Are you looking for an easy keto sugar cookies recipe so that you can make the perfect Valentine’s Day cookies? This is the recipe for you! These low carb cookies are going to be perfect for treating yourself, your special someone, or just about anyone this Valentine’s Day.
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Keto Valentine’s Sugar Cookies
I’ve been looking forward to Valentine’s Day cookie making because I had so much fun with all of the baking we did over the holidays. While I don’t really need any specific reason to make these buttery, sweet keto treats, I feel a little better feeling like I have an “excuse.” Besides, is it even Valentine’s Day without keto sugar cookies? I don’t think so!
Feel free to decorate these cookies as outlined in the recipe, or leave them plain. When eating them plain, you can dip them in your favorite coffee, tea or milk. YUM!
What is Needed to Make Keto Sugar Cookies?
These cookies are pretty simple to make and you really don’t need too much stuff in order to do so. As long as you have the following things on hand, you can make these deliciously soft keto sugar cookies.
- Ingredients (listed below in the recipe)
- Medium Size Mixing Bowl
- Parchment paper
- Cookie cutter
- Baking Sheet
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Two (2) small bowls
How to Make Keto Valentine’s Cookies
Add the almond flour, butter, cream cheese, vanilla, Swerve and baking powder to a mixing bowl, and blend until a smooth dough forms.
Chill the dough for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it is roughly the thickness you would like your cookies to be, they will not rise much.
Cut out circles of dough with a cookie cutter.
Place the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool completely.
Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth.
Separate the white chocolate into two small bowls. Place a bit of red food coloring into one of the bowl, and stir to create a pink color.
Dip ½ of each cookie into either the white or pink chocolate coating.
Place the dipped cookies back onto the parchment lined baking sheet, and add sprinkles.
Chill the cookies until the chocolate coating hardens, and then serve.
How Many Carbs in a Keto Sugar Cookie?
While a typical frosted sugar cookie often contains over 25 grams of carbs per single cookie (WOW!). These keto sugar cookies have just 2 net carbs per serving, which is perfect for keto diets.
Be sure and watch how many you eat though! I know it’s tempting to do so, but eating too many can easily put you over your carb count.
This recipe makes 18 cookies.
How Long Does it Take to Make These Keto Sugar Cookies?
I love that these cookies take less than 40 minutes start to finish! Too often, you’ll see a tempting dessert recipe that takes an hour plus to make, but you don’t have to deal with that here!
With a prep time of 25 minutes and a cooking time of just 12 minutes, these cookies come together quite quickly.
Do Sugar Free Cookies Have Carbs?
Sugar free cookies, in general, will have fewer carbs than their sugar filled counterparts. Not all sugar free cookies are made the same though. That’s why I think it is so important to make your own cookies and treats at home.
Sneaky carbs can come from other ingredients, so knowing exactly what is going into your cookies will help you be sure to keep the carb count where it needs to be.
How to Store Keto Sugar Cookies
Keto sugar cookies can last up to 2 weeks if they are properly stored. They key to making your cookies last the longest is to avoid exposing them to too much air. This is why it is important to follow the following tips to make your cookies taste as good as possible for as long as possible:
Store your cookies in an airtight container on the counter top.
Store your cookies in an airtight container in your pantry to keep them out of direct sunlight or heat.
Individually Wrap Your Cookies
If you really want your cookies to last, you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap. You can also do this by placing each cookie in individual paper cookie bags, wax paper, or even plastic sandwich bags.
Freeze the Dough
If you don’t think you’ll eat the entire batch of cookies in time for them to go bad, you can freeze part of your cookie dough in an airtight container in the freezer and pull them out to bake at a later time.
Tips for Making the Best Keto Valentine’s Cookies
Here are my favorite tips for making the best keto sugar cookies:
Chill the Dough
Chilling the dough before baking makes the dough easier to work with when it comes to rolling it out and using cookie cutters on it.
Preheat Your Oven
I know I say it all the time, but it is very important to preheat your oven properly before baking these treats. This will allow the cookies to bake correctly.
Allow Them to Cool
Allow your cookies to cool thoroughly before adding icing or decorations. If the cookies are too hot, the icing will melt.
Other Keto Cookies You Might Like
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons cream cheese softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup Swerve confectioners sugar substitute
- ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup keto white chocolate chips
- Red food coloring
- Sugar free sprinkles
- Add the almond flour, butter, creamy cheese, vanilla, Swerve and baking powder to a mixing bowl, and blend until a smooth dough forms.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it is roughly the thickness you would like your cookies to be, they will not rise much.
- Cut out circles of dough with a cookie cutter.
- Place the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Let cool completely.
- Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth.
- Separate the white chocolate into two small bowls.
- Place a bit of red food coloring into one of the bowl, and stir to create a pink color.
- Dip ½ of each cookie into either the white or pink chocolate coating.
- Place the dipped cookies back onto the parchment lined baking sheet, and add sprinkles.
- Chill the cookies until the chocolate coating hardens, and then serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!