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5 Healthier Christmas Cookie Recipes For This Holiday Season!

It's Christmas season! That mean presents, a visit from Santa Claus and best of all - Christmas cookies! This holiday-time tradition is something we believe every person should be able to enjoy. We've compiled our five favorite healthy Christmas cookie recipes. These are Profile Plan-approved and can be a great, sweet treat for the whole family. 

Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies

Chocolate + ginger = spiced holiday goodness! Try this healthy twist on ginger snap cookies that is perfectly spiced and will satisfy your holiday cravings.
Dark Chocolate Ginger Cookies
COURSE
Dessert
CUISINE
American, Profile
EQUIPMENT
  • Mixer
  • Blender
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
INGREDIENTS
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 small bananas ripe and mashed
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Substitute blend for baking
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 1 T while whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 T dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3.5 oz 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar fine chop
  • 3 T sugar in the raw
  • 1 dash Fine finishing salt optional
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Cream margarine, banana, brown sugar and sugar substitute by hand or with a mixer.
  • In a medium bowl measure out your dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients, blend.
  • Add the chopped dark chocolate bar. Place contents in the freezer and freeze up to 2 hours.
  • Roll cookies into 1” balls and roll in raw sugar. Refrigerate again for 20 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cookies begin to crack.
  • The longer the cookies bake the firmer they will be, but these are a soft cookie.
NOTES

Profile Exchange: 1 and 1/2 starch servings

KEYWORD
Desserts for Weight Loss, Profile Dessert, Snacks for Weight Loss

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Enjoy the best of both worlds with these healthy chocolate brownie cookies! Chewy, gooey and delicious, this easy recipe will be your new holiday favorite!
Chocolate Brownie Cookies
COURSE
Dessert, Snack
CUISINE
American, Profile
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix together ingredients and add water until you reach a cookie dough consistency
  3. Drop in half dollar portions on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  4. Bake for 7 minutes
NOTES
Profile Exchange: 1 meal replacement, 1 oz. very lean protein
 

Mint Chip Cookies

These profile-approved cookies are easy to make, delicious and low-carb! Use Profile's Mint Chip Shake to create these healthy cookies that have the perfect amount of mint and a little bit of chocolate in every bite.
Mint Chip Cookies
COURSE
Meal Replacement, Snack
CUISINE
American, Profile
EQUIPMENT
  • Oven
  • Parchment paper
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together ingredients and add water until you reach a cookie dough consistency.
  • Drop in half dollar portions on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 7 minutes and enjoy your mint chip cookies!
NOTES
KEYWORD
Low-carb cookies, mint chip, Profile Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Check out these healthier, Profile-approved Chocolate peanut butter cookies that will fit right into your weight loss plan. Delicious and decadent!
Chocolate peanut butter Cookie
COURSE
Dessert, Snack
CUISINE
American, Profile
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together P3, egg white and baking powder.
  • Add shake mix and then slowly add the water until you reach a cookie dough consistency.
  • Drop in half dollar portions on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 7 minutes.
NOTES
Profile Exchange Per Serving: 1 meal replacement, 1 oz. very lean protein, 1 flex food
 
KEYWORD
Chocolate for weight loss, Profile-Friendly Chocolate

Profile Sugar Cookies

Made with vanilla cake batter flavors, this Profile-friendly Sugar Cookie recipe makes soft & chewy treats that are delicious and healthier than most.
INGREDIENTS
Cookies:

Frosting:

INSTRUCTIONS
To prepare cookies:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix together cookie ingredients and add water until you reach desired cookie dough consistency.
  • Transfer the cookie dough to the center of a large sheet of plastic wrap, and shape dough into a rectangle. Cover with another sheet of plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  • Leaving the cookie dough in the plastic wrap, roll it out until you reach desired thickness. Lightly flour your cookie cutter, and press into the dough. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet. Re-roll any unused dough and repeat.  
  • Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to completely cool. 

 

To frost cookies:

  • In a small bowl, add protein powder. Then, adding the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, slowly stir together to reach desired frosting/icing consistency. Spoon into a zip-lock bag and snip off the corner. Pipe onto cooled cookies. 
  • Add additional toppings as desired and enjoy!

KEYWORD
Desserts for Weight Loss, Profile Dessert, Snacks for Weight Loss