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Low Calorie Cookie Recipes

Updated on March 10, 2010

Cookies are sweet and delicious! Most of us adults don't eat them much because they are loaded with calories and fat. Well, what if we just made them healthier for us? What about 30 calories a cookie? Now that's better! Cookies shouldn't be off limits. If we just make them better for us, we wouldn't be overloading our systems with extra calories and fat and we would feel more comfortable giving our children these cookies over the leading ones. The average leading cookie is about 100 calories and 4-5 grams of fat. Generally 3 is a serving. So, that's 300 calories and 12-15 grams fat. That's awful! Let's stay away from them and have these instead. Now, remember these are low in calorie and fat, but that doesn't mean you get to eat the whole batch. Just remember portions. Portions is key! If you ever have a sweet tooth, which we all do from time to time, go ahead and have a few without the guilt! All these cookies are 50 calories and less!

"Bite Size" Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/2 cup raisin
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp light butter, soften
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 2/3 cup oatmeal


Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl sift flour and both sugars together. Mix in baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg whites, vanilla, butter, and applesauce. Mix well. Slowly add flour mixture to egg mixture, stirring well into mixed. Add oats and raisins and blend into mixture. Spoon out 1 tsp amount and place on a greased baking sheet. Flatten cookies a little bit, you add a lot of cookies, because they won't spread much. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn cookies half through cooking time. Let cool on a cooking rack. Yields: 6 dozen (72 cookies) These cookies should be "bite size" cookies.

Calories: 28 per cookie Fat: 0.25 ( less then 1/2 gram ) Contains: Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium.

Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup light butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/3 cup "semi sweet" choc chips


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cream butter and brown sugar with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Slowly add granulated sugar. Mix well. Add cocoa and egg whites. Mix well. Slowly add flour mixture, mixing until blended. Stir in chocolate chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes or until firm. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Yield: 40 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie).

Number of Servings: 40 cookies

Calories: 41 per cookie Fat: 1.5g Contains: Protein, Fiber, Magnesium, Phorsphorus, Manganese.

Sugar Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tbsp fat free milk
  • 3 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


In a medium size bowl, cream butter with a hand held mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add sugar and mix well. Then blend in egg white, whole egg, vanilla, and milk. Blend on medium speed for 2 minutes. Gather dough in your hands and shape into a log, and wrap in saran wrap for about 2-3 hours. Cut dough in half and put the rest in refrigerator. Spoon dough by the tbsp and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400° for about 8 minutes. Place cookies on a cooling rack, and do the same with the other dough in refrigerator. Yields: 6 dozen (72 cookies)

Calories: 50 per cookie Fat: 1.5 grams Contains: Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium and little bit of iron.

Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter
  • 1/2 unsweetened applesauce
  • 8 tbsp splenda
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour


In a medium size bowl combine, flour, salt, and baking powder. In large bowl, mix vanilla, egg, sugar, splenda, applesauce and peanut butter. Slowly add flour mixture into peanut butter mixture. Mix until all ingredients are blended well. Use a teaspoon and scoop out dough and place on a greased baking sheet, with a fork push down cookie. Bake at 325° for about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Yields: 3 dozen (36 cookies)

Calories: 45 per cookie Fat: 2 grams Contains: Potassium, protein, Iron, and Calcium.

Almond Macaroons


  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • shredded coconut (optional)


Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, with a hand held mixer on medium speed beat egg white until stiff. Slowly beat in sugar and extract. Mix well then fold in wheat germ. Spoon out mixture and drop on a greased baking sheet by the 1/2 teaspoon measurement. Drop oven temperature to 200°. Bake for 1 hour. Yields: 10

Calories: 31 per cookie Fat: 0.25 (a quarter of a gram) Contains: Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 quaker oats
  • 1/2 cup choc. chips
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp light butter
  • flour (as much as needed)


Preheat oven to 375°. Mix sugar, brown sugar, butter, and applesauce. Blend well. Add vanilla and egg whites. In another bowl combine, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Then combine dry ingredients with sugar mixture. Mix until well blended. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoon amounts on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Calories: 50 per cookie. Fat: 2g Contains: Protein, Vitamin A.


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      2 years ago

      I followed your recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but what I got was more of a fudge cookie. It was tasty, but did not look like the chocolate chip cookie in your photo. Did you really mean 1/3 cup of cocoa and only

      1 tsp of sugar? Should it be the other way around (1/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp cocoa)? Thanks!

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      3 years ago

      the chocolate chip cookies, I believe, hav the cocoa and sugar measurements mixed up.

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      3 years ago

      First of all - the chocolate chip cookies are CHOCOLATE chocolate chip cookies - and they look NOTHING like the picture. Second - I only got 22 cookies! There is no way you can get 40 1 tsp mounds of batter out of that! Not to mention they REALLY need some tweaking! Doughy and refuse to flatten during baking. Threw them in the garbage.

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      3 years ago

      The chocolate chip cookies are bogus. They would not look like the pic with the cocoa. My dough was nothing like chocolate chip cookie dough should be. They turned out dry and had a very flour(y) taste. Do not recommend.

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      4 years ago

      Mam108, I agree. Also the peanut butter dough was too runny. Had to add more flour. Even after adding flour they were too sticky to press with a fork

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      4 years ago

      I agree with the choc chip cookie recipe...why is the picture of cookies not

      chocolate in color? I think the sugar should be 1/2 cup not tsp and the cocoa should be tsp not cup.....way too dry, made only 17 cookies....not worth it!

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      4 years ago

      I call BS on the chocolate chip cookies and the sugar cookies. They where a waste of my time and money buying some of the ingredients. The chocolate chip cookies dough looked like brownie mix and was so thick! How could your cookies look normal if you really used unsweetened coco? The sugar cookies at first the dough smelt normal then after baking them they smelt like flour and tasted horrible and very hard. These cookie recipes are NO good!

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      4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i am definitely going to try choc chip cookies, thanks

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      5 years ago

      The chocolate chip cookies were awesome and perfect with fresh strawberries!!

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      John Mark 

      5 years ago from Texas

      The raisin oatmeal cookies are awesome.

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      5 years ago

      For the Chocolate Chip cookies, why is there cocoa if the cookies aren't brown?

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      6 years ago

      The chocolate chip cookies were good, but I got nowhere near 40! I only was able to get 22. And the calorie count was 67 per cookie for me. Still not too bad, but there are brands out there that are about the same.

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      6 years ago

      Oops! Forgot the link to my fudgy chocolate 10 calorie shirataki cookies!

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      6 years ago

      I have a fudgy and moist 10 calorie chocolate cookie(6 if you use splenda or stevia instead of honey) made with zero calorie shirataki noodles(also known under brand Miracle noodles)

      Thanks for your post- I am always looking for another low cal cookie!

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      chef stella 

      6 years ago

      I am a fan of almond macaroons...

      They are delicious, low in calorie, and easy to bake :)

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      7 years ago

      The chocolate chip cookies definitely need to be tweaked!! My batter was VERY thick, so i slowly added water and it came out more like a cake in cookie size. I dont recommend them either.

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      8 years ago

      The sugar cookie recipe needs to have when to add the flour, baking powder, and salt. It doesn't say when to add it, and my cookies came out way to hard

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      8 years ago

      Agree with Denise,

      The chocolate chip cookies are way to thick and dry, the need to be tweeked so they are someone runny, after all what's the point if you can't get them off the teaspoon?

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      8 years ago

      The chocolate chip cookies came out very doughy, and a bit dry.

      I don't recommend them unless you're into that sort of thing.

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      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Wonderful hub. I voted it useful and up. I linked my latest hub: Russian Tea Cakes to this one. I can hardly wait to try your recipes. Nice to meet you. Happy Holidays.

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      8 years ago from Texas

      You may have saved my life. Now I can eat cookies again!

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      8 years ago

      Mostly, I notice that fairly small amount recipes are supposed to make HUGE amounts of very small cookies. Hence the under 50 calories. I'd just go for one regular size cookie, cause I'd eat 3 of the others & end up in the same place. But with much less happiness in my tummy

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      8 years ago

      i love cookies!

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      8 years ago

      Your recipes are really cool

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      8 years ago

      the chocolate chip cookies are delicious!!!

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      8 years ago from Savannah, GA

      I love oatmeal cookies!

    • Sweetkisses9187 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Essex, Maryland

      Thanks! I love baking cookies. Oatmeal Raisin is my favorite. Cookies don't have to be unhealthy, we can just change up the ingredients and we get a healthier result. I'll be updating more cookies as I go.

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      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I love oatmeal raisin cookies, and I think they're one of the best varieties to make healthier. For instance, using mostly brown sugar like you have in your recipe. And of course, they have oats in them anyways! This post is great, suddenly I'm in the mood to bake cookies...

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      8 years ago from Canada

      They look yummy.

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      kenneth godin 

      8 years ago from canada

      yummm peanut butter cookies!


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