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Healthy christmas cookies?

I'm wanting to make some christmas cookies this year but i am also a pretty healthy eater.. i always want my family to eat healthy also...
Anyone have any good ideas for healthy but yummy christmas treats?

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Asked by maybebaby83 at 8:02 PM on Dec. 10, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I have a few healthy treat recipes, like oatmeal cookies and brownies made with zucchini. I am not Christian, so I have no idea if these are appropriate for Christmas. If you would like the recipes, send me a message offlist.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:36 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • These aren't necessarily Christmas cookies, but I'm making them for Christmas! My kids absolutely love them, and you could make cookie bars with Christmas M&Ms, or just add Christmas M&Ms, or make them really small and sandwich colored icing or seasonal ice cream between them. I leave half a batch as is, and stir mini chocolate chips into the other half.

    Cream together: 1.5 cups shortening, butter, stick margarine - your preference (I use Imperial sticks) and 1.5 cups peanut butter (I use Simply Jif). Add in 2 cups brown sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla, and 3 eggs. Continue to cream together. Mix in a seperate bowl - 3 cups quick oats, 2 cups whole wheat flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, and optional 1 teaspoon salt (I don't use the salt). Mix into wet ingredients. Bake at 350, approx 12 minutes for soft, longer for chewy or crispy.

    I highly suggest browsing, they've got tons of amazing recipes of all sorts!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • thank you so much!! i will def. check that site out! :)

    Answer by maybebaby83 at 9:31 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • I like oatmeal raisin cookies, banana cookies (type in healthy banana cookies on and substitute applesauce in place of oil), or even just meringue cookies.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:08 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Honestly, I found some really good recipes from the cook yourself thin website. They show you how to replace ingredients with healthy ones (ie/ grated butternut squash instead of butter, etc)

    Answer by alinker at 2:14 AM on Dec. 14, 2009

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