Low Calorie Lemon Cookies


Simple and delicious recipe for guilt free, low calorie lemon cookies!

LOW CALORIE TREAT DAY! ? I’m always trying to create recipe that will fit into a low calorie diet. Counting calories is the best way to be flexible with your eating plan, while still able to maintain a healthy weight.
Spring is the perfect time for lemon cookies!

recipe for low calorie lemon cookies only 71 calories each

The Low calorie swap

The only swap I made here to save calories was in the butter. Most cookies like this are packed with butter and therefore, have many calories that come with it!

I haven’t browsed the butter/margarine selections at the grocery store in quite some time. I remember the rise and fall of margarine and their very harmful trans-fats, and never looked at options for butter again.

That was until one day when I thought about looking for low-calorie butter options to use for cookies. I did find one, and the low calorie lemon cookies turned out DIVINE! The butter I used was Country Crock light, which is just a blend of oils, water, and salt. No hydrogenated oils or artificial stuff in it.

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Low Calorie Lemon Cookies

Delicious and fresh tasting low calorie lemon cookies
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: low calorie
Servings: 21 cookies
Calories: 71kcal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 1 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoon light butter (35 cal per tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon lemon rind
  • 1 medium egg lightly beaten


  • In a food processor, mix all ingredients until a dough forms.
  • Chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Drop by tablespoon onto a sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and more lemon zest.


71 calories
14 g carbs
1.4 g protein
1.6 g fat


Calories: 71kcal
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Recipe for low calorie lemon cookies only 71 calories each!


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