A plate of Keto Gingerbread Cookies with various cute and playful icing decorations.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies (Keto-Friendly)

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Indulge in holiday cheer with these Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies, a fun twist on a classic holiday favorite for everyone to enjoy.

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Keto Gingerbread Cookies

The holiday season brings a plethora of sweet treats, but none quite as iconic as gingerbread cookies. For those following a gluten free or keto diet, the search for the perfect gingerbread cookie can often feel like a search for a needle in a haystack.

But, the good news is that your search is over. Amazing gluten free gingerbread cookies are here!

The base of almond flour gives these cookies a nutty, rich flavor and a tender crumble that's hard to resist. The combination of ground ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg offer the classic gingerbread spice, while the low carb brown sweetener and sugar free honey (the secret ingredient) ensure that the cookies are sweetened without adding extra carbs.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies on white plate.

Tools Needed

Nothing fancy is needed here except the cookie cutter!

How to Make Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Add the almond flour, baking powder, vanilla, egg, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sweetener, and sugar free honey into a mixing bowl, and beat until a solid dough forms.

Making Free Gingerbread Cookies.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Making Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies.

Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it is about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut the dough with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. Place the cut out gingerbread men onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

Making Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool to room temperature. Add the powdered sweetener to a bowl, and whisk in heavy whipping cream until a thick icing has formed.

Pipe the icing onto the cookies in any decoration you may like. Add holiday sprinkles before serving if desired.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies on white platter.

The beauty of these gluten free gingerbread cookies is their flexibility. You can easily modify the basic recipe to suit your taste or to add a bit of variety to your holiday baking.

Consider adding a pinch of clove or allspice for an extra kick of warmth. For a citrus twist, a bit of orange or lemon zest can brighten the flavors.

When it comes to decorating, the sugar free icing made with Besti powdered sweetener and heavy whipping cream is a perfect match. It's easy to pipe and holds its shape well, allowing for intricate designs. Feel free to get creative with natural food colorings or add keto-friendly sprinkles for a festive touch.

Sweeteners can be substituted most definitely, and almond milk can be used in place of heavy whipping cream. But be aware that if you do this, you'll need more sweetener to make up for the lack of thickness in the almond milk as compared to heavy whipping cream.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies on white plate.

How to Store Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Proper storage is key to maintaining the freshness and texture of these keto gingerbread cookies. Since these cookies are more prone to moisture due to the almond flour, it's best to store them in an airtight container. This will keep them from becoming too soft or stale.

Store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies on white plate.

Can I Freeze Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

For those who like to plan ahead or enjoy their gingerbread cookies long after the holiday season, freezing is a great option. The key is to make sure the cookies are fully cooled before stacking them to freeze.

The best way to do this is to place the cooled cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container. This method prevents the cookies from sticking together and allows you to enjoy them for several months.

This also allows you to make a lot of holiday cookies ahead of time and freeze them until it is time to share. So many options with these delicious gluten free gingerbread cookies.

A plate of Keto Gingerbread Cookies with various cute and playful icing decorations.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

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Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the icing

Instructions
 

  • Add the almond flour, baking powder, vanilla, egg, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sweetener and sugar free honey into a mixing bowl, and beat until a solid dough forms.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap, and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it is about ¼ of an inch thick.
  • Cut the dough with a gingerbread man cookie cutter.
  • Place the cut out gingerbread men onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies cool to room temperature.
  • Add the powdered sweetener to a bowl, and whisk in heavy whipping cream until a thick icing has formed.
  • Pipe the icing onto the cookies in any decoration you may like.
  • Add holiday sprinkles before serving if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 120kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 88mgFiber: 2g
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