10+ Low-Calorie Cookies


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If you’re tracking your macros or trying to watch your intake and looking for a nice chewy delicious low-calorie cookies, I’ve got you covered. This list includes 10+ low-calorie cookies, all under 155 calories, and no sugar substitutes included!

Whether you’re looking for a cookie to add protein powder to or just your classic chocolate chip cookie that doesn’t break the calorie bank there is something here for everyone.

Cookies in a dish.

What makes these cookies “low-calorie?”

Simple, less is more. I have found that a total of 1 cup of sugar combined with only a 1/2 cup of butter results in a perfectly chewy center and crispy outside. It creates a perfect cookie to curb your craving without sacrificing taste and texture with sugar replacement and/or protein powder.

Substitute sugar with a sugar substitute like Swerve or monk fruit sweetener in any of these recipes to reduce the calories. Please note, that this may change the taste and texture of the cookie but will drop your calories if you’re looking for a lower-calorie option.

Common Ingredients and Substitutions in these cookie recipes:

Light Brown Sugar: can be replaced with coconut sugar or sugar substitute.

White Sugar: can be replaced with coconut sugar or sugar substitute.

Melted Butter or coconut oil.

All-Purpose Flour: for gluten free use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 flour. Almond, coconut, oat flour and other flours have not been tested and will change the texture and taste of your cookies.

Chocolate Chips: use your favorite, dairy-free or no-sugar-added version like Lily’s Chocolate Chips in any of these recipes.

Lemon white chocolate cookies laid out with lemons.

Can you add protein powder to these cookies?

For the cookies without protein powder, I would not recommend adding it. They’re truly perfect as is and I suggest you try them as written. For cookies with protein powder, be sure to check out which protein powder I have listed as substitutions will change the taste and texture at your own risk. A fail-safe protein powder in my personal opinion that creates a nice fluffy (not chewy and cristy) cookie that also tastes great is PEScience protein powder.

How can a cookie fit in my macros?

Easy! Log it first. A simple trick when tracking macros, especially if you’re a dessert lover, is to log your dessert first and build your day around your dessert. For example, if you know you’re going to want two Oreo Chunk Cookies at the end of the night, log those and add protein in every other meal of the day to meet your goals.

You can make cookies and eat them too when tracking macros.

The beauty of macros, right?! You can make anything work and you should choose what works for you! Now, let’s be clear, I am not suggesting you log 18 cookies to complete your day of macros as you really should create a balance between it all but heck .. I won’t judge. Cookie on Cookie Monster.

1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect way to curb your sweet tooth. With a chocolatey buttery taste, soft chewy inside and crispy outside, these cookies are everything a cookie should be and with half the calories.

Chocolate chip cookies with one broken in half.

Full recipe: Soft and Chewy Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutrition information: 156 calories per cookie: Protein 1.5 g, Carbohydrates 22.5 g, Fat 7 g

2. Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and totally addicting. These homemade cookies have the perfect texture and they’re loaded with melted chocolate chips. Perfect for gifting to family and friends or saving all to yourself!

Cookies on a plate with sliced banana and chocolate.

Full recipe: Easy Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutrition information: 146 calories per cookie: Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 18 g, Fat 8 g

3. Pumpkin Banana Cookies

These pumpkin banana cookies are the perfect fall treat when you’re craving something sweet. Soft on the inside, and crispy on the outside, these chocolatey fall cookies are a great way to get rid of that last ripe banana on the counter.

Cookies in a bowl with pumpkins in the background.

Full recipe: Pumpkin Banana Cookies (with chocolate chips)

Nutrition information: 121 calories per cookie: Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 16 g, Fat 6 g

4. Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

If you love all things lemon, these lemon white chocolate chip cookies are like Spring in a cookie. With a crispy outside, chewy center, and fresh lemon juice, these cookies couldn’t get any better. They are super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.

White chocolate cookies with lemons on top.

Full recipe: Best Ever Lemon White Chocolate Cookies

Nutrition information: 127 calories per cookie: Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 17 g, Fat 6 g

5. Oreo Chunk White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the ultimate cookies for Oreo lovers. Filled with Oreo cookies, cream cheese and white chocolate chips, these Oreo chocolate chip cookies are indulgent, soft and incredibly delicious. This recipe comes together in about 20 minutes, so grab a glass of milk.

Plate of chocolate chip cookies filled with oreos.

Full recipe: Oreo Chunk White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutrition information: 145 calories per cookie: Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 21 g, Fat 7 g

6. Chocolate Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies

Chocolate Cool Whip cookies are a lazy baker’s dream!  They’re the easiest cookies with just 4 simple ingredients to make a rich, chocolatey, chewy dessert. Perfect for snacking or sharing you’re going to love this cake mix cookie recipe. 

Stacked chocolate cookies tied with a bow and a letter to Santa under the plate they\'re sitting on.

Full recipe: Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cool Whip Cookies Recipe

Nutrition information: 99 calories per cookie: Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 20 g, Fat 2 g

7. Key Lime Pie Cookies

If you love the flavor of key lime pie, I have got a treat for you. These chewy key lime cookies are perfectly balanced with the tartness of lime and the sweetness of white chocolate. Think key lime pie filling in chewy cookies.

White chocolate cookies on a cooling rack with sliced limes around and lime zest on top.

Full recipe: Easy Key Lime Pie Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Nutrition information: 120 calories per cookie: Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 16 g, Fat 6 g

8. Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’re a peanut butter lover, these Double Peanut Butter Cookies are for you. With creamy peanut butter and peanut butter chocolate chips, these rich and soft cookies are easy to make and double the peanut butter pleasure. Warning, they’re highly addicting but only 155 calories a cookie.

Peanut butter cookies laid out with a glass of milk.

Full recipe: Chewy and Crispy Double Peanut Butter Cookies

Nutrition information: 155 calories per cookie: Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 20 g, Fat 7 g

9. Oatmeal Cookies Without Eggs

These Eggless Oatmeal Cookies are the perfect cookies to make when you want something homemade and not too sweet. With crisp edges and a soft and chewy texture, these classic cookies are perfect for school lunches, as an after work snack and when you want a little sweet treat. 

Cookies laid out on a cooling rack with milk.

Full recipe:  Oatmeal Cookies without Eggs

Nutrition information: 107 calories per cookie: Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 14 g, Fat 5 g

10. Maple Oatmeal Cookies

These one-bowl Maple Oatmeal Cookies are easy and ready in under 30 minutes. Using maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal packets you’ll have perfectly fluffy, chewy and low-calorie cookies for the entire week.

Stacked cookies on a plate.

Full recipe: Maple Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition information: 83 calories per cookie: Protein 2 g, Carbohydrates 11 g, Fat 4 g

11. White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (with protein powder)

This oatmeal cookie recipe without butter will surprise you with how soft and chewy they are. These healthy oatmeal cookies are the perfect low-calorie snack. If you like fluffy cookies, these white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookie is a must-make.

Three stacked cookies.

Full recipe: White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies (without butter!)

Nutrition information: 107 calories per cookie: Protein 4 g, Carbohydrates 12 g, Fat 6 g

12. Kitchen Sink Cookies (with protein powder)

These kitchen sink cookies are everything a cookie should be! Soft and chewy and loaded with crunchy pretzels, M&M’s, and semi-sweet chocolate chips. This easy cookie recipe has no refined sugars and an almond flour oatmeal base, great for people wanting to curb their sweet tooth in a healthier way.

Cookies with M&M\'s, pretzels and chocolate chips.

Full recipe: Kitchen Sink Cookies (sweet and salty!)

Nutrition information: 123 calories per cookie: Protein 3 g, Carbohydrates 13 g, Fat 7 g

If you love these cookies be sure to check out our other dessert recipes!

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