Snickerdoodles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

One Carb Snickerdoodles (Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

No-Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies?! Deliciously thick and chewy cinnamon sugar cookies without any gluten, dairy, eggs, sugar, artificial sweeteners, or tons of CARBS! (Paleo, Vegan & Keto)

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Dairy-Free Keto Snickerdoodle Cookies

Sensational. Surprising. Shocking..

SNICKERDOODLE cookies with almost zero freaking carbs?! OMG.

MyFitnessPal tells me it’s net ZERO. But my skepticism drive me to investigate a little further…

{UPDATE 2/25/19} It turns out My Fitness Pal *isn’t always accurate! Shoot. So I recalculated using Cronometer and it’s actually ONE point 3 net carbs per cookie. But that’s still GREAT! 🙂

Sugar-Free Cinnamon Sugar DELICIOUSNESS

I love cinnamon. So warm and comforting. It’s hard to beat cinnamon and sugar. I can’t get enough of it lately — cinnamon in the 5-Minute Candied Pecans, in this Orange Spice Cheesecake, and in the Apple Pie Cookie Cups! YUMMM.

(p I found organic cinnamon at Aldi for super cheap and it tastes amazing. I think we go through a whole jar every 2 weeks at my house, haha.)

Snickerdoodles have always been a favorite of mine and I’ve been wanting to make a healthy version for a while. So now during the holidays, it’s a PERFECT TIME. Who’s ready to bake??

Happy Accident

I actually created this recipe a while back but made a very SURPRISING happy accident while developing it.

Remember my Keto Cinnamon Sugar DONUT HOLES recipe?? I was planning on making Snickerdoodle cookies! But the raw dough was SO crazy delicious before baking and tasted like donut holes, that I just HAD to share THAT recipe. (And I’m so happy to hear you guys have been loving them! yay!)

But more cookies for the blog were a MUST MAKE, so I tweaked and improved the original snickerdoodle/donut hole recipe for baking this time.

You’ll be happy to hear that I made it more SIMPLE (no flax or egg replacer needed!) Fewer ingredients, and easier to make. Love.Snickerdoodles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

How do you make One Carb Snickerdoodles?

Simple, clean ingredients

These are all staples I keep stocked in my pantry at all times. I recently started buying my ingredients from Thrive Market and I’m loving their prices (and free gifts :D)

  1. Almond flour – This makes an outstanding flour for gluten-free/grain-free baking. I love the texture. AND it just so happens to be a super low carb ingredient!
  2. Lakanto maple syrup for a yummy low-carb sweetener AND egg replacer. Don’t worry, your cookies won’t taste maple-y (For non-keto you can sub pure maple syrup) 
  3. Avocado oil to make these dairy-free. Coconut oil works, too.
  4. Cinnamon & pink salt for delicious flavor

Last but not least, you can’t forget the cinnamon sugar! I used Lakanto classic granulated monkfruit + cinnamon for rolling. Tastes like REAL sugar, but it has zero net carbs! Almost Zero Carb Snickerdoodles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Keto Ingredient Substitutions

If you need to make a swap in the recipe due to allergies, aversions, personal preferences, (or you just don’t have something!) it can be done! When in doubt, just ask me! I’m always available to reply to comments here on the blog, or on Facebook, Instagram, or email. Gluten/Grain-free baking can be very tricky, so don’t hesitate to ask if you’re not sure.

The Best Sub for Almond Flour

I get this question almost daily. And I recently found a great substitution for almond flour! Pumpkin seed flour!!

To replace almond flour, you’ll need a flour with similar fat and protein structure (almond flour is high fat, moderate protein). What is most similar to almonds? Nuts and Seeds!

But if you’re allergic to nuts, seeds will do the trick! I prefer pumpkin seeds because of their mild flavor, but sunflower seed flour works, too!

Lakanto Maple Syrup Sub

If you don’t have any Lakanto Monkfruit Maple Syrup, you can try another brand of sugar-free maple syrup (as long as it’s the same sweetness as regular maple syrup)

If you need something without erythritol, I recommend canned coconut milk (equal amount as the syrup) plus a pinch of pure stevia extract. *Always taste the dough and adjust to your preference*

For rolling the dough in the “cinnamon sugar” mixture, you could possibly try allulose (although that’s one I haven’t personally tested yet). Any granulated sweetener should be fine.

Almost Zero Carb Snickerdoodles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

Cookie Baking Tips


  • Don’t smash your dough too flat, guys. Keep them a little thick. It makes a delicious thick/chewy texture with an amazing center that’s slightly soft. If you make them too thin, they might be more brittle or crispy.
  • These will not spread while baking. So whatever shape you make, that’s what you’ll end up with. I recommend 2-inch size cookies.
  • Use a standard 1 Tablespoon size cookie scoop to form your dough balls. Bigger may result in cookies that don’t hold together (since there’s no egg) So smaller is better.
  • After you flatten them, some of the cinnamon sugar will get pressed into the dough, so be sure to sprinkle some more on top for that DROOL WORTHY sugar coating texture. Omg that’s the best part!Snickerdoodles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

How to Store Homemade Snickerdoodles

These stay fresh at room temperature in a glass container for about 3-4 days. For longer storage, refrigerate in an airtight container for about 1 week, or freeze for 1-2 months.

If you make these, be sure to tag me on Instagram #prettypies 🙂 I’d love to hear what you think! And I think you’re gonna LOVE them as much as I do!!

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Snickerdoodles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

One Carb Snickerdoodles (Paleo, Vegan, Keto)

A healthier twist on classic cinnamon sugar cookie! No gluten/grains, dairy, eggs or sugar!
4.54 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 9 cookies
Author: Emily



  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Add maple syrup and oil and mix again, smashing lumps with a spatula, if needed.
  • *Update. It appears Lakanto has changed their maple syrup, making it slightly less sweet. To compensate in this recipe, you can add 3-5 drops liquid monkfruit, a dash of pure monkfruit extract, or 1-2 tsp golden monkfruit granules.
  • Let dough rest for 2 minutes to absorb liquids. If dough is too dry, add a little maple syrup. If too wet, add a little almond flour until a non-sticky dough is formed.
  • Use a standard 1 Tbs cookie scoop to form dough balls. Roll in cinnamon sugar.
  • Flatten with a spatula to a 2" circle. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon sugar on top.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are firm. *Keep an eye on them so they don't burn*


Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate and Lakanto affiliate I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through referral links in this post (at no additional cost to you).
Lakanto Maple Syrup available here  (Enter code PRETTYPIES at checkout for 20% off)
Granulated Monkfruit available here (Enter code PRETTYPIES at checkout for 20% off)
To sub the maple syrup, use my donut hole recipe where you can use any granulated sweetener + flax. Add 1/2 tsp baking powder to the dough and bake as directed above.
To store: Keep in a glass container at room temp for 3-5 days, or freeze for 1-2 months in an airtight container.
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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