Low-Fat Cookie Recipes

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Italian Ties

Rating: 4.08 stars
This is a deep fried Italian pastry that my grandmother used to make.


Rating: 4.48 stars
To make Chocolate Lady Fingers, substitute 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons cocoa powder for the all-purpose flour.

Mrs. Ronzo's Lemon Balls

Rating: 4.43 stars
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

Rating: 4.57 stars
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 Crinkles II

Rating: 4.69 stars
Chocolate cookies coated in confectioners' sugar...very good!

Zucchini Cookies

Rating: 4.39 stars
These are moist spicy cookies!

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

Rating: 4.46 stars
I modified a recipe to make this a darker biscotti. For a richer almond flavor, use almond extract instead of the vanilla.

Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Raisin

Rating: 4.06 stars
These cookies are a delicious combination of flavors.

Mini Meringues

Rating: 4.21 stars
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.

Macaron (French Macaroon)

Rating: 4.14 stars
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!

Clean Banana Oat Cookies

Rating: 3.83 stars
Flour-free and sugar-free cookies naturally sweetened with bananas. You can have great cookies for breakfast or any time of the day without any guilt! A little bonus for me was that my 11-year-old brother loved these, even after they had been in the refrigerator!


Rating: 4.2 stars
Macaron is the French word for macaroon, but are never the coconut-based cookie. Macarons are one of the most amazing pastries, with hundreds of flavors and fillings. Macarons are made from almond flour and meringue, with even the pros claiming to failure on a regular basis. After going through dozens of recipes and trials, this is the most reliable macaron recipe I could come up with. You could get lighter using the Italian meringue method, but it's less dependable.

Inspiration and Ideas

Air Fryer Oreos®
Rating: Unrated
Craving that carnival food? With just 3 ingredients and an air fryer, you can make fried Oreos® at home!
Fortune Cookies I
Rating: Unrated
Write your own fortunes and place them in cookies. Great for parties.

Authentic French Meringues

Rating: 4.29 stars

Authentic French Meringues from a patisserie in France.