Christmas cookies are a cherished part of the holiday season and these Weight Watchers Christmas cookie recipes will allow you to enjoy sweet treats without gaining weight.
Updated December, 2022.
These Weight Watchers Christmas cookie recipes will let you enjoy all of the holiday goodness while you lose weight. We’ve checked the points on all of these recipes and none are over 5 points per serving.
- 1. Weight Watchers Cake Mix Cool Whip Cookies
- 2. Weight Watchers Classic Sugar Cookies
- 3. Lace Cookies
- 4. WW Devil's Food Cookies
- 5. MyWW Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- 6. Funfetti Jello Cookies
- 7. Pound Dropper Soft Ginger Cookies
- 8. Weight Watchers Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 9. Weight Watchers Whoopie Pies
- 10. WW Pumpkin Pie Tarts
- 11. Weight Watchers 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
- 12. Weight Watchers Mini Pecan Pies
- 13. WW Minty Chocolate Delights
- 14. Weight Watchers Mini Brownie Bites
- 15. The Holy Mess WW Toasted Almond Cranberry Bark Recipe
- 16. Weight Watchers Apple Pie Cookies
- 17. WW Cracker Cookies
- 18. Nesting Lane Shortbread Cookies for WW
- 19. WW Spritz Cookies
- 20. Holly Bunches by Emily Bites
With the WW Plan for 2023, some of these recipes might have new points values. Check on each link to find out the points and be sure to double check in your WW app. We’ve kept the listing for Blue, Green, and Purple plans for those who still follow a previous WW program.
Top 20 Easy Weight Watchers Christmas Cookie Recipes
These delightful WW cookies will knock your socks off with flavor without breaking the points budget. Check your W W app for your Weight Watchers Points.
1. Weight Watchers Cake Mix Cool Whip Cookies
Amazingly simple to put together, these cookies can be made in a wide variety of flavors. Make a few different batches as part of your holiday baking.
2. Weight Watchers Classic Sugar Cookies
These low point traditional cookies speak holiday fun. Use this Weight Watchers cookie dough to make a simple round cookie or cut out shapes with cookie cutters.
3. Lace Cookies
These simple cookies require just five basic ingredients, so they’re ideal for those spontaneous moments when you suddenly feel like baking a holiday treat. Stirred together in one bowl, the dough bakes into crisp, delicate shapes.
4. WW Devil’s Food Cookies
Surprise! This amazing Weight Watcher recipe for these chocolate cookies include lentils for a boost of fiber without affecting flavor.
5. MyWW Banana Oatmeal Cookies
While more of a healthy muffin-type flavor, these Hungry Girl healthier cookies are so low in points that you can add them to your collection of Christmas cookies to savor and enjoy.
6. Funfetti Jello Cookies
This recipe from YouBrewMyTea.com are delicious, soft cookies that taste like your favorite cake with sprinkles and are made healthier with Greek yogurt. Mix and match the Jello flavor to create variations.
7. Pound Dropper Soft Ginger Cookies
Cinnamon, cloves, and ginger make these cookies a holiday delight.
8. Weight Watchers Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
If your family likes a traditional favorite, WW International hit the ball out of the part with this recipe. These mini chocolate chip cookies are just 1 point each.
9. Weight Watchers Whoopie Pies
This Weight Watchers friendly recipe for delightfully rich chocolate treats are yummy any time of the year.
10. WW Pumpkin Pie Tarts
This recipe from Life Is Sweeter By Design for pumpkin pie tarts will give you all the flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie for a fraction of the points and calories. Top each one with a bit of fat-free whipped topping or vanilla Halo Top ice cream.
11. Weight Watchers 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
Simple to make, satisfying and low in points, this cookie recipe from Cook Eat and Go are a great addition to any WW cookie tray. If you want a variety of this same recipe that’s different from a cookie, check out our WW pumpkin muffins or WW Pumpkin Gingerbread by Zack.
12. Weight Watchers Mini Pecan Pies
Traditional pecan pie is a huge points bomb so this recipe from Life is Sweeter By Design for little mini versions are a great way to enjoy the traditional flavor for just a few points.
13. WW Minty Chocolate Delights
Made with Andes Mint chips, these rich cookies are full of chocolate flavor. Try using peppermint chips for a candy-cane type flavor.
14. Weight Watchers Mini Brownie Bites
These delightful little brownies have a festive holiday flair from Midlifehealthyliving.com
15. The Holy Mess WW Toasted Almond Cranberry Bark Recipe
These healthy yet delicious bars have a Greek yogurt base which makes them especially low in points. You’ll love the cranberry, almond, and chocolate in each bite.
16. Weight Watchers Apple Pie Cookies
These easy cookies are made with a sugar-free cake mix and include a sweet vanilla glaze. This YouBrewMyTea.com recipe will change your world!
17. WW Cracker Cookies
These delicious sweet and salty treats use Ritz thins as a base and are topped with Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate. Bonus, there are 4 cookies per serving from Keeping On Point.
18. Nesting Lane Shortbread Cookies for WW
This delicious shortbread recipe is a Christmas classic and only 4 ingredients.
19. WW Spritz Cookies
These classic holiday cookies are made with a cookie gun or press and are especially fun for kids to make.
20. Holly Bunches by Emily Bites
These marshmallow treats look especially festive on a cookie tray.
More W W Cookie Favorites
Pound Dropper Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These delightful chocolate cookies are easy to make with a sugar-free cake mix.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls
Similar to a traditional buckeye treat, these delicious bites are the perfect mix of sweet and salty.
How to Enjoy Holiday Cookies on WW
Are you wondering how you can enjoy treats this December and still reach your weight loss goals? I promise it’s possible.
I’m a WW Lifetime member at goal weight who has been maintaining a 100 pound weight loss for over a decade. That means I’ve managed a lot of Christmas seasons.
Here are my top strategies to enjoy cookies without over-indulging.
- Watch portions. Cookies are so easy to nibble, aren’t they? Portion size matters a lot here. While many of these WW cookies are just a few points per serving, keep in mind that a portion size is 1 or 2 cookies.
- Pay attention as you eat. The way I manage portion size with cookies is that I pay attention to what I’m eating. Make a rule for yourself that if you are going to eat a cookie (or let’s face it, the raw dough), put it on a plate, sit your bootie down, and eat it while being fully aware. Mindfully eating a few cookies is no problem to work into your points budget. It’s when you thoughtlessly plow through half a tray of cookies that you’ll struggle to lose weight.
- Get treats out of sight. My husband is a pastor and people love to gift us with cookie and candy trays at the holidays. That’s fine, but as soon as sweets come into the house I get them out of the sight. (Most often in the freezer we keep down in the basement.)
- Make a plan. Create a holiday plan. I might eat a sweet treat every single day in December but it’s planned for the night before and worked into my points budget for the day.
- Choose which treats are worth it. Are you wondering how to decide where to splurge? Don’t waste points on cookies from a tin that have been sitting at Walmart for the last 6 months (unless that’s your favorite). Instead, plan to splurge on that delicious fresh-baked treat your neighbor only makes once a year.
- Get back on track fast. Most of us overindulge from time to time around the holidays. It’s okay. Just get back on track fast. One of the weight loss affirmations I use is, “When I get off track, I get back on track fast.” My goal is to be back on track the next time I eat.
Which Christmas Cookies Are Most WW-Friendly?
When it comes to healthier cookies, here are some of the most WW-friendly options:
- Cookies made from a healthier recipe (made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, sugar-free cake mix, or bananas) such as those we list below.
- Oatmeal cookies
- Cookies without frosting
- Regular size cookies (vs. jumbo-sized portions)
- Cookies without nuts
- Gingerbread cookies
While all cookies can be enjoyed in moderation, keep in mind that some varieties are a calorie and points splurge. Higher-point cookies include:
- Spritz and shortbread cookies, which are high in butter content
- Sandwich cookies (two cookies with filling or frosting in the middle)
- Cookies with nuts
- Cookies with frosting
- Cookies with a lot of mix-ins such as different types of chocolate chips and nuts
- Jumbo-sized cookies
- Peanut butter cookies
With these healthier cookie recipes, you’ll be able to enjoy treats and still reach your weight loss goals.
What’s your favorite holiday cookie? Share in the comments below.
How to Handle Baking Days, Parties & Christmas Cookie Exchanges
Have you been invited to a Christmas party or cookie exchange and you are wondering how to handle the wide variety of treats available? Use these strategies.
- Survey your choices. Before you eat any cookies or other treats, look at all the choices available. Then choose 2-3 choices that are your absolute favorites.
- Bring a WW-friendly cookie recipe to share. Many of the options below are just as delicious as the original.
- Don’t go hungry. Before the event, but sure to eat something with filling protein and fiber, such as vegetables with this zero point Greek yogurt dip, a bowl of WW turkey chili or light string cheese with turkey pepperoni.
- Save some for later. Enjoy one or two treats now, then wrap up the rest to take home for later. Most Christmas cookies freeze beautifully.
Get more ideas for managing Christmas parties on WW in this post.
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Thanks for sharing. I have been entering my cookie recipes on the WW app to see the points value of my favorites. Most are 3 points a cookie so I am trying to get in my head the idea of eating two 😉 I planned 2 cookies in yesterday’s plan but then was afraid to eat them not wanting to keep going and overeat so instead I stuck with my pumpkin muffin snack.
Most WW cookie recipes contain egg or sugar free ingredients. I don’t eat either so makes it difficult for me. I did see an almond-raspberry thumbprint cookie recipe on the WW app that is similar to ones I make (I don’t use almonds). I may try those if the points are less.