These keto gingerbread cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, make the best low carb sugar-free gingerbread cookies that are grain-free and gluten-free.
Made from naturally low-carb ingredients, these soft and chewy gingerbread cookies are the perfect sweet treat for when Santa arrives. With only 1g net carbs per serving, these sugar-free keto gingerbread cookies are the perfect low-calorie gluten-free sweet treat for this holiday season. So make these delicious cookies loaded with holiday flavors and surprise your family.
You will be surprised to discover that you can enjoy all those baked goods by replacing simple ingredients with low-carb ones.
Perfectly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, these keto gingerbread cookies will fill your house with that holiday smell and spirit once you bake them.
When you’re on a diet, you don’t have to give up everything; you can always enjoy your favorite cookies, snacks, or desserts by turning them into keto alternatives! So it was with these gingerbread cookies; the first time I made them for my family, nobody believed they were keto-friendly.
- 1 Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
- 2 Are Gingerbread Cookies Keto-Friendly?
- 3 Ingredients For These Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- 4 How To Make These Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- 5 Tips For Making The Best Sugar-Free Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- 6 How To Store These Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- 7 Toppings Ideas
- 8 Frequently Asked Questions
- 9 More Keto Cookies Recipes
- 10 Best Keto Gingerbread Cookies
Why Are You Going To Love This Keto Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
- Made from naturally low-carb ingredients.
- Contain only 3g net carbs per serving.
- You can make them ahead of time.
- They are fun to make; you can prepare them with your kids.
- A keto-friendly, gluten-free, and sugar-free sweet treat.
Are Gingerbread Cookies Keto-Friendly?
Traditional gingerbread cookies are not keto because they are made with wheat flour and sugar, making them too high in carbs.
But fortunately, this recipe for gingerbread cookies is made from naturally low-carb ingredients, and it’s great as a sweet treat for a Keto Diet. They taste even better than those from the store.
Ingredients For These Keto Gingerbread Cookies
The ingredients used to make these keto gingerbread cookies are super easy to find. And you probably have most of them in your kitchen.
- Almond Flour – To achieve the greatest texture results, use fine-grained almond flour.
- Coconut Flour – Because it’s low carb, grain-free, and high in fiber, it’s one of my favorite flours to use in baking.
- Sweetener – I used Erythritol in this recipe, but Monk Fruit sweetener or Allulose would also work.
- Egg – This is a binder for almost all keto foods and desserts.
- Cream Cheese – To get the creamiest outcome, use full-fat cream cheese.
- Butter – You can replace the butter with the same amount of melted coconut oil.
- Baking Powder – Using baking powder will help your cookies to rise.
- Spices – Without ginger, this low-carb gingerbread cookie recipe wouldn’t be what it is. To make it more festive, add a little spice and cinnamon.
- Vanilla Extract – You may add a bit extra if you want to. Vanilla is one of my favorite spices.
- Blackstrap Molasses – Gingerbread isn’t gingerbread without a hint of blackstrap molasses. It will give that darker color.
- Salt – is used to enhance the flavors.
How To Make These Keto Gingerbread Cookies
These low carb gingerbread cookies are so easy to make in less than 20 minutes of prep.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- In a microwave bowl, melt the butter, then add the rest of the wet ingredients. Mix them until well combined.
- Add the wet mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms.
- Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least two hours or overnight, wrapped in plastic wrap.
- Place the cookie dough on two sheets of parchment paper and roll it out with a rolling pin to form gingerbread shapes.
- To form the shapes, press the cookie cutter into the dough and then gently pull the cookies away.
- Place the cookies on a baking pan, then bake them for 10-15 minutes. When the edges start getting brown, it’s time to remove them from the oven.
- Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack before frosting them.
Tips For Making The Best Sugar-Free Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- Make sure you leave the dough in the fridge to cool long enough. This will make it easier to roll the dough into shapes since it will be more firm and less sticky.
- Since the texture of almond flour dough tends to stick a little, roll the dough in two sheets of parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- These almond flour gingerbread men are extremely delicate when you remove them from the oven. So let them cool completely before decorating them with icing.
- Don’t overbake your cookies because they’ll crack. If you want your gingerbread cookies to be soft and chewy, bake them till golden brown.
How To Store These Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- Room Temperature: these sugar-free cookies can be stored for up to a week at room temperature in an airtight container.
- Freezer: If you want, you can freeze them. Transfer the cookies to a freezer-safe bag and store them for up to 3 months.
Thaw the gingerbread cookies overnight in the fridge, then frost them on the day you plan to eat them.
Feel free to use the next ideas to help you decorate your gingerbread cookies:
- Keto chocolate chips – You may create stomach buttons, eyeballs, shoes, or even a hair out of them.
- Coconut chips – Coconut is also a keto-friendly topping. Feel free to use it to decorate anything that has to be white. You make the eyes, clothes, or even a face.
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Sugar-free jam – This is perfect for coloring hair, clothing, and shoes. It’s also sparkly, which I love it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Gingerbread Cookie Shapes Can I Make?
You might wonder what else you can do with your gingerbread dough except create gingerbread men and ladies. The possibilities are infinite, and you can make them with whatever cookie cutter you already own or purchase. Some of my favorites shapes are:
Can I Make the Dough Ahead Of Time?
Sure, you can prepare this keto gingerbread cookie dough up to two days ahead of time.
Just wrap the dough in plastic foil and place it in the refrigerator until you want to bake the cookies.
What’s The Perfect Texture Of Gingerbread Cookies?
Gingerbread cookies should be chewy and slightly soft in the center, while the edges should be crisp and firm.
More Keto Cookies Recipes
- Keto Oreo Cookies – crunchy, chewy, and super easy to make at home from scratch.
- Almond Flour Cookies – No funky ingredients, no chilling time required, loaded with chocolate chips.
- Keto Magic Cookies – These keto magic cookies are easy to make with just a few low-carb ingredients.
- Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – thick, soft, and need only 4 ingredients.
Best Keto Gingerbread Cookies
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sweetener
- 1 egg large
- 2 tbsp cream cheese
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or butter melted
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses optional
- a pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix; whisk them until well combined.
- In a different bowl, mix the wet ingredients: egg, melted butter, blackstrap molasses(if using), vanilla extract, and cream cheese.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients with your hands until the dough forms.
- Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least two hours or overnight by wrapped in plastic wrap.
- Roll the cookie dough to a 1/4″ thickness between two sheets of parchment paper.
- Cut the cookies using a cookie cutter, then repeat the process until there is no dough left.
- Arrange all the cookies onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the edges begin to brown. (Baking time varies depending on the thickness of your cookies).
- Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.