13 Sugar-Free Cookies Worth Baking

Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies on a wooden background
Photo: Fioa

Whether crispy, chewy, or crunchy, cookies are a favorite dessert for most of us. But if you're avoiding sugar, or cooking for a diabetic family member or friend, then making a batch of cookies may seem like a daunting task. Don't worry though, these 13 sugar-free cookie recipes are here to help! Using sugar alternatives or all-natural sweeteners like honey, these cookies kick sugar to the curb.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies for Special Diets

Chocolate Chip Cookies on a white plate

Buttery and sweet, these cookies are an excellent sugar-free indulgence. You get the best of both worlds with texture thanks to the gooey chocolate chips and crunchy pecans.

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Special Oatmeal Cookies

Special Oatmeal Cookies on a cooling rack
Rob Tanner

Your classic oatmeal cookie just got a sugar-free makeover. Reviewer WALLEN says, "This recipe is one of the better ones for sugar free cookies. Easy, quick, and quite tasty."

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4-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies on a black and white background
Kaci Guisinger-Harrison

No one will guess these are sugarless cookies, with their taste and appearance rivaling classic peanut butter cookies. Cook until just done to get a chewy texture, or give it an extra few minutes for a crunchy cookie.

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Chewy Keto Chocolate Cookies

Chewy Keto Chocolate Cookies on a white background

Delightfully gooey and decadent, no one will guess that these cookies have no flour or sugar. The dough is made from almond butter and eggs, which is dressed up with the addition of cocoa powder and sugar-free sweetener.

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Paleo Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Coconut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies on a cooling rack

These cookies are free from sugar, dairy, and gluten. The base is hearty almond flour blended with shredded coconut, almond butter, and honey.

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No Sugar Raisin Cookies

No Sugar Raisin Cookies in a glass jar
Ronja Pilz

Raisins and finely diced apple act as the natural fruit sweeteners for these rich cookies. Want them to taste like a traditional oatmeal cookie? Reviewer Pudding suggests adding a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

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No Sugar Added Cookies

No Sugar Added Cookies wrapped in a striped kitchen towel
Diane Rae

Mashed bananas add a sweet flavor and soft texture to these cookies. "My son has adverse reactions to sugar and rarely finds sugarless food appealing. He LOVES the cookies, they were a huge hit," says Makenna.

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Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies

Low-Carb Almond Cinnamon Butter Cookies on a wooden background

Recipe creator Fioa describes these cookies as, "My quick and easy go-to keto and gluten-free cookie recipe whenever I want to have something sweet, with very few net carbs per cookie!"

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Pumpkin Protein Cookies

Pumpkin Protein Cookies
Amanda Potter

A little dash of soy flour makes these cookies protein-heavy, perfect for a healthy snack or indulgent breakfast. Be sure to use plain canned pumpkin puree, as canned pumpkin pie will be filled with sugar.

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Low Carb Flavored Meringue Cookies

Low Carb Flavored Meringue Cookies on parchment paper

Sugar-free strawberry gelatin is the secret ingredient to creating these fruity and fluffy cookies. Reviewer befawee says, "Awesome recipe if you're looking to satisfy you sweet tooth with virtually no calories."

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Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

You only need three ingredients to make these decadent peanut-butter cookies: natural peanut butter, artificial sweetener, and eggs. Reviewer Roxy says, "These cookies are truly a gift from heaven for those who have diabetes or are watching their sugar intake!"

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No Bake Bumpy Peanut Butter Nuggets

No Bake Bumpy Peanut Butter Nuggets
Photo by Jules.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy these peanut-butter bites. Reviewer FRAMBUESA suggests storing them in the freezer for best results.

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Sugar-Free Date Cookies

Date cookies and whole dates on wood platter

Recipe creator lutzflcat says, "Enjoy the natural sweetness from the dates, the crunch from the pecans, the moisture from the banana, and the satisfaction that you're serving your family a healthier cookie."

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