Delicious Sugar-Free (or Low-Sugar) Cookies
Here are my favorite delicious sugar-free (or low-sugar) cookies, and some are low-carb and gluten-free as well!
Through many years of food blogging I’ve probably tried about 50 different variations for sugar-free cookies or low-sugar cookies, and yet not many 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 Delicious Sugar-Free (or Low-Sugar) Cookies are all tasty, and all of them can be made with your sweetener of choice (or sugar, if you don’t care about the whole low-sugar thing.) Some of the cookies are also flourless, which makes them low-carb and gluten-free as well.
What Sweetener do I Use for Sugar-Free Cookies?
For a long time I used Stevia Granulated Sweetener (affiliate link) mixed with a tiny amount of brown sugar to make low-sugar cookies. But now that I’ve discovered Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) I’d definitely use that or plain Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) for my low-sugar baking. And I am starting to feel that classic Monkfruit Sweetener mixes best in cookie recipes that don’t have much liquid.
But please, use either Stevia, Monkfruit sweetener, Splenda, another sweetener, or sugar, depending on your personal dietary needs or preferences, and no judgements about what sweeteners people choose to use!
First up, Flourless Sugar-Free Chocolate Shortbread Cookies that are also gluten-free. These cookies use butter and almond meal so they’re definitely calorie-dense, but delicious!
These Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies are a newer cookie recipe on the blog, and this was completely a wow for us when we tested the recipe!
Sugar-Free Coconut Almond Macaroon Cookies use unsweetened coconut, and even though that has a teeny-tiny bit of natural sugar I am still calling them sugar-free because the amount of sugar is really low! These cookies are also gluten-free, low in carbs, and Phase One for the original South Beach Diet.
Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed taste a bit like Snickerdoodles, with a flavor that’s slightly more complex. These are gluten-free.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Cookies with Pecans are a sugar-free cookie made with whole wheat flour. These are relatively low in net carbs for a cookie made with flour; check it out and see what you think.
These Sugar-Free Gluten-Free Triple Almond Cookies have almond butter, almond flour, and chopped almonds in the cookies, and if you really want a strong almond flavor use the optional almond extract.
Sugar-Free Ranger Cookies have pecans, coconut, and chocolate, and these whole-wheat cookies are delicious for a healthier cookie option!
If I had to choose a favorite cookie, it might be these Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies that are also gluten-free.
These Flourless Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are also gluten-free.
Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Oatmeal Cluster Cookies are a tasty cookie made with oatmeal, and if you make sure the rolled oats are gluten-free this is a gluten-free cookie.
Low-Sugar Whole Wheat Molasses Almond Cookies are another of my personal favorites.
Four-Ingredient Flourless Sugar-Free Pistachio Cookies are also gluten-free. This is a tiny cookie that’s really fun for Christmas.
We loved these Sugar-Free Flourless Chocolate Coconut Drops, and these are gluten-free.
If you’re limiting your sugar I hope you enjoy trying my sugar-free or low-sugar cookie options!