5 Healthy Cookie Recipes

Tess Patrick TESS PATRICK

Nothing quite hits the spot like a melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Fresh out of the oven or even the dough straight from the bowl, we’re all about cookies. And as far as we’re concerned, the more cookies the better - if only there was a way we could keep on snacking without worrying about what they may be doing to our inside (and outside too, for that matter! Eating more of the foods you enjoy is a key philosophy for a healthy approach to food, so if cookies are a non-negotiable in your diet, you might enjoy these 5 Healthy Cookie Recipes.

1. Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

No cookie jar is complete without a chocolate chip cookie, and double the chocolate means double the fun. This vegan cookie is a winner in the Food Matters HQ - meaning they never stay around too long! They’re moist, fudgy, and easily made gluten-free if need be.

2. Coconut Lavender Cookies with Lemon Drizzle

This is one rustic recipe that will remind you of Grandma’s kitchen, but the delicate floral flavor couple with the citrus drizzle is a failsafe combination. You can substitute the spelt flour for any of your go-to gluten-free blends, and if you’re plant-based or vegan, try this recipe with any of our Easy Egg Substitutes.

3. Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

These are your healthy take on any kitchen staple. Opting for a natural (read: additive and preservative-free) peanut butter and a gluten-free oat flour (you can quite easily mill your own by pulsing in a food processor), these cookies will actually fill you with nutrients instead of depleting them.

4. High-Fiber Cookie Clusters

Most people aren’t getting enough fiber in their diets and these little cookies could very well take care of that! Packed with high-fiber grain, nuts, and seeds, this is one oh-so-tasty way to get in a big dose of your daily roughage.

5. Cookie Dough Bon Bons

Forgive me, these aren’t quite cookies (yet), but it would be selfish not to let you in on my ultimate indulgence recipe. Made with chickpeas and drizzled with chocolate, these morsels are a protein hit with a taste that will keep you coming back for more.

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