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Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookies (Vegan, Keto)

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Whether you eat keto, low carb, paleo, or vegan, these coconut flour cookies with no sugar are the healthy cookies you need to make everyone happy for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any occasion.

You won’t miss your classic shortbread cookies.

These have the exact same texture – they melt in your mouth with a heavenly buttery vanilla flavor – without the carbs, butter, or sugar.

Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookies in a crescent shape on a white plate and decorated with a  drizzle of chocolate.
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What Are Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookies?

Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookies are healthy low-carb cookies that are typically made for Christmas but can be enjoyed any time of the year.

They are made with Coconut Flour and have a delicious, slightly crumbly texture.

Why You’ll Love These Cookies

These Coconut Flour Cookies are simple and healthy, and they are:

  • Sugar-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Vegan
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Ready in Under 25 Minutes

How To Make Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookies

All you need to make these vegan keto cookies are 5 ingredients.


  • Coconut FlourCoconut flour is a low-carb flour that is great for bringing taste and texture to recipes. Since it’s very rich in fiber, it’s essential to follow a purpose-made recipe as it can’t be substituted for any other flour.
  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – this provides a lot of binding to the cookies.
  • Erythritol or any sugar-free crystal sweetener you love. It’s a great sugar replacement in sugar-free desserts.
  • Vanilla extract – for a delicious taste.
  • Nut Butter – I used cashew butter or peanut butter, but the recipe works with any nut butter you love. If you’d rather use eggs, you can use an egg instead.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make the Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookie dough.

I made them 4 times, so I learned a lot during the process of making these coconut flour cookies. Below are my tips to make them great every single time.

The dough can be made in a food processor, with an electric beater, or with your hands!

I tested all options. I found it messy to make the dough with my hands, so I prefer to use my food processor or beat the ingredients with my electric mixer first.

It forms a crumb in like 20 seconds, and then I use my hands to gather pieces into a dough ball.

The dough is crumbly. That is normal. That is what you want to make in a delicious shortbread cookie recipe.

It needs a bit of work to gather the crumb into a dough ball – it took me about 1 minute.

The more you knead, the more the coconut oil softens/sticks to the flour and makes that dough ball come to life.

Cooling The Dough

Wrap the crumbs into a plastic wrap, and press firmly. It helps the cookie dough ball form. Place it in the fridge for 10 minutes to set.

Don’t skip the 10 minutes in the fridge. The dough needs to firm up before you roll the cookies!

The crescent shapes are cute but not the easiest to make – the dough is dry/crumbly.

Make it simple, form 12 cookie balls and press them with the back of a fork to flatten. Much faster and super cute.

Baking The Cookies

Step-by-step instructions on how to form and bake the Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookie dough.

Using the fan-forced mode of your oven is the best way to bake them.

Don’t touch the cookies when out of the oven. They will be super fragile/soft. They must cool down fully on the cooking tray to get hard and crunchy.

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Don't blow your diet this Christmas! Whatever you eat keto, low carb, paleo or vegan those coconut flour cookies no sugar (yes, they are 100% sugar free ) are the healthy Christmas cookies you need to makes everyone happy. You won't miss your classic shortbread cookies, those have the exact same texture - they melt in your mouth with a heavenly buttery vanilla flavor - without the carbs, butter or sugar.

Coconut Flour Shortbread Cookies

2.7gNet Carbs
Don't blow your diet this Christmas! Whether you eat keto, low carb, paleo, or vegan, these coconut flour cookies have no sugar. It's the healthy Christmas cookies you need to make everyone happy.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes
Yield: 12 cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie
4.98 from 571 votes


  • ¾ cup Coconut Flour
  • cup Coconut Oil solid, not melted +/- 1 tablespoon (add if the dough is too crumbly)
  • ¼ cup Erythritol or monk fruit blend
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter or 1 large egg at room temperature


Optional – to sprinkle on top before baking

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  • Preheat the oven to fan-bake 350°F (180°C). Prepare a cookie tray, cover it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place all the ingredients in a bowl, and beat with an electric beater until it forms a crumble. It should not take more than 20 seconds. If you don't have an electric beater, you can also press/rub the dough with your hands until it forms a crumb – just a bit messier!
  • Assemble the crumb with your hands to form a cookie dough ball and transfer the ball onto a piece of plastic wrap. It's crumbly dough. That's normal. Press firmly with your hands to gather the pieces together and firmly wrap the batter to form a ball. If it really doesn't come together after you kneaded the dough for 1 minute, add slightly more coconut oil – up to 1 tablespoon max. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Remove from the fridge, and open the plastic wrap. The dough will be firm but still crumbly when you take some in your hands. That is ok. The more you knead the dough, the easier it gets to form balls as the coconut oil softens.
  • Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball, pressing the dough firmly in your hands. Place the balls onto the prepared baking sheet. If you want to make crescent-shaped cookies, first, shape the ball into a cylinder and slightly pinch the middle to form a crescent shape. The fastest will be to flatten the ball with a fork to form lovely round shortbread cookies. Repeat with the remaining dough until you form 12 cookies. 
  • If you like, sprinkle extra coconut flour on top of the cookies before baking. 
  • Bake until they are light golden brown on the sides for 6 to 8 minutes. The cookies will remain very soft at this stage, and that is normal, don't touch them or don't try to remove them from the tray. They firm up when fully cool down.
  • Cool down on the baking sheet for about 30 minutes until it reaches room temperature. As it cools down, the coconut oil hardens and creates crispy, crumbly shortbread cookies. I usually place my baking sheet outside in summer to cool down in fresh air quickly or near an open window.
  • Decorate with a drizzle of melted sugar-free chocolate if you like. I used dark chocolate sweetened with stevia. 


Storage: Store in a cookie jar for up to 10 days.
Sugar-free Sweetener: I use erythritol here in New Zealand. I am buying Natvia. If you are based in the US, I recommend Swerve crystal sweetener or monk fruit sugar. 
Non-sugar-free sweetener/healthy: if you tolerate sugar but want to make this recipe with a healthier sugar alternative, use coconut sugar or unrefined cane sugar of your choice.
Has your dough dried up after staying in the fridge? Simply knead the cookie balls a bit longer. They will warm up in your hands and soften the coconut oil to form perfect cookie balls.
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Serving Size: 1 cookie
Yield: 12 cookies
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 208kcal (10%)Carbohydrates: 6g (2%)Fiber: 3.3g (14%)Net Carbs: 2.7gProtein: 2.5g (5%)Fat: 19.4g (30%)Sugar: 2g (2%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    64 Thoughts On Sugar-Free Coconut Flour Cookies (Vegan, Keto)
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  1. I tried following your recipe but the dough had no shape and was wet, making it impossible to form balls. I tried to refrigerate it longer but it’s still the same.

    • It looks like your dough was too wet. Did you use any different ingredient? The trick to this egg free shortbread recipe is to use solid coconut oil won’t work if melted. Let me know ! XOXO Carine.

  2. 4 stars
    Hi Carine, I was excited to find your recipe to have some cookies I can eat on a temporary restrictive diet to improve “gut” health. Thanks! I followed the recipe, but the balls never flatten. They are tasty, but the consistency is more powdery. My convection oven converted the 350F to 300. After 8 minutes they weren’t browned so I increased it to 325 for 5 minutes and they browned but remained as balls.
    I used 3 tbsp of Wholesome Organic Stevia, blend of organic eryhritol and stevia. Used crunchy almond butter.
    Should the dough balls have flattened? What temperature did you use with your forced air oven?
    Can you double the recipe to make more cookies?
    Would the eggs have helped reduce the powdery consistency?
    Appreciate your suggestions.

    • Hi Larry! This cookie dough doesn’t flatten, it stays in the shape you choose to shape them. The temperature must be 350F on convection oven (that is what I called fan forced in my instructions), 300F will undercook the cookie for sure. The egg definitely helps with the consistency. Enjoy the recipes and thanks for giving them a try. XOXO Carine.

  3. 4 stars
    Hi …i tried this recipe today and followed it exactly . Amazing taste . But it spread too thin while baking and did not harden as expected after cooling it for over an hour .
    Any thoughts on as to why it did that?

    Thank you

    • Hi! Did you replace any ingredients in the recipe ? I highly recommend solid coconut oil if it is too soft or liquid the dough will be super crumbly. You can replace cashew butter by an egg if you are not vegan. It will perfectly hold. Let me know. Thanks for the lovely comment. XOXO Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    I’m looking forward to trying this. Is there a substitute for nut butter? Psyllium husk, almond flour? Only cos I’m trying to use up the coconut flour and other ingredients I have and not buy more stuff. Thanks.

    • I would rather recommend an egg (if you are not vegan), other flour/meal will dry up the batter and won’t make great cookies I think. Let me know if you are trying something new! I am happy to hear your own recipe 🙂 Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog, XOXO Carine.

  5. Can stevia be used in this recipe? If so how much would you recommend? I have tried coconut sugar in other recipes but it feels granular in the mouth. I’m excited to try these. Thanks, Pam

    • No sorry, stevia won’t add any texture to those cookies and they will fall appart. Go for erythritol or coconut sugar, it will melt perfectly in those cookies, don’t worry! XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    Its the best low carb cookie recipe i ve tried!it is very accurate and thats very important when you use these ingredients that are not too cheap.thank you very much

    • Thanks for your lovely comment! I love to read that. I did those cookies many times before sharing the recipe, as for all my recipes I like to share easy and tasty recipes that works for everyone. Thanks for trying them from your kitchen and sharing your lovely feedback here. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi, I am not sure as I only made the recipe with coconut oil. Maybe butter could work but it won’t be vegan anymore. Coconut oil works really well as it gets harder when cold. So when you place the cookie dough in the fridge before baking, it really hold well together. Enjoy the recipe ! xoxo Carine.

  7. 5 stars
    Bonjour Carine! I follow you from France and I want to tell how much I love reading your blog. I am type 1 diabetic and I already made a batch of those cookies this morning. I was so excited to see a sugar free cookie recipe with low carb flour! I just want to say that it works very well, the dough was a bit crumbly as you said, so I did not make crescent shapes cookies, simply circle cookies as you recommended. The taste is the same as a French sable cookie ! Merci beaucoup for this recipe !

    • Wow! That was fast Chantal 🙂 I am SO happy you enjoyed the cookie recipe. My mum is type 1 as well and she lives in France too so I am glad to hear the recipe works everywhere in the world. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. Merci ! Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    What an amazing cookie recipe! I am going to try them this week! I let you know how it taste. I am not a good baker but that looks easy. Thanks

      • I made the cookies used butter instead of coconut since I didn’t have any. The taste was good but they kind of fell apart.

        • Hi ! That is what I said in the recipe, they firm up when cooling down and that is why I recommend using coconut oil. That is the trick ! Butter won’t firm up at room temperature leaving the cookies soft and crumbly. Enjoy the cookies and thanks for trying the recipe on the blog. XOXO Carine.

          • Hi … I live in the tropics so coconut oil at room temperature is always melted. Does this mean the cookie texture would be compromised at room temperature as I don’t see it hardening enough to give a crunch.

          • You can use butter instead or place the coconut oil in the fridge one hour to solidify before using in the recipe. Enjoy! XOXO Carine.

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