Sugar Free Grain Free Vanilla Wafers made keto, nut free, low carb, grain free and gluten free! These are the perfect make ahead cookie that can be rolled into a cylinder form, wrapped and stored in the fridge or frozen for easy slice and bake cookies whenever you like. Just 1 total carb per cookie and 0 net carbs!
Sugar Free Vanilla Wafer Cookies
Vanilla wafers were and will always be a classic, comforting cookie from my childhood.
Crumbles all over my pajamas and a glass a milk on a little folding table by the couch, sitting with my grandmother watching TV; a fond memory I will always cherish.
While my copycat recipe for those classic cookies my grandmother and I used to enjoy may be quite different, the distinct taste in my homemade vanilla wafers is still prevalent and comforting all the same. The smell alone while baking will remind you of home, wherever that may be.
The best part about these vanilla cookies is how easy they are to prepare. Basically like a slice and bake cookie that makes life so easy when you want a sweet treat on your keto diet or low carb diet. You can even freeze after you roll it and thaw for whenever you feel like baking some cookies.
That's the best way to keep your portions under control in my opinion.
Low-Carb Vanilla Wafers
My favorite cookie recipes from my childhood and baking with my grandmother are these Vanilla Wafers, Peanut Butter Blossoms and Butter Balls!
Sometimes basic and plain is a good thing. Why mess with perfection? No need to add anything to these cookies really, they are perfect as is.
Maybe they don't look exactly like a thin vanilla wafer cookie recipe and may not be exactly as crisp as the ones you can buy, but for a grain free, gluten free, low carb, sugar free cookie, oh my these are spectacular!
How to Make Sugar Free Vanilla Wafers
To view the nutritional information, print this recipe and see exact measurements please scroll to the bottom of this blog post to view the recipe card.
Swerve sweetener or other granulated sugar free sub
unsalted butter, room temperature
real vanilla extract
Add the first 4 dry ingredients to your stand mixer and blend on low to combine.
Place the remaining wet ingredients into the mixer and blend on medium speed until thoroughly incorporated.
Place a large piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on the counter and form the dough into a cylinder shape.
Wrap tightly and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Unwrap the dough and slice into 18 cookies.
Place them onto a silpat lined or parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-14 minutes until golden brown around edges.
Allow to cool slightly before removing, about 10 minutes.
Storage: Place leftover cookies in an airtight container on the counter for 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
FAQs for Keto Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers
Can I make these vegan vanilla wafers?
Yes, a great alternative to butter is using coconut oil and replace eggs with a flax or chia seed egg replacement.
Can I swap coconut flour for blanched almond flour?
Coconut flour is quite dense and requires more liquids and eggs than almond flour. ¼ cup coconut flour is equal to about 1 cup almond flour. I would not recommend swapping them in this recipe.
Can I change the low carb sugar alternatives?
You can use any low carb sweetener you prefer. I use two different sweeteners to help cancel out any aftertaste that one might have. Use my Sweetener Guide & Conversion Chart to help you determine how much to use.
Keto Sugar Free Nilla Wafers
With a slight bit of crumbly.......that's how I like them.
Also perfect for banana cream pie parfaits, or my sugar free keto banana pudding, but that's for another time.
Right now you can serve these up with any dip you like.
I've got a Peanut Butter Cheesecake Dip you might enjoy or my newest creation below!
These pair perfectly with my Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip!
Other Sugar Free Dips you might like:
This recipe was first published in October of 2015 and I decided a great video was in order for this fabulous cookie to come out of the archives! Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
These pair perfectly with my Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip!
Other Sugar Free Dips you might like:
Sugar Free Grain Free Keto Vanilla Wafers
Sugar Free Grain Free Vanilla Wafers
- ½ cup coconut flour or 58g
- ½ cup Swerve sweetener or other granulated sugar free sub or 64g
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia
- Add the first 4 ingredients to your stand mixer and blend on low to combine.
- Place the remaining ingredients into the mixer and blend on medium speed until thoroughly incorporated.
- Place a large piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap on the counter and form the dough into a cylinder shape.
- Wrap tightly and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Unwrap the dough and slice into 18 cookies.
- Place them onto a silpat lined or parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes until golden brown around edges.
- Allow to cool slightly before removing, about 10 minutes.
- Enjoy or store in an airtight container.
Look forward to baking these and no almond flour 🤗🤗
I use Purecane sugar substitute for everything. I buy it online. My husband is diabetic and it's the only sugar substitute I can use that he doesn't complain about
I'd love to make your flag recipe. But there's a problem with the crust. I can't tolerate sugar alcohols. Only stevia. Do you have a crust with only stevia?
Faith @ PBVHQ
Can't wait to try out the recipe. I've longed for this.
A question, can I reduce the swerve?
I'm sure that would be fine.
Joan @ Prayer Bible Verse
Looking forward to test this out.
Hi my mother in-law is hooked on vootmans sugar free cookies because they are both diabetics and my father in-law was feeding my dog these same cookies. He started having a issue so I did some research and found that his issue was associated with these cookies. Dad was feeding them each meal as mom was eating them. So I’ve connected the dots to join moms issues as well. Turns out it was all printed on the labeling of these cookies the whole time. I’m out to find an alternative to those nasty cookies replacing them with something she’ll love just as much. Can I replace the vanilla extract with other flavors to offer mom the variety she’s come accustomed to? I’ve made them no added sugar fried pies but the flour is not healthy for either of them. Please any help would be greatly appreciated
Yes replace the vanilla extract with whatever you like. Here's a blueberry hand pie we just posted:https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/low-carb-blueberry-hand-pies-keto-gluten-free/
I am going to try these and replace the vanilla extract with almond extract but still use the vanilla liquid stevia.
I love almond cookies!
These sound so yummy. But every time I try to bake with coconut flour, the smell and taste are horrible to me. I have only used Bob Red Mills coconut flour. Is this maybe not a good brand for coconut flour? I use their almond flour with no problem. I have not baking anything with coconut flour because of this. Any suggestions? What brand do you use?
I like using Bob's Red mill but Anthony's is also a good brand.
I made these to use as a crust for a keto cheesecake (crushed with butter). I didn't use the vanilla stevia (I don't have any) and just omitted it. I found I could have still reduced the swerve (a bit on the sweet side for me). But these are the tastiest keto cookies I have made, and will do it again. So quick and easy.
LorAnn oils and flavorings. These are really great and affordable flavoring oils and emulsions in a HUGE variety that are used by both home and professional bakers and candy makers. They have a variety of sizes and kits as well as equipment, such as eye dropper caps for dram-sized bottles, 1 oz., 4 oz. and 8 ounce bottles. They will sell in larger bottles for commercial uses as well.
About what is the length of the cookie dough roll?
I am one of those people who can taste only the bitter of stevia. I can't use it as it makes everything I put in in/on bitter to me. I can use erythritol (when I can afford it) but usually use sucralose when I can't afford the natural sweetener. I'm diabetic so any real "sugar" is a no-go for me. Any suggestions on how much erythritol or sucralose I can use in place of stevia?
I've never used sucralose so I'm not sure how sweet it is, but using Swerve (erythritol) it is definitely less sweet than many sugar free sweeteners. So I used 1/2 cup Swerve and 1 tsp stevia so that is about 1 cup sweetness of sugar.
If I want to use this cookie recipe for the crust on your other dessert (with cream cheese and berry topping) would I need to double the recipe? and roll it out flat instead but still refrigerate?
No you won't need it doubled for the patriotic cookie pizza. I just used the whole cookie recipe for the crust.
Can I use granular Splenda for the sweetener. Where can I find the vanilla sweetener? I don't think I've seen it in the baking aisles at the store.
Yes you can use any sweetener you prefer. I have found vanilla stevia in Whole Foods and Walmart, but mostly I buy it on Amazon.
Just tried this recipe and turned out beautiful, the smell was just pure
deliciousness! However, when I took a bite the Swerve granulated sweetener had an awful & overpowering, taste. I am very new to the recommended sweeteners and so far I have not found one that I like. I tried a store brand liquid Stevia and that was awful as well. Has anyone completely omitted the sweetener and had good results? Any other recommendations?
How do I make coconut flour??
I don't make it sorry I buy it.
Absolutely delicious! I used salted butter because it was what I had on hand. Cookies did not come out salty, they are super buttery and tasty.
Would these be S, E or FP? I am still pretty new to this. Thanks!
I think you're referring to the Trim Healthy Momma plan? And I don't know as I don't follow that plan sorry.
Is it possible to use powdered swerve rather than granulated? I’m not at home in my own kitchen today and it’s all I’ve got on hand here .... wondering if it would change it drastically. I’m in a small town today so no store availability.
Yes that would be fine to use.