This isn’t a lie, these sugar cookies are 100% sugar-free and if you substituted the all-purpose flour for keto-friendly flour, you could even call these cookies Keto Sugar Cookies. That’s right everyone, we’re living in the future and it tastes good. Read on about how this sugar free sugar cookie recipe gets its claim!
The first thing you should know is that I ironically appreciate when you can trash up your diet with “cheat food”. When I did the Keto diet back in 2015 (while I was also doing CrossFit and intermittent fasting), I was always looking for ways to add desserts into my weekly meal plan. The sad thing about being on a sugar-free diet was always giving up one of my favorite past-times: baking. I missed making banana bread and cookies just for the heck of it on the weekend. You couldn’t bake with low/no-calorie sweetener- until now with Sola Sweetener. If this sweetener isn’t available, try this Swerve Sweetener.
Truth be told, when I first found out about Sola Sweetener I was a little skeptical thinking it would be like every other stevia product on the market where the sugar never creams up correctly and you end up with sad cookies that are overly sweet because Stevia never measures like regular sugar. But let me tell you- cup for cup and ounce for ounce, Sola Sweetener performs exactly like sugar, but without the calories!
I’m gobsmacked. Look at these cookies! They are perfectly browned and even the frosting came together more beautiful than my traditional buttercream. The sprinkles aren’t sugar-free but life is meant to be lived with a little bit of adventure.
The reason Sola Sweetener works so well is that it was made by a chef for people who enjoy cooking with sugar but are looking for alternative sugars for their diet. It’s low glycemic and it helps regular your glucose levels as well. Honestly, I don’t know how all the science of it works but I do know that I’m immensely impressed with the quality of these sugar-free cookies. They are soft and chewy, have no stale cardboard-like qualities, and are every bit delightful to bite into after dinner, between meals, or for breakfast.
Hey! They’re sugar-free, so it’s basically fair game for every time of the day.
This sugar free sugar cookie recipe is one I’ll keep on hand for anytime I’m craving dessert but want to skip most of the unseemly sugary calories.
If you can’t find Sola Sweetener, try this Swerve Sweetener instead!
Try these other low sweetener dessert opportunities for summer too.
Sugar Free Sugar Cookie Recipe
I can't believe these don't have sugar! These sugar free sugar cookies are going to make your dessert dreams come true without the guilt of added sugar.
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- 2-3 cups sola sweetner blended into a powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- gel food coloring and sprinkles if desired
Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl, set aside.
Slowly add in your flour mixture to the wet mixture. Mix together until well combined.
Divide into two equal sized dough balls and refridgerate for 30 minutes or overnight. Dough can be stored in an air tight container and wrapping for 4 days in the fridge or up to 2 months in the freezer.
When ready to bake, remove from fridge and preheat oven to 325°F.
Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges are starting to turn light golden. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
If you are adding food coloring, add a very small bit of it when the sugar and vanilla has been incorporated.
When the cookies are completely cool to the touch, add 1 TBSP of frosting (or more) to each cookie and spread with a butter knife. Top with Beautiful Briny Sea Salt's Chocolate Sprinkle Mix.
Roll your dough into a cylinder before freezing so that you can cut individual cookies whenever you want to indulge in a "sweet treat".