Chewy or chunky, gooey or crisp, cookies come in infinite varieties. Everyone has a personal favorite, but few people are picky when offered a plateful of homemade cookies.
Many traditional recipes feature a basic cookie base such as chocolate chip, oatmeal or peanut butter. Today’s best bakers and pastry chefs are putting a modern twist on these recipes—they’re making cookies healthier, which makes us feel less guilty when we have a major Cookie Monster moment.
While everyone deserves to splurge and enjoy a classic treat, why not try these healthier alternatives? From Paleo chocolate chip cookies to vegan thin mints, here are four cookie recipes that won’t do damage to your healthy habits.