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Cleaned-Up Holiday Cookies to Satisfy Every Sweet Tooth

While we love a buttery shortbread or a crackly, caramel-y florentine as much as the next person, chowing down on butter- and sugar bombs for a month straight can be hard on our systems (not to mention our waistlines). But denying ourselves the joys of cookie exchanges, holiday baking and….cookies isn’t a happy option. Instead, we’ve created three actually delicious, cleaned-up versions of some of our all-time favorite cookies—two are gluten-free, two are vegan, and all are refined-sugar free and 100 percent sweet-tooth approved.

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  • Avocado, Chocolate, and Sea Salt Cookies

    Avocado, Chocolate, and Sea Salt Cookies

    OK, so this recipe is neither gluten-free nor dairy-free, but it’s seriously delicious and way healthier than any salted chocolate cookie out there. To clean things up, we sub in creamy avocado for half of the fat and use spelt flour (which many people who are sensitive to gluten can tolerate) instead of all-purpose.

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  • Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

    Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

    These gluten- and dairy-free whoopie pies are the perfect balance of holiday spice and creamy coconut. We’re addicted.

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  • Vegan Peppermint Meringues

    Vegan Peppermint Meringues

    If you haven’t heard of aquafaba, prepare to have your mind blown. Whipped, aquafaba (also known as the water from a can of chickpeas) perfectly mimics the texture of egg whites, making it the ideal base for a vegan meringue. These are crunchy, sweet, and have just the right amount of peppermint.

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