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So you’re all into your keto lifestyle, but thinking you won’t be able to make your favorite sugar cookies this year? Think. Again. My keto sugar cookies are here to save the day! You can even frost and decorate this keto sugar cookie recipe – I doubt anyone will know the difference. And talk about easy! These coconut flour sugar cookies take just 20 minutes start-to-finish. Make these low carb sugar cookies any time of year, just change up the cookie cutters and sprinkles to match the holiday.
I have plenty of keto cookie recipes with almond flour, but many of you have been asking me for low carb cookies with coconut flour, so here they are! Grab your cookie cutters and go make the best keto sugar cookie recipe out there.
Are Sugar-Free Cookies Keto Friendly?
The answer all depends on what kind of sugar cookies you are talking about! 😉 This keto sugar cookie recipe is obviously keto friendly and has just 1 gram net carb per cookie.
Traditional sugar-free cookies may be lower in sugar but still made with white flour and would still be high in carbohydrates. Stick with my coconut flour cut out cookies for sugar-free, keto sugar cookies!
How To Make Keto Sugar Cookies With Coconut Flour
These keto chewy sugar cookies can be made in just 2o minutes!
- Make the coconut flour sugar cookie dough. Beat the butter and sweetener until fluffy.
- Beat in remaining ingredients. Beat in eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and sea salt. Gradually beat in coconut flour.
- Thicken the keto sugar cookies coconut flour dough. Sprinkle the xanthan gum over cookies dough, then beat in. Let the cookie dough sit for a few minutes, which is important to let it thicken.
- Form your cookies. Use a cookie scoop and flatten with your palm, or cut out cookies using cookie cutters.
- Bake your gluten free coconut flour Christmas cookies. Bake cookies until they firm up, but are still soft, about 7-8 minutes.
TIP: The cookies won’t darken much, and will continue to firm up as they cool. Be careful to not over bake them, as coconut flour can dry out easily.
- Make keto cream cheese frosting if you are making keto frosted sugar cookies (highly recommended! ;)). Let cookies cool completely and then frost. Add sprinkles for a festive touch.
Here’s how they look if you do cut-out shapes? So cute!
How Many Carbs In A Sugar Cookie?
These low carb keto sugar cookies have just 1 gram net carb per cookie! Crazy! The full nutrition stats can be found in the recipe card below.
How To Store Coconut Flour Sugar Cookies
Store this coconut flour sugar cookie recipe in an airtight container. The cookies can be left at room temperature for 4-5 days, or you can freeze them if you need to store them for a longer period of time.
Can You Freeze Low Carb Sugar Cookies?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze these low carb keto sugar cookies. If they are frosted, freeze them in a single layer. Once they are frozen solid, they can be transferred to a freezer bag.
When you’re ready to eat, simply remove from the freezer and let thaw to desired temp or consistency. The sugar free coconut flour cookies will last 2-3 months in the freezer.
More Keto Cookie Recipes
If you like these sugar free keto cookies, you might like some of my other low carb keto desserts:
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies – These are a classic for a reason! I highly recommend keeping a bag in your freezer at all times.
- Coconut Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies – These are a great cookie to gift to others – they are so cute and everyone loves shortbread.
- Gluten-Free Ginger Snaps – Add these to your holiday baking list!
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – It’s a hybrid protein bar and cookie, all rolled into one.
- Low Carb Cream Cheese Cookies – This quick and easy cookie recipe makes it easy to squash those cookie cravings.
If you want a paleo version of sugar cookies, try these paleo “sugar” cookies.
Tools To Make Keto Sugar Cookies :
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- Hand Mixer – I love that this small hand mixer can do anything that a larger one can, but it tucks away in the cupboard when I don’t need it.
- Small Cookie Dough Scoop – If you aren’t rolling out these keto diet sugar cookies, use a small cookie dough scoop so the cookies are uniform in size.
- Holiday Cookie Cutters – You need these to turn low sugar coconut flour cookies into keto Christmas sugar cookies! They include fun shapes like trees, angels, snowflakes, and more.
- Sugar-Free Keto Sprinkles– These are the sprinkles pictured in this post. They may not be as vibrant, but they are all-natural and made without sugars and artificial colors, and that’s what’s important to me!
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Coconut Flour Keto Sugar Cookies Recipe
Low carb keto sugar cookies with coconut flour are perfect for any holiday! This 20-minute keto sugar cookie recipe has sugar-free options for sprinkles and frosting, too.
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Click on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a deep bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the butter and sweetener, until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and sea salt.
Gradually beat in the coconut flour.
Sprinkle (don't dump) the xanthan gum over the cookie dough, then beat in. Let the cookie dough sit for a few minutes to thicken.
Baking option 1:
Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet. Flatten with your palm to 1/4 inch thick (they will not spread much during baking), keeping them at least an inch apart.
Baking option 2:
Form the dough into a ball and chill for 1 hour. Once the cookie dough is firm, remove it from the fridge and place between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll out to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. You can remove the excess dough away from the cut outs and just leave the cookies on the parchment paper, then slide onto the baking sheet. Alternatively, you can carefully use a thin turner to transfer the cutout cookies to the parchment lined baking sheet. Any cookie dough you tore away from the cutout, you can form a ball with it and roll out again to make more cookies.
Bake for about 7-8 minutes, until cookies start to firm up, but are still soft. (They won't darken much, and don't firm up fully until after they cool.) Remove from the oven and cool completely before moving or adding icing.
If you want cookies with frosting and sprinkles, make the cream cheese frosting recipe according to the instructions here. You'll use 2/3 of the entire batch for the cookies. Spread the frosting over the cookies (about 1.5 tsp (7.5 g) per cookie) and top with sprinkles (about 1/4 tsp (1.25 g) per cookie).
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Serving size: 1 small cookie
*Nutrition facts do not include optional frosting and sprinkles.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Net carb count excludes fiber, erythritol, and allulose, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. (Learn about net carbs here.) We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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