American desserts recipes with 300 or fewer calories

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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Crisscross Cookies

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Crisscross Cookies

Peanut butter cookie recipes abound, but none of them came close to rekindling memories of the favorite from my…

Salad Foodie
Feb 2017
Professional
1 vote
136 views
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
60454 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
17 votes
15691 views
Lemon Fluff Dessert

Lemon Fluff Dessert

Light, fluffy, perfect for hot summer days. Found recipe on tastofhome.com/simple.

peace
Feb 2017
Intermediate
1 vote
117 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
3 votes
12393 views
Hershey's Special Dark Truffle Brownie Cheesecake

Hershey's Special Dark Truffle Brownie Cheesecake

Joann Mathias
Sep 2010
Intermediate
2 votes
3965 views
Black Bottom Cupcakes

Black Bottom Cupcakes

A chocolate cupcake with crem cheese filling!

Elena Jimenez
Jun 2008
Beginner
3 votes
42523 views
Apple Crisp – Microwave Quick!

Apple Crisp – Microwave Quick!

I haven’t found a quicker apple crisp recipe that tastes as good (or better) than oven-baked. Simple prep and fast cooking make this a perfect…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2011
Professional
3 votes
10013 views
Hummingbird Sheet Cake

Hummingbird Sheet Cake

Southern Living Magazine is credited with first publishing Hummingbird Cake recipe in 1978, submitted by Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, N.C. No…

Salad Foodie
Feb 2012
Professional
1 vote
10540 views
Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Paul's Pumpkin Bars

Accountant Paul Rainbow was the featured "He Cooks" in a column of the November 1976 Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. His recipe, Paul's Pumpkin…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2011
Professional
5 votes
5107 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
14088 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
7786 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
5482 views
Date and Walnut Chews

Date and Walnut Chews

This confection is perfect for special occasions or holiday socials. The dates provide chewy aspects while the nuts give it crunch! A sweet treat…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2017
Professional
1 vote
216 views
World Champion Oatmeal Bars

World Champion Oatmeal Bars

I make a lot of tasty brownies and bars, but few have gotten more raves than these. Of course, I served them to a bunch of SF Giants fans after the…

Nancy Miyasaki
Nov 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
6008 views