Ten Healthy Cookie Recipes

Yes, you can eat cookies and still be healthy. Here's how.

Fresh-baked Cookies via Shutterstock

Fresh-Baked Cookies via Shutterstock

Can’t keep your hands out of the cookie jar? Below, we found 10 healthy cookie recipes that won’t make you feel guilty about indulging. In fact, you can even have two. 

1. Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
via Lauren Kelly Nutrition

This version of the classic chocolate chip cookie, is gluten-free, dairy-free, high in protein, and only 110 calories, so you can enjoy your childhood favorite without the guilt.

2. Pineapple Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
via Amy’s Healthy Baking

Instead of raisins, this recipe uses dried pineapple and shredded coconut, making these a perfect summertime treat. This recipe is vegan, has no refined sugar, and is only 107 calories per cookie.

3. No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
via Chocolate-Covered Katie

These tiny vegan treats taste like pumpkin cookie dough and are only 26 calories per cookie. You can also eat them right away so it’s perfect for impatient bakers.

4. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
via Minimalist Baker

With only 85 calories per cookie, this vegan version uses peanut butter for healthy fats, extra protein, and, of course, taste.

5. Healthy Oreos 
via Chocolate-Covered Katie

Unlike a typical Oreo, this home-made version has all-natural ingredients, whole-grains, and coconut oil. It’s also vegan and only 64 calories per cookie.

6. Thumbprint Cookies
via Whole Foods Market

Thumbprint cookies are filled with jelly in the middle for a refreshing and sweet pop of flavor. This healthy version is made with oats and pecans, and has no refined sugar. They are also only 105 calories per cookie.

7. Double Lemon Pudding Cookies
via Amy’s Healthy Baking

These soft and chewy cookies will take you back to the days of selling lemonade in your front yard. The secret of this recipe is the sugar-free lemon pudding mix which adds flavor and give the cookies a soft texture. These bright delights are also only 98 calories.

8. Flourless Almond Cookies from Spain
via Panning the Globe

This Spanish almond cookie will melt-in your mouth. This recipe is dairy-free and uses almond flour as a flavorful and more nutritionally beneficial alternative to flour. It’s also only 103 calories per cookie.

9. Black Bean Fudge Drop Cookies
via Eat Healthy

Black beans in a cookie? These fudge-like treats will be sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Not only do the black beans add extra protein, but it allows you to leave out the butter, eggs, and flour, making this recipe vegan and healthier at about 94 calories per cookie.

10. Fudgy Carrot Cake Cookies
via The Sweet {Tooth} Life

This recipe has all the joy of carrot cake packed into one 90 calorie cookie. This cookie is chewy and has no butter in it, instead it uses applesauce and coconut oil.