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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!

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.

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.

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.

Check out the recipes below for some healthy variations of yummy cookies!

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!

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.