cookies to sweeten the Holiday spirit.
We dare you to resist Skinny Chocolate Turtle Thumbprint Cookies, Vegan and Gluten-Free Quinoa Gingersnaps, Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cranberry Flax Cookies and, ready for this? Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies. We’d start with these if we were you. All recipes were selected for their uniqueness. Discover something new. It’s like opening a gift.
Skinny Chocolate Turtle Thumbprint Cookies from The Skinny Fork
“Around the holidays my great aunt would make her famous chocolate turtle. You know those lovely and addictive candies made with pecans, ooey-gooey caramel and chocolate? Yeah, those.”
Gluten-Free Quinoa Gingersnap Cookies from Eating Bird Food
“For this recipe I used quinoa flour instead of white or whole wheat flour so the cookies are gluten-free and have an extra boost of nutrition! They’ve also got that crunchy outside, soft and chewy inside consistency thing going on that gingersnap cookies are known for.”
Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies from Yummy Healthy Easy
“My boys were downing these cookies. You should have seen the look on their faces when I told them that there was avocado in them… these cookies did not last long…. They’re moist, rich, chocolatey and overall a bit healthier than the average chocolate cookie.”
Flourless Cashew Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from The View from Great Island
“A great chocolate chip cookie can be made without any butter or any flour whatsoever. They’re so quick and easy to make, I’d say they qualify as instant gratification. In the cookie world, this is revolutionary.”
Cranberry Flax Cookies from An Edible Mosaic
“A plateful of these little beauties is just the sort of thing that makes an ordinary afternoon in December a little happier… You’ve been out in the cold, braving… the crazed shoppers… You’re famished… then you remember that you made a batch of these cookies…”