18 Amazing Sugar-Free Cookies

There are numerous different cookies that you can make without using any sugar! These cookies are packed full of sweet flavors including coconut, pistachios, and chocolate.

18 Amazing Sugar-Free Cookies

These recipes will provide you with a vast array of textures and flavors that are guaranteed to leave you satisfied.

This is regardless of the lack of sugar included in these recipes. Contrary to popular belief, cookies do not need to be fattening. Thus, you can indulge in these tasty treats without too much guilt. 

1) Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

This sugar-free adaptation of classic chocolate chip cookies is undoubtedly to die for. These cookies are wholesome, incorporating the perfect balance between crisp and chew.

They also contain an abundance of chocolate chunks that are elegantly placed to provide the utmost satisfaction.

Not only are these cookies wholesomely delicious, they are also keto-friendly. The secret to these satisfying sugar-free treats is granulated sweetener and almond flour. 

2) Oatmeal Cookies With Raisins 

These may not be as popular as their chocolate chip counterparts. However, if you are a lover of raisin-based cookies, then these are the best option for you.

These cookies are packed full of sweet raisins that are chewy, soft and scrumptious. These oatmeal cookies also contain a distinctive creaminess that you will not be able to taste in any other form of cookie.

These cookies are beautifully topped with cinnamon flavor, providing endless comfort during the winter months. If you are looking to convert your loved ones to raisin cookies, then this is the best recipe for you!

3) Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

These peanut butter cookies can easily be made using only three essential ingredients. However, they are undoubtedly drool-inspiring.

If you are looking for the perfect balance between salty and sweet flavor, then you will undoubtedly want to bake these peanut butter cookies.

It is incredibly satisfying to see what combining peanut butter and eggs does! All that is required is a single bowl to mix your ingredients together.

The dough doesn’t need to be chilled prior to cooking either. These cookies are gluten-free, and low in carbohydrates, as well as being sugar-free of course. 

4) Plain Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are undoubtedly chewy. However, they are still softened to perfection. They will more than satisfy your tastebuds whilst bringing warmth to your chest.

They are also low in carbs whilst being sugar free and keto-friendly. All that is needed to make these cookies is a single bowl and a single fork.

Thus, it is incredibly easy to make these delightful sugar-free treats! 

5) Coconut Cookies

If you are looking to enter cookie heaven, then look no further than these coconut cookies. The combination of flavors contained in each bite is utterly incredible!

Whether you are a bounty lover or not, you cannot deny the magic that occurs whenever coconut and chocolate come together in the form of a cookie.

These cookies are perfectly chewy, softened to perfect, and melt delightfully inside your mouth. If you are a lover of all things macaroon and cookie shaped, then this is the recipe for you! 

6) Coconut Flour Cookies (With Chocolate And Peanut Butter)

These coconut-based cookies are similar to the previous variety, however, they also include an abundance of luxurious peanut butter!

The culminating result is a batch of cookies that are both itty and sweet. The chocolate chips add a delightful chocolatey burst inside your mouth. 

7) Snickerdoodle Cookies

If you are a lover of snickerdoodle cookies, you may be wondering how on earth it is possible to make a sugar-free version of this popular treat?

A sweetener named Erythritol is used in place of sugar. This is an organic compound that derives from corn. It is nearly as sweet as traditional sugar, whilst containing 0 calories.

This is how these snickerdoodle cookies still obtain their luxurious flavor whilst remaining sugar-free. 

8) Cinnamon & Almond Cookies

These cookies are crispy, chewy, and wonderfully soft at the same time. If you are looking for an abundance of texture, then this is the recipe for you!

These tasty cookies cannot be accused of being one-note in regard to their taste.

Their flavor is undoubtedly bountiful, blending sugar and spice to perfection due to the amalgamation of cinnamon and coconut sugar included in this recipe. 

9) Keto Oreo Cookies & Gluten-Free Cookies

These cookie sandwiches are undoubtedly decadent, incorporating the incredible taste of Oreos effortlessly.

These cookies have a wonderful crunch, and are crisped to perfection. They are also wonderfully filled with a silky-smooth vanilla cream.

You may wonder how the cookies can be so incredible despite containing no sugar at all. However, they are entirely sugar-free! 

10) Sugar Cookies

Having sugar-free sugar cookies may seem a little contradictory. However, these sugar-free sugar cookies (see also ‘28 Fully Sugar-Free Dessert Recipes‘) are softened to perfection, melting in your mouth accordingly.

If you are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional Christmas sugar cookies (see also ‘35 Christmas Cookies You Need To Try‘), then this is the recipe for you. 

Not only are these cookies tantalizing, they are also adorable. You can choose any variety of holiday-based cookie cutter to sculpt your dough into the perfect shape.

You can also add a lovely sugar-free glaze in order to make them even more festive. 

11) Lemon Cookies

These cookies are thickened to perfection and contain an abundance of zesty flavor. You will really enjoy the amalgamation of citrus and sweetener that is contained in these cookies.

The tangy nature of the lemon provides a great contrast to this traditionally sweet recipe. The butter also perfectly tenderizes the cookies, ensuring that they are baked to perfection.

You can also drizzle on some sugar-free icing in order to enhance their overall flavor. 

12) Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

If you are seeking to sink your teeth into an abundance of chocolatey joy, then these crinkle cookies are perfect for you.

These make the perfect treats for the holiday season. The overall texture and taste of these cookies is also utterly phenomenal.

If you are a chocolate lover, you will undoubtedly enjoy the delicate balance contained within these chewy and soft cookies.

Not only are these cookies sugar-free, they are also low in carbohydrates, making them one of the healthiest options on this list! 

13) Almond Crescent Cookies (GF)

These almond crescent cookies are decadent and delightful. They are beyond wholesome and are crisped to perfection on the outside whilst remaining chewy on the inside.

They also consist of almond flour that has been topped with almond extract, making these the perfect cookies for almond lovers!

Whilst this recipe may appear more complicated, it can be made in only 30 minutes and the results speak for themselves. 

14) Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

These pistachio cookies are buttery and soft. They are also layered with toasted pistachios that create the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Asides from the delicious crunch and amalgamated flavors, there is also a light green hue to these cookies that is aesthetically pleasing. These cookies taste incredible when served alongside afternoon tea (see also ‘33 Light And Tasty Afternoon Tea Party Recipes!‘). 

15) Cream Cheese Cookies

Cream cheese is popular for a reason! These cookies prove exactly why cream cheese is unbeatable.

If you have never been fortunate enough to amalgamate cream cheese with almonds, then you need to follow this recipe!

These cookies are also notably soft due to the cream cheese, and they melt in your mouth beautifully.

The crunch of the almonds provides the perfect contrast to the smooth cream cheese. This is not a recipe to be missed! 

16) Sugar-Free Cashew Butter Cookies

These cookies are made using only four ingredients and combining them with maple syrup.

They are also gluten-free and vegan-friendly, making them the perfect treat for family gatherings and movie nights with gluten-intolerant loved ones. 

17) Sugar–Free Lemon Cookies

These cookies serve the perfect lemony zest for your palate. They are cooked using an air fryer but can also be baked in the oven (see also ‘28 Delicious Air Fryer Desserts‘).

If you are a lover of citrus, then this is the recipe for you. These are the perfect treat for a midweek evening dessert, especially when served with a dollop of ice cream. 

18) Chinese Almond Cookies

This recipe is ideal for vegans as these sugar-free chinese almond cookies (see also our favorite Chinese desserts) do not use any animal products. They are also gluten free!

This is the perfect treat to serve around Chinese New Year, and they are also traditionally shaped like a coin in order to symbolize good fortune.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are Sugar Free Cookies Good For Your Diet?

Switching to sugar-free cookies is a better option for those who are dieting. This is because any sweeteners that are used include sugar alcohol, like sorbitol, that contains only half the calories of sugar.

Using this sweetener means that you do not need to indulge in an abundance of unhealthy calories 

What Is The Effect Of Not Adding Sugar To Cookies?

Cookies that contain no sugar can be dry and crumble once cooked. Thus, you will need to ensure that you are using the right amount of sweetener and/or flour in order to counter this.

Follow the recipes above carefully to ensure that your cookies form the best structure. 

What Are Some Benefits Of Eating Sugar-Free Cookies?

Some health benefits of eating sugar-free cookies include the following:

  • More energy. 
  • Improved mental focus.
  • Fewer mood swings.
  • Healthy skin.
  • Loss of weight. 
  • Less cramps. 

Are Sugar-Free Cookies Keto-Friendly?

Yes, sugar-free cookies make great kept snacks as they contain an abidance of butter.

You should ensure that you are using butter from cows that have been grass-fed when baking your sugar-free, keto-friendly cookies. 

What Happens If You Cut Out Sugar?

Whilst sugar may provide you with a sudden burst of energy, it also leads to an inevitably drop in glucose levels. This drop renders you tired and lacklustre.

Thus, you will need to replace those calories using carbohydrates which causes you to gain weight.

Baking sugar-free alternatives is the best means of ensuring that you are satisfied and do not wish to indulge in an abundance of carbs in order to meet your hunger cravings. 


To conclude, the 15 sugar-free cookie recipes that I have outlined above are perfect for those who are on a diet, or cutting out sugar from their lives.

Cutting out sugar has many benefits including improving your overall mental clarity and focus. Those who cut out sugar often find that they experience far less mood swings during the day.

Baking sugar-free cookies does not render them tasteless. To the contrary, these cookies contain an abundance of sweet flavor and texture that is beyond satisfying.

Using coconut sugar, for instance, is a great means of ensuring that your cookies remain as sweet as possible.

Using sweeteners in place of sugar also ensures that your cookies remain firm and sweet whilst removing half of the calories contained in regular sugar. 

One of the greatest benefits to eating sugar-free cookies is that they are undoubtedly more-ish without being overwhelmingly sweet.

You can also indulge in as many of these cookies as possible without feeling any overhanging shame or guilt.

These cookies are perfectly balanced with an abundance of butter and alternative, sweet flavors.

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to your favorite sugar-laden cookies, then the recipes that I have listed in this article will provide you with the utmost joy. 

Irrespective of whether you are looking for sugar-free bakes for the holiday season, or you are looking to bake some snacks for the summer months, you will definitely find the right recipe to suit you in the list above. Thank you for reading. 

18 Amazing Sugar-Free Cookies

18 Amazing Sugar-Free Cookies

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