Keto Gingersnap Cookies – Easy Keto Ginger Cookies

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These keto gingersnap cookies are super crispy, chewy, loaded with Christmas flavors, and the best addition to any holiday cookie platter. Learn how to make scrumptious gluten-free gingersnap cookies to serve at your holiday party.

Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

I love baking cookies, especially at this time of the year. And these sugar-free gingersnap cookies are one of my family’s favorites, along with snickerdoodle cookies, crinkle cookies, and gingerbread cookies.

In fact, what’s not to love about some crunchy and chewy keto cookies that are loaded with holiday flavors? 

So, if you are looking for a gluten-free and sugar-free sweet treat, this recipe is for you. Perfect for making them around the holidays, and not only, but these keto gingersnap cookies are also super easy and fun to make. The kids will love helping you.

I am so happy with this recipe because it tastes like my grandma’s gingersnap cookies that she used to make for Christmas.

What Are Gingersnap Cookies?

Gingersnap cookies are thin, crispy cookies loaded with ginger, cinnamon, and molasses. Unlike soft gingerbread cookies, they have a distinct snap when broken. Their main ingredients include flour, sugar, butter, molasses, and spices. Originating from medieval Europe, these cookies are popular in many Western countries, especially around the holidays.

Are Gingersnap Cookies Keto-Friendly?

Unfortunately, regular gingersnap cookies are made with white flour and sugar and are not keto-friendly since they are too high in carbs.

However, if you switch some ingredients, you can create a completely gluten-free and keto-friendly ginger snaps cookie recipe that has only 2g net carbs each.

Why Are You Going To Love These Low-Carb Gingersnap Cookies Recipe

  • It’s super easy to make using only 8 ingredients.
  • Ready in only 30 minutes.
  • You can make them ahead of time.
  • Perfect for this holiday season.
  • It tastes like real snap cookies but without all those carbs.
Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

Ingredients For these Grain-Free Gingersnap Cookies

These crispy gluten-free gingersnap cookies are extremely delicious and easy to make in less than 30 minutes. You will be surprised to see that they require only 8 low carb ingredients you probably have already in your pantry. Here is a list of everything you need to bake the best low carb ginger snaps cookies:

  • Almond Flour – you will need to use superfine blanched almond flour for the best texture.
  • Coconut Flour –  sift it to avoid lumps in the cookie dough.
  • Butter – use softened unsalted butter.
  • Brown Sugar Replacement – for the best flavors, use a brown sugar alternative such as Swerve brown, Lakanto Golden, or Sukrin Gold. Regular granulated erythritol or monk fruit is also great for sweetening the cookies.
  • Molasses – adds rich brown color and an extra flavor.
  • Christmas Spices – I used cinnamon, ground ginger, and ground cloves for this recipe, but feel free to add your favorite ones.
  • Vanilla Extract – use the best quality for a more intense flavor.
  • Salt – to enhance the flavors.
Ingredients Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

How To Make Gingersnap Cookies

Follow the next steps if you want to enjoy these delicious and crisp cookies that are extremely easy to make.

Preheat the oven – Preheat your oven to 350F/ 177C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Make the Gingersnap Cookie Dough

Add the softened butter and brown sugar to a mixing bowl and mix until creamy and fluffy. Add the spices, molasses, vanilla extract, and salt, and mix until well combined. Stir in the almond flour and coconut flour and mix until there are no lumps.

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Form the Cookies

Using a medium ice cream scoop, scoop the dough and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each cookie using your hands, leaving enough space between them as they might spread a little.

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Bake the cookies for 18 – 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool to crisp up.

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Tips For Making The Best Keto Gingersnap Cookies

  • Make sure to let the cookies cool for at least 20 minutes before serving them since they are crumbly straight out of the oven.
  • Leave some space between the cookies because they tend to spread while baking.
  • Sift all dry ingredients to ensure there are no clumps. 
Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

How To Store

  • Room Temperature: you can store this gluten-free ginger snaps recipe in an airtight jar at room temperature. 
  • Freezer: the recipe for keto gingersnap cookies is also freezer-friendly. Place the cookies in a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to six months.
Gluten-Free Gingersnap Cookies

Frequently Asked Questions 

What Should I Do If My Dough Is Too Wet?

If you end up with wet cookie dough, add one more tbsp of coconut flour to absorb the moisture. 

Can I Make This Recipe Dairy-Free?

Sure, you can make a dairy-free version of this recipe by replacing the butter with the same amount of coconut oil.

Can I Make Gingersnap Cookies Without Molasses?

Sure, if you are not a fan of molasses, you can skip it in this recipe. But you must know that your gingersnap cookies won’t be so brown anymore.

Are Gingersnap Cookies Good For You?

Compared with other cookie recipes, these gingersnap cookies are healthier since they are made with naturally low-carb ingredients. Also, they are made with ginger, known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Can I Make Vegan Gingersnap Cookies?

Sure, if you are following a vegan diet, you can turn this recipe into a vegan version by replacing the butter with melted coconut oil.

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Keto Gingersnap Cookies – Easy Keto Ginger Cookies

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yelds 12 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


These keto gingersnap cookies are super crispy, chewy, loaded with Christmas flavors, and the best addition to any holiday cookie platter. Learn how to make scrumptious gluten-free gingersnap cookies to serve at your holiday party.
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/177°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Mix the softened butter and sweetener until fluffy and creamy. Use a hand mixer.
    6 tbsp Unsalted butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar replacement
  • Add in the molasses, salt, and spices: cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, and vanilla extract.
    2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tbsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cloves, 2 tsp molasses, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Mix in the almond flour and coconut flour until there are no clumps and a dough starts to form.
    2 cups almond Flour, 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the cookies, and arrange them on the lined baking sheet. Flatten the cookies using your hands.
  • Bake the cookies for about 18-20 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  • Let them completely cool before transferring them to a plate.



The cookies crisp up as they cool, so don’t worry if they are a little crumbly after baking.
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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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword keto ginger snap cookies
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  1. I am confused. Is this recipe correct as written? No eggs? I want to make this, as I miss gingersnaps, but am questioning.

    1. Hi there! I understand your concern. Yes, this keto gingersnap cookies recipe is indeed egg-free. To further assist and provide clarity, I’ll be releasing a video demonstration on my YouTube channel soon. Stay tuned!

  2. 5 stars
    Loved these cookies! Full of flavor and easy to make. No eggs needed. It all came together. Trust the recipe. I will make theses again! Thank you for a great recipe.

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