The Best Keto Sugar Cookies

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A classic cookie everyone enjoys, this keto sugar cookie has incredible flavor. With each bite, it's hard to believe they are low carb. This best ever keto sugar cookie recipe produces a cookie that is soft, yet still has that crunch when you bite into it. They make the perfect cutouts too!

Keto Sugar Cookies Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup powdered erythritol
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 egg

Keto Royal Icing Ingredients

The Best Keto Sugar Cookies Directions

  • 1
    Sift together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. This creates a finer texture for keto cookies. I highly recommend you don't skip this step.
  • 2
    In large bowl, cream together the butter and powdered erythritol until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in vanilla and almond extract if using. Then beat in eggs.
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  • 3
    Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Place dough into between two pieces of parchment paper and flatten down to a small disc shape. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. May store in freezer in a ziploc bag for later use too.
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  • 4
    Keeping the dough between the parchment paper. Lay down a wet paper towel and place the dough and parchment paper on top. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough to about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness between the two sheets of parchment paper. Refrigerate for additional 20 minutes.
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  • 5
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
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  • 6
    Remove the top piece of parchment paper and cut out shapes. Place on a parchment lined baking tray about 1.5 inches apart. Bake until starting to get golden brown around the edges, about 8-9 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Decorate with keto royal icing once completely cooled.
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  • 7
    To make keto royal icing, combine 1 cup powdered erythritol, egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Remove 1/3 of the icing into a smaller bowl and add remaining 1/4 cup powdered erythritol. Whisk until slightly thicker than original icing mixture. Use the first batch of icing to flood the inside of the cookies with icing and the second thicker batch to outline the cookie. Add icing batches to two seperate piping bags. Using the thicker icing, pipe the borders of your cutout cookie. Then using the thinner icing, flood the inside of the outline.
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Low Carb Sugar Cookies Recipe

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If there is one sugar cookie recipe you need to try, it’s this one! These keto sugar cookies have the same flavor and texture as a traditional sugar cookie. They are easy to punch out of cookie cutters and are fun to make. This is the perfect keto cookie recipe for any holiday; although, I love making these around Christmas time.

I feel good giving my kids these sugar free cookies and we love cutting out different shapes. The favorite part for the kids is decorating the cookies, of course. And eating the icing.

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Importance of Sifting Keto Flours

sifting keto flours together

When making a delicate cooking, like a sugar cookie or a shortbread cookie, I highly recommend sifting the almond and coconut flours together. This will give them that almost flaky interior. I think it also helps the flavors meld together. Any sifter will work. Sometimes the almond flour can clog up the sifter. Just give it a good wack and the almond flour will fall out and start working again.

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Refrigerating the sugar cookie dough before rolling and cutting are very important steps that should not be missed. Refrigerating the dough helps to harden the dough so it will be easier to roll out and cut shapes from. It will also make tranferring a cut shape from the cookie cutter to the parchment lined baking tray a lot easier.

Depending on how long it takes you cut punch out cookie shapes with the cookie cutter, you may want to refrigerate your keto cookie cutouts again right before baking. If the dough gets too warm, it may start to lose it’s shape when it bakes.

Refrigerating cookie dough helps to meld the flavors together too.

Even if you refrigerate your cookies right before baking, and your keto cookies still spread, you can easily fix this. Once you remove your cookies from the oven, they will still be warm and soft. You can push the edges in and mold the cookie to your desired shape. Then let the cookies cool completely on the baking tray before transferring them to a wire rack. The cookies are very delicate when they first come out of the oven and need to harden as they cool.

Keto Royal Icing for Sugar Cookies

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This recipe for keto royal icing makes two different thickeness of icing. The thicker icing has 1/4 cup extra erythritol in it. This thicker icing is used to add a boarder around the cookies.

The thinner icing is used to flood the inside of the cookie between the border icing. I like to zigzag back and forth with this thinner icing to fill the inside of the cookie between the border.

I recommend using pipping bags to help frost your sugar free cookies; however, ziploc bags work in a pinch.

You can dye your sugar free icing with different colors by adding food coloring to the icing.
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Storing Keto Sugar Cookies

Keto sugar cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or in the freezer until you are ready to roll out, cut and bake. Just store in the dough in a flat disc shape in a freezer safe ziploc bag.

Once baked, store your sugar free cookies in an air tight container.

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    1. I understand your concern; however, many recipes use raw eggs or raw egg whites and people have been consuming them for years. Royal icing recipes around the internet use raw egg whites. From the NY Times to the Food Network, you will see top chefs using raw egg whites to make their icing. As long as you are getting your eggs from quality sources and they are fresh, they are safe. I know you are worried about salmonella, but quality, cleaned eggs are less likely to contain salmonella. Healthy chickens get tons of sun exposure and are less like to transfer salmonella to their eggs.

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