Low calorie St. Patrick’s Day cookies are not only healthier than traditional cookie recipes, but they also offer a delicious and satisfying treat that’s perfect for celebrating the holiday. These cookies use low-calorie sweeteners and light margarine, making them a guilt-free indulgence that won’t sabotage your weight loss goals. What’s more, they’re easy to make, and the recipe yields 6 small cookies so there won’t be any leftovers to binge on. Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with family or friends, these cookies are a tasty and great way to add a little sweetness to your festivities while keeping it light and healthy.
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WHAT SWEETENER ARE YOU USING?
This recipe features allulose as the main ingredient, which I have found to be the most effective zero calorie sweetener without any unpleasant aftertaste or digestive issues. However, if you are comfortable with the cooling aftertaste and have no stomach problems, you can also use monkfruit or stevia.
Alternatively, if you prefer to use granulated sugar instead of zero calorie sweeteners, simply substitute 25g of added sugar for the 30g of allulose to achieve the perfect St Patrick’s Day Cookie.
ALLULOSE VS MONKFRUIT VS SUGAR
Monkfruit sweeteners are typically a mixture of 1% monkfruit sweetener and 99% erythritol. However, erythritol can cause gastrointestinal discomfort and a slight cooling sensation when used in baking. To mitigate the cooling effect, some suggest pulverizing it into a powdered sugar to prevent re-crystallization.
While sugar produces the best flavor in baked goods, it also adds unwanted calories when making healthy, low-calorie cookie recipes.
Allulose has been my top choice for low-calorie sweeteners in baking. It achieves a perfect balance in most baked recipes and creates a golden brown color in low-calorie chocolate chip cookies. Moreover, it does not leave a cooling aftertaste or cause stomach issues like monkfruit sweetener. Although allulose is less widely available and relatively expensive, I found it recently at Costco. It’s important to note that the granular size is too large for direct use, so it requires blending or using a ready-made brand like Anthony’s Allulose Sweetener, which is cheaper and requires no prior blending.
SIMPLE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE LOW CALORIE ST. PATRICK’S DAY COOKIES
All Purpose Flour
Zero Calorie Sweetener (I use allulose)
Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer ( If you can’t get your hands on this you can use unsweetened applesauce or 4x this recipe and use a real egg. (or use 1/4th of an egg))
Green Food Coloring
White Chocolate Chips
HOW TO MAKE THESE LOW CALORIE ST. PATRICK’S DAY COOKIES
Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside for later use.
In a medium bowl, combine the light margarine and sweetener until fully mixed.
In a separate small bowl, prepare the egg replacer by mixing it with water. Pour this mixture into the sweetener and margarine mixture.
Add all remaining wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.
Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, scoop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Do not over scoop the measuring spoon, this is exactly enough batter to make 6 level cookies.
Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
Now, it’s time to enjoy your delicious new favorite cookie recipe!
WHAT ARE THE CALORIES / MACROS?
These low calorie St. Patrick’s Day Cookies cookies are so low calorie you’ll keep coming back for more!
I was able to make 6 small cookies from the batter.
Each small cookie is 48 calories per cookie or 288 calories for 6.
The macros per cookie are: 7g carbs, 1g fat, 0.66g protein.
The macros for the entire batch are: 42g carbs, 11g fat, 4g protein.
If you replace the zero calorie sweetener in this recipe with sugar these will still be low calorie cookies!
Regular cookie with real sugar: 64 calories per cookie, 384 calories for 6.
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Low Calorie St. Patrick’s Day CookiesCourse: Snacks, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
These delicious low calorie St. Patrick’s Day cookies can be enjoyed guilt free any day of the year! They may even cure your sweet tooth!
1/3rd cup All Purpose Flour (40g)
2.5 tbsp Zero Calorie Sweetener (Allulose!) (30g)
1/8th cup Light Margarine (25g)
1/4th tbsp Bobs Red Mill Egg Replacer (2.5g)
1/2 tbsp Water (5g)
1/4th tsp Vanilla Extract (1g)
A few drops of Green food coloring!
1/4th tsp Baking Powder (1.2g)
Pinch of Salt
1 tbsp White Chocolate Chips (14g)
- Start by preheating your oven to 350F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside for later use.
- In a medium bowl, combine the light margarine and sweetener until fully mixed.
- In a separate small bowl, prepare the egg replacer by mixing it with water. Pour this mixture into the sweetener and margarine mixture.
- Add all remaining wet ingredients, followed by the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.
- Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon, scoop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet. Do not over scoop the measuring spoon, this is exactly enough batter to make 6 level cookies.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool.