15 Delicious Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cookies to Bake for the Holidays
Through many years of food blogging I’ve probably tried about 50 different variations for low-sugar or sugar-free cookies, and yet only 15 cookie recipes have been posted on Kalyn’s Kitchen. That might be partly due to my poor baking skills, but it’s also because I feel there’s not much sense in making a low-sugar or sugar-free cookie if it doesn’t really taste good.
Admittedly, nothing tastes quite like real sugar, which I’m sure is why so many people have a hard time avoiding it. But these 15 Delicious Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cookies are all delicious, and all of them can be made with either Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener, Splenda, or your sweetener of choice (or sugar, if you don’t care about the whole low-sugar thing.) Many of the cookies are also flourless, which makes them gluten-free as well. Of course making a cookie that’s low-calorie is another matter indeed, so use portion control when indulging if you’re trying to avoid holiday weight gain!
If you don’t feel comfortable doing that for medical or dietary reasons, just use all Stevia or another sweetener and make sugar-free cookies. Depending on how indulgent I was feeling that day, some of these cookies were made with butter, but I’m guessing you can substitute coconut oil or Smart Balance in any of them if you prefer.
(If anyone tries a slightly different variation on any of the cookies, please let us know in the comments on that recipe. And please, use either Stevia, Splenda, another sweetener, or sugar, depending on your personal dietary needs or preferences, but no judgements about what sweeteners other people choose to use. Those kinds of comments will not be published.)
Whole Grain Low-Sugar (or Sugar-Free) Chocolate Cookies with Pecans are a healthy cookie made with whole wheat flour.
If I had to choose a favorite cookie, it would probably be these Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies that are also gluten-free.
These Flourless and (almost) Sugar-Free Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate are also gluten-free.
Low-Sugar (or Sugar-Free) Almond Flour Snickerdoodle Cookies are also gluten-free.
Low-Sugar and Whole Wheat Molasses Almond Cookies are another of my personal favorites.
Flourless and Sugar-Free Pistachio Cookies are also gluten-free. This is a tiny cookie that’s really fun for Christmas.