Don’t miss out on the holiday treats this Christmas. These delicious desserts will help you enjoy the festive season without worrying about the sugar… Gingerbread cookies: These vegan gingerbread cookies make the perfect Christmas pick-me-up, even if they do take a little time to prepare. Combine all the dry ingredients, then, using coconut oil as a stand in for butter, beat in alongside the sugar, molasses and vanilla. Slowly add the flour until you’ve formed a dough, then freeze for 30 minutes (or longer if you can). Cut out your gingerbread men and bake for just 10 minutes. Sugar-free mince pies: There no need to say no to mince pies this Christmas with this delicious sugar-free recipe. Make your pastry using unsalted butter, flour, water and a sugar substitute like xylitol. Then, gather your ingredients for the mincemeat, including a festive mix of dried fruit and spices, plus a little sweetener to taste. They’ll taste so good, your friends won’t even notice the difference. Stained glass cookies: These cookies don’t just taste great, they look great too! Mix your flour, baking powder and salt, then beat in the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla essence with an electric mixer. Divide the dough and cut your shapes, filling the centre of each with ½ teaspoon of crushed boiled sweets. Bake for 8-12 minutes and allow to cool so your stained glass doesn’t crack. Double your cookies up as decorations, or enjoy as an afternoon treat. Chocolate-peppermint mini pies: These tasty holiday puds are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Process digestives into fine crumbs, then combine with sugar, egg and butter until it forms a dough. Bake the crusts for 10 minutes until crisp, then spread chocolate into the base and put in the freezer to set. Make your whipped topping using sugar and peppermint, then leave your topped puds to freeze for a further 30 minutes to 1 day. The perfect dish to make ahead of time! Snowman meringue cookies: A light and tasty treat, made with only 5 ingredients. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at medium-high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks. Continue beating while adding the sugar tablespoon at a time. Beat until the whites are stiff and glossy, then add vanilla essence flavour. Use a piping bag to create the shape of your snowmen, then bake your cookies for 1 ½ to 2½ hours. Decorate with melted chocolate and enjoy.