From fudgy peppermint cookies and peanut butter pie to cheesecake brownies and pillowy cupcakes, our festive desserts will delight the young—and the young at heart—but with far less sugar, fat, and calories than traditional holiday fare. Healthier ingredients enrich classic desserts for a result that is simply spectacular. Whether you're looking for the perfect teachers' gift or the perfect late-night snack for a persnickety Santa, your kids will enjoy preparing treats for everyone on their list—not to mention themselves.
Kids of all ages will delight in this traditional holiday treat. Get a head start by baking cookies up to four days ahead and storing in an airtight container. Frost one day before serving; after frosting is set, pack cookies in airtight containers between layers of wax paper.