Blueberry cookies recipe

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These tasty blueberry cookies are from Weight Watchers and just 83 calories each. Find more low-calorie recipes at www.goodtoknow.co.uk

  • Weight Watchers
  • healthy
Makes12
SkillEasy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time12 mins (may need an extra 3 mins)
Total Time32 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories83 Kcal4%

Chunky American-style cookies with less fat and fewer calories than your average bake.

Cookies are so much fun but they can bit a little hard on the waistline if you're trying to get slim for summer. Not these ones though. They're created and approved by Weight Watchers and they're only 83 calories per biscuit. They make the perfect treat to go with your afternoon tea or coffee. They contain low fat margarine and artificial sweetener instead of sugar and butter, plus they're sweetened with whole blueberries. This batch makes 12 cookies - plenty in case other members of the family want to try them as well. Each cookie is worth 1½ Weight Watchers points.

Ingredients

  • 75g (2¾ oz) low-fat polyunsaturated margarine
  • 5tbsp artificial sweetener
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence or extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 175g (6 oz) self raising flour, sifted
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 150g (5½ oz) fresh blueberries

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This recipe is taken from Weight Watchers Cook Smart Baking (opens in new tab), available from Amazon

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4 and line two baking sheets with baking parchment.
  2. Cream together the margarine and sweetener until light and fluffy and then add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again. Add the salt, flour and lemon zest. Stir together until you have a smooth dough.
  3. Place tablespoons of the dough on to the baking sheets, spaced well apart and shape each one into a round. Press the blueberries into the top of the cookies and bake for 12-15 mins, until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

Top tip for making blueberry cookies

You can swap the blueberries for sultanas, dried cranberries or pitted cherries if you prefer. Frozen fruit works just as well as fresh out of season. Allow them to thaw before baking.

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If you’re looking for low calorie meals that you can enjoy on the Weight Watchers plan, you’re in for a treat. We’ve got lots of mouth-watering Weight Watchers recipes here at Goodto.com ranging from breakfast to dinner, from lunch to dessert. Following the Weight Watchers diet has never been easier.