Tag: holiday cookies

Cookie Monster: Our Favorite Healthy Holiday Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 20, 2014


Holiday cookies are everywhere this time of year, and no doubt you want to have a few — or an entire tin. The good news is that cookies don’t have to be all bad. Instead, you can add health-focused ingredients, like antioxidant powerhouses matcha green tea and cocoa powder, fiber-rich chestnut and almond flour, and inflammation tamers like ginger and cinnamon.

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Dessert of the Month: Almond, Fig and Orange Cookies

by in Amy's Whole Food Cooking, December 17, 2013

almond cookies
This is the time of year when it seems everyone is baking cookies. And because it’s a lovely holiday tradition, I wanted to create a recipe that everyone could enjoy: the sweets lovers, the healthy eaters and the gluten-intolerant.

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Healthier Holiday Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 19, 2011

There are many ways to go about holiday cookie-making without gobs of butter and sugar—really, there are!  Here are some ways to indulge sensibly.

For those with children to please, get them involved!  Try these adorable classic gingerbread boys and girls (pictured above).  Set up a decorating station with frosting, sprinkles and maybe even some gum drops—it’s a fun activity and delicious treat rolled into one.
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The Energy Chef: Guava-Cheese Empanada Cookies

by in Uncategorized, December 10, 2010
Herb's Guava-Cheese Empanada Cookies

Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas! Nothing is more fun during the Christmas holiday than making cookies with my girls.  Cookies aren’t exactly healthy, but since they’re automatically portion-controlled by their size, it’s a great way to indulge sensibly.

Along with more classic cookie recipes, I also make this Herb Mesa Original: Guava and Cheese Empanada Cookies. Latins eat a pastry made with guava and cheese in a puff pastry this time of year, but using empanada skins keeps them smaller and lower-cal. Your friends and family will love this twist on tradition!

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