These soft and fluffy keto sugar cookies are the perfect holiday cookie recipe, with just one net carb each!
The best keto sugar cookies
Maybe you are on a keto diet or baking for a loved one who can’t have sugar.
Or maybe you just want to be adventurous and try something new.
Either way, these grain free almond flour sugar cookies are a super fun and tasty alternative to traditional holiday sugar cookies.
Try them for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthday parties, or any time at all!
Also try these popular Keto Brownies
Frosting and topping ideas
Have fun decorating your homemade sugar free cookies the same way you would decorate traditional holiday sugar cookies.
Top them with royal icing and sugar free sprinkles, fondant, store bought cream cheese frosting, almond butter, or Coconut Butter and low carb chocolate chips.
The cookies are also great topped with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.
Finally, you can make a homemade keto sugar cookie frosting by beating room temperature eight ounces of cream cheese (or vegan cream cheese) with four ounces of butter, two cups of sugar free powdered sugar or erythritol, and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract or water. Add more water if a thinner texture is desired.
You may also like Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Low carb sugar cookie ingredients
To make the recipe, you will need the following.
Almond flour or fine almond meal, powdered sweetener of choice, baking soda, salt, butter or coconut oil, pure vanilla extract, and water.
Sugar free sweetener options that work well include powdered erythritol, a monk fruit blend, or powdered xylitol. If you are not on a weight loss or keto diet, feel free to use regular powdered sugar or unrefined powdered coconut sugar.
I do not recommend substituting wheat flour for the almond meal or almond flour. If you prefer traditional sugar cookies made with flour, try these Vegan Sugar Cookies.
The keto recipe can also be gluten free, dairy free, egg free, oil free, paleo, flourless, and vegan. It is very low in net carbs, and unlike many other keto cookie recipes, this one calls for no coconut flour.
Keto sugar cookie recipe video
Watch the step by step recipe video above
How to make sugar cookies with no sugar
It sounds like an oxymoron, but these sugar free sugar cookies will satisfy any soft and chewy sugar cookie craving.
To make the cookies, start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the almond flour, sweetener, baking soda, salt, fat source, vanilla, and water to a large mixing bowl. Stir very well, to ensure you do not end up with a big clump of salt or baking soda when you take a bite of a finished cookie.
Use your hands or a cookie scoop and spoon to shape the keto sugar cookie dough into sugar cookie shapes. Or flatten the dough and use cookie cutters to make hearts, stars, Christmas trees, or other sugar cookie shapes of choice.
If adding sprinkles or edible glitter to the tops, do so at this time.
Place the decorated unbaked cookies on a baking sheet, and bake on the center rack of the oven for twelve minutes.
Let the keto cookies cool fully on the baking tray before handling, as they will firm up considerably as they cool.
Wait until they are no longer hot before icing, because frosting can melt when added to a warm cookie.
Try serving alongside a Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
Keto lemon sugar cookies
To turn the recipe into a sugar free lemon cookie, simply add the zest of two lemons when you mix in the wet ingredients. Use lemon juice instead of water.
You can use the same idea to make lime cookies or orange cookies!
Still craving lemon? Make Keto Lemon Bars, Frozen Lemonade, or Lemon Sorbet.
Tips for using metric measurements
For the most precise results, many readers believe using a food scale is the best option.
If you wish to measure the cookie ingredients in grams instead of the cups and measuring spoon amounts listed further below, here are the measurements in grams.
240 grams of almond flour, 40 grams of powdered sweetener, 48 grams of butter or coconut oil, 10 grams of vanilla extract, and 20 grams of water (or as needed).
Remember to also add the salt and baking soda.
The recipe was adapted from these chocolate chip Keto Cookies.
- 2 cups almond flour or almond meal
- 1/3 cup powdered sweetener of choice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup butter or coconut oil
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 tsp water (or as needed)
To make the keto sugar cookies, preheat the oven to 325 F. Stir all dry ingredients very well. Add wet to form a cookie dough. Flatten dough with your hands. If desired, use a cookie cutter to form shapes of choice. Place on a prepared baking sheet, and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool fully before handling, because they firm up considerably as they cool.View Nutrition Facts
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