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!
Keto Butter Cookies for the holidays
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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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 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.
C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me!– Cookie Monster
To make keto cut out sugar cookies you’ll need:
- a large bowl
- mixer, hand or standing
- a spatula
- spoon and knife
- cookie cutters
- rolling pin
- cookie baking pans
- parchment paper or silicone baking mats
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.
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!
It’s hard to be sad when you’re eating a cookie!
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
- 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
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 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.
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 Net Carbohydrate 2 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131
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