10 Low Calorie Versions of Classic Holiday Cookies

10 Low Calorie Versions of Classic Holiday Cookies

For a lot of people, the holidays are a time to splurge. Forget about the tedious calorie counting and just indulge in all the treats that make the season special, right? Well, it turns out you can enjoy those festive flavors and STILL stay on track. Here are some inspirations for amazing holiday cookies that you, Santa, your family, and even your waistline will love.

Chocolate Rice Crispies

This recipe includes unsalted butter and unsweetened cocoa powder but they're still UN-believably tasty.

Find the recipe at: Self

Star Mint Meringues

Whipped egg whites are what makes meringues a dream for calorie-counters. Each cookie weighs in at about 27 calories.

Find the recipe at: Better Homes

Skinny Snickerdoodles

With ground cinnamon and vanilla, these cookies are definitely comfort food without the comfort food guilt.

Find the recipe at: Eat Yourself Skinny

Lemon Squares

Incorporating whole wheat flour and reducing the powdered sugar makes this recipe a bit lighter and just as yummy.

Find the recipe at: Fitness Magazine

Swirled Mint Cookie

At just 59 calories each, you can feel free to take two or three. Or four. Or...

Find the recipe at: Taste of Home

Fig & Flax Thumbprint Cookies

Brown sugar and ground flax seed make this cookie as warm and cozy as a yule log.

Find the recipe at: Eating Well

Low Fat Gingerbread Men


Using half the usual amount of butter, this recipe calls for applesauce to retain the cookie's moisture.

Find the recipe at: About.com

Mocha-Nut Fudge Flats

Strong-brewed coffee is an ingredient in these 43 calorie treats that offer a little pick-me-up.

Find the recipe at: Health

Cranberry Ginger Butter Cookies

Sugar-free dried cranberries and sugar-free crystallized ginger give these cookies a zesty zing.

Find the recipe at: All Day I Dream About Food

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Skim milk, egg whites, and 83 calories. Oh, my!

Find the recipe at: Dashing Dish

What cookies are regularly on your family's holiday table?

This post was originally published on Hearts & Mermaids and has been edited for DailyToast.