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Recipes for Low Calorie Cookies

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Low Calorie Cookie Recipes

Among the cookies that are lowest in calories are the meringue cookies that are crunchy and taste slightly of eggs.  That's because the main ingredient is egg whites - the part of the egg that contains zero cholesterol.  Meringue cookies aren't enjoyed by all, and they taste closer to a candy-treat than a cookie-treat while dieting.

The following recipes for ultra low calorie cookies can be whipped up in less than a minute each and require no baking.  These aren't gourmet recipes, but they are low in fat and calories, and will help extinguish a cookie craving for a minimal of calories.

Recipe for Low Calorie Peanut Butter Cookies

1 Tablespoon of smooth, crunchy or extra crunchy peanut butter, several packs of Splenda, 1 Tablespoon of quick or original oats.  Roll into balls. Roll into more Splenda if desired.  About 100 calories for entire recipe.

Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup of Splenda, 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of sifted flour, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix, roll into balls. Roll into more Splenda if desired.  About 100 calories for entire recipe.  Add grated lemon rind if desired to ingredients.

Chocolate Cookies

1/2 cup of Splenda, 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of sifted flour, 1 Tablespoon of powdered cocoa, 1 Tablespoon of skim milk, 1 Teaspoon of mini chocolate chips.  

Roll into balls. Roll into more Splenda if desired.  About 160 calories for entire recipe.  Note: Cookies will take on a more chocolately appearance if cocoa is mixed first with the skim milk before other ingredients are added.

Dark chocolate is a health-wise ingredient, so use dark chocolate when possible.

Banana Cookies

1/2 smashed small banana, several packs of Splenda, 1/4 cup of flour, 1 Tablespoon of quick OR original oats, 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract.  Mix, roll into tiny balls.  About 140 calories for entire recipe.

Cooking Note:  If your cookies are too dry, add a bit more extract or fruit juice.  When adding your liquid, add slowly.  If cookie dough appears firm, do not add additional liquid.  Also, adjust sweetening power to your personal taste.

 

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