Our Keto Gingerbread Cookies Have Cinnamon, Spice, & Everything Nice… Just No Sugar!

Keto Gingerbread Cookies

yield: 20 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 40 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the cookies:

For the frosting:

Directions

1

In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and spices together using a whisk or spoon.

2

In another bowl, cream together the butter, Swerve brown, egg, and vanilla extract using a hand mixer.

3

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and combine them well using a wooden spoon. Form mixture into a dough ball. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least two hours.

4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out dough in between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut gingerbread people. Remove the excess dough in between cutouts.

5

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the sides are slightly browned and cooked. Let the cookies completely cool. This is important so they don't break.

6

In a mixing bowl, whip up the frosting ingredients using a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Place frosting in a pastry bag with tip and pipe onto gingerbread cookies. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 4-inch cookies, Serving Size: 1 frosted cookie
Amount Per Serving: 140 Calories | 13.2g Fat | 9.3g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 0.4g Sugar | 6.8g Sugar Alcohol | 2.7g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

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These keto gingerbread cookies make the perfect treat this holiday season!

holding up a keto gingerbread cookie

Let the holiday baking begin with a batch of keto gingerbread cookies!

Who’s loves 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 and 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.

putting frosting on Gingerbread cookies

Hip tips for baking keto gingerbread cookies:

  • Use a keto-friendly brown sugar. To get that darker molasses-like color, I used the Swerve brown sugar substitute and it worked out 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. If you don’t have time to chill the dough, try sprinkling coconut flour on your countertop to keep them from sticking.
  • Roll cookies between two sheets of parchment paper to help avoid sticking. 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

mixing bowl with keto gingerbread cookie dough
holding ball of gingerbread dough

rolling keto gingerbread dough

cutting out keto gingerbread cookies with cookie cutter

sheet pan of keto gingerbread cookies

making keto frosting for gingerbread cookies

keto gingerbread men with frosting on pan

holding frosting keto Gingerbread Man cookie


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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!

Ingredients

For the cookies:

For the frosting:

Directions

1

In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and spices together using a whisk or spoon.

2

In another bowl, cream together the butter, Swerve brown, egg, and vanilla extract using a hand mixer.

3

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and combine them well using a wooden spoon. Form mixture into a dough ball. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least two hours.

4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover your baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll out dough in between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut gingerbread people. Remove the excess dough in between cutouts.

5

Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the sides are slightly browned and cooked. Let the cookies completely cool. This is important so they don't break.

6

In a mixing bowl, whip up the frosting ingredients using a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. Place frosting in a pastry bag with tip and pipe onto gingerbread cookies. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Nutrition information without frosting: 97 Calories | 8.5g Fat | 5.6g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 0.4g Sugar | 3.2g Sugar Alcohol | 1.0g Net Carbs | 2.7g Protein

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 4-inch cookies, Serving Size: 1 frosted cookie
Amount Per Serving: 140 Calories | 13.2g Fat | 9.3g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 0.4g Sugar | 6.8g Sugar Alcohol | 2.7g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

holding tray with frosted keto Gingerbread cookies

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.

piping frosting onto keto gingerbread cookies

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!

hand holding keto gingerbread cookie

My Hip sidekick Emily loved this recipe for keto gingerbread cookies:

“These cookies are amazing! They taste just like the real thing! You’d never know they’re keto! The flavor is perfect and they have a wonderful soft texture. Your kitchen will smell amazing while these are baking!”


I hear Santa really wants you to bake these keto snowball cookies, too


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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  1. Sarah

    I’m not keto but I might make these for someone who is— is the xanthan gum necessary? What does it do to the dough?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You can try without it. Xanthan provides elasticity and stickiness in dough and batter when gluten is not present.

  2. Kristi

    Best gingerbread cookies ever! Perfect amount of flavor & sweetness.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! That’s great to hear, Kristi! Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed them!

  3. Amy

    Can I make these now and freeze them until Christmas? Anyone know how they freeze?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You sure can! Just make sure they are in an airtight container! Wait to frost them until after they have thawed.

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