Does your willpower crumble when you see a platter of Christmas cookies? My Sugarless Sugar Cookies are a sweet yet sensible solution for merrymakers who are looking to stay off the naughty list. Get out your cookie cutters quick, these holiday treats are a must-make for your sugarless celebration – the recipe also has a gluten-free cookie option.
Keep reading to get all the details and recipe:
While this tried-and-true cookie recipe is sugar free and has a gluten free option, it does contain eggs and dairy products. So please be aware, if these are allergy triggers. While we don’t have any specific food sensitivities in my immediate family, I do like to make a batch of Sugarless Sugar Cookies to preemptively address any dietary restrictions of guests – I want as many people as possible to enjoy my goodies!
To make the cookies gluten-free, keep it easy and swap the all-purpose flour for an equal volume gluten-free blend, like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. This brand is a staple for my holiday baking, including my frequently requested recipe for Gluten Free Almond Joy Cookie Brittle (sooooo good).
As a sugar alternative, I’m really into the Sugarless Sugar from Ellyndale/NOW Foods. It’s a “one-to-one” substitute, meaning an equal amount of Sugarless Sugar is used instead of the regular sugar in the recipe. The primary sweetening agents are erythritol and an organic stevia extract. It’s all natural (no artificial chemical sweeteners) and has just 1/3 the calories of regular table sugar. Not only can you use it in the cookie dough, but also in the cookie icing.
To decorate my cookies, while keeping sugar free, I simply crushed up dehydrated strawberries (like these) – bonus, the strawberry “powder” makes a nice red color, without any artificial dyes. You could also stir a few tablespoons of it into the icing to make red frosting!
What is your favorite cookie cutter shape? Please share in the comments — XOXO, Jennifer