5 Weight Watcher Cookie Recipes

Just because you are dieting doesn't mean you need to miss out on cookies and these five Weight Watchers cookie recipes are suited for just that occasion. By making simple substitutions to standard cookie recipes you can indulge in these treats while watching your waist.

To make Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookies you will need:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup light cream cheese, softened
  • egg
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 6 ounces mini chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. Combine brown sugar, sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla, mixing until well combined.
  3. Mix flour, wheat flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. Gradually beat the flour mixture and milk into wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls on the prepared baking sheet, creating 24 cookies. Leave at least one inch between cookies.
  5. Bake for ten to twelve minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

To make Weight Watchers peanut butter cookies you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons light margarine
  • 2 tablespoons light peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  1. Beat margarine and peanut butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in brown sugar, sugar, egg white and vanilla.  
  2. Mix flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl. Mix dry ingredients into wet, combining just until moist.
  3. Form dough into a log, about eight inches long. Wrap in plastic and freeze until firm.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Slice chilled dough into 24, 1/3 inch circles. Place one inch apart on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for eight to ten minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.  

To make Weight Watchers sugar cookies you will need:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup colored sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in sugar, then egg and vanilla. 
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg in a separate bowl. Gradually mix flour mixture and milk into the butter mixture. 
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm.
  5. Roll dough 1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Use cookie cutters or a glass to create three-inch cookies. Repeat until all the dough is used. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar. Bake ten to twelve minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

To make Weight Watchers oatmeal pecan cookies you will need:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with wax paper.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oats, pecans, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Stir in egg, butter and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated.
  3. Drop onto baking sheets by spoonfuls to create eighteen cookies. Bake for eight to twelve minutes or until golden brown. Cool briefly on baking sheets then transfer to wire racks.

To make Weight Watchers chocolate turtle cookies you will need:

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light margarine
  • 1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 24 caramel candies
  • 24 pecan halves
  1. Mix sugar, margarine, cream cheese, milk and egg white in a large bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Combine flour and cocoa in a separate bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients. Mix until well incorporated. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with wax paper.
  4. Roll chilled dough into one-inch balls. Place two inches apart on cookie sheets. Press one caramel candy into each ball and top with a pecan halve.
  5. Bake for ten minutes or until set. Cool briefly on baking sheets then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
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