Guilt-less Sugar Cookies!


It’s no secret — I LOVE Christmas cookies

We are going on three years here at The Live Fit Girls, and three years = three Christmas cookie posts — and even MORE than three recipes! (The first year’s post has SIX different recipes!! For a grand total of EIGHT cookie recipes to make this holiday!!

I think my love of baking Christmas cookies stems from helping my mom make twelve-dozen Christmas cookies for her annual cookie swap each year…and while she no longer has the cookie swap…I still make a ridiculous amount of cookies…

I can’t help it…Decorating my mini 3-foot Christmas tree, listening to Christmas songs, and baking cookies is seriously my JAM…as soon as Thanksgiving is over…the festivities begin!

I go nuts — I make full batches of chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cookies, fudge — the whole thing. It’s really a sight to see in my kitchen, I tell ya! 


The best addition I made this year to my cookies was adding in a little extra protein — and not just protein — COLLAGEN. I have mentioned my recent love of collagen before, but seriously this stuff is amazing. And what’s even better is that Vital Proteins has come out with a VANILLA version of their amazing collagen peptides.

Seriously, I’m obsessed with this stuff…I’ve been adding collagen it to my iced coffee β˜•οΈ every morning, and I even put it in my breakfast muffins and donuts πŸ© — so when Vital Proteins released their new vanilla version, I could’t wait to try it.

When I first opened the jar of the vanilla collagen, I was blown away by the amazing vanilla aroma — they use REAL vanilla beans! YES, like actual vanilla beans — no fake flavoring…seriously, it was like dying and going to a beautiful, collagen filled heaven!

Here’s why I am obsessed with collagen:
β™₯︎ Keeps you beautiful – stronger and more youthful looking hair, skin, and nails — I’m in!πŸ™‹
β™₯︎ Promotes better sleep — YES, I need all the help I can get!πŸ’€
β™₯︎ Keeps your immune system, digestive system, and central nervous system healthy and strong πŸ’ͺ
β™₯︎ Helps repair and protect joints and bones, and increases athletic performance.πŸ‘Ÿ


To make these extra “guilt-less” I also used some of my favorite healthier ingredient substitutions — like coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is one of my absolute favorite ways to make baking a little less naughty!😘

I also used almond flour, instead of regular flour or oat flour. So, these cookies are much lower in carbs than regular cookies.πŸͺ SCORE!

And then, of course the collagen makes these super high in protein — which also helps to bring the glycemic index down quite a bit too. So you can enjoy these cookies without having a huge spike in blood sugar, which can lead to yucky belly fat.

The best part is you can make these for any occasion — just get cookie cutters to match the season! I’m going to make another batch of these for Valentine’s day!πŸ’•



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Guilt-less Sugar Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 20 1x




  1. In a standing mixer, cream together the coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, Vital Proteins, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer running on low, add the flour mixture to the creamed ingredients 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Form the dough into a ball with your hands and place on a piece of plastic wrap. Form the dough into a disc and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 — I did it overnight.
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Sprinkle a clean, flat surface with coconut flour and roll the dough out until it is 1/4 thick. Cut out the cookies using your favorite cookie cutters. Work somewhat quickly so the dough stays cold. Using a spatula, transfer the cut cookies to the baking sheets. Place the baking sheets in the freezer for 15 minutes while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees — TRUST ME, you’ll want your dough nice and cold so your cookies don’t spread too much.
  6. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool on a baking sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting. Enjoy!


What cookies are you making this year?


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