With holiday baking in full swing, it's hard to avoid sneaking a cookie for breakfast from time to time. That's totally acceptable this time of year, especially when the cookie is somewhat nutritionally beneficial (yes, that's possible).

By F&W Editors
Updated May 23, 2017
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From fluffy waffle cookies to crunchy biscotti, here are seven healthy and delicious cookies to start your morning.

1. Cocoa-Pepper Waffle Cookies
Baker Joy Wilson's incredible breakfast cookies are made in a waffle iron.

2. Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies with Flax
Flax seed meal and whole flax seeds add nutritional value to these tasty cookies.

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies with Flax

3. Gluten-Free Lemon and Coconut Flour Cookies
What's the secret to these fluffy, lemony cookies? They're sweetened with honey.

Gluten-Free Lemon and Coconut Flour Cookies
Credit: © Kristen Stevens

4. Chewy Cinnamon-Spelt Cookies with Sea Salt
This healthy, vegan twist on the classic snickerdoodle is made with apple sauce and coconut oil.

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5. Black Bean, Chocolate and Fig Cookies
Black beans and pumpkin seeds give these quick, brownie-like cookies extra fiber. Adding finely shredded beets makes them even more nutritious.

Black Bean, Chocolate and Fig Cookies

6. Cranberry-Almond Biscotti
These crispy, crunchy biscotti are great for dipping into your morning cup of tea.

Cranberry-Almond Biscotti

7. Gluten-Free Strawberry and Chia Seed Newton Cookies
Dried figs, strawberry jam and chia seeds make a terrific filling for these gluten-free cookies.

Gluten-Free Strawberry and Chia Seed Newton Cookies
Credit: © Sarah Bolla