Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

These all-butter sugar free cookies are unbelievably good. They are perfect to dip in milk or tea. There's something about the pinch of salt and the vanilla that works so well

Sugar Free Recipe For Cookies

Hi, my name is Cat. I started Really Sugar Free to share the sugar free recipes I found since I discovered I can't eat refined sugar. This recipe has been a while coming! I've been missing these kind of cookies and have made several attempts but it's taken some refinement to get the texture I remember.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

When you bake using honey it can result in a very different texture to sugar so we added ground almonds to add some slight crunch.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

This sugar free cookie recipe only uses 8 ingredients. First melt the butter and honey, it's easy to blitz them together in the microwave for a few seconds until they're soft enough to mix.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

Then add the egg and vanilla extract, beat the mix again until completely smooth.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

Then add the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and pinch of salt and stir in thoroughly. The cookie dough mix will be fairly soft as you can see in the pictures, don't worry.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

Don't miss out the pinch of salt. You won't regret putting it in.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

Place spoonfuls of the cookie mix onto non stick baking trays, you'll want to spread them out in circles to about 0.5 cm thick, and they'll spread out a little as they bake.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

Of course you can eat your cookies immediately but they are very soft when they first come out of the oven so if you let them cool first you'll be rewarded with a sugar free cookie with a beautiful texture that can be dipped into milk, tea, coffee etc. as required.

Sugar Free Recipe for Cookies

These will keep for at least a week in an airtight container. I still can't believe how well this final batch came out.

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Sugar Free Recipe For Cookies

Recipe Category: Snacks, Cookies

Recipe Cuisine: British

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Servings: 12

Calories: 187

Rating: 5 from 16 votes


  • 115 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 100 grams Honey
  • 100 grams Ground Almonds
  • 125 grams Plain Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 0.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat oven to gas mark 6 / 200 degrees celcius (380F)
  • Melt the honey and butter then beat in the egg and vanilla extract
  • Stir in the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt
  • Spread spoonfuls of the cookie mix onto a non-stick baking tray, make them about 1/2 cm thick
  • Bake for 15 minutes, allow to cool

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Comments (12)


5th of July 2024

These are delicious but are definitely not sugar free as they contain honey.

Nasreen naeem:

9th of November 2023



3rd of October 2023

Love this recipe. I didn't have enough ground almonds so added ground hazelnuts. Whilst rooting in my cupboard for the nuts I came across some chai seeds so they went in as well. !


14th of April 2023

Hi all, just joined group. A chap said there are better sugar free biscuits than those on Amazon... Does anyone know what he's talking? Thanks Janet


23rd of February 2023

Looking for sugar free baking

Alison Tough:

19th of November 2022

Just had a gastric sleeve so looking for sugar free recipes

Joanne Poelman:

29th of August 2022

Looking forward to receiving sugar free recipes

Deborah Payne:

6th of June 2022

Love the recipes, Sugar free is the way to go, thank you.


19th of May 2022

Brilliant recipe. I tweeked it a bit by adding half a desert spoonful of cream cheese after melting butter and syrup then whisked together also added dash of cinnamon and nutmeg . Really pleased with results after baking, tasty and light.


17th of May 2022

Hi - I can't find what temperature you cook these delightful cookies at - have I missed it somewhere?


17th of May 2022

Ignore comment - have found temperature - idiot!! haha!


10th of January 2022

Just starting sugar free diet in UK.

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