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Healthy Cookie Recipes for Sweet Cravings

10 low-guilt cookies that are tasty, tempting treats

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6. Oatmeal Cookies

by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

It's hard to go wrong with this classic cookie, and this recipe is especially easy — just five ingredients, including sunflower oil instead of butter, which means less saturated fat. Oatmeal may help lower cholesterol and is full of antioxidants.

Per serving: 89 calories, 1g saturated fat, 11g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber, 4mg sodium

7. Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

by Jan Main

This delicious variation of the oatmeal cookie is also simple and tasty, using a mix of wheat bran and flour. And the cranberries add some seasonal spice (in addition to being full of antioxidants and other nutrients).

Per serving: 72 calories, 1g saturated fat, 10g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 1g fiber, 39mg sodium

8. Ladyfingers

by Joey Altman

There's no need to reserve ladyfingers for tiramisu: These sweet sponge cakes are a delicious treat that can be eaten by hand, as you'd eat a cookie. They're surprisingly light, and low in fat, without oil or butter.

Per serving: 45 calories, 0g saturated fat, 7g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fiber, 16mg sodium

9. Pretend Peanut Butter Cookies

by Elizabeth Gordon

This innovative recipe replaces peanut butter with sunflower seed butter. It also includes ground flaxseed meal — a source of fiber and "good" fats — and gluten-free baking flour.

Per serving: 150 calories, 1g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 1g fiber, 121mg sodium

10. Raisin and Apricot Breakfast Cookies

by Debra Ponzek

A healthful cookie for breakfast? Sign us up! Orange juice and prunes or applesauce, rather than butter, play the major role in moistening these cookies, which have enough fiber to be satisfying. And enough flavor to disappear fast.

Per serving: 177 calories, 2g saturated fat, 34g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 2g fiber, 165mg sodium

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