The Calories in Black & White Cookies

Black and White Cookies with a Cup Of Coffee

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Although black and white cookies do not contain chocolate chips or other similar high calorie ingredients common to some desserts, they do have a layer of frosting, which makes them high in calories.


One black and white cookie as containing anywhere from 100 to 390 calories depending on the size. If you base your diet on the suggested daily intake of 2,000 calories, then one cookie could comprise nearly 20 percent of your daily calories at the highest calorie count.


Black and white cookies are high in fat. MyPlate notes that one black and white cookie could contain from 2.5 to 16 grams of fat. Of this fat, 0.5 to four grams comes from saturated fat. The USDA explains that saturated fat may increase your risk of heart disease, and suggests limiting your intake to 10 percent of your daily calories.

Carbohydrates and Sugar

Black and white cookies are also rich in carbohydrates. A black and white cookie could contain from 13 to 61 grams of carbohydrates, with between nine and 44 grams of sugar. For those watching their carbohydrate and sugar intake, you may want to avoid these as a dessert option.


Black and white cookies are low in protein. A black and white cookie contains between one and five grams of protein.