American desserts recipes with 300 or fewer calories

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Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes

I've tried a lot of white cupcake recipes. Many turn out too flat or dry. I came across this one on a blog site and it's really good. It looks…

Aspen Lee-Moulden
Jul 2008
Intermediate
30 votes
53365 views
Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

Lemon Pastry Squares (a.k.a Lemon Brownies) - a new take on Lemon Bars!

This recipe has been circulating around the Internet as “Lemon Brownies”,…

Salad Foodie
May 2013
Professional
16 votes
10354 views
Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

Mincemeat Cookies ~ The Old Fashioned Way

I have always loved mincemeat - pie with vanilla ice cream or cookies and cocoa. This is how we make them,…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
2 votes
5425 views
Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

A chocolate cupcake with crem cheese filling!

Elena Jimenez
Jun 2008
Beginner
3 votes
36026 views
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

How about a foot-wide chocolate chip cookie for a party or gift? This treat is quick and easily portable. Chocolate chip cookie recipes abound, but…

Salad Foodie
Dec 2014
Professional
1 vote
2045 views
Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels

Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels

The recipe is adapted from my recipe for "Black Licorice Caramels" and/or my Chocolate Caramel Recipe. I simply added Vanilla Bean Paste and Pure…

Foodiewife
Dec 2014
Advanced
1 vote
1546 views
Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

My friend came over a few weeks ago and asked me to help her make gluten free sugar cookies. What we came up with was a soft, chewy cookie with…

Jesika Feldman
Dec 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1438 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
4421 views
Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

Better than a cookie (sorry bakers, but this is a Creole group) and with the true taste of New Orleans, Creole Pralines are one of the signature…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
5 votes
2886 views
“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

“Bear Sign” (Or… a more polite name: “Nut & Berry Shortbread Bars”)

During the off-season, when salmon aren’t readily available up north,…

Kevin Olomon
Feb 2010
Professional
6 votes
3369 views
Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Chocolate chiffon cake is a light and spongy cake. Goes well with a heavy chocolate ganaché coating.

Robyn Savoie
Feb 2014
Advanced
1 vote
3646 views
Easy Fruit Cobbler

Easy Fruit Cobbler

This is a super simple dessert that's great for a large or small gathering. I generally use nectarines or peaches and some sort of berries, but…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jul 2009
Intermediate
5 votes
10500 views
Uncle Amos' Molasses Cookies

Uncle Amos' Molasses Cookies

This is an old stand-by, perfect for the holidays, for winter, for enjoying with a glass of milk, or hot coffee, tea or cocoa. The beautiful…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
4 votes
2074 views
Jackfruit Macaroons

Jackfruit Macaroons

Rianne
Jul 2009
Professional
2 votes
5304 views
Strawberry and Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

Strawberry and Rhubarb Tapioca Pudding

A delightful tapioca pudding for a special occasion. So ruby-red pretty, and with a small scoop of vanilla ice…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2011
Professional
2 votes
1927 views