Small Batch Keto Sugar Cookies

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When you want a cookie or two, but don't want to make a whole batch. These sweet, buttery keto sugar cookies topped with creamy, colorful buttercream frosting are perfect for your next cookie fix.

If you don’t want to make an entire batch of sugar cookies, just make a few with this small batch keto cookie recipe. Portion controlled recipes like this one and my single-serve chocolate chip cookie recipe keep you from overdoing it on the sweets while still enjoying that flavor you miss.

A hand holding a pale pink Lofthouse cookie next to another cookie sitting on a plate.

How these keto cookies differ from the others

  • Minimal, simple ingredients – Unlike other low carb sugar cookie recipes, this recipe is simple and requires minimal ingredients that you likely already have in your keto pantry. If you have almond flour, sugar-free sweetener, butter, egg, vanilla and baking powder, you can make these cookies!
  • Lofthouse copycat –  The buttercream frosting is tinted a playful shade of pink, reminiscent of the popular soft, melt-in-your-mouth Lofthouse cookies. 
  • Portion controlled – What really sets these cookies apart is the small-batch approach. When you crave homemade cookies but don’t want to commit and invest in a large number of servings, this small batch cookie recipe not only saves time but also conserves ingredients. It’s ideal for small households or for moments when a sweet craving strikes unexpectedly. Like when your mother-in-law invites you over and has a fresh package of Lofthouse cookies out for the kids. They taunt you but you aren’t going to give in because you can just make your own. Ain’t nobody got time to make a big batch of cookies at 9pm.

How to make keto sugar cookies from scratch

The beauty of making a small portion of keto sugar cookies  with a classic, tender crumble and rich, smooth buttercream is that everything can be made in one bowl!! 

  1. Grab your bowl and add butter, sweetener, egg and vanilla. Cream until smooth.
  2. Then add and mix in the dry ingredients to that same bowl – almond flour, baking powder and salt. 
  3. Roll out the dough or just make a giant sugar cookie. Refrigerate to keep the dough from sticking to the parchment paper and cookie cutter.
  4. Punch out your cookie shapes with a cookie cutter.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 7 minutes.
  6. Make creamy sugar-free buttercream frosting by mixing butter, sweetener, vanilla and milk into the same bowl. Don’t forget to clean & dry the bowl before making the frosting. Or use the same dirty bowl if you are feeling extra lazy and don’t mind a little cookie dough texture and flavor in your frosting. 

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Keto Sugar Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

Small Batch Keto Sugar Cookies Directions

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Oh, so you think this sugar-free sugar cookie recipe is boring? Here are some ideas that might turn that frown upside down.

  • Flavor extracts – Instead of vanilla, try using almond extract. My mother-in-law adds this to her cookies and they ALWAYS DISAPPEAR FAST! Or for a citrus twist, add lemon extract or orange extract.
  • Citrus zest – For more citrus flavor, grate in some lemon, lime or orange zest into the dough.
  • Spice is nice – Adding a pinch or two of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger or cardamom add a warm, Fall flavor.
  • Nuts – You must have talked to my mom. She loved nuts in her cookies. Adding chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts or pecans were “A MUST” to any cookie.
  • Frosting – Instead of traditional vanilla buttercream frosting, make a chocolate version or a white chocolate cream cheese frosting!
A hand holding a frosted cookie over a plate of cookies.

Storage information

Unlike me, if you didn’t go full hog on this small batch of keto cookies in one setting and still have some cookies leftover, then follow these storage instructions.

Leftover cookies can be stored at room temperature for 1-2 days. Any longer and they may dry out. Or store cookies in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. 

Cookie dough can be frozen. Just roll in a ball or store flattened in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months in the freezer. To thaw, leave at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Then continue to punch out cookies shapes and bake as directed

Small Batch Keto Sugar Cookies: FAQS

Can I double this recipe to make a full batch of keto sugar cookies?

uh yeah, but you might as well just make my recipe for keto sugar cookies. Just search for it on the website or google "ketofocus sugar cookies".

Can I use a different type of keto flour?

Not a fan of almond flour and want to use a substitute? Well I haven't tested anything yet, but if I were, I'd try using 2-3 tablespoons of lupin flour or 2.5 tablespoons of coconut flour.

If I am making a giant sugar cookies, how long should I bake it for?

Should you decide to take your entire ball of cookie dough and smash it down to form a large cookie, it will take a little longer to bake at 350°F. Check it after 10 minutes.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Small Batch Keto Sugar Cookies

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 198
Fat 19g
Protein 3.6g
Total Carbs 2.6g
Net Carbs 1.1g

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