Nothing says the holiday season quite like a plate of perfectly baked cookies. These sweet rounds remind many of their childhood, recipes from family, and evenings by the fire. But more often than not, cookies are loaded with not-so-healthy ingredients, including pounds of butter, sugar, and unbleached white flour. Additionally, many family cookie recipes leave those following diets, such as KETO and Paleo, out of the delicious after-dinner snacking.
We put together a list of cookie recipes that not only tug the heartstrings, but are better-for-you than traditional holiday cookies. Some of the top alternate ingredients we used to create healthier cookie options include coconut sugar, whole wheat flour, vegan butter, and almond flour.