3 healthier holiday cookies

Rethink traditional treats with these inspired recipes

It’s important to allow oneself moments of indulgence, particularly during the festive season. Maintaining a sense of balance and wellness during the end of the year can be as simple as making mindful choices while baking.

Since most holiday cookies are nutritionally void, New York City–based recipe developer Sarah Jampel created three less-sugary versions that celebrate natural ingredients like ginger, sesame, and citrus, without sacrificing the comforting flavors—and enjoyable rituals—you crave.

Photography and styling by Jenny Huang

gluten-free sesame florentines

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triple ginger–date cookies

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vegan lavender-lemon shortbread

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