Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed might remind you of Snickerdoodles, and we loved this delicious healthy cookie.

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It’s that time of year when so many people want to bake cookies, and these Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed are a delicious and healty cookie that 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 these tasty cookies are also gluten-free; hope you enjoy! 

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

What is Flaxseed?

Flaxseeds are a fun ingredient that can be used as a binder for low-carb cooking, and it’s a good ingredient to add healthy fat, fiber, and antioxidants. In fact, flaxseeds are very nutritious and they have a pleasant slightly nutty flavor too.

What kind of Monkfruit Sweeter Should You use?

You can definitely use either Golden Monkfruit Sweetener or Monkfruit Sweetener for these cookies, but I’m realizing that for recipes like this without a lot of liquid, the classic (white) Monkfruit Sweetener will dissolve a bit better.

Want more sugar-free cookie recipes?

Check out Delicious Sugar-Free and Flourless Cookies to see more tasty cookies without sugar.

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How to Make Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Preheat oven and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer (affiliate link) and this dough is quite stiff so I’d definitely use a stand mixer if you have one.
  3. Mix together softened butter and Monkfruit Sweetener.
  4. Add the salt and vanilla and mix a few seconds more.
  5. Then add the Flaxseed Meal and Almond Flour and beat until the mixture comes together.
  6. Then combine more Monkfruit sweetener with a bit of ground cinnamon. Pour that mixture out on a plate.
  7. Use a measuring spoon to scoop out dough, roll each one in the Monkfruit/Cinnamon mixture, and place the cookies in rows on the parchment paper.
  8. Use a fork to smash the cookies down.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes, or until cookies are barely starting to brown and feel barely firm.
  10. Let the cookies cool for about 20 minutes on the baking sheet; they will get more firm as they cool.
  11. These cookies freeze well; I’ve been grabbing one out of the freezer in the mornings to eat with my coffee!

Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed on serving plate

More Tasty Ideas for Sugar-Free Cookies:

Check out Delicious Sugar-Free (or Low-Sugar) Cookies for even more cookie ideas.

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Yield: 20 small cookies

Sugar-Free Flourless Cookies with Almond Flour and Flaxseed

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

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

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter
  • 10 T Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 T flaxseed meal
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour

Cinnamon Topping Ingredients:

  • 3 T Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or other sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300F/150C and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the softened butter and Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link). (I used my KitchenAid Stand Mixer (affiliate link) 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 (affiliate link) and Almond Flour (affiliate link) 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 3 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 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

You can make this with Monkfruit Sweetener or Golden Monkfruit Sweetener, but for recipes without much liquid I feel like the classic Monkfruit will dissolve a bit better.

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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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.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Desserts and Baking to find more sugar-free and low-sugar cookie ideas! Use the Diet Type Index to find recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You can also Follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2008 and it’s been improved through the years! It was last updated in 2021.

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