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4 quick and healthy cookie recipes for Christmas

In winters, you need to take care to cut down on the sugar intake. We also tend to drink less water in winters. Increased sugar intake along with decreased water intake in the cold season increases chances of cavities.

Indulge in sweet treats the healthy way with these Christmas cookies.

Written by Kriti Saraswat |Published : December 23, 2014 7:50 PM IST

Christmas is just a couple of days away and if you are wondering how you can indulge in sweet treats without the addition of too many calories, you've come to the right place. Here are four delicious yet healthy cookie recipes which will leave you satiated without the guilt of gorging on desserts. Though these are relatively low in calories, you should still keep a watch on the number of cookies you eat so that you don't go overboard.

Gingerbread cookies

Kids absolutely love gingerbread cookies as it comes in cute shapes. You can now make these at home yourself. The addition of spices such as cinnamon, clove, ginger make it a healthy option. Here's the recipe.

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Fruit and nut bar

This is surely a healthy treat as it is packed with the goodness of nuts and fruits. These are high in antioxidants and fibre which make them an ideal way to curb your sugar cravings. Dry fruits will also keep you warm in the winter. Here is the recipe.

Coconut delight

This one is a quick and easy treat which does not require any baking. So if you are a newbie trying your hand at desserts, opt for coconut delight. Don't worry, it is just as yummy. Coconut is an instant energy booster and high on the nutrition scale too. Find the recipe here.

Peanut butter cookies

The name is enough to make you salivate. Peanut butter cookies can be rich in calories but this version uses whole wheat flour and chia seeds to make it more healthy. Click here for the recipe.

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