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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Happy baking and happy holidays!

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.

Low Carb Lemon Cookies

Low Carb Lemon Cookies

Preview: Creamy Italian mascarpone cheese lemon drizzle cookies are certainly my favorite low carb lemon cookies this year! The lemon citrus tang is the perfect compliment to other holiday cookies.

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

Here’s to cookie number five in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! There’s something about lemon and citrus flavors at Christmas that speak to tradition and a time when it was expensive and difficult to find citrus fruits in the winter, making them extra special. I love citrus and have a special place in my heart for lemon curd, and these cookies definitely satisfy that craving.

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Family traditions: Christmas Cards

Does your family do Christmas cards around the holidays? Personally, I absolutely love the Christmas card tradition, actually giving, receiving, and mailing paper cards you can feel and put on display. We have a sort of peacock wire holder, and every card we receive is displayed every year. I love to see everyone’s family photos and traditional cards and take a moment to focus on them and what they’re up to.

Yes, I may be a bit old school in that way, but to me it’s completely different to receive a real card in the mail than a picture on my screen. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the Merry Christmas’s on Facebook or digital cards, I just prefer that card in the mail or handed to me in person! Truly, it’s a physical reminder you see all the Christmas season of your friends, family, and loved ones.

Do you still send Christmas cards and receive them? Every year I attempt to get a family picture and unless we get them professionally done, they rarely turn out fabulous. But hey! It’s fun to be creative and make a collage of every day pictures of the family having fun. One year I took snapshots from our trip to Santa’s Workshop new Colorado Springs, and used those to make our card. It turned out great! And can I tell you a little secret? You don’t have to send a picture! A traditional Christmas card with your signature is fabulous too!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

Norman Vincent Peale

American Minister

To make Low Carb Lemon cookies you’ll need:

Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.

Martin Luther

Professor

How to make Low Carb Lemon cookies

 To make the cookies, first whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Second, in another large bowl, beat the butter and sweetener about 3 minutes until it comes together then add in the eggs one at a time, beating each one in before adding another. It helps if they’re room temperature. Next, add in the mascarpone cheese, lemon juice, and zest, and mix it with your hand or standing mixer until the mixture is smooth with no lumps.

 What is mascarpone cheese?

You may be thinking, “What is mascarpone cheese?” Or if you do know what it is you’ve probably heard it associated with one of my favorite desserts on earth, tiramisu. Simply, mascarpone cheese is an Italian cream cheese made with double or even triple cream instead of the American version of cream cheese with a lower fat content and more acidic taste we’re used to.

Can I tell you how much I love the creamy Italian wonder called mascarpone? Most American cream cheeses have 1 carb per serving, but the lovely mascarpone has NONE and tastes of cream without the cream cheese flavor. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my American cream cheese too, it just depends on the flavor you’re looking for.

Low Carb Lemon Cookies are keto melt in your mouth delish. Gluten-free and sugar-free these citrus stars are sure to please the family or holiday guests. #ketodietrecipes #ketocookies

On with the low carb lemon cookies

Now you will want to stir in the dry ingredients completely and then chill the dough for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Then spoon the dough (about 1 tablespoon each) onto the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges just start to brown. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 20 minutes before moving to the cooling rack. Once on the cooling rack allow them to cool completely before topping with the icing glaze.

How to make the Lemon Icing

Last and for the finishing touch, to make the glaze beat all the ingredients together for 2-3 minutes on high. Spoon about a teaspoon full on each cookie and spread it around with the back of the spoon. Then leave the icing to set, and if don’t wish to eat them right away store in the fridge for up to a week.

Low Carb Lemon Cookies are keto melt in your mouth delish. Gluten-free and sugar-free these citrus stars are sure to please the family or holiday guests. #ketodietrecipes #ketocookies

 

Live your life with zest!

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Low Carb Lemon Cookies and other traditions

Do you like citrus at Christmas? Traditionally we always have orange and clove, but lemon is refreshing and cheerful for the season in its own way too! To me, with the mascarpone cheese, it just feels Italian and of all things decadent and good. What are your favorite lemon Christmas recipes?

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 Low Carb Lemon Cookies are keto melt in your mouth delish. Gluten-free and sugar-free these citrus stars are sure to please the family or holiday guests. #ketodietrecipes #ketocookies

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Low Carb Lemon Cookies Printable Recipe

Low Carb Lemon Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Mascarpone cheese and a lemon tang. Melt in the mouth delicious goodness. What more can you ask for in keto low carb lemon cookies?

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto lemon cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zested
Glaze
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In another bowl, beat the butter and sweetener about 3 minutes until it comes together then add in the eggs one at a time.

  3. Add in the mascarpone cheese, lemon juice, and zest, and beat until the mixture is smooth with no lumps.

  4. Stir in the dry ingredients and chill the dough for 15 minutes.

  5. Spoon the dough (about 1 tablespoon each) onto the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or until the edges just start to brown.

  6. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 20 minutes before moving to the cooling rack. Once on the cooling rack allow them to cool completely before topping with the glaze.

  7. To make the glaze, beat all the ingredients together for 2-3 minutes on high.

  8. Spoon about a teaspoon full on each cookie and spread it around with the back of the spoon. Leave the icing to set then store in the fridge for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 160
 
Total Fat 15 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56 mg  
Sodium 108 mg  
Potassium 16 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 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.

Christmas Cookies!

Need more ideas? Try these amazing Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies!

Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies are fabulous for low carb snacks during the holidays. Stick to your keto diet with these chocolate peanut butter delights. Gluten-free, sugar-free, yum! #ketodiet #ketorecipes

 

12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies

  1. Coconut Macaroons
  2. Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies
  5. Low Carb Lemon Cookies

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.

Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Preview: The perfect keto peanut butter cookies with a silky smooth chocolate thumbprint filling. This is my version of a peanut butter blossom cookie redone low carb and fabulous. You’ll love it!

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

We’ve made it to cookie number four in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! Now really, chocolate and peanut butter, what could be better?! I’ve branched out a little with this cookie, and you’ll find instead of my go-to gluten-free almond flour I’ve opted for peanut butter and peanut powder in this recipe. Actually, I find it gives it a deeper peanutty flavor different than traditional peanut butter cookie recipes, and I love it!

Peanut butter and I have had a stormy relationship. I’ve always loved peanut butter, peanuts, chocolate with peanuts, you know! However, we had a major impasse when we discovered at age two my daughter had a severe peanut allergy. Food allergies are such a terrifying thing so we parted ways with the dear peanut for several years. Thankfully, she has since grown out of the peanut allergy although we have other allergies and food sensitivities to contend with. 

According to our allergist, only about 25% of children with a peanut allergy grow out of it so it was HUGE that we were in that percentage. I am so thankful not only not to have to be on guard with anything peanut, but also selfishly because I LOVE PEANUTS so much I can indulge in fabulously delightful keto peanut butter cookies and other snacks. As a side note, I’m encouraged to see so many studies going on to prevent or even end such allergies with a vaccine! Here’s to these being successful!

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Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are the ultimate in Christmas cookies. Rich chocolate and peanut butter in a healthier keto diet version. Low carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free holiday cookies. #glutenfreecookies #ketorecipes

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How to decorate the Christmas tree: Family traditions

As I write this I can see big puffy flakes of snow blowing around outside and beginning to stick. The Christmas tree is up and lit, and Alexa is playing some Michael Bublé Christmas music for me this morning. It does seem rather perfect. 

Speaking of Christmas trees, there are so many different family traditions associated with putting up and decorating the Christmas tree. Did you know the first Christmas trees in Germany were said to be decorated with edible Christmas treats like apples and gingerbread? I love a traditional tree with its home-made ornaments, popcorn and cranberry garland, paper chains with an angel or star at the top.

When do you decorate your Christmas tree? Especially in England, it used to be a big event and part of the Christmas festivities for the family to gather together on Christmas Eve and decorate the beautiful freshly cut fir tree. Today, we tend to put ours up just after Thanksgiving or at the beginning of December.

A Nutcracker Christmas tree

A Nutcracker Christmas tree, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

Our Family Christmas Tree Traditions

In our house, we have our own rituals as I’m sure you do your own! It’s always amusing for me to see my kids declare something’s become a tradition we have to do every year after doing it once. However, for them, it makes it all the more special and a fun thing to look forward to. I love to celebrate anything that brings the family together.

For example, every year the tree is put up after Thanksgiving. The first day we put the tree up. The next day the lights go on. Then, the first Saturday after that, we ceremoniously bring up all the ornaments and decorations from the basement. Meanwhile, someone turns on that brilliant movie White Christmas, and we place the ornaments on the tree as Bing Crosby croons in the background. Well actually, there’s much discussion/arguing about the ornaments as they go up! According to my children, there are certain ornaments assigned to different members of the family only they are allowed to put on the tree.

During December, we always make a new ornament and get a new one from church. Then there’s always the new offering from the school craft. It goes on and it’s fabulous. Sound familiar!?

 

We are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author

To make these thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies you’ll need:

Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies | Perfect for Christmas parties and your keto diet. Deliciously, low carb, gluten-free, and sugar-free. #ketotreat #ketodietrecipes

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

James A. Garfield

20th U.S. President

How to make thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies

Are you ready? Let’s make the thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies! First, mix together the peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener. I’ve discussed several sweeteners I like before, but for this recipe, I prefer the powdered Swerve confectioner’s for inside the cookie. Second, beat in the eggs one at a time using a stand or hand mixer. Then, add in the melted butter and next the gelatin, continuously mixing until it’s smooth with no lumps.

Why unflavored gelatin?

Does gelatin sound like an odd ingredient to you in cookies? I’ve found gelatin to be a magic ingredient and really helps these cookies to stick together and remain soft after baking. If you leave it out you’ll find them more likely to be hard and crumble on you. I definitely recommend including this wonder ingredient! Because I use gelatin in many recipes I regularly buy the Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin on Amazon here.

Moving on! Next, for the dry ingredients, dump in the peanut butter powder and baking powder and mix it all together until a dough forms. Now, roll the dough in tablespoon-sized balls. I like to roll the balls of dough in Swerve granular to give the cookies a shine and a little sugar-like crunch expected on peanut butter blossoms. This is optional, but if you wish, put three tablespoons of Swerve granular in a small bowl. Put the cookie dough balls one at a time in the sweetener and shake it around to coat. 

Now place the cookie dough balls about two inches apart on the baking sheets. I use silicone baking mats so the cookies do not stick. Then you are going to press each cookie down in the center with your thumb to make a small indention for the chocolate filling. Next, bake the cookies at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Let cool.

Bite out of thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies

How to make the chocolate filling

Meanwhile, warm the heavy cream on the stove until it’s almost simmering. Pour the cream mixture over the sugar-free chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl and leave for 5 five minutes. Then stir together the cream-chocolate mixture to make the ganache. It should be shiny and glorious! Lastly, put about a teaspoon of chocolate ganache in the thumbprint of each peanut butter cookie and let them cool to set.

 

Life is better with fresh baked cookies.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies and other traditions

What are your favorite peanut butter cookies? Do you prefer the plain and simple traditional cookie or a chocolate or cream addition? Personally, I can go either way and love them all. My husband’s favorite dessert is a non-keto peanut butter pie with an Oreo crust and thick chocolate topping. I’m determined to make an even better keto version over Christmas break! What other peanut butter or other sweet creations would you like to see keto-ized?

All it takes is a little preparation, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the holidays without being tempted by all the other sweet treats. I hope you try out these thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies and enjoy them as much as I do! Cheers.

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Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are a delicious Christmas cookie recipe, a low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free option to help you stay on the keto diet. #ketocookies #lowcarbchristmas

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Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Printable Recipe

Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Cooling time
15 mins
Total Time
29 mins
 

The perfect keto peanut butter cookies with a silky smooth chocolate thumbprint filling. This is my version of a peanut butter blossom cookie redone low carb and fabulous. You'll love it!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto peanut butter cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz jar peanut butter unsweetened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbps butter melted
  • 1 tbsp gelatin unflavored
  • 1 cup peanut butter powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Chocolate Filling
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips Lily's dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Mix together the peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener. Beat in the eggs one at a time to combine.

  2. Add in the melted butter then the gelatin, continuously mixing with a stand or hand-held mixer.

  3. Put in the peanut butter powder and baking powder and mix together until a dough forms and no lumps remain.

  4. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized balls and roll in granulated sweetener. 

  5. Place on the baking pan 2 inches apart and press down the center of each cookie with your thumb to make a well for the filling.

  6. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Let cool.

  7. Meanwhile, warm the heavy cream on the stove until it's almost simmering.

  8. Pour the cream mixture over the sugar-free chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl and leave for 5 five minutes. Stir together to make the ganache.

  9. Put about a teaspoon of chocolate ganache in the thumbprint of each peanut butter cookie and let cool to set.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 18.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 140
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 41 mg  
Sodium 75 mg  
Potassium 122 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 6 g

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

 

Want more cookies?

Keto gingerbread cookies are the perfect cookie to make with kids!

Keto gingerbread cookies are the perfect family Christmas activity. Low carb, gluten-free cookies to help you stick to your keto diet. #lowcarbchristmas #ketodesserts

 

12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies

  1. Coconut Macaroons
  2. Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies

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 Gingerbread Cookies

Keto Gingerbread Cookies

Preview: Keto gingerbread cookies are a must around Christmas time! A good crunch, happy gingerbread man face, and a strong ginger flavor. Bonus! It’s keto, gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb!

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

Today it’s cookie number three in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! First, let me tell you I absolutely love gingerbread cookies and creating that all important gingerbread house with the kids. True, making a gingerbread house and decorating it with all the colorful candy and sugar icing lets the creativity flow, but do I want to eat it? Well, not really. That’s why I’ve created this fabulous keto gingerbread cookies recipe, just so you have something to snack on while you make the elaborate Hansel and Gretel style gingerbread house creation. Or possibly it’s just because I really like the spice of keto gingerbread cookies!

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Keto Gingerbread Cookies | The classic low carb Christmas cookie, gluten-free and sugar free. Delicious ginger taste and fun for kids. #lowcarbrecipes #ketocookies

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Kids Christmas Books: Family Traditions

I guess I’m a teacher at heart because when I hear the words keto gingerbread cookies, my mind automatically goes to the story associated with the gingerbread man. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is to pull out and read all the classic kids Christmas books at bedtime throughout December. In addition, they’re great to act out or get our own traditions from! So, here are a few of our favorites, and I’d love to hear your suggestions for kids Christmas books.

Our favorite kids Christmas books

The Gingerbread Man

First of all, it’s fairly obvious when it’s time to pull this book out to read! When the kids and I make the keto gingerbread cookies or anything gingerbread, we pull out this classic read by generations. “You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!” I remember my grandaddy reading this book to me, and we love it still.

The Biggest Most Beautiful Christmas Tree

This book is a classic from my childhood, which makes it harder to find! The creatures of the forest decorate a tree in hopes Santa will see it and stop to bring presents for little Nina and Nutley. Certainly, it’s a cute story and one I look forward to reading every year.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas

Bear can’t be snoring when it’s Christmas! He has to stay up for all the festivities with his friends! My son loves all the Bear series books, and what better than to have one set for Christmas?

The Night Before Christmas

This is the classic, and of course, we have dino versions, Sesame Street versions, and all sorts of other variations on the Clement Moore poem. However, it’s necessary to read the original before bedtime. The kids also love to act it out as it’s read!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Last but not least, you know we have to get our Dr. Seuss in! We love the cartoon, but it’s also fun to read the original book together. For a change have one of the kids read it to you and challenge them to do all the voices!

Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!

Gail Yerrill

Author

To make these keto gingerbread cookies you’ll need:

  • a large bowl
  • hand or standing mixer (I prefer the standing mixer for these but either will work)
  • a spatula
  • cookie baking pans
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  • cookie cutters (gingerbread men or trees, etc.)
  • zipper bag 


It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.

W.T. Ellis

U.S. Representative

How to make keto gingerbread cookies

To begin, get out all your ingredients and be sure your butter is softened and eggs are room temp. Then take a large bowl and beat together the butter and sweetener. Actually, you can use any of your preferred sweeteners, but I like to use Brown Swerve in this recipe. Because it’s not available everywhere yet, I just order mine here on Amazon.

Next, add the eggs in one at a time, continuously beating everything together. Then, once everything is smooth, mix in the yacon syrup or blackstrap molasses, if you choose to use them. I prefer to use the yacon syrup, and I find it gives the cookies the traditional taste you would get in a non-keto recipe from the molasses or golden syrup.

Keto gingerbread cookies are the perfect family Christmas activity. Low carb, gluten-free cookies to help you stick to your keto diet. #lowcarbchristmas #ketochristmas

Now for the dry ingredients

First, measure in the almond flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Then, mix it slowly to combine everything together. Next, turn out the dough and knead it briefly until smooth on a clean, flat surface. After that, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill it in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Once you get the dough in the fridge, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Next, roll the dough out to about a 1/4 of an inch thickness on a lightly almond floured surface. Meanwhile, pick out the cookie cutters you’d like to use and cut out the gingerbread men shapes. Then place them on the baking tray, leaving space in between.

Now bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave them on the tray for 10 minutes, but then move them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Be warned! If you don’t let them cool they can fall apart so don’t skip this step! Then, when completely cooled you can decorate them with the writing icing if you choose.

 

Keto gingerbread cookies are the perfect family Christmas activity. Low carb, gluten-free cookies to help you stick to your keto diet. #lowcarbchristmas #ketodesserts

How to make the writing icing

To make the writing icing, first beat together the softened cream cheese, heavy cream, and sweetener for two to three minutes. Also, be sure to use a powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioners. Then spoon the mixture into a zipper bag and snip off a very small corner of the bag. Use the hole in the bag to pipe the icing on the cookies as you like. Kids love to do this, and can I tell you a secret? They don’t have to be perfect so let them have fun decorating!

And that was the end of the gingerbread man!

Gail Yerrill

Author

Favorite Family Christmas Traditions

Does your family love to make Christmas cookies together? Or do the kids jump in for the exciting parts like cutting the cookies out and decorating? Above all, it definitely depends on the mood and of course what else is going on around the house, but you can’t beat some good cookie-making time.

Do you have any other Christmas books you associate with food or a specific tradition? For instance, The Gingerbread Man is an obvious choice, but what other books are good for family holiday reading? I need new suggestions so please put them in the comments below!

 

Christmas plate of crumbs

Keto Gingerbread Cookies Printable Recipe

Keto Gingerbread Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

This classic cookie has a good crunch, happy gingerbread man face, and a strong ginger flavor. You'll be sure to catch this low carb, sugar-free, little guy in your tummy!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: keto gingerbread cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 95 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 4 oz butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener brown Swerve
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tbsp yacon syrup (opt) (or blackstrap molasses)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour finely ground
Icing
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp sweetener Swerve confectioner's
Instructions
  1. Beat together the butter and sweetener.

  2. Add the eggs in one at a time, continuously mixing.

  3. Mix in the yacon syrup or blackstrap molasses, if using. 

  4. Measure in the almond flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon and mix slowly to combine with the dry ingredients.

  5. Turn out the dough and knead it briefly until smooth. Wrap it in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

  7. Roll the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly almond floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving space between them.

  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate with the writing icing if using.

Writing Icing
  1. Beat together all ingredients for 2-3 minutes. Put into a zipper bag, then snip off a very small corner of the bag to pipe the icing on the cookies.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 18.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 95
 
Total Fat 9 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 39 mg  
Sodium 89 mg  
Potassium 17 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 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.

 

Want more Christmas cookie recipes?

Try out Keto Butter Spritz Cookies, a family favorite!

Keto butter spritz cookies are the perfect low carb Christmas recipe! Keto desserts to stay on your keto plan. #lowcarbrecipes #ketorecipes

12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies

  1. Keto Coconut Macaroons
  2. Keto Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Today’s – Keto Gingerbread Cookies!

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Keto Gingerbread Cookies are perfect for family holiday parties. Low carb cookies, kid-friendly, with a punch of ginger, ready for fun. #ketocookies #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.

Keto Butter Spritz Cookies

Keto Butter Spritz Cookies

Preview: Keto butter spritz cookies are the perfect low carb Christmas recipe. This is a kid-friendly and super-easy holiday recipe the whole family will love! Buttery with a hint of vanilla and almond, you can’t get enough of them.

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

We’re on cookie number two in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! Yes, these are truly a classic. Keto butter spritz cookies are those cookies you always remember loving from your childhood and sneaking every time you ran by the plate at Grandma’s house! Well, anyway, that’s my memory of them, and they’re so simple and classic they’re amazing for anyone.

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Keto Butter Spritz cookies are the perfect low carb Christmas recipe. Kid-friendly and super-easy for family baking. Keto recipe perfect for your keto plan. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

In a hurry?

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Christmas cookie family traditions

Does your family always have butter spritz cookies for Christmas? We got a cookie press (click here to see an example) several years ago, and my daughter was fascinated with all the different shapes you could make. When Christmas came around she quickly enlisted her uncle to make butter spritz cookies, and they’ve been making them for Christmas, Easter, and sometimes Halloween and other holidays too ever since.

The hiccup came up when suddenly my girl was told by her doctor she could not eat gluten anymore and the glorious tree cookies were out! Indeed, something had to be done! I’d already been eating a keto plan and knew we had to recreate that all important recipe for my girl.

Thus, the keto butter spritz cookie was born! What’s become a yearly tradition can now continue with a gluten-free, low carb, keto option.

Fun Family Christmas Traditions: Advent Calendars

There are so many awesome family traditions you can establish at Christmas for family bonding time with as little or a lot of effort as you like. Family carol singing, baking, and today’s fun family tradition – advent calendars!

Advent calendars are a great way to celebrate the season and to stop little George from waking you up at 5 am every day of December and asking if it’s Christmas yet. They are a perfect countdown to Christmas so even the smallest child can see how many more sleeps there are until the big day!

There are all sorts of calendars to choose from, but we like one to remind us every day for the reason of the season. Ours is a nativity scene with pockets for every day. Every day the kids can take the item out of the day’s pocket to place above in the nativity. The pieces simply velcro on and include the main characters like Mary, Joseph, an angel, the shepherds, the wise men, the animals, the bright star in the sky, and of course the baby Jesus.

This year we are also including a scripture reading found in the pocket for each day to prepare us for Christmas! It’s the perfect way to help kids focus on joy, kindness, and the miracle of Jesus’ birth, and not just all the presents!

Here are a few different styles of advent calendars:


Now back to the cookies!

GIMME DA COOKIES!

Cookie Monster

To make these keto butter spritz cookies you’ll need:

  • a large bowl
  • a hand or standing mixer (I prefer the standing mixer for these but either will work)
  • a spatula
  • cookie baking pans
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mats
  • a cookie press


Tips for the perfect keto butter spritz cookies

Almond flour already has it’s own oil, far more than any there might be in regular white flour, and therefore you have to use more flour and less butter in this recipe. For the best spritzing or pressing out of the cookies, the dough should be slightly cooler than room temperature. If the dough gets too cool they won’t press out properly, but if it’s too warm or too buttery the cookies don’t keep their shape.

To solve this problem I like to chill the dough for about 5 minutes then take out what I need to fill the press before returning the rest of the dough to the fridge. Then when you need the other half of the dough it hasn’t melted on you. Depending on where you live or how warm you keep your house this may or may not be a problem.

Keto butter spritz cookies are the perfect low carb recipe this Christmas! Kid-friendly and super easy this is the perfect keto recipe for your keto diet or gluten-free needs! #glutenfreecookies #ketocookies

Christmas for me is all about spending time with my family. I cherish any chance we have to spend all day together making gingerbread houses, baking cookies, or sitting around and watching movies.

Blake Lively

Actress

How to make easy keto spritz cookies

First of all, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans with silicone liners or parchment paper. Second, in a large bowl with a hand-held mixer or my preferred standing mixer, cream together the butter, sweetener, egg, vanilla and almond extracts, and egg.

Next to add in the dry ingredients! Measure and dump the almond flour then baking powder into the wet ingredients and mix them all up together to form a dough. Then you can chill the dough for 5-10 minutes if your house is on the warmer side or directly spoon the dough mixture into the cookie press.

Keto Butter Spritz Cookies are gluten-free, sugar free, easy, and delicious! Buttery and melt in your mouth, the perfect low carb recipe. Christmas cookies recipes we love. #lowcarbrecipes #cookierecipes

Make sure you’ve discussed and selected the correct shape to put in the press with any kids helping to make the cookies! Press out the cookies, at least an inch apart. Then bake them for 7-9 minutes or until the edges begin to turn brown. After about 15 minutes you can move the cookies to a cooling rack. I’ve found the keto version needs the time to cool longer because they tend to fall apart when still hot. Let the cookies cool completely, or as long as you can before little hands start to grab them, before serving.

 

All you need is love and Christmas cookies.

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Keto Butter Spritz Cookies Printable Recipe

Keto Butter Spritz Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Cooling time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Is it really Christmas without butter spritz cookies like Grandma used to make? Now enjoy that same taste in a gluten-free, sugar-free, buttery Christmas tree packet. Love 'em? Me too!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: keto butter spritz cookies
Servings: 18
Calories: 88 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener or equivalent sweetener
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 3/4 cups almond flour buy finely ground, blanched
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans with silicone liners or parchment paper.

  2. In a standing mixer, cream together the butter, sweetener, egg, vanilla and almond extracts, and egg.

  3. Add in the almond flour and baking powder and mix it all together to form a dough.

  4. Spoon the dough mixture into the cookie press and press out the cookies, at least an inch apart.

  5. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the edges begin to turn brown.

  6. After 15 minutes you can move the cookies to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 18.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 cookies 
calories 88
 
Total Fat 9 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 31 mg  
Sodium 32 mg  
Potassium 6 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 1 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 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.

Want more Christmas cookie recipes?

Try out these amazing keto coconut macaroons!

Keto coconut macaroons

 

12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies

There are so many mouth-watering cookies coming up in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies countdown, I can’t wait to share them with you! What is your favorite traditional or not so traditional Christmas cookie? What about other family holiday traditions? The keto butter spritz cookies are so simple but really a go-to family favorite around here. I hope you enjoy them too! 

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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 Coconut Macaroons

Keto Coconut Macaroons

Preview: Keto Coconut Macaroons will soon become one of your Christmas family traditions! Perfect for a family gathering or cookie exchange, these festive coconut balls are amazing for any season.

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Family Christmas Traditions

Christmas cookies and baking are such a rich family tradition for so many people, it got me thinking. What are some other family Christmas traditions out there I love or would love to introduce to my family? We can always use more ideas so for today I’ll pick my daughter’s favorite tradition to share.

The Twelve Days of Christmas. Yes, you read that right. The Twelve Days of Christmas has long been one of my daughter’s favorite songs at Christmas, and not just because she played it for her piano recital several years ago. On my mother’s side of the family, we have a long tradition, going back as far as I can remember, where we act out the Twelve Days of Christmas on Christmas Eve. Yes, yes indeed! It’s a fabulous family bonding activity sure to get howls of laughter.

The 12 Days of Christmas Game

All you have to do is write or print out the 12 Days of Christmas on a piece of paper. I even just write out 1 through 12 if we’re in a hurry and everyone knows the song. Then, cut each day or number apart so that you have a paper that says “5 golden rings” or “4 calling birds”, etc. Fold up the papers and throw them in a basket. Next, have someone be in charge of having everyone draw a paper.

For example, let’s say I draw the “3 French hens”. When the song is sung with everyone together, now every time we say “3 French hens” I have to act it out. I could flap my wings, pretend I’m laying an egg, or whatever feels French hen-like to you. I still have memories of several of us grandkids rolling on the floor with laughter when Grandad was the “3 French hens” one year.

Once everyone’s figured out their part (and some people can draw 2 if you have too few people or partner up if you have too many) the song will commence. EVERYONE should be required to sing together, the more family and friends participate, the more fun it is! From the partridge in a pear tree to the twelve drummers drumming you will laugh and dance and enjoy each other’s company. Try it this year, just don’t give the holiday group a choice!

Christmas tree and piano. Families love Christmas traditions together like music and baking. #christmastraditions #christmasbaking

The Twelve Days of Christmas

  1. a partridge in a pear tree
  2. two turtle doves
  3. three French hens
  4. four calling birds
  5. five gold rings
  6. six geese a-laying
  7. seven swans a-swimming
  8. eight maids a-milking
  9. nine ladies dancing
  10. ten lords a-leaping
  11.  eleven pipers piping
  12. twelve drummers drumming

Let’s go coconuts.

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Okay, well maybe he didn’t, but let’s just pretend! On the first day of Christmas why not serve our first featured keto holiday cookie, keto coconut macaroons? These are the perfect no-guilt cookie to grab during the holidays, maintain that willpower, and not eat everything else in sight at the table you’ll regret later on.

I absolutely love my sweets. Perhaps a little too much. Actually, that is a huge reason I was drawn to the keto way of eating because I knew I was addicted to sugar and had absolutely no willpower to stop at one or two cookies, candies, scoops of ice cream, you name it! Sugar’s put in almost everything we eat bought at the store, and it’s become a mission of mine to remove it from our condiments, sauces, dressings, and even desserts.

Keto Coconut Macaroons are the perfect holiday cookie. Low carb, gluten-free and perfect for that family get together! #ketochristmas #lowcarbcookies

My preferred keto-approved sweeteners

Instead of sugar, I use Swerve (contains Erythritol which is classified by the FDA as a zero-calorie, 4-carbon sugar alcohol that does not affect blood glucose) or Lakanto Monk Fruit sweetener (from a mixture of the high-purity Monk Fruit extract and Non-GMO Erythritol, Lakanto is a zero calorie, zero glycemic sweetener). To be perfectly honest, I use both of these sweeteners but for different purposes and depending on who they’re for. I personally prefer the taste of Swerve in most recipes, but my daughter thinks it has a bit of an aftertaste and likes the Lakanto. I would suggest trying both to get an idea of how they work in recipes and decide what your personal favorite is.

Bake the world a better place.

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How to make keto coconut macaroons

To begin, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two sheet pans with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Second, in a large bowl, simply stir together the coconut, almonds, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla. Yum! Sounds good already!

Next, using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, whip the egg whites and salt on high speed until they come to medium-firm peaks. Just swirl the whisk around and lift it up to create the peak to test. Then, carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture so you don’t press out all the air you just put in them.

Keto Coconut Macaroons set on the metal cooling rack, overhead #ketocookies #lowcarbchristmas

Keto coconut macaroons to the oven!

Now’s the fun part! Drop two tablespoons of batter, using a spoon or small ice cream scoop, two inches apart onto the baking pans lined with the silicone mats or parchment paper. Next, bake the macaroons for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. First, cool them on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Meanwhile, place a glass bowl with the chocolate and cocoa butter over a saucepan of boiling water. Once the chocolate and cocoa butter starts to melt, stir in the powdered sweetener until the chocolate mixture is completely smooth and melted. Lastly, dunk and cover half of each macaroon with chocolate and put it back on the wire cooling rack until set. You can add a few almonds on top for decoration, but it’s not necessary.

Keto Coconut Macaroons set on the metal cooling rack, side #ketocookies #lowcarbchristmas

Cookies are happy because that is their job. Making those you know and don’t know happy. They tell people you care.

Brent M. Jones

Author

Keto Coconut Macaroons Printable Recipe

Keto Coconut Macaroons
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Keto Coconut Macaroons are the perfect holiday treat! Super-easy to make and so popular at the cookie exchange. Coconut and chocolate perfection!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto coconut macaroons
Servings: 18
Calories: 174 kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cups slivered almonds
  • 10 oz heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 extra large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups powdered sweetener Swerve confectioner's
Chocolate Coating
  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 oz cocoa butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener Swerve confectioner's
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line two sheet pans with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the coconut, almonds, heavy cream, sweetener, and vanilla.

  3. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks.

  4. Next, carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

  5. Drop two tablespoons of batter, two inches apart onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper.

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Cool.

  7. Place a glass bowl with the chocolate and cocoa butter over a saucepan of boiling water.

  8. Once the chocolate and cocoa butter starts to melt, stir in the powdered sweetener until completely smooth and melted.

  9. Dunk and cover half of each macaroon with chocolate and put on a wire cooling rack until set.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 18.0 - 2 macaroons
Amount Per Serving
calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17 g  
Saturated Fat 12 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 23 mg  
Sodium 62 mg  
Potassium 52 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 1 g

 

Ready for more holiday cookie recipes?

I LOVE these delicious low carb cinnamon pecan cookies!

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies, overhead square

12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies

Are you ready for Christmas? I let myself go Christmas wild only after Thanksgiving, and this week we’ve been to visit family in Texas and stuffed ourselves silly with turkey and keto cheesecake. Oh, yes. Now, I’m home and today already doing the cleaning necessary before the tree comes out and itching to get decorating and baking and listening to Bing Crosby! I will definitely be making more batches of these keto coconut macaroons and so much more! So get those pans and cookie cutters out, and let’s get in the Christmas spirit!

Keto coconut macaroons, Santa's been in the cookies! #ketochristmas #lowcarbcookies

Happy December all!

Cheers!
Lauren

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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