12 Sugar-Free Cookie Recipes
These sugar-free cookie recipes have no white granulated sugar—and many of them are low carb and keto-friendly, too!
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What’s more classic and comforting than a warm chocolate chip cookie? This sugar-free chocolate chip cookie recipe from The Sugar Free Diva uses Splenda, Sukrin Gold (a brown sugar alternative) and sugar-free chocolate chips. (Here are some of our favorite sugar-free chocolate brands.)
This sugar-free oatmeal cookie recipe from Sugar Free Londoner uses almond flakes and coconut flakes instead of oats, and it calls for a granulated sugar alternative, like monk fruit. These chewy cookies are coated with coconut flakes to add some crunch.
The only thing better than an Oreo cookie is a healthier version of an Oreo cookie! This homemade, sugar-free recipe comes from All Day I Dream About Food, and it’s also paleo-friendly and dairy free. Among other ingredients, the recipe calls for black cocoa powder, palm shortening, coconut cream, and both the granulated and powdered versions of Swerve, another sugar substitute.
Keto Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies
“Sugar-free sugar cookies” might sound like an oxymoron, but this recipe from Sweet as Honey calls for erythritol instead of white granulated sugar. For the decorations, blogger Carine recommends making keto-friendly cream cheese frosting, or using peanut butter or sugar-free dark chocolate.
These slice and bake sugar-free lemon cookies call for granular Swerve. The recipe comes from the Sugar-Free Mom—who says she makes them in an air fryer when she only wants to make a few cookies instead of the whole batch—but you can also bake them in the oven.
(If you didn’t know you could make cookies in an air fryer, check out these other surprising air fryer uses.)
This sugar-free chocolate crinkle cookie recipe from The Big Man’s World is also low carb. The recipe calls for sugar-free maple syrup, keto powdered sugar and a granulated sweetener, such as erythritol. Using alternative sweeteners like these is one of many tips for reducing sugar in recipes.
This recipe for vegan, sugar-free Chinese almond cookies comes from Healthier Steps and is also gluten free and uses maple syrup as the sweetener. As blogger Michelle notes, Chinese almond cookies are traditionally enjoyed for the Chinese New Year, and they’re shaped like coins to represent good fortune. (Try these other lucky Chinese New Year foods, too!)
These sugar-free pumpkin cookies from Sugar Free Sprinkles are also keto and low carb. The recipe calls for allulose as the sweetener, which blogger Laura says contributes to a chewy texture. It also has an optional frosting that uses allulose, too.
This breakfast cookie recipe comes from Amy’s Healthy Baking and calls for pure maple syrup instead of granulated sugar. Since they’re designed for breakfast, they have less maple syrup than most dessert cookies, Amy says—around the sweetness level of a muffin.
This low carb, sugar-free cream cheese cookie recipe from the Wholesome Yum is also keto and gluten free. For the sweetener, it calls for an allulose-monk fruit blend, which comes from the Wholesome Yum’s line of natural, sugar-free sweetener products.