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Keto Sugar Cookies

4.85 from 19 votes
Have you gone Keto — or just want to cut back on your sugar? Try my Keto Sugar Cookies recipe for the healthier sugar cookie experience!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Sugar cookies without sugar… YES, it is possible, and YES it’s so so tasty! If you’re trying a keto diet or just wanting to cut the sugar where you can, this recipe is one of my favorites! These sugar cookies are every bit as sweet and adorable as the classic sugar cookie.

Made with the exact same method as traditional sugar cookies, these start by creaming together the butter and the monk fruit sweetener, which is my favorite sugar alternative. You’ll see when you whip these up the sugar creams right into the butter making the base of this cookie dough look and act like any other.

Finished Keto Sugar Cookies, in Christmas shapes, dusted with powdered monkfruit sweetener.

The best part of these cookies is that you can shape into anything. I chose to cut mine into Christmas trees, angels, snowflakes and stockings but you can make them whatever shape you like — be it Valentine’s day or any other occasion.

What Kind of Flour Do These Keto Sugar Cookies Use?

For these Keto Sugar Cookies, you use a mix of flours including coconut and almond flour. Both have somewhat of a grainy texture but are smooth in this cookie. Feel free to use a different nut flour instead of almond, however, don’t substitute them for gluten-free all-purpose flour. That’s like swapping an orange with a pineapple! Not the same thing.

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My Keto Cookies Fall Apart — Why?

So this comes down to the very first step of the cookie making process: the creaming! It’s really important to start with room temperature butter that will blend well with your sugar. I recommend using an electric hand mixer to cream these two ingredients together really well until the mix is fluffy and pale in color. When this step is done correctly you have a soft enough base to add the rest of your ingredients.

Remember you can’t over cream so mix for 3-4 even 5 minutes if needed to get the results.

How do I store Keto Sugar Cookies?

Just like any other cookie, store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Also, the raw cookie dough will freeze really well in case you want to have some in your freezer for when guests drop in. They will also keep happily in your airtight container for up to 4 days. After that, you might notice they go a little soft.

Always best to eat homemade cookies within 2 days if you ask me personally.

A close up of Keto Sugar Cookies, dusted with sweetener, showing texture and size.

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Keto Sugar Cookies Recipe

4.85 from 19 votes
Have you gone Keto — or just want to cut back on your sugar? Try my Keto Sugar Cookies recipe for the healthier sugar cookie experience!
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 18 cookies
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Have you gone Keto — or just want to cut back on your sugar? Try my Keto Sugar Cookies recipe for the healthier sugar cookie experience!
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons butter , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 egg , at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (5oz/143g) almond flour
  • 1/4 cup (1oz/28g) coconut Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • powdered monkfruit sugar or Swerve for dusting

Instructions

  • Using an electric hand mixer or a whisk, cream together the butter and monkfruit until light and pale in color. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract and beat until evenly combined.
  • Next, add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt then mix until a firm dough is formed.
  • Bring the dough together into a ball then wrap tightly in cling wrap. Transfer the dough to the fridge and chill for a minimum of 2 hours to overnight.
  • Once ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Place the dough onto a large sheet of parchment paper, then cover with another large sheet, sandwiching the dough between the 2 sheets. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a 1/4 of an inch thick sheet. Using cookie cutters, cut the dough into a variety of shapes.
  • Using a large offset spatula or a flat turner, gently run under each cookie, lifting off the parchment and removing from the excess cookie dough. Place the cutout cookie onto the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat this process until all of the cookies have been removed from the sheet. If you have a lot of excess dough after removing the cookies, roll the dough out again and continue to cut out cookies until all of the dough is used. This will make 16-18 large cookies, depending on what shapes you use.
  • Bake the cookies 1 cookie sheet at a time for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown and crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring the cookies to a rack to cool fully.
  • Dust with powder monkfruit or swerve if desired.
  • Cover and store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

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Salina
Salina
8 months ago

I am so excited you are making keto recipes! Thank you!

8 months ago

We followed the recipe exactly minus the dusting at the end and they look/taste amazing. Very light with a hint of sweetness. This recipe yielded 45 small round cookies which makes it the PERFECT tea cookie! Thank you!

Elsa
29 days ago

The cakes are so funny and cute! I really like them. Thanks to your recipe I can easily make them. It’s fun and meaningful. Thank you for your sharing. Hope you will have many useful articles like this.

Jack
1 month ago

The cakes are cute, your recipe is so easy to make. Great. I gave a little more sugar than you, because I like to eat sweet. May I ask if I can add more eggs? I want this cake to taste richer. Do you have any advice for me?

Faadilah
Faadilah
1 month ago

GoodDay MrsGemma,
I would like to try this recipe as i need to use up leftover coconut flour and i cant find many recipes with it, but i want to ask before i begin:
Can i use coconut flour to replace the almond flour?
Can i use normal sugar in place of monk fruit sugar (as i cannot find it)?

If i can do both, what would both measurements be?
Apologies for the extra work, i really want to try these out, they looks delicious.

Thank you!

Vallerie
Vallerie
1 month ago

Do I need to use the almond extract?

Tamiw
3 months ago

The cookies were delicious! My husband, who can be picky, loved them. Thank you!

Sherri
Sherri
5 months ago

My husband and I are doing Keto, but he is allergic to coconuts. Can anything be substituted for coconut flour?

Kimberly Lester
Kimberly Lester
5 months ago

Hi, can you share any nutrition info for these cookies? Thanks!

Madelyn Tan
Madelyn Tan
7 months ago

Can i used stevia sugar?

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