Bake Keto Gingerbread Cookies This Holiday Season
Let the holiday baking begin with a batch of keto gingerbread cookies!
Who’s ready for cookie season? Keto baking can sometimes get a little tricky, but luckily these delicious homemade keto gingerbread cookies are EASY to make! You can even roll them out into adorable little gingerbread men for a yummy low-carb Christmas cookie idea.
The taste and texture of these cookies are so good and they’re brimming with ginger, clove, and cinnamon flavors, just like traditional gingerbread. Plus, if you roll them a little thicker as I did, the texture is soft and a little chewy.
Hip tips for baking keto gingerbread cookies:
- Use a keto-friendly brown sugar. To get that darker molasses-like color, I used Swerve brown sugar substitute and it worked brilliantly!
- Make sure to allow for enough chill time in the fridge for the dough. This will help the dough become more solid and less sticky to roll out into shapes.
- Roll cookies between two sheets of parchment paper to help avoid sticking, because often the texture of almond flour dough causes it to stick a little. I also cut out the shapes using this gingerbread man cookie cutter on parchment paper and then just shifted the paper onto the baking sheet
Keto Gingerbread Cookies
yield: 20 SERVINGS
prep time: 30 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 40 MINUTES
This almond flour dough is spiced with clove, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon spices for a delicious Christmas cookie recipe!
For the cookies:
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup Swerve brown, packed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Swerve, powdered
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
Don’t be alarmed by the high total carb count!
Fiber and erythritol, the main ingredient in Swerve, do not affect blood sugar in the same way that regular carbs do, so we’ve removed them from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you subtract the sugar alcohols and fiber.
Oh, SNAP! These are great cookies!
I do love a good gingerbread cookie, and if you’re craving one, try these! I love that these are simple to make and turned out so cute! Baking gingerbread cookies is such a fun tradition at Christmas time, and this is a fun keto baking idea to get the family involved – enjoy!