The Low-Calorie Healthy Blueberry Cookies are filled with the powerful blueberry antioxidants, wonderful flavor and vitamins! They are lower fat and less sugar than the traditional slice-and-bake cookies, but they are just as crispy, delicious and decadent! You’d never tell that they are so good for you!
LOW-CALORIE HEALTHY BLUEBERRY COOKIES
You’ll love both making and eating these Low-Calorie Healthy Blueberry Cookies! Seriously, through: and yes, BOTH: making and eating! Also check out: Healthy Low-Calorie Thin Mint Cookies…And here’s why:
WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE THESE BLUEBERRY COOKIES ASAP!
OK, the biggest reason to love a cookie is obvious: they ARE yummy! Really yummy, flavorful and delicious! The blueberry flavor gives them this very distinct fresh berry taste and it’s really nice to take a bite and devour the sweet blueberry flavor in a form or a buttery crispy cookie!
These babies are SO EASY to make! Easy, quick, and effortless!
…Just like a busy, sometimes lazy, but in most instances really-seriously overwhelmed with all sorts of things that adulting throws on us person likes! Seriously, though! Who can really find the time and the energy to spend hours in the kitchen to just make a treat? Even if it’s a VERY-very yummy treat!
So, I say: if your schedule is as stuffed as mine is – making a treat has to be sweet and easy – one and done! And these cookies are that perfect response to this hurdle! 🙂
They ARE Low-Calorie!
And that means… yes: you can have a cookie, or two, or three when you have a late-night sugary craving… Or when you want to have dessert for breakfast! Or… Whenever your soul needs a treat!
No guilt involved! Just like a perfect treat should be! Right?
Last but not least: having a healthy cookie is a good thing! And because low-calorie doesn’t always mean healthy (if the lower-calorie count is achieved by using the ingredients that aren’t natural), it might be debatable as how good that treat really is!
SO: although – yes – I did use the sugar substitutes at a certain point of my life to help me lose some post-baby weight… And yes – I still sparingly use some stevia-type sugar substitutes mostly in my coffee now: only when I’ve gained way too much weight over a big dinner or an event and my body just doesn’t need to gain even more…
My main food philosophy is solid: sugar substitutes and all other artificialness is best to be avoided! Especially if you’re baking for a family! Especially for your kids!
With that said – these Healthy Low-Calorie Blueberry Cookies are ALL-NATURAL! And that is the best thing that you can possibly have health-wise in my mind!
Aside from all the other benefits stated above!So… What do you say? Let’s get to baking shall we :)?
Low-Calorie & Healthy Blueberry Cookies
The Low-Calorie & Healthy Blueberry Cookies are low-fat, low-calorie, all-natural, yet buttery, crispy, flavorful and delicious!
For the Cookies
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup fructose sugar or 1 1/3 cup regular sugar
- 4 oz blueberries
- 2 egg whites or 1 egg
- 6 tbsp butter at room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla extract if you don't like the mint
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
First in a small pot bring the blueberries with one tablespoon of water to boil. Let boil for a few minutes and take off the flame. Cool and blend the blueberries. (TO SKIP THIS STEP SEE NOTE)
Whip together the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until fluffy. Add the blueberry puree and the egg whites. Mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
Whisk together the flour and baking powder.
Mix the flour mixture and the blueberry mixture together until incorporated.
Take the dough out of the bowl and roll it on a cutting board into a log (approximately 12 inch long). Wrap the the dough log tightly in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer. Chill for at least 1 hour and up to 2 months.
15 minutes before you're ready to bake your cookies, preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with some parchment paper.
Unwrap the dough from the plastic. If desired roll the log in some course sugar. (It jsut makes cookies prettier.) Slice the dough log with a sharp knife into 1/4 inch thick cookies. Place the cookies about 1 inch apart from each other on the cookie sheet.
Bake the cookies in the center rack of your oven for about 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on the wire racks.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container. You can also freeze them to enjoy them later!
NOTE: you can also use 3 oz store-bought blueberry puree.