When you’re on a low-calorie diet, cookies may be the last thing on your mind. But did you know you can make low calorie cookies that are delicious??? This is a diet game-changer!
Before you give up on living healthy, try one of these cookie recipes for a quick (and healthy) splurge!
I am totally a junk-food junkie, but I do like to eat more healthy on occasion. These cookies allow me to satisfy my sweet tooth without blowing my diet.
What is shortening in cookie recipes?
Down here in the south, we simply say “Crisco” when referring to shortening. AND< we use it for loads of things. But, according to Power Blanket:
While technically shortening is any fat that is solid at room temperature, “shortening” typically refers specifically to hydrogenated vegetable oils. Shortening gets its name from the effect it has on gluten production; the fats shorten gluten strands, making baked goods tender and flaky.powerblanket.com
When trying to make your cookies healthier, you really need to avoid shortening at all costs! The following make great substitutions:
- Butter or Margarine
- Banana Puree
- Lighter oils can also be used in place of shortening.
Check out the recipes below for some healthy variations of yummy cookies!
Low Calorie Cookies Resources:
Make your own low calorie cookies or try some excellent store-bought versions with these resources!