50 calorie cranberry-orange cookies

6 servings
20 min
30 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6
1/3 cup low fat ricotta cheese

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup minus 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

3/4 cup minus 2 tablespoons white flour

1/3 cup craisins finely chopped plus 30

1/2 cup powdered sugar + extra

1/4 cup orange juice + extra

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon orange zest + extra

1/16 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

Pinch of cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 300. Cover 2 cookie sheets with non-stick foil.
  • In a large bowl, use a whisk to cream ricotta cheese and sugar. Spoon flour into measuring cups and level. In a medium bowl combine flour, cranberries, powdered sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Add flour mixture to ricotta and sugar. Beat until just combined. Mix in orange juice, orange zest and ginger until moistened. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Once chilled, roll dough into 30 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets and lightly press with a fork. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool.


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