The best way to improve on the classics of the season is to switch out plain, refined flours and artificial ingredients in favor of nutty, toasty, richer whole grains and natural food colorings. We've also lowered sugar, fat, and calories in these classic holiday desserts. That's right. Your holiday dessert just got a little bit healthier. Plus, these better-for-you desserts still boast the irresistible flavors of the season, so save the best for last with these incredible sweet treats.
The name may make you giggle, but these cookies are seriously good. A basic butter cookie is filled with preserves (you can use apricot, cherry, or any other fruit if you want), baked, and drizzled with a lemon-almond glaze. The recipe is really versatile; you can use the same dough to make thumbprint or other shapes of cookies, or use the glaze on a different cookie or another dessert like a pound cake.