Keto Snowball Cookies – 1g Net Carb

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These Keto Snowball cookies are super buttery, soft, and melt in your mouth. Enjoy sugar-free cookies made with almond flour, butter, and toasty nuts. With just 1 net carb for a cookie, these keto Christmas cookies are a holiday favorite.

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These cookies come under many names such as butterballs, Russian tea cakes, or Mexican wedding cakes. No matter how you call them, these low carb snowball cookies are equally delicious, moist, buttery, and festive.

Roll freshly baked shortbread cookies into powdered sweetener for the best taste and festive look. No holiday table is complete without some delicious gluten-free cookies. And these are ready in less than 30 minutes start to finish!

The best part about these cookies is that you can make them vegan or paleo by just substituting the butter with coconut oil.

easy keto snowball cookies recipe

Ingredients for Keto Snowball Cookies

  • Unsalted butter – Replace with coconut butter for vegan paleo snowball cookies.
  • Sweetener – use powdered sweetener.
  • Coconut Flour
  • Almond Flour
  • Pecans
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Vanilla Extract
  • pinch fine sea salt
delicious keto snowball cookies with almond flour

How to Make Keto Snowball Cookies

  1. Start by finely chopping the nuts using a sharp knife or a food processor. 
  2. Lightly toast the pecans into a dry pan over medium heat until they start to smell nutty. 
  3. Cream the butter and sweetener until fluffy.
  4. Add the dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, toasted pecans, salt, and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix together, using your hands or hand mixer until the dough is formed.
  6. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Form little balls from the dough and arrange on the sheet pan.
  9. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes until the cookies are golden. 
  10. While they’re still warm, roll in powdered (confectioner’s) sweetener.
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Baking Tips for Low Carb Snow Ball Cookies 

  • Measure the keto flour correctly – When measuring the flour, use a spoon to scoop the flour into the measuring cup and use the back of a knife to level it off.  
  • Make sure the cookies have the same size. You’ll only need about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie.
  • Feel free to replace the chopped pecans with other nuts like walnuts, pistachios, almonds, or cashews.

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Keto Snowball Cookies

5 from 5 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Yelds 20 snowball cookies
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


The Keto Snowball cookies are a Christmas classic because they are super buttery and melt in your mouth. These sugar-free cookies are made with almond flour, butter, and toasty nuts. Perfect for Christmas and holidays.
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  • Finely ground the pecans using a food processor or a sharp knife. It should resemble a pecan flour, not pecan butter (so don’t over-blend).
  • Lightly toast the chopped pecans into a dry pan over medium heat until they start to smell nutty. Chill for a few minutes.
  • Cream the room temperature butter and sweetener until airy and lighter in color for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the almond flour, coconut flour, xanthan gum, chopped toasted pecans, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix using your hands or hand mixer on low until the dough is formed.
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes. The dough lasts for up to three days in the refrigerator.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form little balls from the dough and arrange on the sheet pan. I made about 20 snowball cookies.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until they are cooked through
  • While they’re still warm, roll in powdered (confectioner’s) sweetener.
  • Allow to cool down then roll in more powdered sweetener. Enjoy!
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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 cookies, snowball cookies
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Keto Snowball Cookies - 1g Net Carb


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  1. I’m in the middle of making these cookies but can’t find where/when to add the coconut flour & xanthum gum. I actually bought these ingredients for the recipe. Perhaps it was just an error that they were included in ingredients list & they’re really not a part of the recipe. I’m skipping them, but hope my cookies pay for omitting these two ingredients. I have enjoyed all of your recipes so far. Excited to try these cookies.

    1. Coconut flour is needed, xanthan gum is optional. Just add them when you add all the dry ingredients. I updated the recipe. My mistake! Hopefully, they turned out ok!!! Thank you so much!

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you for replying so quickly. I baked half of the batch (without coconut flour or xanthan gum) & they started out in a ball but ended up very flat cookies (nothing like the picture); but the flavor was still good. Then I added half the amount of coconut flour & xanthan gum to the remaining half of the batter & baked that batch this morning.
        This time they kept their shape, came out perfect & I like everything about these cookies.

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out great! I was lazy and chopped the pecans with a knife and didn’t toast them but it wasn’t an issue at all. Also only chilled the batter for about 5 minutes. It was the end of the day so I was tired lol. Thanks for a winning keto treat!

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