These Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a festive twist on traditional oatmeal cookies! Add these to your Christmas Cookie baking list!
If you follow Happy Healthy Mama, I have to assume you’re interested in healthy eating. Fair assumption, right? So I’m really curious: What’s your stance on Christmas cookies? Do you only make 100% healthy Christmas cookies, like these No-Bake Gingerbread Cookies or do you totally ignore your healthy intentions for the month of December and just bake the real thing?
I fall somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. I like to make healthy treats around the holidays, like these No-Bake Chocolate Peppermint Energy Balls and these Skinny Buckeyes with Chickpeas, and these healthier Peanut Butter Snowballs. But, I must admit, we do like to occasionally enjoy full-on white flour, white sugar, no redeeming qualities treats. It happens.
The last category, of course, are the cookies and treats I healthify just a little. That’s where these Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies fall. They aren’t low calorie, low carb, low sugar, low fat, or low anything. But I did make a few tweaks to make a favorite old fashioned oatmeal cookie recipe a little bit healthier. Here are the changes I made to this recipe:
- Instead of all-purpose flour, I used whole wheat pastry flour. That adds 4X the amount of fiber!
- Instead of brown sugar, I used coconut sugar. Coconut sugar contains inulin (a type of fiber) which some studies have shown to help slow the absorption of glucose. It also contains some vitamins and minerals, including iron and zinc.
- I use pastured butter instead of regular butter. Butter made from the milk of grass-fed cows is shown to be significantly higher in fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins than that of butter made from grain-fed cows.
Who knew I could sneak so much nutritional information into a post about Christmas cookies?!
Lastly, instead of the raisins and nuts you’d typically find in old-fashioned oatmeal cookies, I gave these a holiday twist by using dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Festive!
I’m totally in love with the texture of these cookies. They are perfectly soft and chewy, exactly how an oatmeal cookie should be. I know you’re going to love these! Please add them to your Christmas cookie baking list!Print
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