We have no problem eating healthy—until dessert rolls around. Sometimes, berries and fat-free whipped cream just won’t cut it when we’re hungry for something sweet. Luckily, we found 37 healthy cookie recipes to turn to when a craving comes knocking. (And yeah, we get it: "Healthy cookies" are a bit of an oxymoron, but we're big believers in enjoying things in moderation, so no treat should be totally off-limits.) Our picks contain a modest amount of calories and sugar, and some even contain fiber and protein. There are also a handful of gluten-free and vegan options on the list, so you can get your nosh on no matter your diet. You can thank us later.

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Psst: Want to Make These Even Healthier?

Try swapping all-purpose flour for whole wheat, or using applesauce instead of butter, suggests instructors at Michigan State University. Or give yourself a boost of fiber by adding half a cup of chopped nuts to the batter, like nutritionist Toby Amidor does.

1. 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookies

If you really want to skip the decorative confectioner’s sugar, go right ahead. But these lemon cookies only contain 1 gram of sugar, 3 grams of fat and 101 calories each.

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2. Easy Fortune Cookies

As long as you don’t eat the whole dozen in one sitting, these cuties can be diet-friendly.

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3. Pistachio Cookies

Chopped, toasted nuts are a tasty twist on sugar cookie dough. (Oh, and each cookie has only 94 calories.)

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4. No-Bake, Gluten-Free Breakfast Cookie

It’s massive, so split it two or three ways to start the day with lots of energy and protein.

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5. Gingerbread Lattice Cookies

Call it holiday magic, but these pie crust-inspired gems only contain 102 calories per cookie.

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6. Lemon Icebox Cookies

They’re bright, citrusy and only 88 calories each—no frills, no special ingredients.

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7. Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

They’re vegan, gluten-free and only take 20 minutes to whip up from start to finish.

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8. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

It’s like cookies and pumpkin pie had a soft, cinnamon-laced baby. The pumpkin purée keeps this treat super moist.

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9. Healthy No-Bake Cookies

The hardest step of this recipe is waiting 20 minutes for the cookies to set in the fridge. We won’t tell if you don’t make it past 15.

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10. No-Bake Cranberry Orange Breakfast Cookies

Sure, these breakfast bars are prime for first thing in the morning or after a workout. But they’re honestly tasty, easy and festive enough to make on Christmas day.

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11. Skinny Mint Cookies

The Girl Scouts have nothing on these 74-calorie treats made with peppermint extract, maple syrup and dark chocolate.

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12. One-Bowl Berry Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

These 30-minute morning glories have a secret. (It’s gluten-free pancake mix.)

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13. Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Low-calorie enough that you can snack on a handful, pretty enough to include in your holiday dessert spread.

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14. Low-Carb Almond Flour Biscotti

This six-ingredient wonder is paleo and sugar-free. Bonus: It’s an afternoon baking project that’s satisfying but won’t take over your whole day.

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15. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with Amaretto

The cookies are made with oat flour, almond flour, maple syrup and a dash of amaretto or almond extract. But zippy raspberry jam is what puts them over the top.

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16. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Raw almond butter, coconut sugar and chia seeds make these 20-minute beauties possible. Might we suggest making an ice cream sandwich with them on cheat day?

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17. Healthy Sugar Cookies

A blend of raw cane sugar and baking stevia give the recipe the sweetness it needs, minus some of the calories.

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18. Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Honey, creamy peanut butter and semisweet chocolate chips make these sweets taste more decadent than they are.

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19. 35-Calorie Chocolate Chip Meringue Cookies

Yeah, you read that right. We’ll take a dozen to go, please.

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20. Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Quick oats, ground cinnamon, honey and chopped apple? We’d better fish a cardigan out of our closet.

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21. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Fetch yourself a glass of milk: These babies will be ready in 25 minutes.

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22. 2-Ingredient Healthy Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

Play with all the add-ins your heart desires, like dried cranberries, chopped nuts, coconut flakes or peanut butter chips.

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23. Funfetti Protein Cookies

TBH, if we’d known our post-workout snack could be covered in sprinkles, we’d have actually exercised weeks ago.

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24. Soft Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

These almond-coconut cookies are healthier plain. But one decorated with fresh vanilla buttercream and sprinkles only clocks in at 163 calories. So yeah, we’ll take the frosting.

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25. Orange-Almond Biscotti

Sunday brunch just got a lot more sophisticated. The biscotti will keep for four days…if you manage not to eat them all in one shot, of course.

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26. Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Pecans, chia seeds and Medjool dates give the cookies body and natural sweetness.

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27. Clean-Eating Thumbprint Cookies

The recipe calls for strawberry jam, but we’re betting blackberry, blueberry or apricot would also taste divine.

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28. One-Bowl Snickerdoodle Cookies

Vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened and oh so fluffy. Feel free to substitute aquafaba for canned pumpkin purée.

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29. 5-Ingredient Vegan, Gluten-Free Cookies

Each cookie only contains 75 calories, plus a little protein, fiber and carbs to boot. Have a few for breakfast and they’re sure to hold you over until lunch.

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30. Healthier Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There’s no need to add butter or oil to this dough—creamy peanut butter has it covered.

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31. Snickerdoodle Snack Bites

Like Larabars? Meet their from-scratch, eerily similar cousin.

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32. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because no allergy or diet should keep you from the most beloved cookie of all time.

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33. Birthday Cake Energy Bites

Cashew butter? Check. Flaxseed meal? Check. All the rainbow sprinkles? Check, check and check.

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34. Keto Brookies

We’re as surprised as you are to see this iconic mashup on the list. But each low-carb brownie-cookie hybrid only contains 181 calories, plus 5 grams of protein to boot.

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35. Breakfast Cookies

Start your day with whole grains, warm spices, fresh fruit and decadent apple butter instead of refined sugar, oil and butter (looking at you, pancakes).

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36. Coconut Flour Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

This gluten-free pick boasts minimal carbs, no refined sugar and 4 grams of protein per cookie. So go ahead, have three.

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37. Mint Matcha Cookies

These vibrant handhelds are Paleo and vegan, since the dough is made with almond flour and coconut oil and sweetened with maple syrup.

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