A buttery, sugar-free cookies recipe that’s perfect for holiday cutout cookies. This recipe is made with Truvia Sweet Complete sweetener and decorated with cream cheese frosting. If you’re looking for a healthier cookie option this is a great recipe!
Holidays are filled with sugar and that doesn’t always meet everyone’s needs. There are many people who keep their sugar intake to a minimum for various reasons. That doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the fun! You can still enjoy a festive cookie that is completely sugar-free.
After making this recipe for a video shoot I had with Truvia, I asked if we could share it on Sugar and Charm and they kindly agreed. I like this recipe because the cookies hold their shape and they have a nice buttery flavor to them. My kids gobbled them all up and couldn’t even tell they were sugar-free!
This sugar-free cookies recipe has cream cheese and butter giving it an even more delicious flavor. When you first take them out of the oven they feel a little soft, but then they quickly cool and have that perfect sugar cookie snap and crumble that we all know and love.
Besides substituting granulated sugar for Truvia Sweet Complete the ingredients are very simple.
- All-purpose Flour
- Cream Cheese
- Truvia Sweet Complete
- Egg Yolks
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Extract
I also love the two different extracts in the cookies too. Almond extract adds a nice flavor to the cookies.
Once the sugar-free cookie dough is made, it’s best to leave it in the refrigerate for at least an hour or even overnight.
When you’re ready to roll the dough out and make shapes, let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes so it’s easier to roll.
Cream Cheese Cookie Frosting
Of course, frosting cutout cookies is a must and we’re sharing a recipe for that too! It’s Truvia’s cream cheese cookie frosting recipe and is really delicious. Since it’s not a classic royal icing recipe, I created a simple design for these cookies by outlining them and then adding super simple lines to spruce them up.
The frosting is made with Truvia Confectioners Sweetener which is similar to powdered sugar. If you have a favorite sugar cookie icing recipe you like, you can substitute the powdered sugar with Truvia confectioners sweetener to make it sugar-free.
To decorate the cookies, use a piping bag and cut a small hole at the bottom. No piping tip needed for this simple cookie decor!
Simply fill the icing bag with frosting and pipe it along the edges of the cookie.
If you want to make colors, add a drop of dye into a small bowl of white frosting. This frosting will not melt together like a royal icing, so this is the best technique for decorating these cookies.
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To make any of these cookie recipes sugar-free, substitute with Truvia Sweet Complete sweetener cup per cup.
Let us know if you make these sugar-free cookies! We’d love to know your thoughts!
Thank you Truvia for allowing us to share this delicious recipes!
Sugar-Free Cookie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter , room temperature
- 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups Truvia Sweet Complete Sweetener
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
Cream Cheese Cookie Icing
- 4 ounces cream cheese, must be soft and completley room temperature
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 3 cups Truvia Confectioners Sweetener
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp melted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 2 tsp lemon juice , fresh squeezed
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes to combine, scraping the bottom and sides of the bowl as needed. Add Truvia Sweet Complete and beat on medium speed for 3 more minutes, until lightened and fluffy.
- Add the egg yolk, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix on low speed just until combined. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour and salt. Mix until just combined, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
- Divide the dough into three pieces. Press each piece into a disc, 1” thick, then wrap well with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour (up to 48 hours).
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Remove 1 piece of dough from the refrigerator and let rest at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or until softened. On a well-floured surface, using a rolling pin, roll dough to 1/8” thick. Cut cookies with floured cutters and transfer to a sheet tray, spaced 1/2” apart. Repeat with remaining dough discs. Knead together any scraps, cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes, then re-roll and cut more cookies one time. Discard remaining dough.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. Let cool on a sheet tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Let cool completely.
Cream Cheese Cookie Frosting
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a rubber spatula until smooth. Add the milk, Truvia Confectioners sweetener, vanilla extract and salt. Whisk well to combine. Whisk in the butter and lemon juice. If making colored icing, divide into bowls and mix with a few drops of your preferred color.
- *This icing is loose and creamy- a good consistency for dipping, piping or drizzling with a spoon onto the cookies. For a stiffer icing that is better for spreading with a butter knife of small spatula, reduce milk to 6 tablespoons and add additional Truvia Confectioners sweetener until desired consistency is reached.