The smell of baked cookies makes women’s hearts beat faster. Especially when there’s a man in an apron at the stove.

These healthy fitness cookies especially for men have real muscle-building potential. Even if you want to lose a few kilos, you don’t have to hold back with our Christmas cookies. And don’t worry, the cookies don’t have to win any beauty prizes. What counts are the inner values. And with that, our protein cookies and low carb cookies outrank everyone else on the cookie plate.

By the way, no time is no excuse. Many cookie recipes are ready in no time at all. Therefore: don’t think twice, put on your apron and get going. Here come the best Christmas cookies for guys:

1. Low carb cinnamon stars

Low carb through the Christmas season is possible with this recipe. Even classic Christmas cookie recipes can be transformed into a low-carb version. 

Ingredients for about 25 – 30 cinnamon stars

  • 2 egg whites (Gr. L) 
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 100 g ground hazelnuts
  • 100 g powdered erythritol or xylitol 
  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • optional: 1 tsp ground vanilla

Preparation: 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees convection and provide a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Then mix with erythritol or xylitol until the sugar substitute has dissolved well. Add the lemon juice.
  3. Set aside three heaped tablespoons of the egg white mix. Fold the ground nuts and cinnamon into the egg whites and mix until a dough is formed that is no longer too moist.
  4. Let dough rest for 15 minutes and then roll out between two layers of plastic wrap to about 4 to 5 millimeters thick, cut out with star shapes. 
  5. Brush the stars with the egg white mix set aside. 
  6. Bake the low carb cinnamon stars for about 10 minutes.

2. Paleo Christmas cookies

From now on, even followers of the Paleo diet can courageously reach into the cookie jar: These fitness cookies contain only healthy ingredients, such as banana, apple and cashew puree. Wheat flour and sugar you look in vain in it, because they are taboo according to the Paleo diet. 

Ingredients for 20 cookies:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 5 tablespoons applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 2 tablespoons cashew puree (or almond puree)
  • 150 g oat flakes
  • 1 tablespoon protein powder (Whey)
  • 30 g dark chocolate

Preparation: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Mash the bananas with a fork. Stir in applesauce, cashew puree, oatmeal and protein powder. 
  3. Chop dark chocolate into small pieces and mix in.
  4. Place the dough in tablespoon-sized portions on a baking tray lined with baking paper, bake for 25 minutes and let cool well.

3. Oatmeal cookies for more muscles

Oats boost the body’s ability to build muscle while burning fat – perfect for anyone looking to lose weight. Complex carbohydrates and fiber also provide long-lasting energy. Plus, these cookies replace much of the conventional household sugar with dried fruit.

Ingredients for about 25 cookies:

  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 250 g butter
  • 100 g cane sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 140 g spelt flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 300 g oat flakes
  • 200 g raisins (or cranberries)

Preparation: 

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Beat salt, butter, sugar and eggs until fluffy. Stir in the flour and baking powder, then the oats and raisins.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper, scoop out the prepared cookie mixture with the help of two teaspoons and place evenly sized cookies on the baking paper.
  4. Then bake for about 15 minutes.

Tip: You do not like dried fruit? Then simply replace them with nuts or combine both ingredients. 

4. Protein cookies for athletes

You don’t have to avoid these cookies. They contain only good ingredients, as well as a lot of protein.

Ingredients for about 15 cookies:

  • 150 g rolled oats 
  • 45 g protein powder (vanilla)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 15 g flaked almonds
  • 1 dash of milk

Preparation: 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees top and bottom heat.
  2. Mix the oat flakes with the vanilla protein, egg and baking powder and add as much milk as necessary until you get a sticky consistency.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper so that the cookies are easier to remove after baking.
  4. Form flat cookies with your hands or with a spoon and spread them over the entire tray. The cookies should not be too thick, as they will still rise a little in the oven.
  5. Then spread the almonds over the oatmeal cookies and place in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

5. Sugar free coconut macaroons

The “quickie” of Christmas cookies is super quick to make, but tastes as good as if you slaved over the oven for half the day.

Coconut macaroons are just right for that quick number between waking up and breakfast.

Ingredients for about 18 quick coconut macaroons:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 80 g coconut flakes
  • 40 g ground almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Wafers (not a must, works without) 

Preparation: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg whites with salt until stiff, then fold in the honey and vanilla.
  3. Add coconut flakes and almonds to the egg white mixture and mix well.
  4. Spread the wafers on a baking tray lined with baking paper and add a teaspoon of coconut whipped cream to each of them.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, then turn over and bake for another 5 minutes. 

Baking was yesterday, the man is himself! No matter if you dream of muscles or a few kilos less: With these healthy Christmas cookies you can always access without a guilty conscience.