The cookie season is here and with it comes the fun of trying multiple kinds to see which is best to leave for Santa. This year, you can help Santa (and yourself) stay healthy with these delightful, lightened-up cookie recipes. I’m sure Santa won’t mind having a sweet healthy treat to munch on. These Weight Watcher Santa Cookies will delight even the most picky sweet tooth. There are 13 amazing (healthy) recipes to try. One each for the 12 days of Christmas plus a bonus to try on Christmas Day!
With combinations such as peanut butter chocolate or oatmeal trail mix, you’re sure to find a cookie that you and Santa can both enjoy, without worrying about increasing the waistline. Weight Watchers Santa Cookies will quickly bring Christmas cheer (and aromas!) to your comfy home. Grab your apron, and a Santa hat, and get to baking for Christmas Day.
Cookies are the perfect place for Nutella, the delicious chocolate hazelnut spread. While it's best known as a crepe filling, it can also be used as an ice cream topping, toast spread, or in this case, a cookie flavor. These cookies have a great chocolaty base with a hint of nutty hazelnuts thanks to Nutella. Nutella cookies are the perfect alternative to brownies if you cannot decide between the two.
These mini peanut butter cookies are very moreish. But that’s okay because they’re only 35 calories and 1 Weight Watcher point each. You (and Santa) can indulge in quite a few and not screw your daily points. And it requires just 7 ingredients, so they’re fairly easy to make.
Oatmeal Trail Mix Cookies are for those who like a hefty cookie. These are jam-packed with goodies. You won’t believe the flavor you can get from these healthy cookies. They are made with oats of course, but the goodies are raisins, cranberries, almonds, and mini chocolate chips. It’s an amazing combo.
Gingerbread is an amazing Christmas flavor (the best in my opinion) and you are going to love these soft, slightly spiced, gingerbread cookies. The white chocolate drizzle on tops gives them a beautiful presentation while at the same time, adds a bit of sweetness to help cut the spice of the ginger. The combo is mouthwatering!
Banana Bread Snickerdoodle is a fun flavor to make this season. If you’re heading to a cookie swap party, make these and they’ll be a hit for sure. It’s unique and delicious. They are 1-2 points each depending on your Weight Watchers program. The allspice is the key ingredient to bring these two amazing flavors together, so make sure to not skip over that.
If you love peanut butter, chances are you love chocolate combined with peanut butter. These cookies will remind you of Reese’s without all of the calories! Less than 10 ingredients, and just 15 minutes later, you can have these scrumptious cookies ready to serve. The whole family will love them. If someone has a peanut allergy, you could easily make these with Sunbutter.
There’s just something about a no-bake cookie that is addicting. They’re easy to make, and can often be healthy yet very sweet. These no-bake cookies will remind you of the Take 5 candy bar because they are filled with crushed pretzels and sweet caramel sauce. And they’re under 75 calories each.
Technically a brownie isn’t a cookie, but I don’t think Santa will mind. The combination of the sea salt caramel, the crunchy pretzels, and the sweet chocolate will have anyone who takes part in these feeling completely satisfied. It’s a fun, decadent treat that will make you forget you’re eating something good for you!
M&M cookies are nostalgic for me during Christmas time. We made them every year, and it was definitely our “Santa” cookie. These mini versions are the real deal. They’re lightened up by using egg whites instead of whole eggs, and light margarine instead of butter. Despite that, they taste amazing, and you’d never know it’s a lightened-up version.
Pecan Pie and Shortbread is a winning combo, let me tell you! The popular pie is often overly sweet, so the shortbread offers a buttery balance to it. These are a bit higher in points than other cookies on this list at 2-3 points each, but you need 1 or 2 to be satisfied. They’re so good.
These sweet almond crescent cookies have several names, but the one thing in common is they are often made with lots of butter and sugar! In this recipe, light butter is used to lower the calories, but to keep the same buttery texture. And there is only ¼ cup of sugar used in the whole batch. It really doesn’t need any more than that!
Chocolate fudge crinkle cookies are a Christmas classic. They’re beautiful, sweet, and the perfect amount of chocolate. Santa will definitely want a glass of milk with these! Again, use some light butter and non-fat Greek yogurt to keep things light on the calories and Weight Watchers points. These are also fantastic for cookie swaps.
If you haven’t tried these mini candy cane crunch cookies yet, these are a must-make. They will be absolutely perfect on Christmas day - so maybe save these for the family and kiddos rather than give them to Santa! They’re just one Weight Watcher point each, so you can pop a few!
Give Santa what he really wants this year - an energizing, but sweet cookie to snack on! Weight Watchers Santa Cookies will keep you satisfied and tight-waisted all Christmas season.