5 Top Diabetic Cookie Recipes

5 Top Diabetic Cookie Recipes

The holidays can be a tricky time for diabetics, who will undoubtedly be tempted by the array of sugary sweets on display at festive office parties and family gatherings. Don't fret! Here are 5 diabetic-friendly cookie recipes to try if you're diabetic or on any low-sugar diet.

1. Oatmeal Cookies

A Touch of Sugar made headlines several years ago when it became the first diabetic-focused restaurant in the world. A Touch of Sugar, based in Cleveland, has released books that include its world-famous diabetic-friendly recipes — and these oatmeal cookies are one of their dessert standouts. Oatmeal is an excellent diabetic-friendly grain, and the nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar help to give these healthy cookies a decadently sweet flavor.

2. Sam Talbot’s Peanut Butter Cookies

Sam Talbot became famous when he was one of the semi-finalists of Season 2 of Top Chef. Talbot is diabetic – so in addition to his regular mouthwatering recipes that wowed Bravo network judges, he also focuses on diabetic-friendly recipes, including these peanut butter cookies. Talbot’s recipe has been included in several diabetic-friendly cookbooks, and its quick oats base and stevia sweetening make them a safe, healthy delicious treat.

3. Chocolate-Filled Ginger Low-Carb Cookies

Online news source The Huffington Post recently featured some of the world’s best tried-and-true diabetic dessert recipes. One of the favorites were these chocolate-filled ginger cookies, published by cooking site A Sweet Life. The cookies were inspired by a diabetic cookbook put out in 1917 called Diabetic Cookery, and the ginger in the cookies and unsweetened chocolate make for a rich and spicy pairing.

4. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone loves a good chocolate chip cookie, and sometimes you want it to taste just like a chocolate cookie – not like something fancy made of oatmeal or fruit and nuts. These chocolate chip cookies made with a heat stable sugar substitute are as close to traditional chocolate chip cookies as you’re going to get.

5. Almond Cream Cutouts

Chef Chris Smith has made himself famous by becoming “The Diabetic Chef,” one of the world’s leading culinary experts on diabetic cooking. Smith knew that one of the things many diabetics missed out on during the holiday season were traditional Christmas cookies, so he adapted a recipe using almond paste. These cookies look like the real deal – and they taste like it, too, so even your kids will want to have some (and leave them out for Santa!)