10 Holiday Party-Food Dilemmas, Solved
The Better Choice: Gingerbread CookieThe average sugar cookie has about twice as many calories as a gingerbread cookie, thanks to large amounts of butter. "Anything that tastes buttery and has that nice, delicate texture is going to be really high in calories," says Ryan. Sugar cookies are also twice as high in saturated fat.
But… While the gingerbread cookie has fewer calories, they're still empty calories. Best not to put your hand in the jar too many times, regardless.