These no-bake sugar cookie bites are the perfect healthier sweet treat during the holiday season. No need for any oven or butter- they will satisfy that sweet craving in no time!
When it's that time of year and you have a craving for something sweet (but don't want to indulge in 5 frosted sugar cookies), try these Christmas sugar cookie bites that taste similar to edible cookie dough, but healthier!
This is a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth during the holiday season! I love to take these to work for a snack in the mid-morning or afternoon.
- Almond butter: This gives the no-bake sugar cookie bites that perfect texture and taste without the need for butter. Almond butter has healthy fats and is the prefered nut butter for this recipe, although you could also use cashew butter that also has a more subtle flavor.
- Almond flour: This is a great high protein flour that also provides some flavor to these bites. If you don't have this ingredient, you could consider trying oat flour.
- Almond extract: Many sugar cookie recipes have a small dash of almond extract. It adds a subtle nutty and sweet undertone to the cookies
See recipe card for full ingredient list and quantities.
Step 1: In a large bowl add almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract and a pinch of salt. Whisk until well combined.
Step 2: Add in your almond flour and stir until combined.
Step 3: Place your bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to help it firm up.
Using a small spoon or cookie scoop, begin rolling into uniform balls between the palm of your hand.
Step 4: Optional: Roll your ball gently in some sugar and rainbow sprinkles.
Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to 7 days for an easy treat.
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
You can enjoy them for a mid-morning snack or in the afternoon when you need a pick-me-up. These are also a great dessert in the evenings when you want something a little healthier.
This is used in a lot of sugar cookie recipes to add a subtle nuttiness which compliments the sweetness well.
Your mixture it too dry. Consider adding in a 1-2 more teaspoon of maple syrup and/or a small spoonful of almond butter until its a thicker consistency. Letting it set in the freezer also helps it roll into more uniform balls.
- Use super fine almond flour for this recipe to get the best texture- I love Bob's Red Mill !
- Add whatever toppings you want for your cookie dough ball...whether it's festive sprinkles, a drizzle of white chocolate, or a sprinkle of sugar.
- You could consider adding some color to these balls with a touch of food coloring (such as red or green for Christmas-themed!)
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No-Bake Healthy Sugar Cookie Bites
For the Sugar Coating:
- white sugar for rolling (optional)
- rainbow sprinkles for rolling (optional)
- In a large bowl add almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, almond extract and a pinch of salt. Whisk until well combined.3 tablespoons almond butter, 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ⅛ teaspoon almond extract, A pinch of salt
- Add in your almond flour and stir until combined.1 cup super fine almond flour
- Place your bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes to help it firm up.
- Using a small spoon or cookie scoop, begin rolling into uniform balls between the palm of your hand.Optional: Finish off your sugar cookie balls by gently them in some sugar and rainbow sprinkles. You could also consider drizzling with a little white chocolate.
- Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to 7 days for an easy treat.