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

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These low carb snickerdoodle cookie dough balls are so simple to whip up for a healthy sweet and easy snack! They're paleo, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, AIP, 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.


He. Loves. These.

A lot.

What's so great about Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls

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 for a healthy sweet and easy snack! They're paleo, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, AIP, and THM friendly!

Seriously, these Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls 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.

I've got my eye on recipes like these chocolate chip cookie dough balls, but I'm needing to nail down a low-carb, grain-free version that meets my high standards…..back to the test kitchen!

These low carb snickerdoodle cookie dough balls are so simple to whip up for a healthy sweet and easy snack! They're paleo, grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low carb, AIP, and THM friendly!

Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls - paleo, grain-free, egg-free, low carb

Preparation 5 mins
Total Time 0:05
Serves 10 dough balls     adjust servings

Delicious no bake cookie dough balls that taste like Snickerdoodles. They're low carb, grain-free, dairy-free and egg-free too!



  • 3 Tbsp xylitol (or other preferred granulated sweetener)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  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.


15 reviews


What's your favorite easy healthy snack?

Photo Credits: Naomi Huzovicova


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  1. Sookie's Mummy says:

    Thanks for the recipe Adrienne 🙂
    I’ve calculated each ball to contain around 4.5 grams of carb (this seems to vary based on the xylitol brand and almond butter).
    I used the following based on this recipe’s measurements:
    – Meridien smooth almond butter (Carb: 6.8 grams)
    – Pipkin Organic coconut flour (Carb: 11.9)
    – Xylitol uk – Birch (Carb: 25.5) (I’ve noticed some xylitol are 0 carbs)
    – Coconut milk (Carb: 1.26)
    – Total carbs: 45.46 or 4.55 per ball

    I’ve listed this to give everyone an idea of a ROUGH estimation of the carb count 😉

    • Thank you! Working on getting nutritional info on the blog :).

    • Sookie's Mummy says:

      Hello again.
      I’ve made a huge miscalculation on the carb count estimation for each ball…sincere apologies!
      I’ve just discovered that 100g of Xylitol contains 100g of carbs of which all are Polyols.

      This means that the TOTAL CARB OF EACH DELICIOUS BALL is just under 2 GRAMS!!!…truly low-carb!!

      Adrienne, I’m so sorry for the mistake…it took me this long to figure out why some xylitol brands listed 0 as the carb count and others a certain value (polyols).

  2. Steve Smith says:

    That’s a lot of xylitol, considering the potential side effects!

  3. These are decadent.

    I was hesitant to make these at first due to my countless failures with recipes containing coconut flour. However, I had all the ingredients, and the preparation appeared way too simple. And it was.

    Wow. I was hit with the perfect texture, flavor, and sweetness when I bit into one of these. I just started my low carb journey (on top of being vegan) so needless to say, it is near impossible to find an appealing LOW CARB recipe that doesn’t require special equipment or contain dairy/loads of sugar.

    I’ve been looking for a simple recipe like this for over a year and this is the real deal. Will definitely be keeping these stocked between me and my roomies.

    Thanks so much for sharing

    • Thanks so much, Paige! I’m so glad! I know what you are talking about. It’s hard.

      You might like these as well: https://wholenewmom.com/recipes/homemade-coconut-chips-like-dang-brand/ I’ve got a new version of them that I’m working on. I have 1 more thing to figure out about them to see if I’ll change, but otherwise, they have been a huge hit. Can’t wait to share!

      Thanks again :)! Now I need to make some!

      (I’ve been working on another type of the dough balls too but alas, I can’t find my recipe notes. Ugh.)

  4. Dudley Shumate says:

    Awesome!!! Had to try this AM. My tweaks were adding 1tsp ground ginger and using powdered Stevia for sweetener. Rolled some in chopped pecans for ‘crunch’. Seriously easy to make and SERIOUSLY TASTY! Would love to post the picture for you but don’t know how? Thank you! 🙂

    • So glad to hear it! I would love to see a photo but it’s not an option here. I don’t know if we could add that feature. Are you on Instagram? Or you could share on my Facebook page!

  5. 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.

      • callingOut the Fakes says:

        so you are just using buzz words like “low Carb” when in actuality you have no idea. you wont give the nutritional info…which makes me think you have absolutely no idea.

        • So “callingOut the Fakes” — this is a very interesting accusation considering that you are using this name and a very odd email address. Every ingredient in this recipe is low carb, so yes I do have an idea that adding them altogether would make a low carb result. I am working on getting nutritional info in all of my recipes. In the meantime, feel free to input the ingredients in a calculator yourself.

  6. 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.

    • crankerella says:

      I too had the same issue Lori. I think it’s because there is quite a bit of oil in the almond butter. I added extra coconut flour and they rolled up nicely.

      • Good point – might depend on the almond butter – on the way it’s been stirred. I know when I make my Homemade Almond Butter that sometimes my butter is more liquid than others.

  7. 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?

  8. 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?

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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. 😀

  14. 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!

  15. 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 ???

  16. 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!!

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

  18. Mary Callison says:

    What do you mean by AIP?