Diabetes-Friendly Cookie Recipes

Whether you're looking for an easy everyday sweet or an impressive holiday treat, these diabetic cookie recipes are sure to hit the spot. We made smart ingredient swaps and incorporated dried fruits and nuts to make these delicious, carb-conscious desserts fit into your healthy eating plan.

Almond-Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

A tasty chocolate-almond glaze is the perfect topper for this decadent diabetic dessert featuring dried cherries, sliced almonds, and chocolate chips. Indulge in one for only 88 calories and 14 grams of carb.

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Carrot Raisin Cookies

These hearty cookies are surprisingly moist and light, thanks to shredded carrots and unsweetened applesauce. The healthy dessert weighs in at just 4 grams of fat and 14 grams of carb per serving.

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Jasmine Tea Cookies

Curl up with a nice hot cup of tea and enjoy an exquisite cookie with subtle floral hints that are sure to take the stress out of a long day.

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Chocolate Cookie Treats

Drizzle rich chocolate icing over these walnut-topped treats for a nutty diabetic dessert that’s low-calorie and low-carb.

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Rosemary-Kissed Orange Thumbprint Cookies Tuscano

Subtle hints of almond and rosemary complement the orange marmalade centers of these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. You only need eight ingredients to create the unique low-carb dessert.

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Plum Pudding Cookies

Sugar-free instant lemon pudding mix is the surprising ingredient in these chewy cookies. With just 70 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 10 grams of carb per serving, the prune-filled treats fit perfectly into a healthy eating plan.

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Chocolate-Sesame Cookies

Enjoy one of our crispy chocolate cookies for only 9 grams of carb per serving! We skipped the frosting and rolled the cookie dough in sesame seeds instead.

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Fruited Oatmeal Cookies

Dried currants and apricots and chopped walnuts give our low-calorie version of traditional oatmeal cookies chunky texture, while yogurt adds low-fat moisture.

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Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons

You only need seven ingredients to whip up this gluten-free cookie recipe. The low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb dessert gets its heavenly flavor from shredded coconut and dark chocolate.

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Carrot Cake Cookies

Make carrot cake in cookie form! Our healthy version of the spring favorite is laced with pumpkin pie spice and chopped nuts, and it dons a splash of cream cheese frosting.

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Triple-Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies

We rolled minty white chocolate cookie dough in cocoa powder before baking to give the diabetes-friendly dessert its gorgeous coloring. Chocolate filling binds two cookies together to serve.

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Almond Breakfast Cookies

Cookies in the morning? Yes, please! Oat bran and wheat bran make these tasty, almond-topped treats substantial enough to serve for breakfast.

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Lemon Meringue Sandwich Cookies

Make soft, fluffy cookie sandwiches with refreshing lemon zing. A portion-controlled twist on lemon meringue pie, the cream cheese-filled diabetic dessert is low-calorie, low-fat, and low-carb.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Large melted chocolate chunks make these classic cookies irresistible. Use a sugar substitute to cut back on calories and carbs. Plus check out substitution tips, such as replacing canola oil with canned pumpkin, unsweetened applesauce, or pureed tofu.

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Chocolate Java Ice Cream Cookies

Start with a sugar-free cake mix to speed up the cookie-making process. This recipe for homemade ice cream sandwiches calls for just six ingredients and has only 24 grams of carb per serving.

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Lemon-Pistachio Slice-and-Bake Cookies

We spiked cookie dough with lemon peel and rolled it into pistachio-coated logs for a ready-to-slice dessert with just 59 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 7 grams of carb per serving.

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Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

White and dark chocolates are featured in a dazzling confection that is surprisingly low in calories. And with only 14 grams of carb, it won't blow your meal plan.

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Simple Almond Cookies

For a can't-miss afternoon pick-me-up, enjoy one of these crescent-shaped, macaroonlike cookies with a cup of your favorite tea.

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Soft Snickerdoodles

Packed with fruit and nuts, these guilt-free cookies make a great snack. To make the cookie dough a little firmer and easier to drop, chill it for up to an hour.

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All-Star Peanut Butter Cookies

The fascinating thing about these irresistible peanut butter morsels is that they contain no flour. For holidays, imprint them with cookie cutters to fit the season.

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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

When you're in the mood for something sweet, remember these soft and satisfying chocolate chip cookies. You can have one as a treat without derailing your diabetic meal plan.

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Lunch Box Oatmeal Cookies

No-fuss and loaded with flavor, try these all-time favorite cookies for a low-carb snack between meals.

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Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints

These tiny jam-filled tidbits are a festive addition to a holiday buffet table or cookie tray.

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Butter Rum Oatmeal Cookies

This soft, eggless cookie makes a delightful snack -- especially with a glass of cold milk or a hot cup of tea.

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Barley-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole wheat flour, rolled oats, barley flour, oat bran, and wheat bran pack these yummy chocolate chip cookies with grainy goodness.

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Banana-Oat Cookies

Substitute these for a sugary pastry in the morning and you'll feel better. Instead of butter and eggs, these cinnamon-laced cookies contain peanut butter and a potassium-rich banana.

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Must-Have Chocolate Chip Cookies

Take ordinary chocolate chip cookies to the next level with peanut butter, raisins, and a touch of cinnamon and vanilla.

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Brownie Cookies

Cocoa powder and brown sugar blend to make these easy drop cookies taste like rich brownies. Revisit your childhood: Enjoy them with a glass of fat-free milk.

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Raspberry-Fig Linzer Cookies

For years, travelers returned from Austria singing the praises of Linzer torte, made with a nut crust and filled with raspberry jam. This is a lightened-up adaptation of the classic.

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Crisp Spice Cookies

The word "gossamer" refers to something light and delicate, and it aptly describes these crisp, paper-thin cookies of northern European descent.

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Lemon Cardamom Meringue Cookies

Bite into one of these oh-so-light cookies and you'll discover the subtle flavor of spice kissed with a hint of citrus. If your meal plan allows, team them with scoops of sherbet or frozen yogurt.

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