5-Minute Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls – grain free, egg free, low carb, AIP option

These low carb snickerdoodle cookie dough balls are so simple to whip up that you'll get your sweet cinnamon-y fix faster than ever! They're paleo, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, and THM friendly!

Even your pickiest eater is going to love this recipe for 5 Minute, 6 Ingredient Low Carb Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls.  Guaranteed.

I’m always on the hunt for easy healthy snacks for my family.  My boys eat a LOT and are always looking for something to munch on. Some of our favorites are Crispy Green Bean Chips, Kale Chips, No Bake Protein Bars and No Bake Almond Joy Bars, but I’m telling you, these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls are a HUGE hit.

Let me tell you how I know I have a winner recipe……

Sometimes, when I make healthy treats, at least one person in the family thinks they aren’t a “treat.”

In other words, this person, who shall remain unidentified, won’t eat them.

What puzzles me is that if another mom makes a similar thing, he’ll gobble it down.

Or if there’s a similarly “wholesome, not that incredibly tasty snack” in a wrapper from a health food store, he’ll gobble that down too, but since it’s from our kitchen and doesn’t have a wrapper, he’ll say it’s not that great.

He’s clearly the most finicky one in the family when it comes to food.

HOWEVER..

He. Loves. These.

A lot.

These low carb snickerdoodle cookie dough balls are so simple to whip up that you'll get your sweet cinnamon-y fix faster than ever! They're paleo, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, and THM friendly!

And I’m so excited to share this recipe with you.

It’s a great treat to have around to keep you out of unhealthy treats, plus it’s special diet friendly – even adaptable for the AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol or Autoimmune Paleo).

These cookie dough balls are grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and low carb, and can be made nut-free too.

PLUS they take only 5 minutes to make.

AND they use only 6 ingredients (if you use only one of the sweeteners and don’t count the salt.)

I love having an easy recipe like this that I can whip up in a flash to satisfy the two boys.who.never.get.enough.food.  Seriously.  I joke with them all the time that they are bottomless pits and that I have no idea how to keep the kitchen stocked so they are satisfied.

My whole family loves my Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (I do too), but this way you can have the same great taste without needing to turn your oven on.  And since I don’t have an oven right now (Yikes! Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!), this recipe is particularly helpful.

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These low carb snickerdoodle cookie dough balls are so simple to whip up that you'll get your sweet cinnamon-y fix faster than ever! They're paleo, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, and THM friendly!

Seriously, these are great.

I just made another batch while adding this recipe to the blog and my boys dove into them.  My oldest said, “YUM!” when he found out that I was making them.

Between the 3 of us who are home right now, they’re almost gone.

I’ll make a bigger batch next time :).

I look forward to hearing what you all think of this recipe and I have another cookie dough ball recipe or two to share in the hopefully not too distant future.

5.0 from 10 reviews
Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls - paleo, grain-free, egg-free, low carb
 
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Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: low carb, gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free
Serves: 10 dough balls
Prep time:
Total time:
 
Delicious no bake cookie dough balls that taste like Snickerdoodles. They're low carb, grain-free, dairy-free and egg-free too!
Ingredients
Topping
  • 3 Tbsp xylitol (or other preferred granulated sweetener)
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients, except the topping ingredients, into a bowl.
  2. Mix well until combined thoroughly.
  3. Roll into balls and roll to coat in the topping.
  4. Store in refrigerator.

 

What’s your favorite easy healthy snack?

Photo Credits: Naomi Huzovicova

 

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  1. Hi

    What is the net carb count on these?

    • Sorry but I don’t post nutritional information due to the many substitutions that I give. I am considering it for the future. It’s very low if you use the low carb sweeteners, however, and there are many calculators on the internet that one could use.

  2. Hi! I followed the recipe, but my ingredients seemed very wet. It was difficult to roll them in my hands and in the coating. They tasted good. I’m new to this style of making sweet treats. What would cause so much wetness?

    • Hi there. I’m sorry about that. Did you use the coconut flour?

      • Oh my, don’t be sorry! Something went wrong in my measurements, I think. Yes I used the coconut flour. I used everything exactly, except I used baking Stevia instead of xylitol.

        • That should work……maybe try a small batch next time to see? I wonder if it’s the baking stevia. You could add a little extra coconut flour. It won’t have as strong of a flavor but it will help the wetness.

  3. Love easy recipes with few ingredients. Looking for a dessert to make for Christmas. Did you use coconut milk in the can or the carton in the dairy sections?

  4. Linda Griffin says:

    Hi I want to make these. They look fantastic. For the THM plan am I correct in thinking that 1 ball is one serving?

  5. Do you think it will still work if I don’t use the vanilla extract, when also substituting the vanilla stevia for xylitol? I cant find vanilla extract without sugar and the only liquid stevia I can find is £7! I have all the other ingredients 🙂 thank you x

  6. I don’t have any coconut butter or ingredients to make my own. Can you skip it or should I replace it with something else. Would love to try these.

  7. I have to say, I tried this recipe for the first time last week and have now remade them three times to have a “supply” both at home and for my boyfriends house. We are both on low carb with great success and this recipe gives us that little sweet treat we need every once and a while. I never leave comments but this one deserves it. Well done!

  8. Thank you for posting these delicious little gems! I used powdered erythritol and peanut butter in mine. What a hit! I’m going to play around with this recipe for holiday treats.

  9. These are so good! And addictive. I’m about to make them for the second time and thought I’d leave a comment. To me they taste like cinnamon donut holes. …healthy-style. 😀

  10. How many carbs? (I must have missed that information somewhere.)

    • Hi there. I don’t add in nutritional information as it would be very confusing with the different alternatives that I give, plus I don’t know that they are accurate. Please do input the ingredients you wish to use in an online calculator that you trust. Thanks for reading!

  11. I never leave comments or reviews, but I just had to say, these are DELICIOUS!!! I’m a recently diagnosed Type 2 and have been looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth. Whipped these up tonight and I am a very happy bunny! Nom nom nom ???

  12. These are so good! I love that they are so quick and easy. I can see me making these a lot for the holidays. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  13. These are delicious!!! And so quick and easy!!!

  14. Mary Callison says:

    What do you mean by AIP?