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If Your Santa’s Keto, Bake Sugar-Free Snowball Cookies

Sugar-Free Keto Snowball Cookies

yield: 20 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, in slices
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Swerve confectioners or more (depending on how sweet you'd like these)
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch salt

Cookie Topping:

  • 1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (to roll cookies in after baking)

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

3

Using a food processor, pulse nuts a few times to chop them. Add the remaining cookie dough ingredients to food processor, and then pulse a few times until a dough forms.

4

Use a teaspoon and roll 20 balls of dough and place them on a cookie sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes for best results so they keep a ball shape.

5

Bake for about 15-17 minutes until slightly browned. Take them out and let cool before rolling them in additional Swerve confectioners sweetener. Cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to several days.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 20 servings, Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar Alcohols: 7g, Net Carbohydrates: 1g, Total Fat: 12g, Protein: 3g

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sugar-free snowball mexican wedding cookies – served on a plate

Love Christmas cookies?

I know I do! Yep, these keto sugar-free snowball cookies have many names like Mexican Wedding Cookies and Russian Tea Cakes. Well, whatever your family calls them, they’re insanely good and addicting.

These yummy nut and crumbly shortbread kind are my very favorite cookies – and this one’s NOT filled with carbs! It’s definitely tempting to eat them ALL (you’ve been warned).

For more keto cookie recipes, bookmark this page.

sugar-free snowball mexican wedding cookies – ingredients in a food processor

Bake an easy keto sugar-free version of snowball cookies!

Yep! You heard me correctly! With just a few important keto swaps like a powdered sugar substitute such as Swerve confectioners, and almond flour instead of traditional flour, you can make these delicious Christmas staple cookies grain-free and sugar-free!

Plus, I love that you can just place all the ingredients in the food processor to quickly whip up an easy dough!

sugar-free snowball mexican wedding cookies – cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet

These cookies are easy to roll up into balls, bake, and then roll through a little extra sugar-free powdered sugar! For best results, freeze cookies for about 30 minutes before baking so they stay in their ball shape.

Feel free to customize this cookie recipe to your individual tastes. For instance, you can use a different sweetener for the cookie batter. See our Keto Sweetener Conversion Guide for helpful info on alternative sweeteners. Also, feel free to use other nuts like pecans or walnuts. I just happened to have almonds in my pantry, and they were yummy!

keto snowball cookies on white plate


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Sugar-Free Keto Snowball Cookies

yield: 20 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

This easy, low-carb version of snowball cookies doesn't disappoint! Yum!

Ingredients

Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, in slices
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Swerve confectioners or more (depending on how sweet you'd like these)
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch salt

Cookie Topping:

  • 1/4 cup Swerve confectioners (to roll cookies in after baking)

Directions

1

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

3

Using a food processor, pulse nuts a few times to chop them. Add the remaining cookie dough ingredients to food processor, and then pulse a few times until a dough forms.

4

Use a teaspoon and roll 20 balls of dough and place them on a cookie sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes for best results so they keep a ball shape.

5

Bake for about 15-17 minutes until slightly browned. Take them out and let cool before rolling them in additional Swerve confectioners sweetener. Cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to several days.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 20 servings, Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar Alcohols: 7g, Net Carbohydrates: 1g, Total Fat: 12g, Protein: 3g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

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 subtracted them from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you remove the sugar alcohols and fiber.

sugar-free snowball mexican wedding cookies – closeup of the baked cookies

Bites of powdered sugar heaven!

Oh my goodness…. this is a great rich and buttery cookie! As written, it’s not super sweet, so adjust sweetener to taste if you feel it may need more, but I loved them. The texture is a little crumbly compared to the traditional full carb cookies, but I still feel like they’re a great substitute!

holding keto snowball cookie

If you’re craving Christmas cookies, bake these as a yummy alternative to keep you on track this holiday season!


This keto Christmas “crack” pecan toffee is so delicious, too!

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Comments 21

  1. Lori

    I have tried several times to print this and the 2 Print buttons don’t work. Can you help?
    Thanks

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I just tried both buttons and I was able to get it to print. Are you sure it’s not your printer? You could also try another browser, Lori.

  2. Amy

    What size food processor did you use? My ingredients didn’t all fit after chopping the almonds and adding the almond flour. I ended Up manually mixing and they’re delicious just wondering if I should Invest in a bigger food processor:)

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Amy! Lina used a 14 Cup Cuisinart Food Processor for the cookie recipe above. Hope that helps!

  3. Susan

    What can I substitute for butter slices that is not dairy?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I would try using coconut oil instead.

  4. Jessica Schaap

    These were delicious! My favorite keto cookie recipe by far. They taste just like the cookies my Mamaw used to make every Christmas when I was growing up. Thank you!!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      That’s wonderful to hear, Jessica! You’re SO very welcome. Glad you are loving them!

  5. Kari

    This cookie recipe is genius!!! I used cocoa butter to add to the health benefits instead of regular butter and it worked great:) thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It is now going to be a staple in our house!

    • Kari

      I meant Cacao butter!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you so much for telling us how this turned out using cacao butter!

  6. Terri

    What do you have to do to have these taste like lemon?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perhaps adding a few drops of lemon extract would be yummy.

  7. Janna

    Can someone please tell me if these are moist cookies or supposed to be on the dry side?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I would say more like a shortbread cookie – not super moist

  8. Natalie

    Hi. Can you replace the almond flour with coconut flour? If so, do you know how much and if I would have to change anything else. Thanks!

  9. Viviana

    Hola. Con estas proporciones que cantidad de Stevia debería usar,ya que en Argentina no consigo erititrol. Gracias!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      hola! 1 cucharadita de eritritol = 1/8 cucharadita de stevia líquida (1 teaspoon of Erythritol = 1/8 teaspoon of liquid stevia)

  10. Kelly

    My dough was quite “wet”. Perhaps because I used a large size egg?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Kelly! It is possible if you used a large egg there may have been a little too much liquid. Hope this helps❤

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