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Sugar-Free Cookies For Diabetics

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These sugar-free cookies are a great low-carb cookie recipe with chocolate chips. They are the best guilt-free cookies if you are on a keto diet or if you are diabetic.

We all love a sweet and crispy chocolate chip cookie, right? This cookie recipe won’t blow your blood sugar level!

What Are Sugar-Free Cookies?

Sugar-free cookies are a simple, healthy cookie recipe made with no added sugar and with only low-carb ingredients such as coconut flour.

These sugar-free cookies still taste sweet because they are made with the low-GI alternative erythritol.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe tastes like real chocolate chip cookies, and it is:

  • Refined Sugar-Free
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto-Friendly
  • Low-GI
  • Diabetics-Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Paleo

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How To Make Sugar-Free Cookies For Diabetics

This one-bowl food processor cookie recipe is very easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.


  • Macadamia Nuts – Macadamia nuts are very low in carbs and contain a good amount of fat. It is a great nut to use on a low-carb or keto diet, and it blends really well. You can use cashews as a replacement but be mindful of carbs! Cashews have more carbs.
  • Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut – it’s essential to pick unsweetened coconut. Otherwise, the shredded coconut can contain added sugar.
  • Coconut Oil – use refined coconut oil if you don’t like the flavor of coconut.
  • Eggs
  • Coconut Flour – coconut flour is a low-carb, high-fiber flour with plenty of nutrients. You can make many recipes with coconut flour, both sweet and savory, as it’s a very versatile ingredient.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sugar-free Crystal Sweetener – I love Monk fruit blended with erythritol. Check out my article on the top keto-friendly sweeteners to learn which ones are the best for sugar-free desserts.

If you love crispy borders, moist nutty center, and melted sugar-free chocolate chips, make this recipe now!

I am using sugar-free chocolate chips, you can use either sugar-free dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips If you can’t find sugar-free chocolate chips at the store, make your own following my chocolate chip recipe.

The last option, replace the sugar-free chocolate chips with roasted cocoa nibs. It won’t melt but it doesn’t contain sugar at all and it has a strong cocoa flavor.

Coconut flour is essential in this recipe. It brings all the ingredients together to create a crunchy cookie.

Make the sugar-free cookie dough by combining all the ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in the bowl of a food processor.

Process for about 60 to 90 seconds until a thick and sticky dough forms. Transfer the dough to a bowl and incorporate the chocolate chips with a silicone spatula.

Shape 8 cookie dough balls from the batter and place them on a baking dish lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.

Baking The Sugar-Free Cookies

Flatten the cookies with your hands to give them a classic cookie shape.

Place the baking tray in an oven preheated to 320°F (160°C) on the middle rack.

Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes. You know they’re ready when they turn golden brown on the edges.

Take the baking tray out of the oven and let the cookies cool down for 5 minutes without touching them.

Transfer them to a cooling rack for another hour of cooling before enjoying them.


Storage Instructions

You can store these sugar-free chocolate chip cookies in a metallic box for up to a week.

It’s also possible to freeze them in individual containers for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight or pop them in a warm oven for a few minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Exact GI Of These Sugar-Free Cookies?

Unfortunately, the exact GI depends on the ingredients you chose since coconut flour and sugar-free chocolate chips can have some variation in their sugar content.

It’s quite likely to be under 50 though as the ingredients are typically under this value.

How Many Carbs Are In Sugar-Free Cookies?

Each of these cookies contains 3.5 grams of net carbs.


I hope you enjoy these cookies.  Happy sugar-free baking and if you love my low-carb recipes leave me a comment!

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Sugar-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

3.5gNet Carbs
Delicious sugar-free chocolate chip cookies recipe. One-bowl easy low-carb chocolate chips cookie recipe with coconut flour, macadamia, and erythritol. Healthy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies for diabetics.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie
4.73 from 18 votes


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  • Preheat oven to 320°F (160°C).
  • Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside,
  • In a food processor, with the S blade attachment, add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until it forms a cookie dough.
  • Transfer the cookie dough into a mixing bowl and using your hands, incorporate the sugar-free chocolate chips into the dough.
  • Remove from the bowl and shape 8 cookies into balls similar to golf balls.
  • Place cookie balls on the prepared baking tray leaving 1 thumb between each cookie.
  • Flatten with your hand palm. If crumbly on the side reshape slightly with your finger until the sides look smooth.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until slightly golden on the edges. Some oil may be released on the tray and that is fine.
  • Remove from oven and using a spatula transfer the cookies on a rack to cool down for 1 hour to firm up. They will harden when cooling down.


Storage: Store well in an airtight container or cookie jar for up to 1 week.
Sugar-free chocolate chip alternatives: cocoa nibs or make your own following my sugar-free chocolate chips recipe.
Nuts: you can use roasted or un-roasted nuts in this recipe. Macadamia nuts replacement can be cashews (more carbs!) or blanched almonds.
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Nutrition1 cookie
Yield: 8 cookies


Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 285 kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 8.1 g (3%)Fiber: 4.6 g (19%)Net Carbs: 3.5 gProtein: 4.1 g (8%)Fat: 8.1 g (12%)Sugar: 2.2 g (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.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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  1. Hi Carine, I am keto & my son’s girlfriend is vegan. Would this recipe work with the flax seed egg (And would it work with the zucchini chocolate loaf)? Such a limit with these different eating plans! Thanks for any info you have. Love your recipes!

    • Hi, I didn’t try those cookies egg free. However, I have plenty of vegan keto recipes on the blog as I et Keto and hubby is vegan. For cookies I recommend either my keto vegan peanut butter cookie recipe. For sweet loaf, I didn’t had good result using flaxegg so I won’t recommend adapting the chocolate zucchini bread vegan. See all my keto vegan recipes. I hope you found some that you all love, XOXO Carine.

  2. This looks amazing
    I will try it tonight
    The blad i have for the food processor does choo z, cis this the one ?
    If not Can i mix without a food processor ?
    Thanks a lot
    Cant wait to try them

    • Hi, I never tried the recipe with something else than coconut but rolled oat may work as well – but it will increase the carbs! Enjoy the cookies! Carine

    • Hi Micaela, It is simply coconut meat that has been shredded. You can buy this in any baking aisle of your local supermarket. Simply watch for no sugar added version to keep the recipe healthy and low carb! You can read more about desiccated coconut if you like. See you on the blog soon! Carine.

    • Bonjour Pauline, sorry for missing that step! I updated the recipe now. You add the chocolate chips after the batter has been processed into the food processor. Transfer the processed cookie dough into a bowl and use your hands to incorporate the chips. You can also swap the chocolate chips by dried raisins, goji berries or nuts if preferred. A bientôt sur le blog et merci de me lire ! Carine,

    • Hi Ilona, Great news! I recommend you to buy cashew pieces, it is way cheaper and it will work well with those cookies anyway! Enjoy and let me know if you like them! Carine.

  3. 5 stars
    these look great, also good to know theres not so much flour in the mix. its true about not baking for too long so it wont be hard,the last set of cookies i baked were too hard. ill be careful next time. thanks for sharing.

    • Hello, Thank you ! I love low carbs cookies and those one are my favorite, coconut and cashews are such a great combo! But yes be careful on your baking time. This cookie recipe is using coconut oil which harden when cooling down. So even if the cookies looks soft after 10-15 minutes of baking they will harden after an hour at room temperature. Well, crunchy cookies taste good too but I prefer if the centre is a bit moist and soft. Enjoy them and see you soon on the blog! Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe ^-^ I make it for my mum as she can’t have the usual sweets. The only thing I changed is the sweetener as I do enjoy Coconut sugar ^-^

    • Hello! I am glad you love them! It is always a big hit in my house too but I never tried with coconut sugar. I will give it a try 🙂 Carine.

  5. These look really good; can’t wait to try them. Are the cashews raw or roasted? Thank you. P.S. I’m so jealous that you live in New Zealand. Everything I’ve read and pictures I’ve seen indicate it’s a beautiful country that I hope to visit someday.

    • Hi Karen, I used raw macadamia nuts for this recipe but I am sure cashew works, roasted or not. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

    • thank you Sara! I love anything low carb low sugar so you should fine plenty of healthy baking recipe around the blog 🙂 see you soon ! Carine

    • Coconut flour is such an healthy flour full of fibre and low carbs. But it could be very tricky to bake with it as it is really absorbent and you can not use much of it in recipes. I love using it in those cookies it really add something ! Enjoy them! Carine.

  6. These got to be the healthiest cookies ever!!! I mean seriously…who can beat a cookie that looks so good as the ones in your pictures and its healthy too!!! Amazing!!!

    • Hi Manal, Thank you for your lovely message. I love paleo cookies so much healthier and ‘guilt-free’ for those days when you really need a sweet treat 🙂

    • Hi Sarah, I agree there is nothing better than a combo of coconut & chocolate 🙂 Enjoy the recipe! Carine.

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