Have you ever craved cookies but told yourself no because of all the sugar? Many people think you have to choose between cookies with sugar or no cookies.
The truth is sugar-free cookies can be delicious. Make sure any substitutions you choose, such as gluten-free flour, have a 1-to-1 ratio so that you do not need to balance out the other ingredients.
Whether you are avoiding sugar to lose weight, for health reasons, or just want to cut back a little, these 19 sugar-free cookie recipes are some of the best available.
Enjoy delicious cookies with these sugar-free, keto-friendly, and diabetic cookie recipes.
1. Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Chocolate Chip Cookies are some of the best sugar-free cookies.
The key to making these delicious cookies is using a sugar alternative that you like, and that has a 1-to-1 ratio for substitution.
This recipe can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free flour with a 1-to-1 ratio. It can also be made keto so long as you use keto flour with a 1-to-1 ratio.
Once you are comfortable with the recipe and have tried it a few times, you can consider mixing it up. A great addition to this recipe is chopped nuts.
2. Sugar-Free Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
The secret to these sugarless cookies is using sugar-free peanut butter. The peanut butter you choose needs to be creamy and smooth with no separation.
Separation indicates that the peanut butter is too oily, and you will have oily cookies.
This delicious recipe is easy and only uses 4-5 ingredients: Peanut Butter, eggs, vanilla, sugar substitute, and (optional) chopped peanuts.
You can swap out the peanut butter and chopped peanuts for another nut butter so long as you choose a creamy, sugar-free nut or seed butter with little or no separation.
3. No Added Sugar Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies
These Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are low-sugar cookies because Raisins have natural sugar content.
since you cannot remove the sugar from raisins, the best you can do is find raisins without added sugars and use sugar substitutes in the cookie dough.
For peanut butter fans, you can sub half of the butter in the recipe for sugar-free, creamy peanut butter.
For Gluten-free, substitute gluten-free flour.
You can add chopped nuts for a bit of crunch. If you want to cut back on the sugar, you can replace the raisins with unsweetened dried cranberries.
4. 3 Ingredient Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
These Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies have only 3 ingredients. This is a great sugar-free cookie recipe for diabetics. It is also great for anyone following a keto or gluten-free diet.
It is important to find a good sugar-free peanut butter that does not separate.
To mix things up a bit, you can swap out the peanut butter for other sugar-free nut and seed butter.
Just make sure that they do not have too much oil (oil causes the separation). Fun additions to mix in are chopped nuts or sugar-free chocolate chips.
5. Sugar-Free Shortbread Cookies
Sugar-Free Shortbread Cookies are some of the best-unsweetened cookies available. They are easy to make and easy to customize.
For instance, if you want to make them vegan, substitute a vegan butter option. If you want to make them gluten-free or keto, you can use gluten-free flour or keto flour.
Some fun additions to these cookies are chopped nuts, sugar-free chocolate sauce, and sugar-free icing.
You can serve these cookies simple and plain or decorate them and give them out to celebrate holidays.
6. Keto Chocolate Cookies
These delicious Keto and Sugar-Free cookies are also Gluten Free. They use almond flour as the base.
You can substitute coconut flour, but you will want to decrease the amount as coconut flour absorbs more water.
You can use keto and sugar-free chocolate chips in this recipe, or you can use 90% or 100% pure dark chocolate for super low sugar content.
In addition, you can add chopped nuts for a little bit of crunch. This simple recipe has only 7 ingredients in it.
7. Sugar-Free Meringue Cookies
These healthy no, sugar cookies are easy to make. They only have 4 ingredients. You can customize them by using different flavors in place of the vanilla, such as almond or coconut extract.
You can also do lemon, lavender, chocolate, strawberry, or peppermint.
The secret to making good Meringue cookies is to use a keto powdered sugar substitute.
The powdered sugar texture keeps the cookies from feeling grainy or gritty.
Another important aspect of these cookies is to whip the egg whites into stiff peaks.
8. Sugar-Free Keto Gingerbread Cookies
These delicious and easy Keto Gingerbread Cookies are Low-Carb and Sugar-Free. They are some of the best holiday cookies without sugar. They use almond flour, so they are also naturally gluten-free.
With these cookies, you can surprise your friends, family, and neighbors who are keto, low sugar, or diabetic with some delicious holiday cookies.
You can make a delicious sugar-free keto icing to go on top as well.
In the summertime, these cookies can be made round and used for keto, low sugar (or sugar-free), and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches.
9. Keto Low Carb Lemon Cookies
These delicious cookies are one of the best sugar-free cookie recipes without artificial sweeteners.
This recipe uses monk fruit sweetener, which comes from the monk fruit plant and is 100% natural. These cookies are made with almond flour which makes them keto and gluten-free.
The recipe makes cookies with a medium level of lemon flavor. Try the recipe as is first, and then make changes based on how strong of a lemon flavor you want. If you want it milder, use a little less juice and zest.
If you want it stronger, add some lemon extract. These cookies will also taste great with some unsweetened coconut mixed in or sprinkled on top with sugar-free icing.
10. The Best Sugar-Free Copycat Oreo Cookies
If you have been missing Oreo cookies, look no further. These delicious no-sugar cookies are easy to make.
They use regular flour but can be made gluten-free or keto by substituting gluten-free flour or keto flour. Make sure that you are using flour and not baking mix.
You can customize the filling by swapping out the extract used. You can choose to use the traditional vanilla or you can choose any one of the other great options.
Flavor options include peppermint, orange, raspberry, coconut, almond, maple, and more.
11. Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies with Sugar-Free Icing
This sugarless cookie recipe is great for the holiday season. Enjoy cookies and milk like everyone else.
You can make these cookies keto by using a keto flour blend or gluten-free by using a gluten-free flour blend.
Decorate these cookies with sugar-free frosting in whatever colors you like.
You can also decorate them with flavored icings, such as coconut, almond, lemon, blueberry, and more.
Additionally, you can use unsweetened coconut and other sugar-free candies to decorate these cookies. You can even host your own sugar-free cookie decorating party.
12. Sugar-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Have you been missing some of the classic holiday cookies? These Sugar-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies look and taste as delicious as the traditional ones.
You can make this keto by substituting keto flour or gluten-free by substituting gluten-free flour.
You can add chopped nuts or sugar-free chocolate chips to the batter before cooking them. The key to these cookies is making sure you use a sugar substitute that has a 1-to-1 ratio with regular sugar.
If you don’t, your cookies could be too sweet or not sweet enough.
13. Sugar-Free Almond Cookies
Almond Cookie fans rejoice. These are some of the best sugar-free almond cookies. These delicious cookies are naturally gluten-free since they are made with almond flour. Fans of chocolate and almonds can add sugar-free chocolate chips to these cookies.
One of the key secret ingredients in this recipe is using sugar-free powdered sugar instead of regular sugar-free sugar.
The powdered sugar melts better and mixes better.
You also want to make sure you are using regular almond flour and not fine ground or coarse almond flour. If the flour is too fine, it will absorb too much water. If it is too coarse, it will have a gritty texture.
14. Sugar-Free Soft Pumpkin Cookies
If you are craving pumpkin this season, look no further than these delicious pumpkin cookies.
They are the perfect sugar-free cookie recipe for the fall.
They get most of their flavor from spices and pumpkin, so making them sugar-free is easy.
The secret to these cookies is finding a good pumpkin puree and a good sugar substitute. These cookies can be made keto or gluten-free by swapping in keto flour or gluten-free flour.
Add sugar-free chocolate chips if you like chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. You can also add chopped nuts.
15. Healthy Carrot Cake Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Do you crave cookies in the morning? These delicious carrot cake oatmeal breakfast cookies are a great sugar-free cookie recipe without artificial sweeteners.
These cookies use maple syrup and the natural sweetness of the carrot as the only sweetener.
You can add unsweetened cranberries or raisins as well. These additions will add a little bit of natural sugar. In addition, for some crunch, you can add chopped nuts to these cookies.
These cookies can be gluten-free if you swap in gluten-free flour.
16. Sugar-Free Cream Cheese Cookies
This delicious sugar-free cookie recipe uses cream cheese in place of half of the butter. The cream cheese gives the cookies a special creamy flavor. You can substitute gluten-free flour or keto flour in this recipe.
Some delicious additions are chopped nuts, unsweetened dried cranberries, sugar-free chocolate chips, and more. You can also make a sugar-free icing or use a bit of extract to change the flavor of the cookies.
For seasonal cookies, consider using peppermint in the Winter, lemon in the Spring, almond in the Summer, and maple in the Fall.
17. Coconut Flour Cookies
These delicious sugar-free cookies are great for anyone who is diabetic, sugar-free, or gluten-free. If you have been missing the combination of peanut butter and chocolate, these cookies are divine.
The secret to these cookies is the combination of coconut flour and coconut sugar.
In addition, it is important to note that regular flour, gluten-free flour, keto flour, etc are not a 1-to-1 ratio with coconut flour.
This means you should not and cannot really substitute them in.
Adding some unsweetened coconut and chopped nuts add some texture. You can also swap the peanut butter for a favorite nut or seed butter.
18. Sugar-Free Keto Coconut Cookies
These delicious coconut cookies are naturally gluten-free. They are simple and have only four ingredients. The key to this recipe is using a liquid sugar substitute.
Coconut flour is very dense and absorbs a lot of liquid, so you need to use liquids with it.
It is also important to use melted butter or a liquid (or melted) vegan alternative.
If you are not a fan of liquid stevia (the sugar substitute used in this recipe), you can substitute keto maple syrup instead.
19. Sugar-Free Snickerdoodle Cookies
These delicious cookies are a great sugar-free cookie option. The key to these is using sugar-free cinnamon and a sugar alternative that has a 1-to-1 ratio with regular sugar.
To make this recipe gluten-free or keto, swap out gluten-free flour or keto flour that has a 1-to-1 ratio with regular flour.
Once you have made the recipe as written, you can begin to experiment by adding more or less cinnamon until these cookies meet your desired taste.
19 Best Sugar Free Cookies
- 1 c butter, softened
- Granulated erythritol equivalent to 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 c sugar-free milk chocolate baking chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°.
- In a large bowl add the butter and sugar substitute. Cream the butter and sugar substitute until it is light and fluffy, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Keep mixing until combined.
- In another medium or large bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture 1 cup at a time. Mix until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough in balls onto the baking sheet. Make sure they are about 2 inches apart.
- Put the baking sheet with cookies into the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes or until they look golden-brown along the edges.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and transfer the cookies to wire cooling racks.
- Repeat the baking process as necessary until all cookie dough has been baked.