Sugar Free Sugar Cookies with Optional Glaze
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With only four ingredients and no sugar or butter, this is about as healthy as cookies get. Of course, if you choose to dress it up with some sugary icing they're not technically still sugar free - but they're still a heck of a lot healthier than your average cookie!
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: About 16 cookies
Sugar free sugar cookies:
  • 1½ cups whole wheat spelt flour
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup agave
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
Glaze (optional):
  • 2¼ cups powdered sugar (ie icing sugar or confectioners sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Food coloring (optional)
For the sugar free sugar cookies:
  1. Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth (it should come together very quickly).
  2. Roll into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and flatten into a thick disc. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F.
  4. Roll out on a floured or nonstick surface with a rolling pin.
  5. Cut out cookies using your favorite cookie cutter and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a rack before icing, or leave plain.
For the glaze:
  1. Mix the powdered sugar, corn syrup, and milk together until smooth. It should be a spreadable paste. If it's too thin add a tad more sugar, and if it's too thick add a few drops more milk. If you'd like to color it, add a few drops of food coloring. Alternately, it dries hard and glossy, so you can use food safe markers to decorate later.
To glaze the cookies:
  1. I applied the white frosting with a piping bag in the design I wanted (here, a baby bottle outline). Then I added a little red food coloring (ok, not going to lie, I was in a pinch and it was Campari - no joke) to some frosting in a bowl and painted that on to the top with a paintbrush I have set aside only for food purposes. I used a toothpick to draw the lines on the bottle.
Cookies: Parve, Vegan, Vegetarian Icing: Kosher dairy, Vegetarian
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at