Look at these fun and festive Low Sugar Chocolate Cookie Cutouts! What a fun way to make a Christmas treat you can feel good about eating!
These cookies are delightfully good with a cup of coffee or tea. And if you want the non-chocolate version (what is wrong with you, ha?!), you’ll find that here. It’s fun to make a batch of both so you can display them in a pretty way on a tray!
Low Sugar Chocolate Cookie Cutouts
- 1 cup melted butter
- ½ cup sucanat or raw sugar
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3½ cups of whole wheat flour (give or take)
- Stir together melted butter, sugar, and cocoa.
- Add eggs, vanilla, and baking powder.
- Stir in flour until a solid ball of dough forms.
- Cover the bowl and place it in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour.
- Roll chilled dough on a well-floured surface and thin or thick as you like.
- Cut with cookie cutters and place them about a half inch apart on a baking sheet.
- Bake in a 350° oven for about 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.
- Makes 20-30 cookies depending on the thickness and size.
Want to frost your Low Sugar Chocolate Cookie Cutouts? Here are some fun (and low sugar) options:
Stevia Sweetened Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Liquid stevia to taste (I use 2 droppers full)
Whip ingredients together until smooth. Frost cookies just before serving.
Low Sugar Chocolate Frosting
1/2 cup butter
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons milk
2-4 Tablespoons honey (sweeten this to your taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small saucepan combine butter, cocoa, milk, and honey. Cook and stir over low heat until ingredients are well combined and mixture begins to thicken slightly. Removed from heat. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cooled cookies.