Sugarless Sugar Cookies – Cut Outs for Christmas

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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. Sugarless Sugar Cookies

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! Sugarless Sugar Cookies are delicious sugar free option for your Christmas or other holiday party. Recipe has a variation for gluten free diets.

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).  Sugarless Sugar Cookies

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 

Sugarless Sugar Cookies 
Print Recipe
Be festive, stay fit! These classic holiday cut-out cookies are sugar-free . . and gluten-free, if needed. Crushed dehydrated fruit decorates the top!
Servings Prep Time
36 cookies (or less, depending on size) 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
36 cookies (or less, depending on size) 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Sugarless Sugar Cookies 
Print Recipe
Be festive, stay fit! These classic holiday cut-out cookies are sugar-free . . and gluten-free, if needed. Crushed dehydrated fruit decorates the top!
Servings Prep Time
36 cookies (or less, depending on size) 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
36 cookies (or less, depending on size) 20 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
For cookies:
Sugarless Icing
Servings: cookies (or less, depending on size)
Instructions
For cookies
  1. Soften butter and cream with sugarless sugar, with hand mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Beat in egg for another minute. Add vanilla and mix in.
  3. Add flour of choice and baking soda, mix with beater until incorporated, scraping down bowl with spatula, as needed.
  4. Cover and chill dough for 2 hours. When chilled, roll out to about 1/4" thickness and use cookie cutters to create desired shapes.
  5. Using flat spatula, transfer cut-outs to baking sheet, spaced an inch apart, with silicone baking sheet or parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until turning lightly golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, and let cool before icing and decorating.
For icing:
  1. Add sugarless sugar, egg and cream of tartar to bowl and use hand mixer to combine, until smooth for 2 to 3 minutes. If needed, ad a bit of water to thin down. Decorate as desired.
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6 thoughts on “Sugarless Sugar Cookies – Cut Outs for Christmas

  1. These cookies look so good! I definitely wouldn’t be able to tell that they didn’t have sugar in em’! :O! I love that you used dehydrated fruit for the topping! <3

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