Keto sugar cookies are a health-conscious celebration of the holidays! These almond-flavored cookies are a cookie tray must.
Keto sugar cookies.
HOLD THEIR SHAPE.
Are perfectly soft with crispy edges.
Are SUPER yummy without sending you into a sugar coma.
Not that it’s wrong to go into sugar coma land during the holidays, life is about the LIVIN’.
But, maybe we can just balance it out with some keto sugar cookies? Some “normal” gluten free chewy sugar cookies in one hand, and then some low carb almond flour cookies in the other?
Umm of course you do because we’re talking about having 2 hands full of cookies. WHAT IS NOT TO AGREE WITH?
When it comes down to Christmas cookies, there is a HEATED battle between Mr. FFF and I about which holiday treat reigns SUPREME. He’s team paleo caramel apple ginger snaps and I am team low carb shortbread.
Liiiike, until I made THESE healthy sugar cookies. BOY OH BOY internet friends, you are in for a TREAT.
We both just kinda sat there, munching on the adorable-ly shaped cookies, letting our tongues tingle with this addicting combination of sultry vanilla (sounds weird, but you’ll understand) and this underlying almond sensation that is just OH SO GOOD.
And they’re soft and chewy, and those crispy edges aaaaand they hold their shape!
Helllllo keto sugar cookies that you can roll out and cut into all the holiday shapes that your cookie-loving heart can DREAM OF.
P.S. Do NOT omit the almond extract. I don’t know if you’ve been putting it in your sugar cookies before but, if not, you are MISSING OUT.
When it marries with the almond flour, you’ve got this little nutty cookie that is one of the most delicious gifts you will give to your Christmas-cookie loving belly this holiday season.
And you thought gluten free sugar free sugar cookies could not exist.
Speaking of almond flour, you’ll want to use blanched almond flour, not unblanched to make these sweet-without-sugar bites of Christmas BLISS.
What is blanched almond flour?
Almond flour is made from blanched almonds, which are almonds that have their skins removed and is more finely ground than almond meal/unblanched almond flour. Almond meal is made from almonds with skins and isn’t as light and airy, which makes not as good for baking!
Is almond flour gluten free?
Sure is! It’s literally JUST made from almonds (so you could even make it at home if you have a high powdered blender!) which are naturally gluten free AND loaded with heart-healthy fats. This also means almond flour is keto! YAY.
Honestly, these keto sugar cookies are perfect without frosting. Plain JANE. Totally AS IS. Munch away to your hearts content.
But, between you and me, I don’t think you’d be upset at yourself for choosing to SLATHER them with some kind of frosting or get super “Martha Stewart” on yourself and decorate them up with royal icing.
Alternately, you could do the lazy persons frosting method. Do you know this?
It goes like this:
- Make frosting.
- Don’t put frosting on cookies because HELLO that is time-consuming and requires cookie decoration prowess.
- Dunk cookies into frosting instead a La “Dunkaroos” style”ß And all my millennial friends go HEEYYYY.
- This also allows you to dunk fingers in frosting. Just FYI.
Basically, EVERYONE is a winner.
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