Keto Halloween Cookies

by KetoFocus.com

Fun pumpkin shaped sugar-free cookies filled with a creamy chocolate center

Chocolate filled Jack O' Lantern sandwich cookies make the perfect keto Halloween cookie to put a smile on your face.

Halloween is typically a sugar filled event. There are temptations everywhere from trick-or-treat candy to festive Halloween themed desserts and snacks.

It’s easy to stay low carb with sugar-free alternatives to iconic Halloween recipes, like mini bundt cakes shaped like ghosts to keto peanut butter cookies resembling spiders and zombies. These Jack O ‘Lantern shaped keto Halloween cookies are a fun option to bake up on the weekends or take to a costume party, without sacrificing on your goals.

six jack o lantern shaped cookies in a row filled with melted dark chocolate and white chocolate

These sandwich cookies are made from a keto shortbread cookie base that doesn’t use egg. Melted chocolate is spread in between the cookies for a creamy center and to highlight the pumpkin face.

 

How to make keto Halloween cookies

  1. Make keto shortbread cookie dough – using almond flour, coconut flour, salt, butter, sugar free sweetener and vanilla extract.
  2. Roll out dough and cut into pumpkin shapes. Use a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter to cut out each cookie. To one half the cookies, use a knife to cut out the Jack O’ Lantern face.
  3. Refrigerate the cookie dough to prevent spreading while baking.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees.
  5. Melt chocolate in a small bowl.
  6. Spread melted chocolate in between a solid pumpkin cookie and a Jack O’ Lantern cookie.

a chocolate faced jack o lantern cookie next to another cookie with dried leaves around

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Keto flours – The combination of almond flour and coconut flour makes a delicious shortbread cookie. The crumb and texture are delicate and the flavor is very similar to a traditional cookie. And don’t worry, these do not taste like coconut!
  • Butter – Gives these keto Halloween cookies a rich, buttery flavor.
  • Sweetener – Any sugar-free sweetener that measures cup for cup with sugar will work in this recipe. Consider using a monkfruit erythritol blend. If using allulose, you may need to add a little bit more.
  • Keto chocolate – It’s easiest to use sugar free chocolate chips as they melt easily; however, keto nutella substitutes can be used as well.
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Keto Jack O' Lantern Cookies Ingredients

Keto Halloween Cookies Directions

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These fun Halloween cookies don’t just have to be pumpkin shapes. For this recipe, you can use any cookie cutter. Try a skeleton or a spooky ghost. Maybe a black cat? Any of these shapes can be punched out of the dough.

The best cookie cutters for this dough are the ones that are open so you can easily press out the cookie shape with your fingers if needed.

Filling options

Besides melted chocolate, you can use a variety of other yummy spreads to fill your keto Halloween cookie.

 

two chocolate filled sandwich cookies in the shape of pumpkins on a baking tray

Storage information

The keto pumpkin cookies can be made ahead of time and assembled later. This makes a fun decorating project to do with kids during a Halloween party.

Store your cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for 3-4 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

The keto cookie dough can be frozen. Wrap the dough in a ball with plastic wrap and store in a freezer safe bag for 1-2 months.

Keto Halloween Cookies: FAQS

Why did my cookies spread?

Your keto cookies may have spread because your cookie dough was too soft and warm when you put the cookies in the oven to bake. Don't skip the refrigeration step because it helps to firm the cookies up before baking in order to keep their shape.

Can I make smaller or bigger cookies?

Yes, you can make different sized Jack O' Lanterns. Just use smaller or larger cookie cutters. Macros per cookie will vary based on size.

Why did my cookies crumble after I picked them up?

It sounds like you didn't let the cookies cool completely before handling them. I have made this recipe many times and know that once they have cooled for several minutes, you can pick them up and handle them without crumbling.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Halloween Cookies

Servings: 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
Fat 27.3g
Protein 4.6g
Total Carbs 8.5g
Net Carbs 2.8g

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