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30 Best Low-Calorie Cookies (+ Easy Recipes)

From buttery shortbread to light and airy meringues, these low-calorie cookies are nothing short of decadent. 

So go ahead and indulge. You deserve it!

Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nuts
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As much as I love rich and dreamy chocolate chip cookies, sometimes I want something a little lighter.

That’s when I turn to these incredible low-calorie cookies.

And here’s the kicker: some of these healthy cookie recipes are under 100 calories each!

It sounds impossible, but it’s true.

So why not make them for yourself and see what all the fuss is about? You can thank me later!

30 Easy Low-Calorie Cookie Recipes to Curb Those Cravings

1. Keto Peanut Butter Cookies (133 Calories)

Let’s start with an easy, keto-friendly recipe made by yours truly.

These babies are low-carb, soft, tender, and absolutely bursting with sweet and salty flavors.

Unlike typical cookies, this recipe doesn’t call for flour at all. Instead, you only need peanut butter, butter, low-calorie sweetener, vanilla, and an egg.

How easy is that?

2. Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies (96 Calories)

You didn’t think I’d curate a list of cookies without featuring the quintessential cookie, did you?

With a few swaps here in there, even chocolate chip cookies can be made low-carb. 

And while these cookies are low in calories, they’re still high in flavor.

After all, you can’t go wrong with crisp and chewy cookies studded with chocolate chips.

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Add a sprinkling of sea salt, and you’d never know the difference.

3. Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (158 Calories)

If you’re a fan of the chocolate and oatmeal combo, then these cookies are a must-try.

Oats give these cookies a unique chewy texture that’s a match made in heaven with the ooey-gooey chocolate.

Just one of these is hearty enough to fill you up! So it’s the perfect afternoon snack to curb any sugary cravings.

4. Keto Thin Mint Cookies (127 Calories)

At just 127 calories a pop, these are too good to be true. In fact, I may never buy a box of Girl Scouts again!

They may be keto-friendly and sugar-free, but I’m telling you, they’re insanely good.

Made with crisp and buttery wafers covered with smooth and silky peppermint chocolate, these sweets are beyond amazing.

5. Ultimate Healthy Cut-Out Sugar Cookies (41 Calories)

Buttery, crumbly, and so tender they melt in your mouth, these healthy “sugar” cookies are ideal for your next holiday party. 

You’re probably wondering how a sugar cookie can possibly be keto-friendly.

Well, while a traditional recipe requires sugar and all-purpose flour, here, you’ll use Stevia and whole wheat.

The result? A cookie recipe everyone will love and one you’ll turn to again and again.

6. Sugar-Free Meringue Cookies (26 Calories)

These meringue cookies only need one primary ingredient: egg whites.

Sweeten them with sugar-free sweeteners, beat them to stiff peaks, and pop them in the oven.

It’s so easy, but the result is to die for! 

These meringues have a mildly crispy outer crust, while the inside is light, airy, and chewy all at the same time.

Best of all? These cookies are just 26 calories each! So have two (or more!).

7. Blueberry Yogurt Cookies (88 Calories)

If you’re looking for a bright, summery treat for the family, stop scrolling!

These cookies are super light and fluffy, thanks to the Greek yogurt. And each bite fills your mouth with a burst of juicy blueberry goodness!

They’re sprinkled with pearl sugar for a nice crunch – though that’s optional.

8. Low-Calorie Orange Sugar Cookies (50 Calories)

Here’s another recipe for sugar cookies. And this one’s for the citrus lover in you.

The batter is a unique combination of cake flour, powdered milk, sugar, butter, and orange juice concentrate.

Like I said – unique.

It may be an unusual combination, but trust me, it works like a charm.

These cookies are outrageously buttery and tender, and their sweet orange flavor hits the spot every time.

9. Orange Carrot Oatmeal Cookies (175 Calories)

I don’t know about you, but I always add orange zest to my carrot cake recipe. It brightens the whole thing up with pleasantly light citrus notes.

So, it makes sense that these carrot and orange oatmeal cookies are so yummy!

But it doesn’t end there. They’re also loaded with cranberries, walnuts, and ginger.

There are so many things going on in these sweets, but the flavors and textures work together in perfect harmony.

They’re soft and chewy with a delightful crunch. It’s a culinary masterpiece!

10. Lemon Shortbread Cookies (158 Calories)

These cookies start off crunchy and crispy, then they slowly melt in your mouth. That’s utter cookie perfection right there!

Flavorwise, you couldn’t ask for more. They’re sweet and buttery with a zesty lemon twist.

As a bonus, they’re embarrassingly easy to make.

How easy? All you need is five ingredients and 15 minutes of prep!

11. Low Carb PB & J Thumbprint Cookies (158 Calories)

Thumbprint cookies are such a timeless treat. I make them every holiday season, and they’re always a hit with friends and family.

They’re soft, chewy, and have the perfect balance of sweet and salty from sweetener and peanut butter.

I also love that they’re so easy to modify. Add any kind of jam or spread, and you have a whole new cookie flavor!

That makes these perfect for parties and potlucks.

12. Healthy Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies (42 Calories)

Can’t decide between carrot cake and thumbprint cookies? Who says you have to choose?

Thanks to this unique recipe, you’ll get a mash-up of both mouthwatering desserts.

They’re soft and chewy like any thumbprint cookie. But the flavor is undeniably carrot cake.

How on earth they manage to be just 42 calories a piece, I’ll never know. I’m just happy I get to eat more than one (or five!).

13. Maple Oatmeal Cookies (147 Calories)

These oatmeal cookies are tender and chewy, with a distinct sweetness from maple syrup.

A dash of cinnamon adds some spice, so every bite makes you all warm and cozy inside.

Feel free to add some chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped nuts. But honestly, they’re perfect as is.

14. 3-Ingredient Keto Coconut Macaroons (31 Calories)

If you’ve never had coconut macaroons before, you’re missing out.

Coconut macaroons are incredibly chewy and fully loaded with nutty, flaky coconut. 

The flavor is good, but that chewy-flaky texture is what makes these to die for.

15. Kodiak Cake Cookies (149 Calories)

If you think waffle and pancake mixes are only good for making breakfast, think again!

These Kodiak cake cookies are just as good as any cookie, but they’re made with whole grains and are packed with protein to boot.

They’re quick, easy to make, and turn out beautifully every time.

16. Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies (90 Calories)

The name of these cookies says it all. 

Bananas and chocolate chips together in one cookie? I’ll have a dozen, please.

The fact that these are delicious isn’t surprising at all. What blows my mind is how they’re made without eggs, butter, sugar, or refined flour.


17. Gingerbread Cookies (133 Calories)

First of all, how adorable are these gingerbread cookies? I mean, they’re so darn cute!

These cookies are just as sweet and warming as any gingerbread cookie, except they’re low-fat. 

And at just 133 calories a piece, they’re light, crunchy, and the perfect pairing for your mid-morning coffee.

18. Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (92 Calories)

I think chocolate crinkle cookies are the ultimate holiday treat. One look at these snowy Christmas cookies gives me major festive vibes. 

More importantly, they’re so freakin’ tasty. Soft, chewy, and wonderfully fudgy, they’re just bursting with chocolatey goodness.

Oh, and did I mention they’re keto-friendly? What more could you ask for?

19. The Ultimate Healthy Gingersnaps (68 Calories)

These gingersnaps may seem basic, but wait until you take a bite.

They’re soft and chewy with a crunchy coating on the outside. Thanks to the ginger and spices, every bite is full of sweet buttery warmth.

The only problem is, it’s hard to have just one!

20. Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies (50 Calories)

These thumbprint cookies are extra special. 

Instead of the usual fruit jam or preserve, they’re filled with sweet and crunchy maple-pecan filling.

Together, the soft and chewy cookies plus the heavenly, nutty filling make these treats impossible to resist.

21. 3-ingredient Healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies (65 Calories)

These cookies need only three ingredients: bananas, oatmeal, and chocolate chips.

As someone who’s baked too many cookies to count, it’s hard to believe the recipe will work.

But it does. And they’re to die for!

22. Lace Cookies (90 Calories)

Florentines (lace cookies) are thin and crunchy cookies so addictive you might end up devouring the whole batch yourself.

The crunchiness of the cookies plus the chewiness of the oats gives them an excellent variety in texture.

Plus, they’re flavored with brown sugar and butter, giving them a wonderfully sweet, caramel-like taste. Delish!

23. Healthy Pumpkin Oat Cookies (79 Calories)

Here’s another 3-ingredient cookie that’ll knock your socks off. 

Made with rolled oats, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup, these cookies are perfectly sweet and chewy.

If you want to give them an extra dose of autumn flavor, add a dash of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice.

24. Protein Oreos (46 Calories)

Healthy Oreo cookies? I think I just fell in love.

The only thing stopping me from eating Oreos every night is the insane amount of calories and sugar in them.

But these cookies are sugar-free, low-calorie, and low-fat, to boot. 

Most importantly, they’re just as delectable as the classic sandwich cookies. Talk about a win-win!

25. Peanut Butter Protein Cookies with Chocolate Chips (112 Calories)

These may look like ordinary chocolate chip cookies, but they’re hiding a few secrets.

First, the cookie dough is flavored with peanut butter. That alone gives it ten extra points.

Next, there’s whey protein in the mix, making them ideal as a post-workout snack.

Third, they’re flourless and gluten-free.

To sum up, the cookies are delicious, packed with protein, low in carbs, and free of gluten. Yum!

26. Snickerdoodles (84 Calories)

Snickerdoodles are sweet, cozy, and so soft and chewy. And these are no exception.

In fact, they’re kind of impossible to resist…consider yourself warned!

They’re just 84 calories per piece, so at least there’s that. Plus, the recipe couldn’t be more straightforward – all you’ll need are two bowls and a fork.

27. Protein Chickpea Cookie Dough (120 Calories)

If you’ve never used chickpeas in baking before, prepare to have your mind blown.  

It may be a strange concept, but it works beautifully. Better yet, chickpeas provide tons of protein!

Featuring protein powder, peanut butter, and sugar-free chocolate chips, this cookie dough is just what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth.

28. Chocolate Vegan No-Bake Tahini Cookies (117 Calories)

These chocolate cookies are loaded with rolled oats and almonds and are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and dates.

Another secret ingredient that makes these cookies a huge success is tahini.

This sneaky little condiment adds a nutty and savory flavor that complements the richness of the chocolate wonderfully.

29. One Bowl Tahini Cookies (117 Calories)

Here’s another tahini-based recipe you’ll fall madly in love with a first bite.

Soft and chewy with a crunchy sesame seed coating, you’ll love the combination of sweet brown sugar and earthy tahini.

It’s a beautiful marriage of flavors, and they’re low-calorie to boot!

30. Ultimate Healthy Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (100 Calories)

I know plenty of people that can’t stand raisins cookies. But I just love that chewy sweetness against the creamy oats.

If you feel the same way, this recipe is a must-try!

Thanks to whole wheat flour, they’re much healthier than a traditional dessert. And they’re plenty indulgent!

And hey, if you really need something more, go ahead and throw in some mini chocolate chips!

30 Best Low-Calorie Cookies

From buttery shortbread to light and airy meringues, these low-calorie cookies are nothing short of decadent. So go ahead and indulge. You deserve it!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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