Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Preview: Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously flavorful low carb giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy indulgent dessert for special occasions. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free and sugar-free!

You don’t have to know me long to know I’m pretty much a chocolate peanut butter fanatic. As a matter of fact, chocolate peanut butter has long been one of my favorite flavor combinations. Moreover, I admit my almost daily treat is a small keto peanut butter cup.

As a kid, my mother’s favorite restaurant in town was and still is, well-known for their delicious giant pies. We would go there fairly often, but especially for her birthday or for Mother’s Day when they give all mothers a free piece of pie! The dilemma for me, however, was the difficult choice between the coconut cream and peanut butter supreme pies. I remember truly agonizing over this decision, and as a child it was intense!

One piece of the peanut butter supreme pie had a basic crust, then a layer of chocolate, then mounds of peanut butter filling, all topped with peanuts. I still remember the joy when it was put in front of me, and trying to eat the entire thing that filled an entire plate. Really, it should probably be 2-3 servings.

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Evolution of the keto peanut butter pie

The years went by, and I when I got married I began to make my own chocolate peanut butter pie. I played with the recipe for a while, with input from my husband. Therefore, if you came to our house for dinner at some point you probably were served one version of it or another.

However, it is definitely a TREAT pie. I cannot begin to tell you how much sugar and calories are in the thing. So, of course, I became determined to make a keto version of it. Why? Because quite frankly my husband still wanted me to make it, and I couldn’t resist eating some of it. Ergo, the keto peanut butter pie was born!

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Keto peanut butter pie is the BEST low carb dessert ever! A rich, giant peanut butter cup sure to be a birthday party, dinner party, or other special occasion favorite! It's a chocolate peanut butter masterpiece. #ketodesserts #lowcarbdesserts

I’m going to live until I die, and everything in between is just another excuse to eat peanut butter.

Dana Gould

Comedian

For the love of peanut butter

When my daughter was almost two years old, we discovered she had a peanut and tree nut allergy. To be completely honest, this was horrifying for many reasons. The utmost being, of course, nut allergies are incredibly scary and can be life-threatening. If you have not experienced yourself or a close family member with such an allergy, it is very difficult to imagine the terror constantly in a mother’s mind. All senses go on-alert at all times for any hint of a nut that could be a danger to the child.

The smaller, depressing, and selfish thing that was horrifying to me was that I was going to have to give up eating all nuts. I snacked on peanuts and tree nuts at work and home all the time, and it was a BIG change. BUT it was possible, and there are plenty of alternatives out there we tried, like Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and others.

Thankfully, she is one of the 25% of children (according to our allergist) that grow out of a peanut allergy. We did the skin and blood testing, and finally an in-office peanut butter challenge she passed with flying colors. Unfortunately, we still have many allergies to other tree nuts so my alert is still always on constant for open bowls of cashews and plates of baklava.

However, can you imagine my joy and renewed love of the flavorful peanut?! Oh, yes the peanut has enjoyed a huge resurgence in our house. Possibly, I fixate on it even more than I did before for its flavor, and as a low carb snack.

Keto peanut butter pie is a fabulous low carb special occasion treat. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate peanut butter dessert to satisfy cravings. #lowcarbrecipes #ketopie

To make keto peanut butter pie you’ll need : 

Recently, my trusty, yet boring glass Pyrex pie plate met an untimely demise on my parents’ frozen driveway. To make matters worse, it was full of a magnificent keto Boston cream pie. I was devastated and tempted to eat my smashed pie from the driveway, glass shards and all! I noticed a child at the window so came to my senses and cleaned up the mess.

However, it gave me the opportunity to try out a new kind of pie plate. I chose a fluted tart sort of pan to make the keto peanut butter pie have even more the look of a huge peanut butter cup. I love it so far, and the removable bottom makes it very easy to get out of the pan. The only negative I’ve found is that it’s a little sharp on the edges so I’ll probably not let the kids handle it much so they don’t cut themselves.

At home, you can use whatever you have, a tart-style pan like mine, a regular pie plate, or even a spring-form pan.


How to make keto peanut butter pie

To begin this fabulous pie (can you tell I really like this pie?), take a medium bowl and whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Second, I quickly melt the butter in the microwave or you can do it on the stovetop. Then turn it out and pat it down evenly in the pie plate, along the bottom and up the sides. I like to use the bottom of a glass or a measuring cup to press down the crust around the pan, so try that out or just use your hands.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie crust, use a measuring cup to press out the crust #ketocrust #ketopie

Now, bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then put it in the freezer or refrigerator. Baking it binds the crust together a bit, and I prefer the strength it gives it.

Meanwhile, mix together the butter for the filling, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, with a hand or standing mixer. Then fold it into the peanut butter mixture carefully until completely combined.

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Pour the keto peanut butter pie filling into the prepared crust. Next, even it out with a spatula and return it to the freezer.

At this point, you have a perfectly wonderful peanut butter pie, and if you prefer to leave it as-is and sprinkle some peanuts on it to decorate, you’ll have a finished pie.

Keto chocolate ganache topping

However, to kick it up a notch, I like to make a keto ganache topping. I’ve found the Swerve sweetener makes it harder than a typical ganache so another option is to place the chocolate ganache directly on the crust and then fill with the peanut butter mixture so it doesn’t smash out as you cut a bite.

Keto peanut butter pie with ganache topping #ketopie #peanutbutterpie

Personally, I like the idea of the giant peanut butter cup and put place the chocolate on top. To make it, put the finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, sweetener, and two tablespoons of peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Next, heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn’t boil, then pour it over the chocolate.

Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour it over the top of the pie and even it out with the spatula. Lastly, refrigerate it at least an hour or until ready to serve!

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It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they’re better together.

Richard Whitehead

Athlete


Keto desserts

I have always had a sweet tooth, and one of the many reasons I now eat keto is to get rid of my sugar addiction. This keto peanut butter pie is definitely a rich, indulgent dessert. It’s low carb and gluten-free but very high fat and should be eaten as a fat bomb or birthday or special occasion dessert. I LOVE it, but can’t keep it around too long or eat too much of it!

That said, you can always eat half a portion. Or, if your group doesn’t eat the entire thing, put in the freezer in small portions for your own treat! For me, I always keep snacks and treats in the freezer for that occasional emergency so I don’t succumb to the storebought cheesecake or whatever dessert my husband’s brought home for himself. I hope you try it out!

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Keto peanut butter pie | This low carb chocolate peanut butter dessert is rich and indulgent fabulousness. Great for birthdays or a special occasion, this is one peanut butter fans need to try! #lowcarbpie #ketodesserts

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Printable Recipe

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously, flavorful giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy dessert for special occasions. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, gluten-free, keto dessert, keto peanut butter pie, sugar-free
Servings: 16
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 tbsp melted butter

Filling:

  • 8 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Ganache topping:

  • 4 oz chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Pour the melted butter and mix together to form the crust dough. Spread evenly into pie pan, along the bottom and up the sides. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then place in the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, then fold it into the peanut butter mixture until completely combined. Pour into prepared crust, even it out with a spatula, and return to the freezer.
  • For the ganache topping, place the chocolate, sweetener, and peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn't boil, then pour it over the chocolate. Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour over the top of the pie and refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts:

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 slice
Calories 418
 
Total Fat 40 g  
Saturated Fat 18 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg  
Sodium 97 mg  
Potassium 243 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9 g  
Dietary Fiber 5 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 10 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.

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.

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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 Printable Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: low carb chocolate pinwheel cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 99kcal
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

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets.
  • Beat the butter and sweetener in a large bowl until combined and light, then mix in the vanilla.
  • Measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together thoroughly to make a dough.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts. Take one half of the dough and mix in the cocoa powder.
  • In the other half of the dough, mix in the extracts and food coloring if using.
  • 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.
  • Remove the parchment paper and set the dough one on top of the other careful to keep in flat and even.
  • Roll up the dough like a Swiss roll cake, using a piece of the parchment paper to help guide it around.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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!

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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 Printable Recipe

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cut out sugar cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 131kcal
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

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare 2 baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sweetener then add the eggs in one at a time.
  • 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 fully incorporated.
  • Form into a dough and chill for at least half an hour.
  • Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4 of an inch thickness.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
  • Let the cookies cool for 20 minutes on the pan until they can be moved to a cooling rack.
  • Once completely cooled, top your cookies with your favorite keto frosting. Have fun decorating.

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

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto pumpkin cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 94kcal
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

  • Preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Use a hand or standing mixer to blend together the butter, sweetener, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating to combine thoroughly after each.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle the xanthan gum evenly over the mixture and beat to combine.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Drop balls of dough about a tablespoon each, 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheets.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until done.
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for at least 20 minutes before removing to the cooling rack.
  • 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.

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 have spot-on flavors for Christmas. The perfect holiday cookie to help you stay on the keto diet. #ketocookies #ketorecipes
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Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto orange cranberry shortbread
Servings: 24
Calories: 228kcal
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

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Beat the butter and sweetener in a large bowl until combined and light.
  • Add in the extracts and zest and beat in well.
  • Measure in the almond and coconut flours and mix together thoroughly.
  • Stir in the almonds and cranberries.
  • 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.
  • Cut each log into 12 slices (a total of 24 cookies) and place on the baking sheets at least an in apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool completely on the baking sheets.

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

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Freezing time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto chocolate truffles
Servings: 12
Calories: 114kcal
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

  • Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.
  • In a medium-sized bowl thoroughly combine the melted butter, almond butter, and your choice of extract until no lumps remain.
  • Pour the butter mixture into the dry ingredients and combine into a dough using a spatula by hand or a mixer.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate coating. Melt the chocolate, cocoa butter and sweetener in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
  • Stir continuously until melted and remove from the heat.
  • 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. 
  • Place in the refrigerator to set.

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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