Foolproof Keto Sugar Cookies

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These keto sugar cookies are incredibly easy to make, super versatile, and have no sugar added. They don’t spread while baking and are great plain or decorated with delicious low carb icing. Each grain-free cookie has only 1g net carb and is perfect for the holidays.

Foolproof Keto Sugar Cookies

This is just a friendly reminder that Christmas is only a few days away. So, if you are not jumping around trying to find the perfect gifts and baking low carb cookies, it’s time to start freaking out.

Well, I’m kidding, but here’s what you can do: enjoy a cup of keto hot chocolate, stay calm and start baking these delicious keto sugar cookies. The origins of these cookies date back to the 7h century, and it was the symbol of the Pennsylvania State.

Ingredients for Keto Sugar Cookies

These keto cookies are some of my favorite recipes to have around for Christmas. To make them you’ll need a few low carb ingredients and a few hours to wait for the dough to be ready for baking. Here’s what you’ll need to make low-carb sugar cookies:

  • Almond Flour – Opt for superfine, blanched almond flour for the best texture.
  • Coconut Flour – A little coconut flour goes a long way in absorbing moisture and helping to create the right dough consistency. Keep in mind that coconut flour cannot be substituted in a 1:1 ratio with any other flour as it is highly absorbent.
  • Sweetener: Erythritol blends as Swerve work well for a sugar-like sweetness without the carbs.
  • Eggs – Use a large egg at room temperature. Room-temperature eggs mix more evenly into your batter, ensuring a uniform texture. For a vegan option, try a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tbsp water, left to thicken for a few minutes).
  • Butter – I prefer using grass-fed butter for its rich flavor and creamy texture.
  • Vanilla Extract: High-quality vanilla extract adds a rich, deep flavor.
  • Almond Extract: Almond extract complements the almond flour and enhances the overall flavor of the cookies. You can also use lemon extract or orange extract.
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How to Make Keto Sugar Cookies  

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C). This ensures your oven is at the right temperature for baking. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combining Dry Ingredients: In your food processor, add 1 cup of blanched almond flour, 3 tbsp of coconut flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, and 3 tbsp of sweetener. Pulse these ingredients a few times until you get a well-blended and uniform mixture.
  3. Adding Wet Ingredients: To the dry mix, add 1 large egg, 2 tsp of vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp of almond extract, and 3 tbsp of softened butter. Pulse again until you achieve a sticky dough consistency. It should be malleable but not overly wet.
  4. Shaping and Chilling: Remove the dough from the food processor. On a clean surface, shape it into a log or disk. Wrap this dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. This chilling step is crucial as it firms up the dough, making it easier to handle later.
  5. Forming the Cookies: Once the dough is chilled, remove it from the fridge. Using a sharp knife, slice the dough into 12 cookies. For a more festive touch, you can roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create holiday shapes.
  6. Ready to Bake: Arrange your shaped cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Place them in the preheated oven and bake for about 8-9 minutes. Watch closely, as keto cookies tend to brown quickly. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely here. As they cool, they will firm up to the perfect texture.

Tips For Making The Best Keto Sugar Cookies

  • Keep a close eye on your gluten-free sugar cookies while they’re in the oven. They have a tendency to continue cooking even after they’re taken out, so taking them out just when they’re done is key. They will firm up and reach the ideal texture as they cool.
  • Feel free to get creative with your flavorings. Almond extract is a classic choice, but don’t hesitate to try others like peppermint for a festive twist, maple for a warm, autumnal flavor, or lemon for a refreshing citrusy note.
  • It’s crucial to refrigerate your dough until it’s completely firm. This not only makes the dough easier to handle and shape, but it also helps in getting a better texture once baked.
  • For the lightest, most tender cookies, sift your almond flour before using. This process helps to remove any lumps, ensuring your cookies are flaky and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
  • tick to superfine blanched almond flour for the best results. Almond meal, which contains the skins, or coconut flour, which has different absorption properties, can significantly alter the texture of your cookies.

Decorating Sugestions

  1. Sugar-free icing – To make a traditional keto icing, whisk powdered erythritol and almond milk until smooth, then pipe onto the cookies.
  2. Dip the keto sugar cookies in chocolate – Melt chopped dark chocolate in the microwave or on the stovetop. After dipping the cookies in chocolate, set them aside to allow the chocolate to set. To keep these cookies keto-friendly use sugar-free chocolate chips.
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How To Store These Keto Sugar Cookies

  • Store sugar cookies in an airtight jar at room temperature for up to 7 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Freeze: If you need to keep them for longer, place the keto cookies in a ziplock bag and store them for up to 6 months. The cookie dough freezes nicely if you want to keep some on hand for unexpected guests.

Can I Make Dairy Free Keto Sugar Cookies?

Yes, you can make these cookies without using dairy, especially if you’re looking for vegan sugar cookies.

Just replace it with vegan butter and use your favorite egg replacement.

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These keto sugar cookies are incredibly easy to make, super versatile, and have no sugar added. They don't spread while baking and are great plain or decorated with delicious low carb icing. Each grain-free cookie has only 1g net carb and is perfect for the holidays.
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  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent sticking and to make clean-up easier.
  • In a food processor add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sweetener. Pulse a few times until the mixture is well blended and uniform in consistency.
    1 cup blanched almond flour, 3 tbsp coconut flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 3 tbsp sweetener
  • To the dry ingredients in the food processor, add the egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, and softened butter. Pulse the mixture until it forms a sticky dough. The texture should be malleable but not overly wet.
    1 large egg, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp almond extract, 3 tbsp butter
  • Remove the dough from the food processor and place it on a clean surface. Form it into a log or disk shape. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to firm up.
  • Once chilled, take the dough out and use a sharp knife to slice it into 12-14 evenly sized cookies. Alternatively, you can roll out the dough and use festive cookie cutters to shape the cookies.
  • Arrange the cookies on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8-9 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they can brown quickly due to their keto-friendly ingredients.
  • After baking, let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Once cooled, they are ready to be served. These cookies firm up as they cool, giving them the perfect texture.


  • Keto cookies can bake faster than traditional cookies, so it’s important to watch them closely to prevent over-browning.
  • If you want paleo sugar cookies, just use coconut oil in place of butter and follow the same steps.
  • Decorate with keto-friendly icing or a sprinkle of powdered sweetener once the cookies are completely cool.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword keto cookies, sugar cookies, sugar free
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