Super Soft Keto Sugar Cookies with Rich Cream Cheese Frosting

Keto Sugar Cookies

yield: 28 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

cook time: 8 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES

Ingredients

Keto frosting:

Directions

1

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter, cream cheese, and keto confectioners sweetener until light and fluffy, at least 2 to 3 minutes. Add in egg, vanilla, and lemon (or almond) extract. Mix well.

2

Add baking powder, salt, almond flour, and coconut flour into the bowl and mix on low until everything is well combined. If adding xanthan gum, mix it in at this time as well.

3

Shape cookie dough into a large ball and cover with plastic wrap or wrap with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. This step is very important.

4

After the dough is chilled, you're ready to make the cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5

Sprinkle coconut flour over the counter surface and on the dough, if needed. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick. If you do not have a smooth surface, you can roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Cut out dough with cookie cutters and place on the parchment-lined cookie sheet.

6

Bake in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges turn slightly golden brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Do NOT remove cookies from the cookie sheet until they are completely cooled. This will take about 10 minutes.

7

While the cookies are cooling, you can make the frosting. Using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, butter, and keto confectioners sweetener until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Then mix in vanilla and heavy whipping cream until well combined.

8

Frost the cookies once they are cooled. You can divide the frosting into several small bowls to add food coloring if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 28 frosted cookies, Serving Size: 1 frosted cookie
Amount Per Serving: 105 Calories | 9.6g Fat | 6.7g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 0.8g Sugar | 4.3g Sugar Alcohol | 2.2g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

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Santa will love these soft keto sugar cookies! 

soft keto sugar cookies holding a tree

You can still bake keto cookies during the holidays! 🎄

Frosted sugar cookies are back on the list to make this Christmas. The tradition of decorating cookies around the table for hours is still going strong in my family thanks to this soft keto sugar cookies recipe.

They taste just like grandma’s sugar cookies, with that sweet, buttery flavor and rich, creamy frosting – but without all of the sugar and carbs!

frosted soft keto sugar cookies

Say hello to the best soft keto sugar cookies around! 👋 

These soft keto sugar cookies are pretty easy to make. Be warned that the dough is fairly soft so don’t skip out on chilling it before rolling and baking. I tested out several versions of this recipe and a few different types of keto sweeteners to get it just perfect.

holding tray of Christmas keto sugar cookies

My preference is keto confectioners sweetener for baking. To me, it tastes the most like real sugar and has the least amount of an aftertaste. You can use a granular keto sweetener though, and that still works just fine. I even tried a keto brown sugar sweetener and that created a great flavor too!

holding keto sugar cookie round

Tips for making the best soft keto sugar cookies:

  • It’s very important that you chill this dough before rolling it out. It’s a soft dough and chilling it definitely makes it easier to work with when rolling it out and using cookie cutters.
  • If you don’t have a smooth surface to roll out your cookie dough, you can simply place the cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper before rolling.
  • When rolling out the dough, make sure to sprinkle coconut flour on the countertop and dough to prevent any sticking to the rolling pin or your favorite Christmas cookie cutters.
  • Leave the soft keto sugar cookies on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes after baking and before transferring them to a rack to finish cooling. The cookies are very soft when right out of the oven.
  • Don’t want to use cookie cutters? You can make this recipe even easier by rolling the dough into a log before chilling and then slicing it into 1/4 inch rounds to create circle-shaped cookies.
  • I used lemon extract in these soft keto sugar cookies because that’s what’s in my family’s traditional sugar cookie recipe. Almond extract is a little more traditional, so feel free to use either one. I don’t recommend using both though!

soft keto sugar cookies ingredients

adding keto sweetener to mixing bowl for soft keto sugar cookies

soft keto sugar cookie batter

adding almond flour to soft keto sugar cookie batter

spoonful of soft keto sugar cookie batter

dough ball of soft keto sugar cookie batter

using cookie cutters on keto sugar cookie dough

cut out of a tree on a spatula of soft keto sugar cookies

cut out soft keto sugar cookies on a baking tray

baked soft keto sugar cookies coming out of the oven

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Keto Sugar Cookies

yield: 28 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES

cook time: 8 MINUTES

total time: 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES

Soft keto sugar cookies made with almond flour, coconut flour, and a keto-approved sweetener.

Ingredients

Keto frosting:

Directions

1

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together butter, cream cheese, and keto confectioners sweetener until light and fluffy, at least 2 to 3 minutes. Add in egg, vanilla, and lemon (or almond) extract. Mix well.

2

Add baking powder, salt, almond flour, and coconut flour into the bowl and mix on low until everything is well combined. If adding xanthan gum, mix it in at this time as well.

3

Shape cookie dough into a large ball and cover with plastic wrap or wrap with parchment paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. This step is very important.

4

After the dough is chilled, you're ready to make the cookies. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

5

Sprinkle coconut flour over the counter surface and on the dough, if needed. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick. If you do not have a smooth surface, you can roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Cut out dough with cookie cutters and place on the parchment-lined cookie sheet.

6

Bake in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges turn slightly golden brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Do NOT remove cookies from the cookie sheet until they are completely cooled. This will take about 10 minutes.

7

While the cookies are cooling, you can make the frosting. Using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, butter, and keto confectioners sweetener until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Then mix in vanilla and heavy whipping cream until well combined.

8

Frost the cookies once they are cooled. You can divide the frosting into several small bowls to add food coloring if desired.

Additional Notes

Nutrition information without frosting: 79 Calories | 6.4g Fat | 4g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 0.7g Sugar | 1.7g Sugar Alcohols | 0.9g Net Carbs | 1.9g Protein

Nutrition Information

Yield: 28 frosted cookies, Serving Size: 1 frosted cookie
Amount Per Serving: 105 Calories | 9.6g Fat | 6.7g Total Carbs | 1.4g Fiber | 0.8g Sugar | 4.3g Sugar Alcohol | 2.2g Protein | 1g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

holding a frosted soft keto sugar cookies

These sugar cookies are so simple and easy to make.

Now we can all continue the fun Christmas cookie decorating tradition with these keto-approved sugar cookies! I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as I do!

keto Christmas cookies with frosting


Looking for another keto cookie recipe to make this holiday season? You’ve got to try these Keto Gingerbread Cookies!


Emily graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Idaho, holds 5 years of blogging experience, and has been featured in Every Day Health and Women's Health Magazine.


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Comments 4

  1. Heidi

    Can these be made with just a different flour? My son is allergic to tree nuts, including almonds and I’m looking for N alternative

  2. Lauren

    Do you have any ideas for a tried and true egg substitute?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Great question, Lauren 🥚! We have a list of egg substitutes when you click here.

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