Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (2024)

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By: Kimberly Grabinski Last Updated: 29 Comments


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This Sugar detox cookie recipe is absolutely a must try! Easy way to start your 21 Day Sugar Detox with these not sugar added and crunchy cookies.

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I know some critics of Paleo and some other similar style eating philosophies criticize people who try and make "desserts" and sweet treats even if they fall within the guidelines. But let's be honest, we all love a sweet treat every once in awhile and honestly I think it's more emotional than anything. If it satisfies your craving to have one of these treats, why not enjoy it?

The 21 Day Sugar Detox book has a recipe for a Not-Sweet Cinnamon Cookie that I really enjoyed. It had the right texture for a cookie and once my brain accepted that it was sweet enough, it really was very tasty.

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But I'm not going to give you that recipe. You have to buy the book for that one.

I cooked mine a bit too long so they were a bit dry, but still good. So absolutely don't overcook. I'd like to try these with pumpkin next time.

I have to admit I do like the original version of these cookies a bit better (from the book) because they are sweeter. But these are nice to have in the house because if I do want to grab a quick snack, it will tide me over before a meal.

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Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe

This Sugar detox cookie recipe is absolutely a must try! Easy way to start your 21 Day Sugar Detox with these not sugar added and crunchy cookies.

3.84 from 24 votes

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Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 206kcal

Author: Kim Grabinski


  • ½ cup almond butter - no sugar added
  • 2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut - unsweetened


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Set out a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat

  • Melt coconut oil if needed

  • In a mixing bowl stir together almond butter, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla. This isn't easy so be prepared to stir for a bit to get it all blended together.

  • Slowly stir in the cinnamon and the coconut flour until blended and then add in the shredded coconut and pecans.

  • Scoop out onto baking sheet in small clumps - should make 8-10 depending upon desired size.

  • Flatten clumps with a fork to about ¼" thick (you may need some extra coconut flour to use on the fork so it doesn't stick to the cookies)

  • Bake for 12-14 minutes.

  • DO NOT over-bake these. They will dry out.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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  1. Shana D

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (4)
    I have never been a baker but I've been delving in lately and cooking with less sugar and replacing regular flour with whole wheat flour and honestly it tastes so much better. I do have a question though, we have allergies our home. Is there anything I could replace the almond butter with to make it allergy friendly?


    • staci

      kind of depends on what the person is allergic to, doesn't it?
      potential thoughts: sunbutter, cashew butter, peanut butter...


      • Shana D

        My daughter is allergic to all nuts.


        • Alphretta Erdmann

          If she can eat sesame seeds, try tahini.


  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (5)
    These sound interesting. I can't say that I'd actually try them because I refuse to give up sugar, but they sound like they would be good!


  3. Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (6)
    Kim these look amazing!!!


  4. Heather

    These look amazing! And yes, it sure is emotional and I think that paying attention to our emotions is just as important to success as what we eat.


  5. Terri K (@tkharmonic)

    These would work for diabetics too, right?


  6. George

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (7)
    This looks very goog, thanks for share


  7. Nichol

    OOH I bet they would be wonderful with pumpkin. I'm pretty sure I'd like these because I love anything with coconut


  8. Sara Phillips

    These LOOK good, but I don't like coconut or almonds 🙁


  9. Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie}

    Looks good to me. I am trying to reduce sugar significantly, but right now I'm just adjusting to dumping the aspartame.


  10. Jennifer Bienstock

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (8)
    Sorry, but I have to be honest. I made these cookies yesterday, followed the recipe exactly, and they are AWFUL. I am a huge fan of the paleo, sugar-free lifestyle but not even I could choke these down. They taste like warm wood pulp, complete with the fear that you might get a mouth full of splinters from the consistency of the shredded coconut. I should have realized that these would be inedible when I saw lots of "looks great" comments, but no one actually reported making them. This is just my opinion, of course, maybe someone else will like them. I typically try to keep negative opinions to myself, under the code of "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" but in this instance I would have wanted to be warned not to waste my time and ingredients on this woodpulp. I'm sure there are many other tasty recipes on this website. This is not one of them. Again, I apologize if this seems harsh, but it is just my opinion.


  11. Frankie Sempronio

    I just got finished making these! I barley let them cool before having to sample them. At first I was a little unsure of the cookies, since switching to a no carb diet a lot of the recipes that I tried have not turned out a good as I had hoped. I thought that these came out good! If you go in thinking it will taste like a normal cookie, I can see where people will not like it. It does have its own sweetness but not in the sugar sense! I did change it up a little bit, I didn't have any pecans in my pantry but lots and lots of almonds, so I used almonds instead of the pecans. I also used my homemade almond butter and I made my own unsweetened shredded coconut. I think that helped a lot! I do find that a lot of store bought coconut can be a bit off putting. All in all it is a good cookie and a quick snack to grab while running out the door.


    • Kimberly Grabinski

      Thank you so much for the feedback! I too enjoyed them for what they were. You are right you definitely have to realize they won't be like a normal cookie.


      • Martha Miller

        How many calories and carbs in this cookie ?


        • Kim

          Hi Martha, I added the nutrition to the recipe card.


  12. Anna

    Just made these and my whole family (including a very picky 5 year old) likes them. We call them un-sweet cookies. They're more like a biscuit. I'm on day 5 of my sugar detox and it was nice to have a "treat". I'm wondering if they might be a bit more cookie-ish with the addition of a smashed green tipped banana. I might give that a whirl,too...


    • Kimberly Grabinski

      Anna the green banana definitely helps! I have a banana hater here so that's why I made these LOL

      Thank you so much for the feedback!


  13. Kim Long

    I made these last night and added fruit sweetened dried cranberries ...also a touch of coconut sugar. Delicious! Not your typically sugar laden cookie but full of flavor. I would make them again!


    • Kimberly Grabinski

      Thanks for letting us know, the dried cranberries sound like an amazing addition!


  14. Julie

    These were great! Made this exactly as written. They really hit the spot.


  15. staci

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (9)
    I did actually make these, they weren't terrible but a bit bland, next time I'll probably use a whole tablespoon of cinnamon, or add some chunked up 90% dark chocolate. 🙂


  16. Jordan

    Just baked these! Great texture.. but they are more like a biscuit flavor than a cookie. Lol. I don't eat gluten or processed sugar, so I am use to the lightly & naturally sweetened baked goods.. but these have no sweetness whatsoever. I think a touch of a natural sweetener would make them a little better, which may ruin the point of being a sugar detox cookie.. but they need something.
    If you added pumpkin, how much would you put? Or maybe banana, or apple sauce? It would make them a little more moist & add a touch of sweet.. Just a thought 🙂


  17. stephanie

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (10)
    Thank you so much! I'm not allowed carbohydrates or other sugars like fructose or lactose for 3 months which is not fun. I'm so sick of stevia which tastes awful so these are life savers and they taste good! Thanks for making the coming weeks easier.


  18. Jessica Richards

    Thank you for this recipe. My hubby has lost 60# doing low carb and with the holidays coming up he is starting to slip. He is a cookie monster so I'd like to have something at holiday events we can have. Do they freeze well?


  19. Mimi

    I'm just about to make those cookies now..
    I will definitely add more ceylon cinnamon (as it is less toxic than conventional cinnamon)...and I will also add a smidgen of fermented munk fruit which is a sugar substitute... Its called Lakanto and it has zero glycemlic index, zero calories and is totally natural. Btw, I'm off sugar for approx 6 to 9 months to try to heal my chronically exhausted adrenal glands... And I'm also trying to get my body to produce more human growth hormone (which is the hormone which helps your body to stay young)...That is mainly why I'm staying away from sugar.


  20. Susan Swain

    Sugar Detox Cookie Recipe - 730 Sage Street (11)
    I made these with raw cashew butter (slightly more than 1/c cup, increased the vanilla to 1 tsp and increased coconut oil to 3 tsp and coconut flour to 1 1/2 Tablespoons. These are delicious. Next time I may increase cinnamon as well. Great texture. Made 8 good sized cookies. I baked for 12 minutes.


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