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Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed

These Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed might remind you of Snickerdoodles with slightly more complex flavors, and we loved this new version. Use Dessert Recipes to find more sugar-free and low-sugar cookie ideas!

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It’s been quite a month for cookies so far, and I don’t think I’ll manage to get any more cookie recipes tested before Christmas. But even though it’s not really a Christmas cookie, I want to share these updated Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed that Kara and I worked on to get a more flavorful sugar-free cookie. This one took us a few tries to get a version we really liked, and the final cookie reminded us a bit of Snickerdoodles, with slightly more complex flavors from the almond flour and the flaxseed meal.

If you’re suspicious about cookies with flaxseed meal, please don’t worry because the cookies only use a few tablespoons of it, plus flaxseed meal has a nutty flavor and flaxseeds are very nutritious! And these tasty cookies are also gluten-free; hope you enjoy! (Check out Six Delicious Sugar-Free and Flourless Cookies to Bake for Christmas to see all the cookie recipes I’ve been working on!)


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Preheat oven to 300F/150C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Once again I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and this dough is quite stiff so I’d definitely use a stand mixer if you have one. Mix together the softened butter, Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener, and Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener. Add the salt and vanilla and mix a few seconds more. Then add the Flaxseed Meal and Almond Flour and beat until the mixture comes together. (It will be crumbly at first; continue mixing until it forms a stiff dough.)

Then combine some Stevia and Monkfruit sweetener with a bit of ground cinnamon. Pour that mixture out on a plate. Use a measuring spoon to scoop out slightly heaping tablespoons of dough, roll each one in the Stevia/Monkfruit/Cinnamon mixture, and place the cookies in rows on the parchment paper.

Use a fork to smash the cookies down. Bake about 30 minutes, or until cookies are barely starting to brown and feel barely firm. Let the cookies cool for about 20 minutes on the baking sheet; they will get more firm as they cool. These cookies freeze well; I’ve been grabbing one out of the freezer in the mornings to eat with my coffee!

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MORE TASTY IDEAS FOR SUGAR-FREE COOKIES:

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Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed

These Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed might remind you of Snickerdoodles.

Ingredients:

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
  • 6 T Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 4 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 T flaxseed meal
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour

Cinnamon Topping Ingredients:

  • 2 T Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300F/150C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the softened butter, 6 T Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener, and 4 T Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener. (I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer and this dough is quite stiff so I’d definitely use a stand mixer if you have one.)
  3. Add the salt and vanilla and mix a few seconds more.
  4. Then add the Flaxseed Meal and Almond Flour and beat until the mixture comes together. (It will be crumbly at first; continue mixing until it forms a stiff dough.)
  5. Then mix the 2 T Stevia and 1 T Monkfruit sweetener with the ground cinnamon and pour that mixture out on a plate.
  6. Use a measuring spoon to scoop out slightly heaping tablespoons of dough, roll each one in the Stevia/Monkfruit/Cinnamon mixture, and place in rows on the parchment paper. Use a fork to smash the cookies down about 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Bake about 30 minutes, or until cookies are barely starting to brown and feel barely firm.
  8. Let the cookies cool for about 20 minutes on the baking sheet; they will get more firm as they cool.
  9. These cookies freeze well; I’ve been grabbing one out of the freezer in the mornings to eat with my coffee!

Notes:

This recipe originally adapted from a cookie recipe found online on a site that no longer exists; this version was adapted by Kalyn and Kara for a sugar-free cookie with better flavor.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This recipe should work for low-carb and Keto diets, and some low-glycemic diet plans. The South Beach Diet doesn’t recommend butter, and if you made this with an approved margarine the cookies would still be phase 2 or 3 for South Beach due to the almond flour.

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32 comments on “Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed”

  1. Healthy cookies are definitely the best cookies!

  2. Thanks for the info!

  3. Thanks, the cookies look great!

    FYI Mexican vanilla is not good. They no longer make "real" vanilla there. They just add alcohol or other chemicals to the fake stuff to make it smell good. Fair trade vanilla that you can get in health food stores, or real madagasgar vanilla that you can buy online, is better.

  4. Whitney, I don't know for sure but I'd say why not try it and see?

  5. I live in Norway and flax seed meal here is outrageously expensive (like everything else-but this is especially so) but organic whole flax seeds are very cheap. Same with almond meal-the meal is expensive but the whole almonds are pretty cheap.

    Would it be an ok substitution to grind the flax seed and almonds separately into meals on my own (in the blender or food processor)? Has anyone else tried this?

  6. Sarah, I don't really know but I'd love to hear how it comes out if you try it. I just bought a book called "Olive Oil Baking" so I love the idea of it.

  7. this recipe looks so yummy! Do you think I could use part olive oil and part margarine?

  8. Dannie, I’m not sure, but I bet that’s it. Check your margarine to be sure water isn’t the first ingredient. I don’t think “lite” margarine will work.

  9. Hi Kalyn, your site has been a God-send as I try to make it through the south beach diet! I tried to make these cookies but when I put them into the oven the little balls melted and covered the whole baking sheet 🙁 I’m thinking its because I used “I can’t believe its not butter” instead of real butter. Any suggestions before I try again?? Thanks!

  10. I don’t think it would work at all. Flaxseed meal is nothing like almond meal. It’s normally used in very small amounts to add nutritional benefits to a dish. Almond meal is finely ground almonds, so you can make your own from blanched almonds if you don’t have it. You could probably substitute other finely ground nuts for the almond meal, but I don’t know for sure.

  11. I want to try these cookies. Can I use flaxseed meal in the place of almond meal?

  12. Thanks Kalyn! I’ve been looking for sugar-free cookies to make for my favorite Aunt and have had a hard time finding them. I like the fact that these also include healthy flax meal.

    Also for Rebekah and anyone who is looking for the carb count. You can use the NutriCook nutrition calculator to figure out the total nutrition including carbs, fat, vitamins, etc and even keep track of your daily and weekly totals.

    Happy Holidays!

  13. Wow! your recipe looks delicious! Im kinda strict with my sugar free diet and this one is really great… thank you

  14. Thanks for these great recipes and this blog – will visit again and often. I came looking for a gluten free bread recipe but found much more.
    Regards,
    Ross.

  15. I made these last night and I absolutely loved them…what a treat. I couldn’t find almond meal anywhere, so I took raw almonds and blended them into meal myself, then added the flax and the rest of the ingredients as the recipe says. My boyfriend and cousin (who are not dieters by any means) loved them too…they were a hit in my house!

  16. Rebekah, sorry but I truly have no idea what the carb count is. The brand lf almond meal I have is 6 carbs per 1/4 cup but 3 carbs of that is fiber. My Flax Seed Meal is not in the original bottle, so I don’t know the carb count for that. I would suggest you look on the containers you use and add it up, then divide by how many cookies you made.

  17. I just pulled my first batch out of the oven….
    I am in LOVE!!!!!!! YUM YUM YUM!!! Thanks Kalyn!
    I am on the Ketosystem regime so very low carbs for me..
    do you know roughly how many carbs would be in each cookie?
    I used butter instead as I am allowed to eat butter on my diet.. it made the texture perfect!
    Thanks again!

  18. Hi Y,
    Yes, for baking Splenda or Granulated Stevia is substituted cup for cup for sugar, and I haven’t tried it but I’m pretty sure you could make these with sugar for someone who’s needing gluten-free but can eat the sugar.

  19. So it’s actually possible to substitute Splenda for sugar, cup for cup? I like using sugar as sugar, and have never tried converting a Splenda recipe before. Wish I’d seen your post earlier as I only found out pretty late in the day yesterday that someone who was coming over to our place was a coeliac!

  20. These sound great. I will have to look around and see if I can buy the ingredients here.

  21. I made these this weekend. I used a stick of butter instead of the healthy stuff. The only problem I had was that I COULD NOT STOP EATING THESE! So, yes they will be a once in awhile dessert since I apparently have no self control. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. I’m a big user of flax seed. Love it in bread.
    I think I’d love these.

  23. Oooh! I have to send my sister this for my niece. She’ll be a happy lil’ girl eating cookies like everyone else. 🙂

  24. kalyn, that looks so delicious and so healthy and fragrant. I’ve bookmarked it to try it soon 🙂

  25. I will have to make an almond meal cookie for my gluten-free clan. Thanks for the idea!

  26. They look delicious Kalyn, I’ll pass the recipe onto my gluten-allergic friend too. I’m not allergic but I think I’ll try them anyway. Also, I know what you mean about wincing at the photos – mine are still like that!

  27. Hi everyone,
    The Chocolate Lady has a great point. This recipe would be great for gluten-free or dairy-free cookies even if you use sugar. Let me know how it turns out.

  28. These are very pretty, and I need some rollable wheat-free dough for homentashn! I hope you won’t mind if I make them as a sugar-full recipe, though!

  29. I tried one of these delicious cookies. I really liked them. Thanks Kalyn.

  30. This is a great recipe to have on hand, for the occasional gluten-free (and more frequent sugar-free) guests who come to dinner. I never know what to make for dessert.

  31. These look good! I’m not prone to making sweets very often, but I’ll have to definitely give these a try soon.

  32. Wow, those are really healthy cookies–and they look delicious! Have a great holiday! You deserve it. 🙂

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