Diabetes-Friendly Christmas Cookie Recipes

Celebrate the season with a batch of classic Christmas cookies. From gingerbread to sugar cookies, we've reduced the carbs, calories, and sugar--but kept the flavor--in your favorite holiday cookie recipes. Bake these delicious diabetic cookies today!

Gingerbread Cookies

These festive gingerbread people have just 2 grams of fat per serving -- great for your diabetic meal plan! With a flavorful blend of molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, these tasty cookies will be a hit at any holiday party.

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Almond Cream Cutouts

The secret to these festive, low-carb cookies is almond paste. With only 7 grams of carb per serving, this delicious holiday treat is a guilt-free celebration!

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Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Joy to the world! Having diabetes doesn't mean you can't enjoy a classic holiday sugar cookie. We've given the traditional fat-laden cookie recipe a healthful makeover: Our yummy treats have only 48 calories per serving!

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Chocolate-Dipped Almond Thins

Finely chopped almonds get the credit for the crumbly texture of these seven-ingredient holiday cookies. Dipped in melted dark chocolate, the diabetes-friendly dessert recipe contains just 9 grams of carb per serving.

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Orange Dark Chocolate Blossoms

Our diabetes-friendly version of this must-have holiday cookie incorporates orange peel to complement the dark chocolate stars. Use a sugar substitute to decrease the calories and carb count.

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Cranberry-White Chocolate Cornmeal Tea Biscuits

These dense, delicious treats would make a fabulous food gift! Use cornmeal, dried cranberries, and light dairy sour cream to give the low-calorie cookies substance.

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake these scrumptious low-carb cookies for your family this holiday season. Only you will know they are made with secret healthful ingredients and boast only 3 grams of fat per serving.

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Rosemary-Orange Shortbread

Indulge in the delicate flavors of this easy cookie recipe that's perfect for the holidays. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

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Black Forest Tartlets

Perfect for holiday parties, these mini treats are filled with a great-tasting blend of pudding and dried cherries.

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Pistachio-White Chocolate Pretzels

Put a gourmet twist on chocolate-covered pretzels. These easy no-bake holiday treats make a festive addition to any cookie platter, or give them as a delightful food gift.

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Mexican Chocolate Cutouts

The blended flavors of cocoa, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper give these Christmas cutout cookies an exotic twist that will delight and surprise. Decorate with vanilla or chocolate icing.

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Peppermint Checkerboard Cookies

Looking for a cookie that is unique and fun for your cookie platter? Try this checkerboard cookie that boasts only 50 calories and 6 grams of carb per serving.

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Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Looking for a cookie that has it all? Don't miss these cocoa drop cookies packed with dark and white chocolate chunks, dried cherry pieces, plus flaxseed meal and rolled oats for a healthful twist on your average cookie.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

These irresistible peanut butter cookies contain no flour. Celebrate the holidays by imprinting them with cookie cutters to fit the season. Santa will be impressed with these easy-to-make cookies, which are low in fat and carbs.

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Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints

These tiny jam-filled tidbits are a festive addition to a holiday buffet table or cookie tray and have only 7 grams of carb per cookie.

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Fruited Oatmeal Cookies

Move over, fruitcakes! Bake up a batch of these flavorful cookies and watch them disappear. With ingredients such as rolled oats, low-fat yogurt, and dried fruits, these cookies can join your morning coffee for a delicious breakfast.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

If you crave the spicy flavors of carrot cake, you'll love these drizzled gems that feature the tasty crunch of walnuts or pecans.

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Lemon Meringue Sandwich Cookies

Celebrate the season with these lovely sandwich cookies with a cream cheese filling. The best part? Two sandwich cookies have only 48 calories and 8 grams of carb.

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Red and White Wreaths

These yummy, fun-to-make cookies contain only 3 grams of fat per serving. Suit your taste by adding your choice of almond or mint extract. Let the cookie baking begin!

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Soft Snickerdoodles

Peanuts, cranberries, and currants make these light cookies extra special. With less than 100 calories per cookie, these holiday treats won't derail your diabetic meal plan. Now that's something to celebrate!

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Simple Almond Cookies

These simple, six-ingredient cookies are sure to go fast at your holiday bash. And with just 80 calories apiece, the macaroon-like cookies can fit well into diabetic meal plans.

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Raspberry-Fig Linzer Cookies

Our lightened-up adaptation of the classic Linzer cookie is irresistible! Soft and sweet, these yummy holiday cookies have only 65 calories per serving.

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Peanut-Apple Crunch Balls

Add some variety to your holiday cookie platters with these bite-size treats. The sweet snacks are easy to make -- no baking required!

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Almond Fudge Rounds

It's easy to be merry when you taste one of these decadent chocolate cookies. With only 10 grams of carbohydrate and 73 calories per serving, these holiday cookies won't ruin your diabetic meal plan.

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Almond Meringue Kisses

These bite-size cookies are so light and delicate that they melt in your mouth. With only 3 grams of carb per cookie, you may be able to splurge by having a couple and still stick to your daily diabetic diet.

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Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

A fluffy filling is sandwiched between soft chocolate cookies for these hard-to-beat treats. Bake some for friends and family, and you're sure to be on their "nice" lists!

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Gingerbread Pretzels

Bake these fun shaped cookies for a cookie swap. A blend of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and molasses gives these diabetes-friendly twists traditional gingerbread flavor.

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Kringla Cookies

Kris Kringle would approve of these kringla. Distinct in both flavor and texture, these mildly sweet and tangy Scandinavian cookies are almost breadlike. Yum!

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Crisp Spice Cookies

These crisp, paper-thin cookies get their flavor from a variety of wintry spices, such as apple pie spice and ground cloves. Warming up with a yummy holiday treat has never felt so guilt-free -- one cookie has only 50 calories and 2 grams of fat.

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Lemon-Cardamom Meringue Cookies

If you think there's no such thing as a cookie with only 9 calories and 2 grams of carb, think again! These sophisticated meringue cookies are sure to become a holiday tradition.

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Hint-of-Herb Butter Cookies

By topping these buttery slices with an assortment of fresh herb leaves and seeds, you can create a holiday cookie platter filled with festive, diabetes-friendly treats.

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Orange-Almond Slices

These twice-baked almond- and orange-flavored treats look wonderful on holiday cookie trays. Dip one edge of the crunchy slices into melted chocolate to dress them up for a swanky holiday celebration.

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Lemon Gingersnaps

Another time, use mandarin orange sections or fresh raspberries in place of the kumquats or orange peel.

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