low-sugar cookie recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Almond Cookie Recipe with Cranberry Jam

These low-sugar delicious tasting "jam dot" cookies are a terrific way to get a little bit of sweet in your life without a ton of sugar.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: California
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 169kcal


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour*
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground orange zest
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dark amber maple syrup
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup jam


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, grind almonds and rolled oats together into a fine meal. Put in a bowl and add whole wheat pastry flour, cinnamon, and orange zest.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt. Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Roll into 1 1/2" balls. Place on baking sheet and press down with thumb. Fill indentation with jam and  and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom.


*Leave out wheat flour altogether if you like, and increase the quantities of almonds to 1 1/2 cups and oats to 1 1/2 cups. 


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1.2% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 3.9%