If you didn’t think the words “keto” and “cookie” could possibly go together, think again! In fact, in the following article, we’re going to give you 10 Amazing Keto Christmas Cookie Recipes that you can make during the holiday season, and any time of year. These keto recipes are so good, you’ll truly feel like you’re indulging, and won’t even miss the high-sugar/high-carb treats that line the tables of most holiday gatherings.
Instead, these keto Christmas cookies feature the perfect high-flavor, low-carb ingredients… with lots of nutritious grass-fed butter to keep your fat content up and deliver essential omega-3 fatty acids. Other ingredients include almond or coconut flours for added protein; nuts and nut butters for fats and fiber; and low-carb sweeteners and spices including vanilla and almond extract, ground cloves, cinnamon, and cocoa.
Read on for keto Christmas cookies that are so yummy, you won’t even miss the extra sugar, calories and carbs!
10 Amazing Keto Christmas Cookie Recipes
1. Keto Sugar Cookies
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Nothing says the holidays better than an array of beautifully-frosted, decorative sugar cookies to please every taste preference. Think you can’t participate if you eat a low-carb diet? Think again! This keto Christmas cookie recipe makes rich and buttery cookies that are grain-free and a great sugar-free alternative for diabetics.
The ingredient list includes almond flour in place of regular flour and butter (we suggest you use grass-fed for the most health benefits). If right now you’re thinking, “Is butter actually good for me?!”, check out this article on grass-fed butter.
For the frosting, keto-approved Swerve sweetener combined with pure vanilla extract, salt and water, is used to create a low-carb frosting that glazes on perfectly, and leaves you craving more.
Get the Keto Sugar Cookie Recipe here.
2. Chewy Ginger Molasses Keto Cookies
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Next, this keto holiday recipe for ginger molasses cookies provides a big burst of flavor and spicy-sweet holiday taste, featuring ground cloves or all spice. Blackstrap molasses is also used along with a low-carb brown sugar, for a healthier dash of sweetness. Finally, cinnamon gives the perfect touch of seasonal spice, while egg and butter make them rich and decadent.
3. Keto Thumbprint Cookies
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This keto recipe for thumbprint cookies is an exciting twist on a holiday cookie favorite. Chopped walnuts give the cookies extra healthy fats and fiber, while the almond flour gives them extra protein.
Plus, compared to typical thumbprint cookies, these only have 2g of net carbs per cookie, along with 3g of fiber, 16g of fat and 4g of protein. Along with being totally delicious, the high fat content makes them a great way to reach your daily keto fat intake.
Get the Keto Thumbprint Cookie Recipe here.
4. Soft and Chewy Keto Chocolate Cookies
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Chocolate and keto typically don’t go together, but you can have both when you make this rich and sumptuous keto Christmas cookie recipe! These keto cookies are made possible by switching out regular sugar for a low-carb sweetener, using dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, and unsweetened cocoa powder – creating a lusciously soft and chewy chocolaty treat! Your only problem will be limiting how many you eat!
Get the Soft and Chewy Keto Chocolate Cookie Recipe here.
5. Keto Cinnamon Swirl Cookies
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Next, if you love the taste combo of cinnamon and sugar during the holiday season, these healthier cinnamon swirl cookies are for you. In just 20 minutes of prep time, you can make these surprisingly nutritious cookies that are sugar and grain-free, with no processed ingredients! With 9.3g of fat, 3.6g of protein, and only 1.9g of net carbs per cookie, you can feel free to dig in!
Get the Keto Cinnamon Swirl Cooke Recipe here.
6. Keto Snickerdoodle Creme Cookies
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These amazing cookies are any sugar-lovers dream recipe, but much better for you… being coated in low-carb brown sugar, with a thick, creamy filling including butter, vanilla extract, milk and a low-carb sweetener. Though they look like a heavenly, pillowy dessert, each cookie only has 4.7g of carbs; It addition, they have 11.4g of fat, 1.8g of protein and 2.7g of dietary fiber for great digestive health.
These gigantic keto cookies will look great piled up on a dessert platter on your holiday table – and is a keto Christmas cookie recipe everyone will love.
Get the Snickerdoodle Creme Cookie Recipe here.
7. Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
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Next, who wouldn’t want fudgy, brownie-like cookies to sink their teeth into any time of year, especially around the holiday season?! This keto holiday recipe for chocolate crinkle cookies is sure to be your new favorite, and offers much more than just great taste. Featuring both almond and coconut flours, unsweetened cocoa powder, monk fruit sweetener, coconut or avocado oil, and grass fed butter, they’re also high in healthy fats and other vital nutrients.
Absolutely delicious right out of the oven, you can also store these rich chocolate cookies in the freezer for future use; Make them in advance, and then pull them out for a last minute holiday gathering!
Get the Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe here.
8. Keto Chocolate Peppermint Stars
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This keto Christmas cookie recipe will remind you of its high-carb cousin you used to adore in your childhood – as they’re a holiday favorite, especially for kids. Along with being sugar-free and grain-free, the cookies are also egg-free, so perfect for people with gluten or egg allergies.
Peppermint extract and sugar-free dark chocolate give these cookies a refreshing, chocolaty taste – while cocoa butter, coconut oil, butter and cream cheese make them extra indulgent.
Get the Keto Chocolate Peppermint Star Recipe here.
9. Classic Italian Keto Christmas Cookies
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Classic Italian Christmas cookies get a low-carb makeover in this delicious keto holiday recipe. The glaze on these cookies is both delicious and deceiving – leading non-keto eaters to think they’re enjoying a high-sugar cookie! But in reality, nutritious coconut milk, vanilla extract, and a low-carb sweetener are used to create the taste of sugary frosting, without the guilt!
Plus, with coconut and almond flours in place of regular flour, and anise extract to give a distinct licorice flavor, these cookies are a holiday dream come true.
Get the Classic Italian Keto Christmas Cookie Recipe here.
10. Keto Gingerbread Cookies
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Finally, the keto holiday recipe you can’t do without! Just 5 ingredients are used (plus spices) to make these classic gingerbread keto Christmas cookies. The low-carb recipe is also paleo and gluten-free, resulting in a much healthier spin on traditional gingerbread cookies.
This keto recipe also gets its great flavor from ground ginger, ground cloves, nutmeg, and vanilla extract, while being sweetened with the sugar alcohol, erythritol.
Get the Keto Gingerbread Cookie Recipe here.
Which recipes are you going to make this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!
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