Christmas cookies that are super delicious, but better for you with a few easy swaps!
You guys have to add these to your Christmas baking list! These cookies are all you could ever want in a cookie, minus the grains & tons of added sugar that most have! Being grain-free, these cookies are going to be easier on your digestive system, leading to less bloating & discomfort, when it is already busy processing all the other goodies that are spread over the dinner table.
Low in sugar, made without any grains & a dairy-free option!
I used a monk fruit/erythritol sweetener blend + some regular brown sugar for these, but you can use your preferred sweetener of choice as well! If I had my favourite brown sugar sub on hand from Lakanto, I would have definitely used that in place of the brown sugar to keep these cookies pretty much 100% sugar-free (except for the M&M’s!). I haven’t tried them with coconut oil myself, however, they should still turn out pretty tasty if you sub this for the butter & they will be dairy-free! Let me know how this works if you try it before me! I also wanted to try them with avocado oil to see what that would be like for another dairy-free option!
Anyways, I think it’s time we get into the recipe!
|Prep Time||10 Minutes|
|Cook Time||7-9 Minutes|
- 1/2 cup Grass-Fed Butter You can try subbing ghee, coconut oil or avocado oil for a dairy-free option
- 1/2 cup Brown sugar For a completely sugar-free option use Golden Lakanto
- 1/2 cup Granulated sweetener of choice I like using Swerve or Classic Lakanto to keep the sugar low
- 1 cup Cassava Flour Can try subbing gluten-free or regular flour, but the cookies will no longer be grain-free & you may need to use a bit more or less to achieve the optimal consistency (as I have only made this recipe with the cassava flour)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 cup M&M's Plus a few more on top if you desire (omit for 100% dairy free, you can use your favourite dairy-free chocolate instead)
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Melt the butter over low heat in a medium sized pot.
- Once melted add the sweeteners you are using & stir into the butter for a couple minutes. Then remove from heat.
- Add the rest of your ingredients into your pot with the melted butter/sweeteners until mixed well together. Adding the M&M's last.
- On a parchament lined baking tray, roll the batter into small balls & flatten to the size & shape you want them to be. Top each one with a couple more M&M's, then bake for about 7-9 minutes. Removing them when they look slightly underbaked will give you a super soft & chewy cookie. Baking them longer will make them a bit more crunchy.
- Keep an eye on them & when they look just slightly browned remove them from the oven & let them cool on the pan for a couple minutes before transferring to a plate.
- Serve to your friends & family- enjoy!
My battery was extremely runny I couldn’t even form a ball to make the cookie dough it didn’t come out cookie dough if or anything that you can make a cookie out of I used exactly what the recipe called for I didn’t use the cassava flour cuz I don’t want all the carbs.. what it did make tasted really good but I just wasted a whole stick of butter and my stevia I don’t trust the recipes here anymore sorry.
I am sorry to hear the recipe didn’t work out for you. I test my recipes very carefully, thoroughly & mark exact measurements of what I have added. I have made these multiple times & have never had this issue. May I ask what flour you used if you omitted the cassava flour? The type of flour would have a significant impact on the final outcome of the cookies & like I mentioned above, I have only tried this recipe with the cassava flour.
Milk Protein Allergy Mom says
Subbing the butter will not make it dairy free, my friend. M&M’s first ingredient is MILK chocolate, which includes skim milk, lactose, and milkfat, along with other non-dairy ingredients. The words you may be looking for is lactose free. Lactose free is different than dairy free. Maybe non-dairy would be better? Lactose is a milk sugar, while dairy is a wholesome for ALL dairy ingredients. I came here looking for dairy-free M&M substitutes for my milk protein allergic daughter.
The more you know. 😊
Thank you for your feedback. I am aware that M&M’s contain dairy. As I mention in the post, for a 100% dairy-free option you can simply sub the M&M’s for dairy-free chocolate of your choice (i.e. Enjoy Life brand is an allergen-free chocolate). Hope this helps clarify things for you.