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Healthy Christmas Cookies

Ready to bake this holiday season? I've put together a list of my favorite healthy Christmas cookies made with wholesome, nourishing ingredients that are just as delicious and decadent as the traditional versions! Here I am going to share my Hazelnut Gingerbread Man Sandwich Recipe!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Sara @ Gathering Dreams



  • 3/4 whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 hazelnuts
  • 5 1/2 tablespoon nut butter - almond butter or hazelnut butter works best
  • 6 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons almond milk

Chocolate Filling

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter - almond butter or hazelnut butter works best
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk


  • Add the flour and hazelnuts to a food processor bowl or a blender and mix until the hazelnuts reach a fine consistency (note 1).
  • Add to the bowl the nut butter, coconut sugar, and almond milk. Blitz a few times until you get a crumbly dough.
  • Remove the dough from the food processor bowl, place it in a bowl covered with a lid or kitchen towel, and let it chill in the fridge for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 320F (160C).
  • Once the dough is chilled, divide it into two parts as it'll be much easier to work with. Roll out the cookie dough until about 1/5 inch thick. Use some parchment paper to roll the dough onto, so it won't stick to your working surface (note 2). Then use a cookie cutter to cut into shape. Repeat until you've used up all the dough (note 3).
  • Place the cut-out cookies onto a lined baking sheet. These cookies will hold their shape and won't spread so you can keep them quite close to one another.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes (note 4).
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. In the meantime, prepare the chocolate spread. Place the chocolate in a small bowl and melt it in the microwave in 20-second intervals, mixing in between. Once melted, add the nut butter and the cold almond milk and mix well with a spoon until you get a Nutella-like consistency.
  • Spread the backside of one gingerbread man with the chocolate spread and cover with another gingerbread man. Continue until you have filled all your gingerbread man sandwich cookies!


For more healthy Christmas cookies recipes check the post above!


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg