Not Your Typical Holiday Cookies
The holiday season is upon us and that means delicious and sometimes not so healthy treats. Laurel Hudson, culinary instructor at Wellspring Academies, has created several tasty cookie recipes you and your entire family will enjoy.

When packaged in festive tins, these recipes make perfect holiday gifts and they're great for cookie exchanges too!

1. Peanut Butter Cookies

Yield: 2-dozen cookies Approximate Nutritional Information: 43 calories/0.5g per cookie


¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

¾ cup Splenda, granulated

1 tbsp molasses

½ cup Better than Peanut Butter

1 tbsp egg whites

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp ginger

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-cup white whole-wheat flour

½ cup Fiber One cereal

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

Pam spray


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.