For a festive treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat, try these Keto cut out Christmas cookies! They’re perfect for decorating with the family.
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Keto Cut Out Christmas Cookies
Can you ever have enough cookie recipes for the holiday season? Christmas is definitely my favorite time of year for baking.
For a really fun recipe, I always recommend these Keto cut out Christmas cookies. Especially if you have younger kids, they'll have a blast decorating these festive cookies with you!
The prep for this recipe is very simple, so you don't have to worry about having a big mess to clean up or anything like that. I personally hate dishes, so this is always a bonus for me.
Just keep in mind that we want to chill the dough for a few hours before baking. This allows the cookies to maintain whatever shape you cut them into. So if you're planning to make these with the kids, be sure to prep the dough early.
After that, just cut out your cookies, let them bake and cool, then get to decorating! And if you sneak a little of the cookie dough while you're cutting out your shapes, don't worry, I promise not to tell anyone.
Low Carb Ingredients For Cut Out Cookies
These cookies use a few of my favorite Keto-friendly ingredients. I use them in almost all of my baking recipes!
First up is almond flour, one of the best options for replacing all-purpose flour. It's a little denser than traditional flour, but the egg and butter keep it soft and chewy.
Next, I highly recommend using a binder called xanthan gum. You'll want to sprinkle it into the batter while mixing to avoid any clumping. It works wonders for texture and for preventing your baked goods from getting crumbly.
Finally, we come to our low-carb sweetener. For convenience, I always use Swerve confectioner's sugar substitute. But if you only have granulated sweetener, you can always toss it into a blender or food processor to turn it into a powder.
Ideas For Decorating Keto Cut Out Cookies
What's more fun: decorating the cookies or eating them? If you ask me, it's a little bit of both!
For these cookies, you can use any shape cookie cutter you like. I usually use a circular stencil with fun edges so I have the most surface area. That way, I can use the icing to make fun designs.
You could also use cookie cutters shaped like Christmas trees, reindeer, presents, or even Santa! Sometimes, I just grab a bunch from the dollar store and make a big variety.
You can also mix it up with your icing! Want multiple colors? Separate the icing into a few bowls or ramekins before adding the food coloring.
Finally, have some fun with toppings. I like sugar-free sprinkles, but you could also use sugar-free chocolate chips or shavings, crushed sugar-free candy canes, chopped nuts, or anything else you can think of!
Can You Store Low Carb Cut Out Christmas Cookies?
Absolutely! I love making a batch to enjoy with family for a few days. They're also great to bring to parties or holiday gatherings.
I recommend storing these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will prevent the icing from melting, plus it will keep the cookies nice and soft.
How To Make Keto Cut Out Christmas Cookies
Combine all of the ingredients for the cookies in a mixing bowl.
Beat on high until completely combined into a dough.
Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for several hours to chill.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place the chilled dough between two pieces of parchment paper or silicone mats and roll out to about 1/4 an inch thick.
Use your cookie cutter of choice to cut shapes from the dough.
Bake for 8-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, then remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely. Start checking for doneness around the 9 minute mark!
Combine the ingredients for the icing in a mixing bowl. Beat on high until smooth and creamy.
Add food coloring if desired and mix well.
Decorate the cookies with your icing. You can also add keto friendly sprinkles.
Other Holiday Dessert Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 large egg
- 5 tablespoons butter unsalted and softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup low carb powdered sugar substitute
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 4 tablespoons butter unsalted and softened
- ¼ cup low carb powdered sugar substitute
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- Food coloring of choice (optional)
- Keto sprinkles (optional)
- Combine all of the ingredients for the cookies in a mixing bowl.
- Beat on high until completely combined into a dough.
- Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for several hours to chill.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the chilled dough between two pieces of parchment paper or silicone mats and roll out to about 1/4 an inch thick.
- Use your cookie cutter of choice to cut shapes from the dough.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, then remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely. Starting looking at them around 8 minutes and monitor every minute until done.
- Combine the ingredients for the icing in a mixing bowl. Beat on high until smooth and creamy.
- Add food coloring if desired and mix well.
- Decorate the cookies with your icing. You can also add keto friendly sprinkles.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!