Great Cookie Recipes for the 12 Days of Christmas
Last year Blisstree published a series of great cookie recipes with a healthy spin to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas. We’ll be posting new healthy recipes for this year, sourced from around the web, but while we’re busy finding more cookie exchange ideas, get started with these 12 top cookie recipes.
|Brown Sugar Pecan Sandies|
The good news is that these are extremely simple to make (you don’t even need cookie cutters), but they taste and look like you’ve labored over them over your entire holiday weekend.
Biscotti keep forever, are great for shipping, and the pistachios and cherries in this recipe make them especially festive for the holidays. Plus, they’re one of the few cookies that we don’t feel guilty eating first thing on Christmas morning.
|Healthy Orange-Cardamom Madeleines|
Madeleines aren’t a conventional holiday cookie (and they’re not usually that healthy) but they’ve always been one of my favorite treats, so I’ll always lobby to put them on a holiday cookie platter. This recipe includes whole wheat flour for an extra healthy treat.
|Raspberry-Filled Swedish Rye Cookies|
I adapted these cookies from a recipe on one of my favorite cooking blogs,101 cookbooks, and have loved them ever since. They’re completely whole grain, and though they do contain sugar, they’re not over-sweet, making them healthy and, in my opinion, delicious.
Involtini is Italian for “roll-up” (or at least that’s my rough translation), and can be applied to meats, vegetables, and in this case: pastry. These roll-up cookies can be made any time of year, but they’re so good-looking and tasty that I think they make a perfect addition to the Christmas cookie plate.
|Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies|
These peanut butter kiss cookies are family classic during the holidays. Problem is, they’re not the healthiest Christmas cookies in the recipe box. The substitution of Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses and organic peanut butter help control the guilt factor on these amazing cookies.
After the jump you’ll find 6 more amazing cookie recipes to keep your holiday treat cravings sated.
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