Healthy sugar-free Christmas cookie recipes in 7 delicious variations!

The word candy is derived from the word sugar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bake without it!

Replace it with healthier options in the form of honey, stevia, maple or agave syrup.

Let’s introduce sugar-free Christmas cookie recipes today.

Make this Christmas not only merry, but less sweet at the same time!

Sugar-free almond Christmas cookies

If your honey has crystallized, return it to its liquid form before baking by heating it in a water bath.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 100 g of butter
  • 1/2 cup honey-sweetened jam of your choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Place the almond flour, coconut flour, honey, gelatin and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine.
  3. Add the butter and process until a dough forms.
  4. Use a spoon to scoop up some of the dough, then shape it into a ball with your hands.
  5. Place it on a tray lined with baking paper and make a hole in the top of the ball with your finger.
  6. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.
  7. Place a teaspoon of jam in the center of each well.
  8. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
Almond Christmas cookies with jam prepared without sugar

Do you like almond cookies? Try our various Christmas pastries made from almond flour !

Coconut-almond balls without sugar

This candy can be made in many variations. In addition to almond butter, he can also use nut butter, instead of chia seeds, for example, flax seeds.


  • 4 tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon


  1. Mix all ingredients except coconut thoroughly in a bowl.
  2. Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough, then shape into balls with your hands.
  3. Then wrap them in coconut and place them on a baking sheet with baking paper.
  4. Put the tray in the fridge for an hour and a half or in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Coconut balls with cocoa

Also try our other coconut cookies . Balls, meringues or rolls!

Gingerbread sweetened with honey and maple syrup

Honey is normally added to gingerbread, but replace the otherwise used sugar with maple syrup. You will see that it not only sweetens the gingerbread, but also gives it an interesting taste and aroma.


  • 100 g of maple syrup
  • 100 g of honey
  • 300 g of whole grain spelled flour
  • 100 g of melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder


  1. In a large bowl, combine the spelled flour, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until a pliable dough forms.
  3. Wrap the dough in foil and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C and prepare baking sheets lined with baking paper.
  5. Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper and cut out the gingerbread cookies using cutters.
  6. Place the sugar-free Christmas cookies on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
Gingerbread sweetened with honey and maple syrup

Stevia Christmas cookies

One of the easiest ways to avoid sugar when baking is to use stevia. See for yourself with this recipe!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2/3 cup mineral water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons of arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 PL mineral water


  • pomegranate seeds
  • shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • matcha powder as a natural green dye
  • beetroot powder as a natural red dye


  1. Mix the butter and stevia in a blender. Beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Mix in the vanilla, mineral water and egg.
  3. Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients by slowly adding the dry ingredients to the mixer.
  5. Wrap the finished dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for an hour.
  6. When the dough is chilled, roll it out to a thickness of one centimeter and cut out the desired shapes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line the trays with baking paper.
  8. Transfer the cut shapes to the baking sheets and put them in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  9. Then bake for 12-15 minutes.
  10. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting.
  11. Using a stand mixer, whip a cup of butter until foamy, then add the vanilla, mineral water, two tablespoons of arrowroot flour and the whipping cream. Beat for another 2 minutes and add the rest of the arrowroot flour. Also add a little stevia if needed.
  12. Divide the frosting and add natural dyes.
  13. Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan with a little coconut oil.
  14. Decorate the candy to your liking.
Richly decorated Christmas pastries sweetened with stevia

Cocoa-vanilla rolls with maple syrup

The combination of almonds, maple syrup and vanilla makes these rolls an unforgettable gourmet experience.


  • 100 g spelled flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 75 g of almond butter
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 40 ml of maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa


  • 50 g of cocoa butter
  • 40 g of almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix flax seeds with water and let stand for 10 minutes to thicken.
  3. Lightly mix the flour, almonds, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl.
  4. Add the flax mixture and blend with a hand mixer or use a food processor.
  5. Next, remove approximately a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a roll.
  6. Repeat the process with the rest of the dough and then place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
  7. Bake these sugar-free Christmas cookies for about 12 minutes, then remove and let cool.
  8. Prepare the frosting by melting the cocoa butter and letting it cool slightly.
  9. Then add almond butter and maple syrup to it with a whisk.
  10. Then decorate the rolls with the glaze.
cocoa rolls with maple syrup and white frosting

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Simple honey Christmas cookies

You can decorate this honey candy with, for example, dried fruit, almonds or nuts.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 and 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Using a hand mixer, beat the honey and butter until well combined.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, salt and mix well.
  3. Then mix in the flour in parts and work it into a dough.
  4. Let the finished dough cool for 30-60 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  6. Divide the dough in half and roll it out on a floured surface to a thickness of about half a centimeter.
  7. Cut out the desired shapes and transfer them to the baking sheets.
  8. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
Honey Christmas pastries

You can also use honey when baking a whole range of other sweets. Get inspired by our various options for honey Christmas pastries .

Chocolate wheels with agave syrup

You can also replace the agave syrup with other syrups, for example maple, date or chicory.


  • 1 and 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 3/4 cup agave syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the soy milk, flax seeds, oil, agave syrup, espresso powder, and vanilla extract.
  3. Sprinkle flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and mix to form a pliable dough.
  4. Finally, mix in a small amount of chocolate chips, walnuts and raisins.
  5. You can make this cookie simply by placing two tablespoons of dough on a baking sheet and then flattening them slightly with a spoon and decorating the top with a few pieces of chocolate, raisins and nuts.
  6. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.
chocolate wheels sweetened with agave syrup and decorated with pieces of chocolate, nuts and raisins

Why bake sugar-free Christmas cookies?

White refined sugar is commonly used in baking cookies. You can replace it not only with slightly healthier cane sugar, but also in many other ways. In the Czech Republic, honey is the most popular. You can use forest and flower.

Another option is a variety of syrups, such as maple, agave, date, chicory or rice. Of course, you can also use stevia extract. Powdered sugar can easily be replaced in recipes with dried oat milk, which is naturally sweet.

If you also combine the sugar substitute with the fact that you replace the classic white flour with spelled, buckwheat or almond flour, your cookies will suddenly take on a much healthier appearance.

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