Keto Gingerbread Cookies Have Cinnamon, Spice, & Everything Nice… Just No Sugar!
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These keto gingerbread cookies make the perfect treat this holiday season!
Let the holiday baking begin with a batch of keto gingerbread cookies!
Who 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, 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.
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
Hip tips for baking keto gingerbread cookies:
- Use 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.
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!
My Hip sidekick Emily loved this recipe for keto gingerbread cookies:
“These cookies are amazing! They taste just like the real thing so 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!”