Low-Fat Cookie Recipes

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Italian Recipes

Italian Ties

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This is a deep fried Italian pastry that my grandmother used to make.


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To make Chocolate Lady Fingers, substitute 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder for the all-purpose flour.
Drop Cookies

Mrs. Ronzo's Lemon Balls

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This is a favorite cake like lemon cookie of mine given to my mother when I was only 6 yrs. old, from a wonderful lady who lived down the street from us. We have always called them 'her' Lemon Balls... she is passed on now, but this recipe is made by my mother and I every Christmas!

Ultimate Maple Snickerdoodles

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These have been voted the number one cookie that I bake (and I bake a lot!), and are loved by all who eat them. They are chewy mapley good!
Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Crinkles II

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Chocolate cookies coated in confectioners' sugar...very good!
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Squash Recipes

Zucchini Cookies

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These are moist spicy cookies!
Italian Recipes

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

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I modified a recipe to make this a darker biscotti. For a richer almond flavor, use almond extract instead of the vanilla.
Banana Desserts

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Raisin

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These cookies are a delicious combination of flavors.
Meringue Cookies

Mini Meringues

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These crunchy dainties are great with coffee or with cream for dessert. And they're low fat! Substitute 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules or 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa for the vanilla if you like. Coffee kisses are great sandwiched together with melted white or dark chocolate. Spooned vanilla ones are good with cream and chocolate ones are good as finger biscuits with coffee.
French Recipes

Macaron (French Macaroon)

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This is the quintessential macaron (NOT macaroon) recipe. I am a baker's apprentice, and after much trial and error, we (the baker and I) finally perfected the technique. We decided to share with you all. Pipe your choice of filling on a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. These are like cloud cookie sandwiches and are delicious if done correctly. If you want to do it the super-easy way, just fill with your favorite flavor of frosting. Enjoy!
Breakfast and Brunch

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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These breakfast cookies are perfect for those on the go that still want to get in real nutrition. The recipe is very versatile, so you can switch things around to suit your needs. My version is packed full of superfoods such as oats, apples, bananas, chia seeds, and cinnamon.

Air Fryer Oreos®

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Craving that carnival food? With just 3 ingredients and an air fryer, you can make fried Oreos® at home!

Inspiration and Ideas

French Macaroons

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Fantabulous colored, bite-sized macaroons. Divide batter into thirds and color one-third pink and flavor with raspberry flavoring; color one-third yellow and flavor with lemon flavoring; color one-third pale blue and flavor with vanilla. Fill and make sandwich cookies with filling of choice, like peach jam or strawberry preserves.

Gingerbread Biscotti

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These spicy Italian cookies are the perfect accompaniment for cocoa or coffee during the holiday season! Serve with lemon curd or drizzle with lemon flavored almond bark for a special treat.

Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

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Quick and easy vegan pumpkin spice cookies.