Keto Gingerbread Cookies

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

These Keto Gingerbread Cookies are fun and festive cookies that will surely brighten up your holiday season! They are so good and extremely easy to make.  These cookies are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!


Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

Keto-friendly Gingerbread Cookies

Nothing compares to gingerbread cookies during the holidays – they're full of sugar, spice, and everything nice!

BUT these cookies are keto-friendly because they don't use refined sugar or conventional flour.

We've taken your favorite holiday cookie and upgraded it to make it a delicious and guilt-free treat that keeps you in ketosis.

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

How to Make Keto Gingerbread Cookies

These are pretty simple to make. There's two parts: the cookies and the royal icing.

First, you make the dough and let it chill for 1-3 hours (1 hour in the freezer or 3 hours in the refrigerator). Then, you roll out the dough, cut out shapes, and bake them. While they bake, you can make the royal icing and pipe it onto the cookies once they're done.

And then, try not to eat the entire batch at once. It's tough, we know!

The entire recipe is at the bottom of the post. First, we have some helpful tips and instructions. Follow along as you make them.

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

Main Ingredients in Keto Gingerbread Cookies

First things things first, gather all of your ingredients and measure them out.

You will probably have most of the ingredients on hand in your pantry or fridge.

Here is a quick list of what you need:

Pantry Items

Fridge Items

  • Orange zest
  • Butter
  • Eggs

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

What Equipment You Need

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

Keto Gingerbread Cookie Dough

Let's start with the gingerbread cookie dough first.

In a large bowl, mix together the almond flour, coconut flourbaking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spicexanthan gum, and salt.

In another large bowl, beat the orange zest, butter, sweetener, oil, and Sukrin Gold with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes. Then, beat in the egg and syrup for a few more minutes.

Slowly add the dry ingredients in three batches, beating the dough in between each batch until everything is incorporated.

Place the dough in a plastic wrap and flatten it until it's shaped like a fat disc. Freeze for 1 hour or refrigerate for 3 hours.  Once the dough has chilled, roll out the dough between two layers of parchment so that it is about 1/4 inch thick. 

Pro Tip: Dust your parchment paper with some extra coconut flour if your dough it sticking to the paper.

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

Cut Out Your Shapes

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using cookie cutters of your choice, cut out your favorite holiday shapes.

Then transfer the cut out shapes to your lined baking sheets and bake for 6-10 minutes until the cookies have slightly browned.

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

Keto Royal Icing

While the cookies are baking, make your royal icing.

All you need to do is beat the egg whites and vanilla extract with an electric mixer until frothy, then add the erythritol and almond milk to get that perfect piping consistency.

Then it's time to decorate! Piping on the royal icing isn’t difficult, but may take some practice if you aren’t used to decorating cookies with it.

Keto Ginger Bread Cookies

Use a Piping Bag to Add the Royal Icing

Make sure the cookies are cooled off completely before adding the royal icing. If you add it too soon (while they are still warm), the icing will melt.

Don't have a piping bag? Make your own! Put the frosting in a zippered plastic bag and cut a hole in the corner.

Now you are ready to squeeze the icing onto the cookies. Have fun decorating!

Keto Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe

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