We're celebrating the season with tips and tricks from the world's best chefs and cookbook authors on how to make amazing holiday cookies you won't feel bad about eating a whole tin of. Today, we're sharing a recipe from Julia Turshen, the author of one of the year's most lauded cookbooks, and the co-author of a whopping eight other cookbooks, including one with Mario Batali and another with Gwyneth Paltrow. Her new cookbook, Small Victories, is all about recipes featuring little tips and tricks that make recipes easier and tastier, and this cookie, whipped up specially for mindbodygreen, uses the same approach. "The small victory is in thinking outside the sugar-cookie box and creating a healthy, festive holiday treat, with unsweetened dried cranberries, pistachios, and an antioxidant-rich dark-chocolate drizzle," says Julia.
For more healthy holiday cookies, check out Deliciously Ella's vegan cookies that utilize a protein-packed secret ingredient, and Milk Bar mogul Christina Tosi's chocolate treats that use a surprising sweetener. And be sure to check back in later—we'll be sharing more healthy baking secrets from food world celebs all month long!