Skinny Sugar Free Sugar Cookies

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On the Second Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to Me… Skinny Sugar Cookies!


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 1-2 hours.


In a medium bowl, cream together butter, and sugar substitute with a mixer until fluffy. Add egg, and extracts and beat until combined. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet, until just combined. (Don’t over work dough or it will get tough). Wrap dough and place it back in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes, or until dough is cold.


When ready to cut cookies out, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, (or foil and spray with cooking spray). Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Place on baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.


1/4 cupButter, softened
1/4 cup + 2 tbsBaking stevia OR 3/4 cup sweetener of choice that measures like sugar 1
1Whole egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp Almond extract (or an additional 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
1 cupAll purpose flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
1/4 tspBaking powder
1/8 tspSalt

1 I used NuNaturals More Fiber Stevia Baking Blend. If using packets of stevia, I recommend using about 9-12, or adjust according to taste.

Katie's Tip!

While you are working with the dough, if it gets difficult to work with, it’s because the butter in the dough is too warm, an easy fix is to place the dough in the freezer for about 5 minutes, or until it’s cold again, and it will roll out and cut into shapes nicely again!

Nutrition Breakdown

16 Servings (cookies)
57 Calories Per Serving
3 g Fat
6 g Carbohydrate
0 g Sugar
1 g Protein
2 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Katrina said:

These cookies are so pretty! Love what you did with them Sprinkles are the best.

December 3rd, 2011 — 6:19am  |  Reply

Cassandra at FrillyFabulous said:

These are gorgeous! You take the most incredible photos! Happy Holidays! After seeing these lovely cookies, I’m off to make some Christmas cookies myself ;)

xo, Cassandra

December 3rd, 2011 — 8:07am  |  Reply

jo@includingcake said:

Hey, just came across your blog via Foodgawker, very impressed. Good work ;-)

December 4th, 2011 — 4:10am  |  Reply

Nicole said:

These look soo good.. But quick question, would they work with spelt flour or just plain whole wheat flour.. Which do you think will taste the best , and preferably be the lowest in calories ;) haha thank you, and happy halidays!

December 4th, 2011 — 8:51am  |  Reply

Shannon from Healthiful Balance said:

Yum, thanks for sharing! :)
I love sugar cookies!

December 5th, 2011 — 6:44am  |  Reply

Yasmine Gonzalez said:

I love this!

December 6th, 2011 — 2:19am  |  Reply

Lori Lanier said:

I am going to have to make and decorate these and give as gifts at my extended family Christmas!! I am excited! What kind of icing/topping do you suggest to keep it healthy?

December 7th, 2011 — 2:51pm  |  Reply

Shaina said:

So easy to make! This was perfect to make for a super bowl party tomorrow… I made them into footballs! :)

February 4th, 2012 — 3:07pm  |  Reply

Lillian said:

Hi Katie!

First off, I’ve got to tell you that I’m so glad that I’m stumbled into your blog. Secondly, are you, by any chance, Chocolate-Covered Katie? Third, (this time it’s a REAL question. XD) can I substitute the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour? If so, what differences will it make? I’m okay with the cookies being chewier or denser, by the way. :)



October 22nd, 2012 — 3:36pm  |  Reply

Lillian said:

Oops! I just read Nicole’s comment and my last question has been answered so never mind that question. :)

October 22nd, 2012 — 3:40pm  | 

Judy Erskine said:

I have 3 diabetics in my family hope they are impressed with this recipe. Can I make cookies then freeze them?

November 5th, 2012 — 12:03pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes :)

November 5th, 2012 — 12:08pm  | 

Curt said:

I going to try this Gluten Free mix, Hodgson Mill multi purpose baking mix

November 29th, 2012 — 2:24pm  |  Reply

tina said:

Mmmm!!! Delicious!!
I just made these with a mini ‘teddy graham’ cookie cutter and it was so yummy! Hubby didn’t even know they were Low-cal :)

December 27th, 2012 — 8:36pm  |  Reply

Michael said:

Just made these tonight. Followed the recipe to the T. They turned out pretty good. I may not have rolled them as thing as they look on your photo, but the taste is there. Made 17 cookies. Great recipe.

April 5th, 2013 — 4:27pm  |  Reply

Jennay said:

Love this recipe! They turned out wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing! =)

July 25th, 2013 — 10:58pm  |  Reply

Pep said:

I like to use this recipe as a base for a fruit tart! It’s a family favorite now and I make it for almost all event.

August 3rd, 2013 — 8:26pm  |  Reply

Megan said:

can I use coconut flour instead? if so what would be the measurement?

September 2nd, 2013 — 3:11pm  |  Reply

Hannah said:

I’m making these as I write this. Can’t wait for the results!

October 7th, 2013 — 2:45am  |  Reply

jade said:

Does anyone know what constitutes a serving for this recipe?

October 25th, 2013 — 2:44am  |  Reply

Emma Baribault said:

What would happen if you used oat flour?

November 18th, 2013 — 6:09pm  |  Reply

Sky said:

So good and simple.

December 25th, 2013 — 3:36pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

hey nicole, not sure about spelt flour, and ww would work, but it may make for a tougher cookie, ww pastry flour is ligher, and makes for a soft cookie! :)

December 4th, 2011 — 6:58pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

lori, i used royal icing bc its really low calorie, it does have sugar though, but it is a classic with sugar cookies, i posted the link to the recipe or you could google royal icing ! :)

December 8th, 2011 — 6:26pm  |  Reply

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