These keto gingerbread cookies are festive, easy to make, and gluten-free. Enjoy some delicious low carb gingerbread cookies that you can decorate or enjoy as they are. Learn how to make almond flour keto gingerbread cookies that are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and ginger.
The holidays are approaching so fast. My whole house smells divine because we love baking tons of keto cookies.
The most amazing part? We discovered the best Keto Gingerbread Cookies recipe for when Santa arrives.
Sugar-free gingerbread cookies turned out perfect, and everyone loves them with a cup of Bulletproof Tea, Keto Hot Chocolate, or Bulletproof Coffee.
I think Santa won’t even notice that we served him gluten-free gingerbread cookies.
If you are a true Christmas lover, I bet you already have all the ingredients for making this recipe in your pantry.
These low carb cookies are just as perfect for Holidays as our keto snickerdoodle cookies or keto snowball cookies, which are also super easy to make
I love using classic Holiday spices. Cinnamon is by far my favorite. I could eat anything that has cinnamon in it.
Depending on how you cut your cookies, they can be soft and chewy or crispy and delicious. Top them with a sugar-free royal icing for the best holiday spirit.
Are Gingerbread Cookies Keto?
Regular gingerbread cookies are not keto-friendly because they are made with white sugar and regular flour, making them too high in carbs. Each traditional gingerbread cookie contains, on average, over 20 grams of net carbs.
However, my sugar-free gingerbread cookies is made using almond flour and low carb sweetener. This way, each almond flour gingerbread men has less than 2 grams of carbs.
Ingredients for Sugar-Free Gingerbread Cookies
These festive cut-out keto gingerbread cookies require only a few basic low carb ingredients:
- Almond flour and Coconut flour – Using both low carb flour gives these cookies the perfect texture.
- Powdered Sweetener – I usually use Erythritol, but Monk fruit is also a great choice.
- Eggs – Always let the eggs get to room temperature before using them in keto desserts. It greatly reduces the eggy taste and makes the dough easier to work with.
- Cream cheese- mascarpone cheese
- Butter – you can easily replace it with coconut oil. And if you are using butter, make sure that it is softened unsalted butter.
- Baking powder – makes the low carb gingerbread cookies super fluffy.
- Christmas Spices – ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg.
- Vanilla extract – adds great flavor to these healthy gingerbread cookies recipe.
How To Decorate Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies
My favorite way to decorate these gingerbread cookies is to make a delicious keto icing using just 2 ingredients:
- 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
- 2 tbsp heavy cream or coconut cream
I’m sure you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry, so let’s see how easy it’s to make these delicious gluten-free gingerbread cookies.
Of course, you’ll need a set of gingerbread cookie cutters. You can choose from different gingerbread shapes or sizes and have fun decorating with your kids.
Tip: You can use 2 tsp of my homemade pumpkin pie spice instead of all the spices.
How to Make Keto Gingerbread Cookies?
It’s incredibly quick to whip up a batch of these soft and easy keto gingerbread cookies at home. All you have to do:
- Make the gingerbread cookie dough. All you have to do is to slowly mix the keto flours with the egg, coconut oil (or butter), vanilla extract the spices until it has the consistency of a dough. Don’t be afraid to use your hands.
- Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours. This step will make it easier to work with as the (butter) coconut oil hardens at low temperatures.
- Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make individual cookies.
- Bake the no sugar gingerbread in the preheated oven for 8-15 minutes or until they smell delicious and they look golden brown on the edges. The cooking time varies depending on how thick the keto cookies are, so keep an eye on them to prevent them from burning.
Tips for Best Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- Using a stand mixer will make your job much easier since all you have to do is to add all the ingredients in the mixer bowl and let it work.
- If you feel like the dough is too wet add one more tablespoon of coconut flour to absorb the moisture. It really depends on the brand or the way it is stored.
- Make the dough 2-3 days in advance to have it on hand when you need to bake fresh low carb cookies.
- The cookie dough can be chilled to make it firm enough to cut using a cookie cutter. However, before using a cookie cutter, I prefer to lay out my dough, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill it for at least 45 minutes.
- If your cookie dough is too dry to work with, add a teaspoon of milk at a time until it reaches a good consistency.
- Between two parchment papers, roll out the dough. Without adding any additional flour to the dough, the parchment paper helps to guarantee that it does not stick. Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness for crispy sugar-free gingerbread men and women.
- Try not to overbake the cookies. Watch them closely as they bake because sugar-free gingerbread cookies tend to burn faster than regular cookies.
Can I Make Keto Friendly Gingerbread Cookies Without Eggs?
Yes, you may use one chia egg instead of one egg to make vegan gingerbread cookies. Just combine three tablespoons of water plus one tablespoon of ground chia seeds and allow 10 minutes for the gel to develop.
Can I Use Blackstrap Molasses In This Recipe?
What is blackstrap molasses, and how does it differ from other molasses? You might have seen it in certain Keto and low-carb recipes.
The syrup generated after the third boiling is known as blackstrap molasses. It has a thick, black appearance. It has a bitter flavor and should not be substituted for molasses in recipes that call for it. The form of molasses with the biggest health advantages is blackstrap molasses.
You can use only one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to provide sweetness and a distinct taste to these gingerbread cookies because it still has carbohydrates.
Spices For Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies
- Ground Ginger
- Cardamom/coriander (optioanl)
If you want to make this recipe for low carb gingerbread cookies kid-friendly, you could reduce the amount of spices used.
Gingerbread Cookie Cutters
To cut my sugar-free gingerbread cookie dough, I used the cutter shapes below. Aren’t they pretty?
After I learned how to use them, the cookies turned out perfectly. You can cut the cookie without imprinting the design, but I love them with the design because I don’t feel that there’s a need for icing.
Simply press down to cut the outer perimeter and then gently push the button to imprint the cookies. Super easy to use! You can find them on Amazon!
Quick keto gift idea: Do you know what crossed my mind right now? Do you have a keto friend? Or just someone who loves eating healthy?
Add in a transparent bag some of these low carb sugar-free gingerbread cookies. Use some beautiful ribbons and a gift tag, and there you have a personalized special gift.
Let me know in the comments below if you tried this recipe and how it turned out! I would love to hear from you!
What Do Gingerbread Keto Cookies Taste Like?
These gingerbread cookies taste slightly sweet with a mild spicy taste. They are spiced combination of cinnamon, ginger, and other special spices.
Can I Use Coconut Flour?
This keto gingerbread cookie recipe uses both almond flour and coconut flour for the best texture. I don’t recommend making coconut flour cookies using this recipe because you’ll have to change the proportions of all the ingredients.
I have the best keto coconut flour cookies on the blog if you’re looking for coconut flour cookies.
How To Store These Gingerbread Cookies
- Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies may be kept in an airtight jar at room temperature. They’ll last up to a week in the fridge. If you want your cookies to last longer, store them in the refrigerator.
- You can also freeze them, place the cookies in a ziplock bag and freeze them for 6 months.
Other Keto Holiday Cookies You’ll Love:
- Flourless Almond Butter Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Foolproof Keto Sugar Cookies – 1g net carbs each
- Easy 3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
- Easy Homemade Low Carb Keto Oreo Cookies
- Keto Crinkle Cookies – Low Carb Christmas Cookies
Christmas Keto Gingerbread Cookies – Low Carb, Sugar-free and Grain-free
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sweetener
- 1 egg large
- 2 tbsp cream cheese or mascarpone cheese softened
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter melted
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- a pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C and line two cookies sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl add the almond flour, coconut flour, powdered sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, salt, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
- In a different bowl combine the dry ingredients: the egg, the melted coconut oil or butter, vanilla extract, and the softened cream cheese.
- Using your hands, combine the wet and dry ingredients until a dough starts to form.
- Wrap the cookie dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Roll out the cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4" thickness.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough. Repeat the process until you have no dough left.
- Place all the cookies onto the prepared baking trays. Bake 8 to 15 minutes, until the edges, are beginning to brown. Please note that baking time varies depending on the thickness of your cookies. Just keep an eye on them and when they are starting to look golden and crisp remove from the oven.
- These cookies taste way better the next day because it allows the flavors to develop.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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When in the recipe do you add the sweetener?
I updated the recipe. You add the sweetener with the dry ingredients.
Sounds lovely can’t wait to try it. Question-can you use fresh grated ginger?
Yes, you can use fresh ginger to make these keto gingerbread cookies, but the flavor is going to be super intense.