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3 Ingredient No Bake Healthy Sugar Cookies

These no bake soft sugar cookies are healthier than traditional cookies. The cookies need only 3 ingredients and don’t contain any wheat flour, dairy butter, eggs or refined sugar. The cookies are easy to make and store well.
a stack of five no bake sugar cookies.

I’ve been eating a lot of cookies and pastries these last few weeks. My goal this week is to eat just a little bit healthier so I wanted to share these healthier sugar cookies. These cookies are so easy to make and it’s a fun project to make with the family. We made regular circle cookies and some cut-out shapes and had a lot of fun decorating them.


  • Oat flour
  • Maple Syrup
  • Coconut Butter

The sugar cookies need only 3 ingredients. If you want to make the optional icing, it is also made with the same ingredients.

Oat flour: You can make your own oat flour by grinding rolled oats until very fine. You can also use store bought. If using store-bought, make sure to check the packaging label. Make sure you use a brand that does not have a warning label advising you not to consume raw. Some brands state not to consume raw. Other brands do not state this. To be extra cautious you can just make your own oat flour.

Maple syrup: The cookies are sweetened with pure maple syrup. I recommend using a light colored one so that the cookies and icing with be lighter in color.

Coconut butter: This recipe uses coconut butter (not to be confused with coconut oil). Coconut butter is made of the entire coconut including the oil and contains less saturated fat than coconut oil and more nutrients than coconut oil. If you don’t have coconut butter you can substitute with dairy butter for the cookies (dairy butter does not work as a substitute in the icing).

How to Make No Bake Sugar Cookies

The oat flour, maple syrup and melted coconut butter are all mixed together until a soft dough forms. Take 1 tablespoon of dough, roll it into a ball and then flatten onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining dough. If you want to make cut-out sugar cookies, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and then use cookie cutters to make cut-outs. Re-roll dough scraps and repeat.

To make the icing, whisk together room temperature coconut butter with maple syrup until a thick icing forms. Spread on cookies. Place cookies into the fridge until they are firm enough to handle.
no bake cookies topped with frosting and sprinkles.

No Bake Sugar Cookie Texture

These cookies are soft and lightly sweet. You will also taste the oats.
a stack of cookies.

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3 Ingredient No Bake Healthy Sugar Cookies

Servings: 10 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These no bake sugar cookies are healthier than regular cookies and need only 3 ingredients. They don't contain any wheat flour, eggs, dairy butter or refined sugar.


Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup (97 g) homemade oat flour see note
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (18 g) coconut butter melted

Optional Icing

  • 2 tbsp (24 g) coconut butter room temperature
  • 2-3 tbsp (30 ml-44 ml) maple syrup


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add oat flour, maple syrup and melted coconut butter to a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Using a 1 tbsp measuring spoon or cookie scoop, measure out 1 tbsp of dough and roll into a smooth ball. Place onto your prepared cookie sheet and press down to form a thick flat disk about 1/4 inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough. If you prefer to make cut-out cookies, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick and use your cookie cutter to make cut-outs. If for some reason your dough is too sticky or soft to work with you can place it in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to firm up before rolling it out.
  • For the icing: In a small bowl, whisk together the room temperature coconut butter and maple syrup. Start with 2 tbsp of syrup. Taste and add more syrup if needed. I usually use 2 to 2.5 tbsp. Spread the icing across the surface of the cookies. You can also add sprinkles to the surface of the icing.
  • Place cookies into the fridge for about 10-15 minutes to firm up so they are easier to handle. The icing will become more set in the fridge but it will not completely turn solid. Keep uneaten cookies stored in the fridge in an airtight container.


  • Since this recipe does not involve cooking or baking, we recommend you use homemade out flour (grind rolled oats until very fine and powdery).  If you do use store bought oat flour, make sure to check the package labeling. Some brands will contain a warning label advising you not to consume raw. Some brands don't contain this label. Don't use one that has a warning label on it.
  • Coconut butter can be substituted with regular dairy butter for the dough. The dairy butter does not work in the icing. If you plan on using dairy butter than I would recommend not making the icing or using a more traditional icing (powdered sugar mixed with a little milk or water).
  • For the icing, if your kitchen is on the colder side and your room temperature coconut butter is completely solid, then heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave until softened.
  • Nutrition estimate is for the cookie only without the optional icing.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 72kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, NET CARBS: 11

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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8 comments on “3 Ingredient No Bake Healthy Sugar Cookies”

  1. Ummm my oat flour says right on the package that it is a raw flour and needs to be cooked ….maybe other brands don’t state this??? Like regular flour is not supposed to be consumed raw either because of possible contamination….just wanted to point that out make sure people read their packages and dont get sick….but tither that that ot sounds like a great idea!

    • If your oat flour says not to consume raw then I would recommend you use a different brand or make your own oat flour using rolled oats. The brand we used does not contain this warning label.

  2. Can almond flour be substituted for the oat flour?

  3. I don’t have oat flour. What can I substitute?

  4. Where do you buy coconut butter

    • I buy mine from Whole Foods and Amazon. It’s also become very popular the last year so a lot of grocery stores carry it now.