Tag Archives: Low calorie cookies

Chocolate coconut cookies

19 Apr

These little gems were super low calorie, and pretty delicious! I think next time I’ll add a tsp of almond extract and call them “almond joy.”

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups shredded sweetened coconut

Directions:

  1. Sift together confectioners sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa and flour. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix egg whites until soft peaks form.
  1. Slowly mix in cocoa mixture a little at a time until incorporated.
  2. Stir in coconut.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, place batter on sheet about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake at 325 for 22 min.
  6. Cool completely before serving.

1 cookie= 45 calories

2 cookies= 90 calories

1 cookie= appx 1 weight watchers points plus

2 cookies= appx 3 weight watchers points plus

 

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Almond Cookies

25 Jan

These little cookies were a delightful treat.  They were a nice, subtle kind of sweet, for those of you who don’t like your desserts to be over-the-top sweet.  I enjoyed them, and my kids couldn’t get enough.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 TSP baking powder
  • 1/8 TSP salt
  • 6 TBSP light margarine, softened
  • 1/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP splenda
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 TSP almond extract
  • 1/4 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP water
  • 1/2 TBSP sugar
  • 14 Slices of almond

Directions:

  1.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat margarine until creamy.  Add 1/4 Cup of sugar and 2 TBSP splenda and beat until sugar is incorporated and mixture is smooth.
  3. Add yolks, vanilla, and almond extract and blend until incorporated.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture into butter mixture, and continue mixing until  all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, form the dough into 14 balls, about 1 inch or so.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and place dough balls about 2 inches apart.  ightly use a fork to slightly “smoosh” cookies down into cookie shape.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk egg white and water.  Brush cookies lightly with egg white wash, and sprinkle 1/2 TBSP of sugar lightly over cookie tops.
  8. Press 1 almond slice into the top of each cookie.
  9. Bake at 325 for 18 minutes.

1 cookie=70 Calories

2 cookies= appx 3 weight watchers points plus

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Red velvet cookies

13 Feb

I made these in both Red Velvet and Strawberry for my daughters valentines day party at school. I really liked them both, but the red velvet were my favorite. These cookies turn out light and fluffy. You could do this in any flavor, and I’ve heard lemon is good.

Ingredients

– 1 box red velvet cake mix (15.25 oz)
– 2 egg whites
– 8 oz of cool whip (1 tub)
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

1. Line baking pans with parchment paper.

2. Mix cake mix, egg whites, and cool whip together with a hand mixer. It will be very sticky. You may have to scrape beaters with a spoon.

3. Chill dough for 30 min or longer.

4. Use a small cookie scoop to form appx 1 tbsp scoops of dough.

5. Roll each scoop of dough lightly in powder sugar, forming a ball.

6. Place dough 2 in apart on baking sheets. (I used 2 sheets at a time)

7. Bake 8-10 min at 350. Mine took exactly 9 min. Take them out before they turn brown.

8. Allow to cool 1 min on pan and move cookies to a cooling rack to cool.

Makes 36 Cookies- only 62 calories each

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