The holidays are here, which means tempting sweet treats at every turn. Head those temptations off with these five cookie recipes — all are under 200 calories and contain no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
1. GLUTEN-FREE COCONUT OATMEAL LACE COOKIES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Coconut oatmeal lace cookies are made using simple ingredients such as rolled oats and unsweetened coconut flakes. Tip: Crumble these thin cookies up as a crunchy yogurt topping. Recipe makes 8 servings at 9 cookies each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 184; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 97mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 2g
2. PALEO GINGERBREAD COOKIES | AMBITIOUS KITCHEN
Celebrate the holidays with traditional gingerbread cookies made healthier. With almond flour instead of traditional flour, this recipe is gluten-free without sacrificing flavor. Recipe makes 18 servings at 1 frosting-free cookie each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 184; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 21mg; Sodium: 59mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 4g
3. BROWN BUTTER SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES | COTTER CRUNCH
These egg-free snickerdoodles call for brown butter, which imparts a rich, nutty flavor without adding a ton of calories. An unexpected bonus: They’re gluten-free and have only a 101 calories per serving. Recipe makes 16 servings at 1 cookie each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 101; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 7mg; Sodium: 144mg; Carbohydrate: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 0g
4. NO-BAKE PEPPERMINT CHOCOLATE COOKIES | THE BIG MAN’S WORLD
Thick, chewy and fudgy, these peppermint chocolate cookies are vegan and gluten free. With 4 grams of fiber, these no-bake cookies can be assembled in minutes. Recipe makes 6 servings at 1 cookie each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 172; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 30mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 5g
5. HEALTHIER M&M COOKIES | FIT FOODIE FINDS
Red and green M&M cookies are a holiday classic for good reason. This version calls for white whole-wheat flour and less butter than traditional recipes for a cookie that’s soft and chewy on the interior and crispy on the outside. Recipe makes 16 servings at 1 cookie each.