Keto Sugar Cookies

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The classic sugar cookie recipe has gone keto with a low carb sugar free sugar cookie!

4.7 Stars (12 Reviews) 16 Comments
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A classic cookie everyone enjoys, this keto sugar cookie recipe has an incredible flavor with a keto friendly sweetener. With each bite, it's hard to believe they are low carb and are a must have for the keto diet. 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!

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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 and are a blend of almond and coconut flour and without the use of cream cheese. They are easy to punch out of cookie cutters and are fun to make. This is the perfect cookie recipe for any holiday; although, I love making these around Christmas time.

I feel good giving my kids these sugar free sugar 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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How to make low carb sugar cookies?

Do you have 33 minutes?

To be honest, this recipe takes longer than that because the cookies need to be in the refrigerator for 2 hours, but the prep and baking times make this an easy, yet wonderful recipe that can be completed in around 30 minutes.

While you will find the ingredients below you will also need:

  • A large bowl
  • A sifter (for the flour) is ideal
  • Kitchen hand mixer or similar
  • Rolling pin
  • A baking sheet or baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • A medium bowl
  • Whisk
  • Frost piping bag

With that understood – let’s go!

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Keto Sugar Cookies Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup blanched 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 (as sweetener)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 egg

Keto Royal Icing Ingredients

Keto Sugar Cookies Directions

Sugar cookies flours need to be sifted

sifting keto flours together

When making a delicate cookie, 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 whack and the almond flour will fall out and start working again.

keto sugar cookie cut outs on a baking tray

Refrigerating the sugar cookie dough before rolling and cutting is a very important step of this recipe that should not be missed.

Refrigerating the blended almond and coconut flour dough helps to harden the dough so it will be easier to roll out and cut shapes from. It will also make transferring a cut shape from the cookie cutter to the parchment lined baking sheet or 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 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 sheet before transferring them to a wire rack.

The cookies are very delicate when they first come out of the oven after baking and need to harden as they cool.

Keto royal icing for sugar cookies

thick keto royal icing

This recipe for keto royal icing makes two different thickness of icing.

  • The thicker icing has 1/4 cup extra erythritol sweetener 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.

thinner keto icing dripping from a spatula

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.

keto sugar cookies on a cooling tray

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Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Facts

Keto Sugar Cookies

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 254
Fat 24.4g
Protein 5.5g
Total Carbs 5.6g
Net Carbs 2.7g

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16 Comments

    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.

    2. I would hope you have done more research…royal icing has been made with egg whites like this since the 18th century…

  1. Since covid I gained some weight. I started the keto diet in February and I think these sugar cookies are as good as normal sugar cookies!

  2. Coconut allergy in the family. Do you have any recommendations for sub for the coconut flour?

  3. Hi, I just tried the recipe but they came out extremely soft and fragile. I couldn’t pick them up without them falling apart.

    1. They are very delicate when they come out of the oven. You have to let them cool completely before handling. Once they are cool, you can pick the sugar cookies up and handle them just fine.

  4. The thinner we made these, the better they held together. And, quite frankly, the better flavor that developed with the more of cookie getting that caramel color to them. I’ve not made a lot of keto cookies, but these are far and away the best recipe I’ve made yet. Even my husband, who had very little interest in my keto foods, has enjoyed these cookies. This is going to be my go-to sugar cookie recipe! Thanks, Annie!!

  5. I am going to try these cookies for Christmas. Have you ever made royal icing with meringue powder? Basically it is powdered egg whites. Seems some people have issues with raw egg whites. How would I substitute this in the recipe?

    1. I haven’t tried using meringue powder. I will look into that next time I make these. Look up a recipe for icing using meringue powder and just substitute with powdered sweetener instead. I usually use a little bit less sweetener (1/4-1/3 cup because I think the powdered erythritol is too sweet).

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