5 Low Calorie Cookie Recipes

Here are five low calorie cookie recipes that will satisfy your craving for a cookie. Cookie recipes that use whole grains, less sugar and egg whites help to lower the calorie content of a cookie. These cookie recipes will taste great to your family too. 

To make oatmeal raisin cookies, you will need:


  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-calorie stick margarine
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed to measure
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute meant to be used in baking
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the margarine and sugar with an electric mixer. Then mix in the sugar substitute, egg whites, and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients until well blended. Add the raisins.
  4. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Drop the dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake eight to ten minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.


To make chewy chocolate cookies, you will need:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6  large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped and melted
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Stir both flours together. Then sift in the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Beat egg whites until foamy, about one minute. Beat white sugar in slowly. Then beat in brown sugar slowly. Beat another three minutes, until smooth.
  4. Beat in vanilla and chocolate. Stir in the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until just incorporated.
  5. Drop by a spoonful onto the baking sheet. Bake ten to twelve minutes until the top is slightly cracked.  Let cool for two or three minutes and remove to a baking rack to cool. Repeat baking instructions until all cookies are baked.


To make banana oatmeal cookies, you will need:


  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/8 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. 
  2. Mash the bananas. Beat mashed bananas, egg whites, brown sugar, maple syrup, yogurt, and cinnamon.
  3. Combine the flour, oats, wheat bran, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine dry ingredients with wet mixture. Add in raisins, chopped prunes, and/ or nuts.
  4. Roll cookies into balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Bake for eight to twelve minutes until cookies are firm and dry.


To make no bake cookies, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk (canned)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove pan from heat. Stir in oats until well blended. 
  3. Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper. Let cool. This has to be one of the easiest cookie recipes on the list.


To make peanut butter cookies, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute meant for baking
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup flour
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Roll into 36 small balls and place twelve balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  2. Press flat with a wet fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 325 for eight to ten minutes. Repeat to bake remaining cookies.
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