This recipe is so good that I've literally made it twice this week, and my kids tweeked it to make it even better. The recipe is based off of a great one from my Mom's cookbook from years ago. There are couple variations that my boys helped me with. They might be sugarless; but they are teenage boy approved! Enjoy!

Heat your oven to 350-375. Ungreased cookie sheet.


This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.

  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) slightly melted
  • 1 cup Swerve confectioners sugar or Truvia sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon to 1 tsp salt. ( I like mine a little more salty).
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour. (To make this even better for you, choose whole wheat WHITE flour). Yes they do make such a thing; and it's better than regular white flour.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Philadelphia whipped cream cheese (Optional)


Preheat oven to 350. Get two cookie sheets prepared. Ungreased.

Mix together melted butter with sugar. Once mixed, add 1 egg and Vanilla extract.  Mix. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda & Salt.  Mix. This should make a ball of dough that is easy to either put in a spritz press.

If you have a press, press the cookies out on the baking sheets and bake for 7 minutes. Take out and let cool before removing them from the baking sheet.


If you don't have a cookie press, (or you do but your want to try something amazing and fast), you can make round balls of dough and place on pan. Preferably the size of a small melon ball. Once you place the round balls on the cookie sheet, you have a couple options.

You can make a thumb print on the cookies and fill it with a dollop of whipped cream cheese. Or, you could put chocolate chips or cinnamon dots in the thumb print for a holiday look and taste.


Or if you Do want a little sugar in your recipe, you can make the balls of dough, put sugar or swerve confectioners sugar in a  zip lock bag; shake slightly to cover the balls of dough; then place balls on baking sheet.

If you don't want to add a topping, you can just press with a fork for a holiday design.

Then bake 7 minutes. The sugar or sugar substitute will give your cookies a snowflake holiday look.


If you're in a hurry...headed to a holiday party, you can quickly fix these up for a holiday get together. They also make a great holiday gift. Buy some small holiday gift boxes, and fill with these delicious holiday treats. ENJOY!

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