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National Bake Cookies Day

Posted by TheLeanGreenBean
December 18, 2013
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National Bake Cookies Day

Hello! I'm Lindsay and I regularly blog over at The Lean Green Bean, but today I'm stopping by the Healthy Aperture blog to celebrate a very special occasion. In case you're unaware, today is National Bake Cookies Day! That's right, it seems that someone thought we needed another reason to do some holiday baking and made a national day of it! So here we are.

In honor of this brilliant and delicious day, I've rounded up some of the best cookie recipes featured here on Healthy Aperture. In essence, I've created a virtual cookie tray, overflowing with 40 cookie ideas! I even split them into categories for you, however, some of these cookies could have been placed in multiple categories, so be sure to check them all out!


Breakfast Cookies

National Bake Cookies Day

Oatmeal Raisin Quinoa Cookies
Healthy Breakfast Cookies
Giant Whole Wheat Apple Oat Cookies
Real Breakfast Cookies

Gluten-free Cookies

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Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Peanut Oat Chews
Oatmeal Almond Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Sweetpotato Cookies

Chocolate Cookies

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Chocolate Almond Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies  
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Creme Cookies

Vegan Cookies

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Vegan Triple Almond Cookies
Espresso & Sea Salt Cookies
Pistachio Butter Chocolate Cookies
Vegan Persimmon Oatmeal Cookies


Paleo Cookies

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Paleo Hazelnut Cookies
Chocolate Chunk Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Almond Joy Cookies

Christmas Cookies

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Homemade Pizelles
Bredele Cookies
Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
Soft Molasses Coconut Oil Cookies

Protein Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Proat Cookies
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
Protein Coconut Macaroons
Protein Brownie Bites


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Double Ginger Biscotti
Pumpkin Biscotti
Sweetpotato Spice Biscotti
Almond Blueberry Biscotti

Fruit & Citrus Cookies

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Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies
Maple Date Bars
Soft Lemon Cookies
Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

No Bake Cookies

National Bake Cookies Day

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites
Pecan Coconut Truffles
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chewies


Are you drooling yet? Remember, this is a mere fraction of the cookies we have to choose from at Healthy Aperture. Just type "cookies" in the search box and start brosing the 640+ recipes that have been submitted!

Happy baking.


Editor's Note:

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Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, OH. She works in Nutrition Communications and is the author of the healthy living blog, The Lean Green Bean. She and her husband are parents to a wild and crazy 17 month old boy and they also own a CrossFit gym!
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