Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Preview: With the perfect snap and texture, low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies are deliciously made of almond and coconut flours along with chocolate and other flavors. All the gluten-free goodness comes in a neat, perfectly swirled package perfect for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, or afternoon tea!

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On the 10th day of Christmas, we have swirls!

It’s the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies, and we’re on cookie number 10! Have you ever made a swiss roll cake? Or perhaps you’ve watched one of those cooking shows I watch far too many of where they discuss the perfect “swirl” in a cake or cookie?

I am the first to admit my swirls are never completely perfect, but they are fun! This recipe is great because it’s super easy to make. Also, you have much less risk of the dough breaking than with a swiss roll.

Those are entirely different! I’m sure you’re telling the computer now. A swiss roll is a cake rolled up with jam, cream, or frosting inside. These are almost a shortbread-style cookie with no cream whatsoever. However, that all-important roll to create the perfect, or almost-perfect swirl is the unifying factor.

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies have the perfect tea cookie snap and are ideal for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or any day! If you want a gluten-free, sugar-free cookie that tastes amazing, these are for you! #lowcarbvalentine #lowcarbcookies

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The tradition of the pinwheel swirl

In the past, one of my favorite Christmas cakes to make was the Bouche de Noël. I studied French in high school and college, and one of my favorite parts of French culture was and still is the food!

A Bouche de Noël is a roll cake, similar to a swiss roll, made in the shape of a log. Next year, I’m determined to make a keto version for Christmas. Traditionally it’s decorated with meringue mushrooms, marzipan leaves, or anything edible to make to appear more like you could stumble upon it in a fairy forest.

I always struggled with getting the cake to roll correctly to create the main part of the cake. Why is that swirl so difficult?

It comes down to several things easily managed when faced with cookie dough instead of a sponge cake.

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies. Keto and full of flavor, these gluten-free tea cookies are perfect for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or anytime! #ketocookies #lowcarbcookies

How to create the perfect swirl

First of all, the layers of dough need to come together evenly so as not to create bubbles or bumps of dough. Both different kinds of dough should be even throughout, just like the cake and filling should be in a roll cake. This is accomplished by taking your time and smoothing out the dough to the correct thickness without any bubbles or imperfections.

Second, a trick I’ve learned is to guide the dough as you roll it up with parchment paper, not your hands. As you pull the parchment paper up to start the roll, the paper more evenly creates the roll than your hands alone. Also, with a cookie dough filled with butter, the less you touch it the better because you don’t want to melt out that delightful butter!

The third trick for creating the perfect swirl is to roll it into a 2-inch diameter log, wrap it in cling wrap, and throw it in the freezer to chill. As I said, butter melts so if the dough is chilled it hardens. Not only then does the swirl stay in place, but then the log is ready to slice and bake anytime and can even stay in the freezer for up to a month.

To make low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies you’ll need: 

Cookies are made with butter and love.

Norwegian Proverb

How to make low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies

To begin, as always, make life easier by getting out all the necessary ingredients and kitchen utensils. Go ahead and preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets. I’ve found with these cookies you don’t need parchment paper or baking mats on the pans, but use them if you like.

For the ingredients now, first beat the butter and sweetener in a large bowl. I like to use a standing mixer for this, but use what you prefer. Once the mixture lightens up, add in the vanilla and mix it throughout.

Next, for the dry ingredients, measure in the almond and coconut flours. Beat it together thoroughly to make a dough. Obviously, there’s no gluten in this so you don’t have to worry about beating it too much and developing a gluten structure. Just combine it completely and knead it into a dough.

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies, keto and gluten-free tea cookies are easy and delicious! #glutenfreecookies #lowcarbdesserts

Then divide the dough into two equal parts. Put one part in an extra bowl to wait then take the other half of the dough and mix in the cocoa powder. Make sure it’s well-mixed and equal in its chocolate color throughout. It’s not fun to see specks of unmixed white dough in the middle of the chocolate.

Now, take the other half of the dough resting in the extra bowl and mix in the extracts and food coloring. For the cookies in the pictures, I used peppermint and a bit of red food coloring for the perfect Christmas or Valentine’s Day cookie.

Tip: Use different flavorings

One thing I love about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. You can’t really go wrong with the chocolate swirl, and the other layer of cookie dough can be made any number of flavors to suit your taste. My son’s not a fan of peppermint so no problem! Add in strawberry, almond, or coconut extract instead. I’ve even used a few drops of orange essential oil for a chocolate orange cookie.

Another note. It’s up to you whether or not you use food coloring, and while I always recommend natural food coloring, the ones from the grocery store can work also.

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies, overhead #lowcarbcookie #lowcarbrecipes

How to roll out the dough

Get ready to roll out the dough and take out two large pieces of parchment paper. Set the chocolate dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper in the center, and roll it out to about a twelve-inch by eighteen-inch rectangle. Then do the same with the other flavored dough.

Next, remove the parchment paper and place the two kinds of dough one on top of the other. As I mentioned before, to get a good swirl, be careful to keep it flat and even with no bubbles or bumps. It should still be sitting on one of the pieces of parchment paper to act as a rolling guide.

Pull up on the parchment paper evenly to begin the roll and continue to pull upward on the paper to help guide it around. Of course, use your hands on the parchment paper to help form the log if necessary. Now make the dough into a log about 2 inches across and roll it in cling wrap or parchment paper.

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies, log of dough. Perfect keto treat to freeze and slice 'n bake. #lowcarbrecipes #easylowcarb

This next step is the one I love because it allows you to premake the dough whenever and it’ll be ready to slice and bake off when you need for your holiday party or Christmas tea. Put the log in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes up to a month! I like to have several different kinds of slice and bake cookies in my freezer for emergencies.

Bake the cookies

To bake the cookies, first get the log out of the freezer and trim off the uneven edges of dough. Then slice the cookies about 1/3 to 1/2 inches wide in order to make 24 cookies. Place them about two inches apart on the baking pan.

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies, slice and bake the cookie dough log #ketocookies #lowcarbcookies

Bake them in the 325-degree oven for about 10 minutes, until the edges barely start to brown. They will be very soft, but once they’re cooled they’ll be a hard shortbread style cookie. Don’t be tempted to leave them in longer and let them burn. I speak from experience.

Lastly, let them cool for at least 20 minutes on the baking pan before moving them to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely and dress them up in a pretty bag for a gift or serve them at a party. Or snack on one while you read a good book. It’s up to you!

Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies, gluten-free, keto and sugar-free! #ketocookies #lowcarbcookies

 

Reach as high as you can, then reach a little higher. There you will find magic and possibility. And maybe even cookies.

Marc Johns

Author

What’s your favorite kind of cookie?

Does your family have a favorite cookie? I like to have different options to have a variety for holiday parties. These low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies have the swirl, there’s those with cream or frosting, fillings, jams, or even traditional chocolate chip. We love them all, especially my kids. Also, cookies are a fun thing for them to make with you and for all my talk of the “perfect swirl”, it’s never quite perfect, and it doesn’t have to be!

Enjoy baking with the kids and that family time together. You’ll end up with happy kids, fun family time, and a delicious cookies snack. What could be better?! Enjoy!

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Low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies | Keto treats for Valentine's Day, Christmas, or an afternoon snack! Gluten-free and sugar-free, these flavorful shortbread-like slice and bake cookies are sure to please. #lowcarbcookies #lowcarbrecipes

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Merry Christmas and happy cookie baking!

 

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Best keto chocolate chip cookies on a plate #ketochocolatechip #lowcarbcookies

Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies Printable Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A fun keto cookie perfect for afternoon tea at Valentine's Day, Christmas or whenever! Similar to shortbread, low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies are full of flavor and sure to please kids and adults alike.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener of your choice, I use Swerve
  • 3 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (optional: could also use almond or coconut)
  • food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets.

  2. Beat the butter and sweetener in a large bowl until combined and light, then mix in the vanilla.

  3. Measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together thoroughly to make a dough.

  4. Divide the dough into two equal parts. Take one half of the dough and mix in the cocoa powder.

  5. In the other half of the dough, mix in the extracts and food coloring if using.

  6. Place the chocolate dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll it out to about a twelve-inch by eighteen-inch rectangle. Do the same with the other dough.

  7. Remove the parchment paper and set the dough one on top of the other careful to keep in flat and even.

  8. Roll up the dough like a Swiss roll cake, using a piece of the parchment paper to help guide it around.

  9. Form the dough into a log about 2 inches across and roll it in cling wrap or parchment paper. Chill the log in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.  

  10. Trim off the edges and slice the cookies about 1/3 to 1/2 inches to make 24 cookies. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges barely start to brown.

  11. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges barely start to brown and let cool for at least 20 minutes on the baking pan before moving to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 cookie
calories 99
 
Total Fat 10 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 20 mg  
Sodium 4 mg  
Potassium 19 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 1 g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Taco Soup

Keto Taco Soup

Preview: A delicious, creamy low carb comfort soup. Keto taco soup tastes like a taco in a bowl and is super quick and easy for a weeknight meal.

One of my absolute favorite things to make for dinner in winter for the family is soup. It’s warm, cozy, comforting and super quick to heat up for a couple of nights in a row when running in from karate or basketball practice.

A good soup or stew is one of those homemade meals never the same out of a can, and it’s also so important to be able to control the ingredients put into it.

Does your family have a taco Tuesday? If you are eating a keto lifestyle it’s so easy to change that up to a taco salad (my favorite in summer) or this awesome taco soup in winter! My kids don’t even miss the taco shells or tortillas!

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Keto taco soup. An easy and delicious low carb, gluten-free recipe, perfect for family weeknights. #lowcarbdinner #ketosoups

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You cannot make everybody happy, you are not a taco.

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To make this easy keto taco soup you’ll need:

Why use bone broth in keto taco soup?

What is bone broth exactly you may ask, and how is it different than regular broth or stock?

Well, bone broth is essentially stock renamed. It’s confusing because when you traditionally think of a broth it’s the liquid boiled with the actual meat or vegetable and what results after a couple of hours. With a stock, or what is now called bone broth, you boil bones for an extended period of time so that the collagen and cartilage break down to dissolve into the liquid. You really can’t boil it too long, but I’ve seen recipes between 8 and 18 hours.

A really good bone broth will gel into a good meat Jello. Doesn’t that sound appetizing?! I remember when I first joined the Peace Corps, one of my first meals at our training location in Georgia (the country, not the state) was a gelled meat square and a plate of cheese curds with sour cream on top. Being jet-lagged and not quite my usual adventurous self, you may imagine my reaction to that meal.

Now, however, it doesn’t sound all that bad! In fact, I’m making the bone broth myself or buy it when I don’t have the time. Bone broth is said to be good for hair, nails, skin and promotes a healthy gut. I use it in all my soups.

Keto taco soup: delicious, gluten-free, low carb and a comfort taco in a bowl. #lowcarbtacos #ketodinners

“Well,” Claire said, “at least we have tacos. Everything goes better with tacos.” 

Rachel Caine, Bitter Blood

Author

How to make easy keto taco soup

This keto taco soup came out of a taco craving and what was on-hand at the time. Now it’s an easy family favorite, super simple to throw together for a couple of weeknight meals.

First, brown the ground beef and add in the 3 tbsp of taco seasoning. Second, stir it up to combine and cook for another couple of minutes. When choosing any meat, I try to get good quality, the healthiest possible for my family.

Good quality beef and meat products

If you frequent the meat counter at the grocery store, look for good grass-fed beef without hormones or antibiotics. There are also quite a few mail-order meat companies out there to make life more convenient. The beauty of this is you can get it delivered directly to your door, and as I still have youngish kids I avoid going into stores if at all possible.

We use a company called ButcherBox and have had great luck with them for our meat. You can check out my blog post here about our first delivery. Also, if you purchase a ButcherBox through my link here, they will also throw in 2 pounds of Alaskan Wild Salmon for free! Yum.

ButcherBox unboxing ground beef

How to put the soup together

Now set aside the taco meat. Then pull out a dutch oven or soup pot and pour in the bone broth. On medium-high heat, warm the bone broth then whisk in the cream cheese.

Tip: When I’m running late and haven’t set out the cream cheese to warm, I just throw the bone broth and cream cheese in a blender for thirty to forty seconds then pour it into the soup pot. Voilà! No lumps.

Next, add the meat to the pot, then the tomato sauce (or you can also used finely diced tomatoes for a chunkier soup), and the salsa. Make sure to you use homemade or a good-quality low carb tomato sauce and salsa. That way you can be sure there’s no extra sugar added and keep the carb count down. The carb count can go up and down drastically with the kind of sauce and salsa you use.

Now heat it on medium-high until it’s simmering then mix in the cabbage and cheddar cheese. Turn the heat down and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

A spoonful of keto taco soup. Easy, kid-friendly, low carb recipe. Perfect for gluten-free diets and a healthier option. #ketosoup #ketorecipes

My secret ingredient: cabbage

What? Did you just say cabbage?! Why yes, yes I did. I’ve found very thinly sliced cabbage mimicks the lettuce on a taco and is perfect in this soup. It holds its shape and has a good texture. To make it even easier, look for the angel hair cut cabbage in a bag at the grocery store. Easy peasy.

Lastly, serve up the soup in bowls topped with optional cheddar cheese, cilantro, lime, and/or avocado. Yum!

Tacos are like what the voices of a hundred angels singing Bob Dylan while sitting on rainbows and playing banjos would taste like if that sound were edible.

Isabel Quintero

Author

Want more keto soup recipes?

Try this easy creamy keto Italian sausage soup!

Creamy keto Italian sausage soup. Delicious and easy. #ketosoup #ketorecipes

Comforting soup in winter

I love a good soup when it’s cold outside. Do you know what? I also love how easy it is to re-heat for an even quicker hot meal. So, I challenge you. Put a twist on taco Tuesday and try out this keto taco soup. I know you’ll be glad you did.

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An easy weeknight meal! Keto taco soup is the perfect low carb recipe for an easy family dinner. Gluten-free, a great recipe for your keto diet and ketogenic lifestyle. #ketodinners #lowcarbsoups

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Keto Taco Soup Printable Recipe

Keto Taco Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A taco in a warm spicy low carb bowl of soup. Keto taco soup is quick and comforting on a cold evening.

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Ketogenic, Mexican
Keyword: keto, low carb, soup, taco
Servings: 10
Calories: 309 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 32 oz beef bone broth
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 14 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning (sugar-free)
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 2 cups angel hair chopped cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • cilantro chopped
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef and add the 3 tbsp of taco seasoning. Stir to combine and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Set aside.

  2. Take a dutch oven or soup pot and pour in the bone broth. Warm then whisk in the cream cheese (or blend in a blender and add to the pot).

  3. Add the meat to the pot along with the tomato sauce and salsa. Heat until it's simmering then mix in the cabbage and cheddar cheese. Continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Serve in bowls topped with optional cheddar cheese, cilantro, lime, and/or avocado.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 10.0
 
calories 309
 
Total Fat 22 g  
Saturated Fat 12 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 77 mg  
Sodium 392 mg  
Potassium 188 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 3 g  
Protein 18 g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels. This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Preview: Keto cut out sugar cookies are a must around any holiday! Buttery deliciousness and the perfect family activity. Kids love to roll these out and select the shapes. Frosted or not, these are the perfect holiday cookies!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

It’s the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies, and we’re on cookie number 9! Keto cut out sugar cookies are a necessity in our household. In fact, I grew up on Grandma’s cut out butter cookie recipe. They’re my dad’s favorite cookie at Christmas, and we’ve used the same cookie cutters since I was a small child. 

Now that my daughter and I eat gluten-free and sugar-free we needed another option! It’s a family tradition to make the holiday-shaped cookies and frost them uniquely. Don’t you think?

To be sure, it’s extremely difficult for me not to eat the dough, lick the frosting, and eat several cookies during this process. It’s even harder for a kid not to lick the spoon and sample the cookies as they’re made! So many of my recipes come out of the need to provide a healthier, tasty alternative for my girl.

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Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies are so fun for kids and family activity at Christmas or any holiday. Buttery low carb cookies to hold the perfect holiday shapes. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

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Family traditions: Frosting the cookies

Frosting the cookies at Christmas is a laughter-filled, colorful tradition kids look forward to every year! For me, Christmas traditions are all about family and home and being present to enjoy time together. We have the busy outdoor activities like ice skating, snowman building, Christmas lights viewing, and so many more. Don’t neglect the cozy around the kitchen projects!

Whether we like it or not, food brings us together. Of course, I love food as does anyone, but it makes it difficult for those with allergies or health restrictions. This recipe gives us a chance for everyone in the family to participate and share in laughter together.

When we make cookies, I let the kids select the frosting colors to use. We generally separate the frosting out into about 4-5 different colors. You can find some great natural food coloring options or use the normal set from the grocery store.

Kids making keto cut out sugar cookies. #kidsbake #ketocookies

 

C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me!

Cookie Monster

To make keto cut out sugar cookies you’ll need: 

What you need for Christmas cookie baking. #christmascookies #lowcarbcookies

How to make keto cut out sugar cookies

Cut out cookies can seem intimidating, but they’re really actually pretty easy! All you have to do is follow the steps, and you’ll get a pretty, buttery, cookie anyone would love to eat at a holiday party.

First, get all the ingredients and supplies out and preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Second, prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Then, take out a large bowl and beat together the butter and sweetener. Add the eggs in one at a time beating them as you go.

After that, take another bowl and whisk together the almond flour, gelatin, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix them in slowly until everything is fully incorporated and a dough is formed. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

I take half the dough out to roll to about 1/4 of an inch thick and leave the rest in the fridge to continue to chill.

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies closeup

Tip: Roll the dough out sprinkling on some extra almond flour. If it sticks you can roll it between two pieces of parchment paper handling it as little as possible.

Have all members of the family pick out their favorite cookie cutters and cut out the cookies! Put them on the baking sheets about an inch apart, and bake them for 10-12 minutes or until the edges only just start to brown.

Let the cookies cool for 20 minutes on the pan until they can be moved to a cooling rack. Once completely cooled, you and the kids can top your cookies with your favorite keto frosting. Have fun decorating!

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies frosted in fun colors #familychristmas #lowcarbrecipes

It’s hard to be sad when you’re eating a cookie!

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Family time around the holidays

I have some of my favorite family memories around Christmas time. It can be difficult to plan activities and be actively involved with the kids and other family members, but it is so important! Not everything has to be Pinterest perfect, mine are not. However, my kids LOVE to take time to play a board game, play basketball, or make cookies. My mindset has to change to make time to separate work time and time for family.

Cookie baking and everyday activities are priceless memories to a child when you do them together! So have fun, be silly, and enjoy your time together! They will remember it!

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Keto cut out sugar cookies are delicious, buttery, goodness. A great low carb recipe for Christmas family time. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

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Merry Christmas and happy cookie decorating!

 

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies Printable Recipe

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Chill time
30 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Festive keto cut out sugar cookies are just like you used to make as a kid! Use different cutter shapes for every holiday and let the kids go wild with these delicious cookie treats!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cut out sugar cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare 2 baking sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sweetener then add the eggs in one at a time.

  3. Take another bowl and whisk together the almond flour, gelatin, salt, and baking soda.

  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix them in slowly until fully incorporated.

  5. Form into a dough and chill for at least half an hour.

  6. Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4 of an inch thickness.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.

  8. Let the cookies cool for 20 minutes on the pan until they can be moved to a cooling rack.

  9. Once completely cooled, top your cookies with your favorite keto frosting. Have fun decorating.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving 1 cookie
calories 131
 
Total Fat 12 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 26 mg  
Sodium 156 mg  
Potassium 107 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 4 g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Need more keto cookie recipes?

Does your family love pumpkin at Christmas? Try these keto pumpkin cookies.

Stack of keto pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice and chocolate gluten-free, low carb goodness! #sugarfreecookies #ketopumpkin

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Preview: Keto pumpkin cookies will warm your heart and tummy with pumpkin spice and rich chocolate. A fabulous low carb, gluten-free cookie perfect for fall or any Christmas treat table.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

Here we are at cookie number eight in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! It seems like I keep saying this, but keto pumpkin cookies are another of my favorites. Before I ate keto, a true temptation I often gave into was the pumpkin chocolate chip muffin top cookie at the grocery store. I’d buy them for office food days, for my husband (I’d say in my head), or for a treat for the kids when they were really of course for me! 

We nearly always grow our own pie pumpkins in our little garden in the backyard, and I’m always trying to find new fun recipes to use them in. Pumpkin pie, a good pumpkin cheesecake, or pumpkin cookies, you can tell our family is into the pumpkin sweets for the season! The challenge then is how to make them healthier and fit into a keto or low carb lifestyle.

My daughter is usually one of my main taste testers because she eats gluten-free, sugar-free for health reasons, and she’s requested these multiple times lately. Yesterday she somehow connived to eat them for breakfast and was very proud of her victory in that corner. Let’s just say we were running really late for school…

All this to say, I really like these keto pumpkin cookies and am very pleased with how the recipe turned out.

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Keto Pumpkin Cookies are kid-friendly, full of flavor, the best low carb, gluten-free treat! Fall or the holidays, they'll be popular at any family table. #lowcarbcookies #ketorecipes

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Family traditions: home-grown pumpkin

As I said, I love a good garden and grew up having one every year. My father is one of the most organized people you will ever meet, and his gardens are always well-planned, well-organized, automatic drip-line watered, and well-taken care of to produce the best harvest possible. I learned to love my garden from him, but my organization and follow-through are definitely not quite on par with his!

Nevertheless, we have a respectable garden each year, and I get to pass that tradition and love for growing things to my own kids. If you’d like to see what I like to grow for a keto-friendly garden see the article here.

Keto pumpkin cookies are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free and fabulous! Pumpkin spice and chocolate combine to perfection! #pumpkin #ketocookies

How to make pumpkin purée

So how do you make your own pumpkin purée for keto pumpkin cookies? Actually, it’s super-easy but can sound super-impressive. First, all you do is cut the pumpkin (we call them pie pumpkins) in half and remove the gooey insides. Save the seeds if you like and salt and toast those to snack on later!

Second, place each pumpkin half open-side down on a baking sheet. They’re placed this way so the air and moisture are trapped inside the pumpkin to steam as it bakes. Then place the baking sheet with pumpkin halves in a 350 degree (Fahrenheit) preheated oven for about an hour.

To test the pumpkin, pull it out of the oven and lightly tap on the outside skin. The inside pumpkin flesh should be soft and start to fall away from the skin. Next, turn the pumpkin halves over and spoon the soft pumpkin insides into a good blender or food processor. Process for about 40 seconds until it becomes a smooth purée.

If you use a blender you may have to push the pumpkin down into the blades several times to completely process. Just be sure to turn off the blender to do this unless it has a special tamper for that purpose!

Keto pumpkin cookies are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free and fabulous! Pumpkin spice and chocolate combine to perfection! #pumpkin #ketocookies

It’s the Great Pumpkin! He’s rising out of the pumpkin patch!

Linus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

To make keto pumpkin cookies you’ll need: 

How to make keto pumpkin cookies

As always, begin by gathering all the ingredients. Second, preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and get out two baking pans and prepare them to bake the cookies with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. It’s easiest to use a hand or standing mixer to blend together the butter, sweetener, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract.

After that, add in the eggs one at a time, beating to combine thoroughly after each addition. Then, on top of the blended wet ingredients pour in the almond flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Start on a slow speed and mix until the dough starts to come together and the ingredients combine. Next, sprinkle the xanthan gum evenly over the mixture and beat to combine.

Now, stir in the chocolate chips and drop balls of dough (about a tablespoon each), 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until done.

Tips and other options

Important tip: Let the cookies cool on the pan for at least 20 minutes before removing them to the cooling rack. Otherwise, they are likely to fall apart. I suggest this with any gluten-free cookie recipe.

Optional: After the cookies have cooled, melt an additional half cup of sugar-free chocolate chips in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time, stirring after each session. Once they’re completely melted, dip the cooled cookies half-way in the melted chocolate and then return them to the cooling rack to set. Yum!

Stack of keto pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice and chocolate gluten-free, low carb goodness! #sugarfreecookies #ketopumpkin

 

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.

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Pumpkin spice and all things nice

I love these cookies because, one, they taste fabulous. Two, they transition well from fall to Christmas, although I could really just eat them at any time. Do you continue pumpkin at Christmas? We always have a pumpkin pie and sometimes a pumpkin cheesecake for Christmas day, amongst the other desserts!

Pumpkins are really an all year cycle for me. In spring, you look at the seed catalogs and plan your garden. Then, you plant the garden. Next, we move into summer and tend and watch the pumpkins grow. In fall, you harvest the pumpkins, carve the large ones, and plan all the fall pumpkin desserts to spread throughout the season and holidays.

So, there you have it. Here’s to the fabulous and versatile pumpkin!

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Keto pumpkin cookies combine spice, chocolate and goodness in low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free packages. Soft and kid-friendly and sure to please! #ketocookies #pumpkincookies

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Eat your pumpkin!

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies!

Need more Christmas cookies? These are some of my favorites!

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are sheer low carb Christmas perfection. Packed with orange, almond, and cranberry flavors, they're a surefire keto diet winner. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

Keto Pumpkin Cookies Printable Recipe

Keto Pumpkin Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 

Keto pumpkin cookies combine awesome cinnamon and pumpkin spice with chocolate all in a neat low carb bundle. These fall and Christmas treats are kid-approved and sure to please!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto pumpkin cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 94 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 8 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour blanched
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  2. Use a hand or standing mixer to blend together the butter, sweetener, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating to combine thoroughly after each.

  4. On top of the blended wet ingredients pour in the almond flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix together slowly until the dough starts to come together.

  5. Sprinkle the xanthan gum evenly over the mixture and beat to combine.

  6. Stir in the chocolate chips

  7. Drop balls of dough about a tablespoon each, 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheets.

  8. Bake 12-14 minutes or until done.

  9. Let the cookies cool on the pan for at least 20 minutes before removing to the cooling rack.

  10. Optional: Melt an additional half cup of sugar-free chocolate chips in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time, stirring after each time. Once completely melted, dip the completely cooled cookies half-way in the melted chocolate and return to the cooling rack to set.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings
Amount Per Serving: 1 cookie
calories 94
 
Total Fat 8 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 26 mg  
Sodium 165 mg  
Potassium 10 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 2 g 4 %
Vitamin A 68 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 6 %
   
 

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

Preview: Brilliant Christmas flavors packed together in one melt in your mouth shortbread. Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are the perfect low carb addition to any Christmas dessert table.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

We’ve made it to cookie number seven in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies and let me tell you a little secret. These are some of my favorites and always the first to disappear at family parties or around our house. I love this recipe because it’s super-convenient, and the dough can be pre-made and stored in the freezer ready to slice and bake.

To be honest, I have this recipe or similar slice and bake keto cookie dough recipes in my freezer almost all the time for that last-minute keto cookie emergency. Also, emergencies in my book can be parties, family desserts, or simply my own craving. 

Why keep cookie dough in the freezer at all times? Well, for those of us who need an alternative to the barrage of Christmas sweets, donuts, candies, and other goodies constantly around at work, school, home, daycare, the insurance agent’s office, etc. another easy keto option in a lifesaver!

Sugar has always been my downfall, and one of the main reasons I eat keto is to counter that sugar addiction. I need healthier options to stay true to the keto way of life and not fall prey to sugary sweetness!

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Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are sheer low carb Christmas perfection. Packed with orange, almond, and cranberry flavors, they're a surefire keto diet winner. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

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Family traditions: Cranberries, Oranges, and Almonds

The flavors in these keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies bring so many memories of Christmases past, Christmas in literature, the holidays in general. Contented sigh. Tell me, what comes to mind when you smell these scents?

Christmas Cranberries

Cranberries. When I think of cranberries I think of cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cranberry and popcorn garlands encircle my college Christmas tree. Cranberry bliss bars. Then there are cranberry and walnut salads. Cranberry orange pound cake. What else do you think of?

Oranges for Christmas

When I smell oranges at Christmas I think of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The March family prepares for Christmas and the delights of Christmas dinner after the Civil War. Little Amy is delighted by the idea of oranges for Christmas and is dismayed when the family decides to share their Christmas foods and especially the oranges, with a poor German immigrant family nearby. The spirit of Christmas pervades and they have a grand time and share the oranges.

Another memory I have of oranges personally is in my stocking. Growing up, I always had an apple, an orange, and a bunch of loose nuts in the stocking from Santa. The smell of oranges always reminds me of Christmas morning!

Christmas Almonds

Imagine, roasted cinnamon almonds. Just breathe them in! Nuts are always a part of Christmas and Christmas recipes. With a nut allergy in the house we have to be super-careful with the nuts we have now, but almonds are safe for us and therefore celebrated! Almond biscotti, almond truffles, almond roca, yum! Do you have favorite almond recipes?

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies overhead, with cranberries and almonds #lowcarbcookies #cranberryorange

And every day when I’ve been good,
I get an orange after food.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Author, Poet

You’ll need to make keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies: 

I love keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies! Packed with flavor, the perfect low carb, gluten-free holiday treat. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

How to make keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies

First things first. To make keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies, make your life a little bit easier and get all your ingredients and kitchen tools out before you begin. Second, put the butter and sweetener in a large bowl beat them together until combined and light. Next, beat in the extracts and zest, and then measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together until everything’s well incorporated.

Now’s the fun stuff. Sing a little Christmas song while you add and stir in the almonds and cranberries. After that, turn out the dough onto a clean surface and form it into two equal-sized logs about 2 inches in diameter and roll them in cling wrap or parchment paper.

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are fabulous and easy. Slice and bake low carb beauties can be baked off whenever you need them. #lowcarbcookies #ketodesserts

Easy slice and bake now or whenever!

Put them in the freezer to chill for at least 1 hour. Sometimes I just leave them in the freezer, ready to slice and bake whenever I feel like it, and it’s so convenient to have them just waiting for me there.

However, if you want to bake them right off, preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Try to cut each log into 12 slices (for a total of 24 cookies) and place them on the baking sheets at least an inch apart.

Last, bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges start to brown. Be sure to let them cool completely on the baking sheets. Once they’ve cooled they should have a shortbread texture and snap like shortbread when broken. There are two cookies in a serving, but let me tell you! They’ll disappear fast!

Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are fabulous and easy. Slice and bake low carb beauties can be baked off whenever you need them. #lowcarbcookies #ketodesserts

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

Washington Irving

American Writer

Christmas Cookies

Our family’s had some serious health issues in the past and present, which have lead me to a keto way of life and influenced what I feed my children. Everyone’s different in the way their body reacts to foods. I find the best way to stay on track is to provide healthier options so I don’t completely fall down the rabbit hole during the Christmas season.

I hope you try out this recipe. Be sure to let me know how you like it! I need to stock up our freezer with more dough because as I said, it doesn’t last long around here!

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Keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies are the perfect low carb, sugar-free holiday treat! Gluten-free with almond and coconut flours and packed with flavor these Christmas cookies disappear quickly! #lowcarbcookies #ketorecipes

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Merry Christmas and happy cookie eating!

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies Printable Recipe

 

Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Chill time
30 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

All the good tastes of Christmas come together it these shortbread style melt-in your mouth keto cranberry orange shortbread cookies. The tang of orange with roasted almonds and cranberries will be a hit with everyone on your list!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto orange cranberry shortbread
Servings: 24
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 4 tbsp orange zest (zest of 2 oranges)
  • 3 1/2 cups almond flour finely ground, blanched
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup toasted almonds
  • 2/3 cup cranberries chopped (or unsweetened dried)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  2. Beat the butter and sweetener in a large bowl until combined and light.

  3. Add in the extracts and zest and beat in well.

  4. Measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together thoroughly.

  5. Stir in the almonds and cranberries.

  6. Form the dough into two equal-sized logs about 2 inches across and roll them in cling wrap or parchment paper. Chill the logs for at least 1 hour.

  7. Cut each log into 12 slices (a total of 24 cookies) and place on the baking sheets at least an in apart.

  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool completely on the baking sheets.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 cookies
calories 228
 
Total Fat 22 g  
Saturated Fat 10 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 41 mg  
Sodium 104 mg  
Potassium 48 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 3 g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

 

Keto Chocolate Truffles

Keto chocolate truffles are chocolate perfection!

Low carb, keto chocolate truffles are the perfect Christmas treat! Gluten-free and made with almond flour, they're the best sugar-free package for the holidays. #ketotruffles #ketochocolate

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Truffles

Preview: Rich, chocolate coating melts in your mouth with the soft almond chocolate truffle middle. Go ahead, indulge in the magnificent low carb treat. Keto chocolate truffles are sure to please at holiday parties and family get togethers!

On the Sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

Cookie number six in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies is a twist on the traditional cookie. Keto chocolate truffles are a sort of mix between a cookie and candy, and since at Christmas you need your chocolate I decided it was necessary to include this recipe in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies!

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Keto Chocolate Truffles are decadent chocolate goodness in a low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free bundle. Perfect for holiday parties and to help on your keto diet journey. #ketochocolate #lowcarbtruffles

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Family traditions: Holiday Movies

When it comes to family holiday traditions, you can’t go long before the kids start naming off all the Christmas shows and movies they love and HAVE to watch each year. When we bake and make Christmas goodies if we don’t have Christmas music on we almost always have a holiday movie or show on in the background. Does your family do the same? Or do you have a movie night for the whole family once a week and watch them then? 

Here are some of our favorites for baking, tree decorating, Christmas present wrapping, or just enjoying as a family. It’s our top 10 family Christmas shows! How many are on your list too?

Our top 10 family Christmas shows

1. White Christmas

2. The Muppet Family Christmas  This is one of our favorites but sadly hard to find anymore! If you can’t get it I also recommend The Muppet Christmas Carol.

3. Mickey’s Christmas Carol

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

5. Frosty the Snowman

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

7. Home Alone

8. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

9. It’s A Wonderful Life

10. The Star

Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.

Ursula Kohaupt

Author

To make Keto Chocolate Truffles you’ll need:

Nice memories are like chocolate: you can’t survive on them alone, as they aren’t very filling, but they make life sweeter.

Janine Weger

Artist

Tips to make Keto Chocolate Truffles

To make these keto chocolate truffles, begin by gathering the ingredients and kitchen utensils you’ll need. First, take a large bowl and whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener. Second, in a medium-sized bowl pour in the melted butter, almond butter, and your choice of extract and beat it all together by hand or with a mixer.

Flavorings for the Keto Chocolate Truffles

I love this recipe because it’s incredibly versatile and you can add any number of flavorings to suit your taste. I recommend three I’ve tried and enjoyed, but definitely experiment with any others you think you’d like as well. Let me know if you try a different flavoring and it works well with the almond and chocolate. Pick one of the flavorings below and add 1 teaspoon to the butter mixture.

  1. Almond extract
  2. Peppermint extract (or 2-3 drops essential oil – be careful, oils are strong!)
  3. Vanilla extract

Next, pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine them into a dough using a spatula by hand or a mixer. Then roll the dough into one inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Now place the entire pan in the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes so the truffles can be easily coated with the chocolate and keep their shape.

Keto Chocolate Truffles in a bowl are oh so tempting! Low carb chocolate treats perfect for holiday parties. #lowcarbtruffles #chocolatetruffles

How to make the chocolate coating

Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating. First, create a double-boiler by filling a saucepan about half-full of water and put it on the stove on a medium-high heat. Second, place a heat-proof bowl on top of the saucepan in which you’ll put the chocolate to melt. The bowl should not touch the boiling water so it should be big enough to sit on top of the saucepan. Now, melt the chocolate, cocoa butter, and sweetener in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. You’ll need to stir continuously until it’s melted together and only then remove it from the heat.

Next, take the frozen truffle balls out of the freezer and place one at a time on a fork and dip it in the melted chocolate. Be sure to coat the truffle completely! Then return the truffle to the baking sheet to harden and continue until all the truffles are coated. Now put them in the refrigerator to set. You can store them in the refrigerator for about a week, or a month in the freezer, but I doubt they’ll last that long!

Bite of a keto chocolate truffle. These low carb, gluten-free chocolate treats won't last long! #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.

Sonja Blumenthal

Chocolate as a Christmas tradition

I admit chocolate is one of those things I have a LOT of trouble giving up. When I go strict Keto I avoid coffee and chocolate but find I soon need to reward myself with even a little bit of chocolate to keep going. In moderation, chocolate and good chocolate recipes can be Keto-friendly and the key to keeping you on a Keto diet way of life.

It’s so hard to avoid chocolate and sweets at Christmas so why fight it? Prepare for it, and do it right! There are so many good options out there you really don’t have an excuse! Mine is generally time, but planning and prioritizing with definitely help with that. It can be done! Good luck!!

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 Craving chocolate? Holiday keto chocolate truffles are the perfect gluten-free, low carb, sugar-free treat for any special occasion. #sugarfreetruffles #ketorecipes

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Keto Chocolate Truffles Printable Recipe

 

Keto Chocolate Truffles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Freezing time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Candy and cookie making come together in these no-bake decadent yet keto chocolate truffles. Christmas is not the same without a chocolate truffle to bite into and melt in your mouth!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto chocolate truffles
Servings: 12
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour finely ground
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 1/4 cup almond butter room temperature
  • 5 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract optional
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract optional
Chocolate Coating
  • 3 oz sugar free chocolate
  • 1/2 oz cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl thoroughly combine the melted butter, almond butter, and your choice of extract until no lumps remain.

  3. Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine into a dough using a spatula by hand or a mixer.

  4. Roll the dough into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating. Melt the chocolate, cocoa butter and sweetener in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.

  6. Stir continuously until melted and remove from the heat.

  7. Place the frozen truffle ball on a fork and dip it in the melted chocolate coating completely. Return the truffle to the baking sheet to harden and continue until all truffles are coated. 

  8. Place in the refrigerator to set.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 truffles
calories 114
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 6 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 13 mg  
Sodium 5 mg  
Potassium 90 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 2 g

*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Citrus anyone?

Try more keto Christmas cookies with creamy mascarpone cheese and a bite of lemon!

Low Carb Lemon Cookies are the perfect low carb holiday cookie. Mascarpone cheese, melt in your mouth citrus bite. These keto cookies are the perfect compliment to your Christmas treats. #ketodietrecipes #lowcarbrecipes

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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