Wondering what's on Santa's wish list this year? All of his favorite Cooking Light Christmas cookies, of course. In this season of giving, share the love with cookies for friends, colleagues, charities, or anyone who deserves a treat. Sugar and spice aren't the only ingredients making things nice this year. We've improved the classics with nutritious swaps to lighten family favorites, so you can feel free to bake your cookies and eat them too.
Our Favorite Christmas Cookies
Your house will definitely be Santa's favorite if you leave a few of these Christmas treats out for the jolly fellow in red. But, don't stop there. Spread the holiday cheer by baking these gift-worthy cookies for everyone you know. Just be sure to keep a few for your family to enjoy too.
First up: These cookies can easily be made into snowmen if you prefer. First, "flood" snowman-shaped cookies by spreading thin frosting with a small offset spatula to coat, if desired. Pipe thicker frosting from a zip-top bag to outline. Use a toothpick to make small dots of icing that act as glue for decorative details like sugar pearls.