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Over 20 Low Calorie Cookies

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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! This list of yummy cookie recipes will have you loving dessert!

Before you give up on living healthy, try one of these cookie recipes for a quick (and healthy) splurge! Instead of finding low calorie cookies to buy, why not make your own healthy cookies? These low calorie cookie recipes are so good and delicious that you’re going to love them all!

21 Recipes for Low Calorie Cookies

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. I love that I can fill my belly and the kids tummies with better options that anything that we’d buy at the store. Having dessert options that offer various benefits is a great snack to keep on hand! Fill your cookie jars with these delicious cookies.

What you’ll find from the ingredient list of these cookie recipes is that you’ll have all sorts of options. From almond butter to peanut butter and even some dried fruit, every bite is loaded down with great flavor and taste. Add in some dark chocolate or chocolate chips and you can add a bit of sweetness without going overboard on sugar.

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.

When trying to make your cookies healthier, you really need to avoid shortening at all costs! The following make great substitutions:

  • Applesauce
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Banana Puree
  • Lighter oils can also be used in place of shortening.

What is the best way to store leftover cookies?

To keep cookies soft, the best way to store them is in an airtight container. Some cookies may need to be kept in the fridge, but this will just be dependent on the ingredients that are in the recipe.

Can you freeze baked cookies?

Absolutely! If there was a group for meal prepping desserts, I’d be about that all day long. Putting cookies in the freezer once they’re baked is a great way to have desserts on-demand anytime that you want.

This also helps with portion control as well. A simple way to freeze cookies without having to unthaw them all at once is to put them in individual bags and freeze them in portion sizes. Putting one or two cookies frozen in a bag is great for grab-and-go treats.

Check out the recipes below for some healthy variations of yummy cookies! You’re going to have a blast working your way down this list and figuring out which ones you want to make first.

Low Calorie Cookies for Dieters

I've found over 20 different low calorie cookie recipes that you can bake at home!

There are recipes for chocoholics, recipes for sugar lovers, and even ways to make cookies for breakfast!

The best part about all of these cookies is that they’re lower in calories than other choices. You can create cookies without totally going off the rail on your calorie count for the day!

Low Calorie Cookies

Low Calorie Cookies Resources:

Make your own low calorie cookies or try some excellent store-bought versions with these resources!

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 27th of December 2016

Hi Kelli, What a great collection of low cal cookies! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a wonderful week and hope to see you soon! Miz Helen


Tuesday 20th of December 2016

I love cookies and these low calorie ones just might save me. Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party, Bev


Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Great list! These are recipes we all need to be making right now! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week! Kim

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Low calorie ? Cookie? You can say that in the same sentence? Wow!!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!


Tuesday 20th of December 2016

Low calories and cookies in the same sentence. You're speaking my language. The chocolate chip cookies are calling me. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.