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Keto Christmas cookies almost sounds like an oxymoron. Did you know you can re-create all your favorite cookie recipes without wheat and refined sugar? But don’t go reinventing the wheel. I’ve rounded up all the best Keto-friendly Christmas cookies I could find and placed them right here so you can gather your ingredients and start baking. In terms of main ingredients, almond flour and coconut flour steal the show. Using one or the other (or sometimes combining them!), you can achieve classic crispy cookies or chewy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I bet you didn’t know you could even make Keto-friendly biscotti!
Why do you need low-carb Christmas cookie recipes?
In this day and age, it seems like everyone is becoming more aware of what foods fuel their bodies the best.
Oftentimes, our friends and family members will also have dietary restrictions or allergies. And, we want to make sure they feel welcome in our homes and can enjoy everything we cook.
I like to take the time to find out ahead of time what works best for them and try and find recipes that we can all enjoy together. So besides having a collection of Keto Christmas dinner recipes, I find having low-carb and Keto-friendly Christmas cookies on hand (many of these recipes freeze well!) means I take care of our wide range of needs.
And besides them, it also means that we all can have less sugar in this festive season.
All of these cookies pair well with a glass of regular, almond or coconut milk. You might also want to mix them up with my Keto Hot Chocolate.
Easy Keto Hot Chocolate RecipeGet this recipe
Can you make Low Carb Christmas cookies with coconut flour?
If you are allergic to almonds, then I know, you need recipes that are made with coconut flour only. I also know that finding recipes that use coconut flour all by itself is a bit of a challenge.
Fortunately, the Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie looks amazing and has just a few ingredients, including coconut flour.
You can also buy a low carb coconut flour cookie mix. My personal favorite comes in snickerdoodle and sugar cookie. And, I’ve used it as a good starting point for adding things like sugar-free chocolate chips and shredded coconut.
Are any of these cookies dairy-free and vegan?
Even though I’m not a vegan, I recognize that there are several people who are following a vegan or vegetarian keto lifestyle. This post includes two options for you to enjoy.
New to Keto Baking: Check out my 101 Guide
If you’re new to baking without grains, then you should check out my Keto Baking Recipes guide. It includes several of my favorite keto dessert recipes. It also includes a few of my savory favorites like Keto Bagels.
You’ll notice that it includes many of the ingredients you’ll need to make these cookies and many other keto-friendly treats.
Want to pass out gifts with your cookies?
Unless you’re part of a cookie exchange, where you’re making and serving up these cookies as gifts, you’ll likely need some gift inspiration. For the keto people in your life, I’ve crafted this Keto Gift Guide with more than 30 gift ideas that fit a range of budgets and needs.
Keto Christmas Cookies Recipes
Easy Keto Peanut Butter Cookies – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Five ingredients are all you need to make these classic criss-cross peanut butter cookies for your low-carb lifestyle.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies – Diabetes Strong
One bowl is all you need for these sugar-free chocolate chip cookies. They come together quickly for when you have surprise guests or just a simple cookie craving.
Low Carb Thumbprint Cookies – The Foodie Affair
Thumbprint cookies are usually made with a sugary jam center. Not these – a decadent chocolate cookie is filled with low-sugar caramel sauce that is to die for!
Vegan Keto Pumpkin Cookies – Diabetes Strong
I love being able to provide vegan options for my friends and family. Flax boosts the nutrition of these cookies and acts as an egg in the baking process.
Ultimate Keto Double Chocolate Chip Cookies – Ketowize
The addition of peanut butter powder to these double chocolate chip cookies really adds a special touch. These are perfect for the chocolate lover in your life.
Low-Carb Sugar Cookies – Simply So Healthy
A touch of butter adds that classic flavor and color to these low-carb sugar cookies. You don’t need loads of refined sugar to make everyone’s favorite cookie. These pair so well with a cup of hot tea.
Keto Pecan Sandies – Savory Tooth
We always think of almond flour when baking for Keto or low-carb lifestyles – adding ground pecans to the dough helps achieve a crisp texture for pecan sandies. These will be a welcome change of texture to your cookie plate.
Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie – Beauty and the Foodie
Skillet cookies are great when you’re in a rush. No need to portion out servings and bake multiple pans. Just pat your mixture in a skillet and you’re ready to eat!
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies – One Clever Chef
I don’t always enjoy a straight-up protein shake, but using a clean protein powder in baking really ups the nutritional value of a sweet treat. These look like everyone’s favorite chocolate chip cookie but without hidden sugars.
Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie Snowball Cookies – Beauty and the Foodie
Snowballs are a classic Christmas cookie. I’ve never thought to add pumpkin to them, but these sound amazing. All the flavor of pumpkin pie but in a cute little low-carb package.
Keto Cinnamon Cheesecake Cookies – KimspiredDIY
How fun are these? A sweet dollop of “cheesecake” in the middle of a perfect cinnamon cookie. These will be a great centerpiece for your holiday cookie platter.
Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – KimspiredDIY
Salted caramel is all the rage. Did you know you can add flavored stevia to your cookies to switch things up? You won’t believe how decadent these cookies taste.
Lemon Sugar Cookies – The Keto Option
Sugar cookies without refined sugar? Yes, please! Lemon is great for digestion, and they lend the perfect flavor to these “sugar” cookies.
Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – Explorer Momma
Sometimes a classic chocolate sandwich cookie is just what the doctor ordered! I love when popular favorites can be recreated in the home kitchen using high-quality ingredients.
Keto Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies – Explorer Momma
Do you remember the slice and bake cookies from childhood? You can still have that convenience in these wonderful shortbread cookies. You won’t believe how easily they come together.
Walnut Cream Cheese Cookies – Divalicious Recipes
Sometimes you just want some chocolate. These low carb cookies have a delicate dunk of chocolate with the added crunch of chopped walnuts.
German Christmas Cookies – Divalicious Recipes
Baking cut-out cookies with flours other than plain wheat flour can sometimes end in disaster. Not these German Christmas cookies though, they cut nicely and bake up into the perfect holiday treat.
Cranberry Almond Biscotti Cookies – Low Carb Yum
Biscotti is such a fun cookie to bake. It looks elegant and is the perfect treat alongside your morning cup of coffee.
Keto Vegan Peanut Butter Protein Cookies – VegAnnie
Soft, chewy, and only 30 calories each, these peanut butter cookies are packed with protein. I love being able to sneak in extra protein in my desserts.
Keto Coconut Macaroons – Two Sleevers
These vegetarian macaroons are airy and crispy. You won’t be able to stop at just one.
Low Carb Brookie Bar – Noshin & Num Nums
A brookie is such a fun dessert. If you can’t decide between brownies or cookies, have them both but with less guilt!