Brace yourself because we’re about to tell you something that’s going to change your life: Cookies can be healthy. Here, six recipes for good-for-you cookies.

January 15, 2015

Unless you're bent on eliminating sweets from your diet (and we know a doctor who thinks you shouldn't), you'll agree that almost any dessert can be healthy when consumed in moderation. But we can do better. Here, five recipes for delicious cookies that pack legit nutritional benefits.

1. Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies with Flax 
Flax seed meal and whole flax seeds add nutritional value to these gooey oatmeal raisin cookies.

2. Chocolate Coconut Snap Cookies 
There’s no butter in these ultra-chocolaty cookies. Instead, the recipe calls for coconut oil.

3. Chewy Cinnamon-Spelt Cookies with Sea Salt 
A vegan twist on the classic snickerdoodle, these cookies are ultra-chewy with crinkly sugary tops.

4. Cocoa Nib-Almond Lace Cookies 
Coconut oil, cocoa nibs and sliced almonds combine together to make these lace cookies extra crispy. They’re rich and butter (yet butterless) and full of almond flavor.

5. Gluten-Free Strawberry and Chia Seed Newton Cookies 
These gluten-free cookies have a delicious filling of dried fruit, strawberry jam and chia seeds.

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