Christmas Cookie Round-Up


I don’t bake a whole lot of cookies year round, with the exception of good ol’ chocolate chip cookies so when it comes December I LOVE trying new cookie recipes. Baking is just more fun in December. It’s a fact.

Cookies are great to bring to the Holiday table, office party or just to have on hand for Santa. Like I said in my last post, I always do roll-out sugar cookies and gingerbread cookies to decorate with the kids, but as you can see from this Christmas Cookie Round-Up, there are so many more options!

I absolutely love these peanut butter kiss cookies . They are flourless, gluten free and deeeelicious!

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies-1-6

and the Christmas Chocolate Drops are rich and chocolatey. I have some in the freezer ready to add to Santa’s cookie tray!

Christmas Chocoalte Drops |

I love so many cookies for different reasons. If you are looking for some new cookie recipes this Holiday season you’ve come to the right place! My FitFluential peeps have shared some of their favorite cookie recipes and a lot of them are actually pretty healthy as far as cookies are go. There is definitely something for everyone, including lots of gluten free, grain free and dairy free options. Hope you find some you like and if you don’t have a Pinterest cookie board, now might be the time to start one!

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies with Eggnog Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling  – from Ari’s Menu (Vegan and heavenly sounding)



Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies – also from Ari’s Menu (check out that ooey gooey center. Yum!)


Sour Cream Cookies- from Kate Moving Forward (these would be great with a cup coffee)



Gluten-Free Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies- from the Fit Cookie (Egg-free, Dairy-free, Soy and Gluten-free!)



Almond Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies  – from Running to the Kitchen (gluten and grain free!)



Salted Biscoff Hazelnut Cookies- from Sprint 2 the Table (love a little salty-sweet)



Chocolate Almond Cookies  – from Sensual Appeal Blog  (Vegan and yum!)

Almond Chocolate Cookies (vegan)


Whole Wheat Gingerbread People Cookies – from Mommy Run Fast (a healthier version of a traditional cookie)


Sugar Cookies – from Just a Colorado Gal (with a secret ingredient)



Triple Chunk Candy Cookies – from Healthy Helper Blog (great way to use any leftover Halloween candy!)



Oatmeal Banana Coconut Cookies- from Fannetastic Food (healthy enough to be breakfast!)



Outstanding Oatmeal Cookies - Back at Square Zero (I know a certain husband that would love these)


Ginger Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and Reeses Cups – from the Lean Green Bean (what an interesting combo! Love anything ginger)



Swedish Spritz Cookies- from Running with Perseverance (love trying International cookie recipes)



Vegan Peppermint Patties – from Fit Foodie Finds (vegan, gluten-free; peppermint is one of my favorite Holiday flavors)



Don’t you feel like baking now? Just remember to share, freeze, donate to the homeless- do whatever you need to do so that you aren’t consuming all the extra calories yourself. You’re welcome. ;)

Don’t forget to enter my Cooking Light cookbook giveaway- perfect Holiday gift idea!

Question: do you have a favorite Holiday cookie?

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  1. Oh my goodness, what a collection! Everything looks delicious! I’ll be pinning the vegan ones. Thanks for putting this together.
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  2. Thanks so much for including me in such wonderful company! I’m kinda dying over Gina’s thumbprint cookies!
    Ari @ Ari’s Menu recently posted..Peppermint Bark CookiesMy Profile

  3. Leave it to Ari to make me drop my jaw looking at cookie pics. This is such a great round up. I’ll be pinning a lot of new cookies to try! Thanks for including my Salted Biscoff Cookies!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      I know, right? I want those whoopie pies, asap. Loved the sound of yours too. All of them actually, lol.

  4. Looking at all these COOKIES MAKES ME SO HAPPY – even if I cannot eat them! lol ;) My cookies will be coming out soon!
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    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      Awww, no cookie that works for Gigi? Well I will have to stay tuned to see your cookie recipe later this month! ;)

  5. This round-up is ridiculous. Oh my gosh I want to make all of these cookies!! I don’t bake much during the year but we have a tradition of baking up a ton of Christmas cookies with my cousins and decorating them with the kids. Can’t wait to try some of these.
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  6. Awesome round up! I’m going to show it to my kids and have them pick 1 or 2 for our annual holiday baking for the neighbors.
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  7. Yup! I’m craving a cookie now. Too bad it’s only 6 a.m.!
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted..5 Tips to Stay Fit During The HolidaysMy Profile

  8. My annual cookie bake-a-thon is this weekend — these look great! Thanks for including mine!
    Coco (@Got2Run4Me) recently posted..Holiday PiesMy Profile

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      How fun. I think I am going to bake some with the kids this weekend too. Hard part is choosing which ones to make!

  9. Sami says:

    Wow! What a list!
    You can’t go wrong with thumb print cookies or chocolate for that matter! I love peanut butter, so anything with that as the main ingredient will have me hooked. Haystacks or peanut butter balls are so yummy and deadly to me!
    Thanks for a fun post,
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  10. Thank you so much for including my cookies!!! The other recipes look great!!!

  11. Woah! So much deliciousness in one post- can’t wait to try some of these!
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  12. Lyn says:

    You mentioned that the chocolate cookies are in the freezer. Did you bake them then freeze them? Do you think this recipe would be fine if I made the dough and froze the dough so that the cookies could be baked later?

    • Melanie Flinn, MS, RD says:

      I baked them first, then froze some. I have frozen a lot of cookie dough before but not these in particular. The dough is a bit stickier than others but if you scoop it into plastic wrap, wrap well in plastic, the foil or an airtight container I would think it would be just fine!

  13. Cookies are so fun and festive…no matter the occasion :)
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  14. Anne says:

    Thank you for the link love! Great round up. :)

  15. Those sour cream cookies look delicious! I think I will have to try them this year.
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  16. great roundup! thanks for including mine!
    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean recently posted..Weekly Eats 49My Profile

  17. You’re killing me here! It’s way too early for me to be drooling over cookies. Now I’m going to have to spend the day in the kitchen baking treats :)
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  18. Kristen says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! I’m beyond obsessed with Christmas and cookies, so I love this time of year! I pinned it for future reference :)
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  19. These look amazing. I am so excited to bake up some holiday cookies this weekend.
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