When I was growing up, my mom always made the most delicious Italian cookies for Christmas. My favorite were her S cookies with a tasty glaze on top. This year, I decided to make a sweeter, vanilla-flavored version of the cookies for the holidays.

Simple Stevia S Cookies

While traditional S cookies are delectable, you can also try a lower calorie version. Some people think the traditional cookies are tart because of its almond flavoring. With this version, it keeps the unique S shape but adds a sweeter flavor.

A Twist On A Classic Italian Favorite

To make a lower calorie version, you can use SweetLeaf Sweet Drops, a natural sweetener that comes in a Vanilla Creme Flavor. I replaced 3/4 cup of sugar with only 3/4 teaspoon of liquid concentrate for a small, guilt-free batch that you and your family can devour in one day.

Theresa's Reviews - Simple Stevia S Cookies

When you make the cookies, they have a sweet, vanilla flavor that is different from the traditional almond flavor.

Theresa's Reviews - Simple Stevia S Cookies

For a sweet cookie, create a powdered sugar frosting and for the sprinkles. While there are stevia-based powdered sugar products, this recipe uses traditional powdered sugar.

Theresa's Reviews Stevia S Cookie Recipe
Although the traditional S cookie is spectacular, this was a nice lower calorie, sweet version.

Simple Stevia S Cookies Recipe

To make the cookies, I used my mother’s original recipe, but I cut the recipe size into one-third of what she called for, and then I substituted the sugar for the stevia.

Ingredients for the Cookie

Ingredients for the Frosting

  • 1 tsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • Red and green sprinkles


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix baking soda and milk. In a separate bowl, mix margarine with Sweet Drops™. Add the eggs, baking soda, milk, and flour. Mix and refrigerate for one hour.

Knead and roll the dough, making S-shaped cookies. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool.

Mix all the frosting ingredients, except the sprinkles. When the cookies have completely cooled, brush frosting onto the cookies. Add the sprinkles before the frosting dries.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 219
  • Carbs: 32g
  • Fats: 9g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 409mg
  • Sugar: 9g


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8 Responses

  1. Hanka

    Oh, in the Czech Republic we also have S cookies – they resemble me my childhood. But we never baked them, only buy – maybe high time to try! Thank you for the idea! 🙂

  2. Hetal

    Ugh..I’m a sucker for Italian Cookies! So smart to use Stevia! It means I can eat a whole lot more then hahha

  3. Amanda

    I’ve wanted to try any of the Sweet Leaf products. There are so many different ones on the market. Your review helped me decide. I’m going to try the drops first.

  4. Allison

    These look so delicious! I love making cookies this time of year, and love trying new recipes! I will try this one.

  5. Jordan D.

    I’d love to try any of the flavors of the 50ml Liquid Stevia Sweet Drops! They would all be perfect to sweeten and flavor my daily iced coffee, and would be easy to keep in my purse when I’m on the go! Thanks for the chance to win!


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