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12 holiday cookies packing a superfood punch

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Love the tradition of making Christmas cookies, but hate a season full of empty calories? No worries this year with these twelve cookie recipes hiding superfood ingredients gathered by Melissa Breyer at Treehugger to make the season as jolly for the body as it is for spirit.

Green tea shortbread cookies (above)

We’re not going to claim that this recipe for Green Tea Ginger Shortbread will yield a warm plate of seriously health-food cookies, there’s no denying the butter, and refined flour and sugar in these pups.

But on the other hand, they have green tea and lots of ginger in them, which give them a healthy kick. And if you try swapping some of the plain white flour with white whole wheat flour, they will be well on their way to being health food. Kind of.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Click over to the never-ending pumpkin post to get the skinny on the super-food-filled Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Chocolate Fudgy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Cocoa! Oatmeal! Flaxseed! Dried Cherries! If you thought oatmeal cookies were good for you, these Chocolate Fudgy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies are even better. And although the healthier things in life aren’t always the tastiest, these provide an exception to the rule.

Full story at Treehugger.

Healthy recipes for the holidays.

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