Keto Sugar Cookies Recipe

Taylor Kiser | Food. Faith. Fitness.

Keto sugar cookies are a health-conscious celebration of the holidays! These almond-flavored cookies are a cookie tray must.

Keto sugar cookies.

That ACTUALLY:

HOLD THEIR SHAPE.

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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’.

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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?

YOU DIG?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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:

  1. Make frosting.
  2. Don’t put frosting on cookies because HELLO that is time-consuming and requires cookie decoration prowess.
  3. Dunk cookies into frosting instead a La “Dunkaroos” style”ß And all my millennial friends go HEEYYYY.
  4. This also allows you to dunk fingers in frosting. Just FYI.

Basically, EVERYONE is a winner.

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Keto Sugar Cookies Recipe

      24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 large Egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Almond Flour, 125g
  • 4 tablespoons Coconut Flour, packed, 28g
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter and monkfruit until well combined. Add in the egg and extracts and beat on high speed until fluffy.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients into the bowl and stir until well mixed.
  3. Form the cookie dough into a disc, wrap tightly with saran wrap, and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but best overnight.
  4. Once chilled, preheat your oven to 375°F degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  5. Roll the cookie dough between two large pieces of parchment ** (one piece under the cookie dough and one on top of it, under the rolling pin) to about ¼ inch thick. Use your cookie cutters to cut into shapes and then GENTLY transfer to the prepared pan. If you have a small offset spatula, it will help a lot!
  6. Bake until the edges are JUST lightly golden brown, about 10-11 minutes. They firm up a lot once cool.
  7. Let cool on the pan completely.
  8. DEVOUR!

 

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Author: Taylor Kiser
Recipe Yields: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 385 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 46
Calories 68

% Daily Value*
9%
Total Fat 6g
0%
  Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Sodium 30mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 4g
4%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Taylor Kiser

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Taylor keeps food, faith and fitness close to the heart on her blog of the same name. We're excited to have her as a Healthy Eating fanatic.