Keto Gingerbread Cookies

The first think of you think of when you think of holiday recipes are Gingerbread cookies, right? Well, we do! This classic holiday favorite nev...

The first think of you think of when you think of holiday recipes are Gingerbread cookies, right? Well, we do! This classic holiday favorite never goes out of style! So we wanted to offer a cookie that you can feel good eating, knowing it's low-carb, keto and paleo, and DELICIOUS!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup golden monk fruit sweetener OR coconut sugar for paleo
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum , you can leave out if preferred but it adds that chewy texture
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened to room temperature (can also sub with solid ghee OR soild refined coconut oil with the texture of softened butter)
  • 1/2 tablespoon black strapped molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon almond milk , only as needed if dough
For Keto Frosting (optional)
  • 1/2 cup powdered monk fruit sweetener (Swerve or erythritol)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream or coconut cream
  • dairy free milk, water or lemon juice, as needed to desired consistency

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, salt, baking soda and xanthan gum together until combined.
  2. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the butter with monk fruit sweetener until light and fluffy. Add the molasses then slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Add milk (1-2 teaspoons at a time) only as needed until the dough comes together.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days.

  4. When ready to bake, remove dough from fridge and roll between two large sheets of parchment paper, into a 1/2 inch thickness (for thicker cookies) or 1/4 inch thick (for thinner cookies). Place rolled dough sheet (with parchment papers) on a large baking pan. Place baking pan in the fridge for 1 hour or freezer for 10 minutes.

  5. Line two large baking pans with parchment paper and set aside.

  6. Place baking sheets in freezer for 10 minutes (to avoid spreading. Heat oven to 325 F degrees.
    7. Bake (one pan at a time) in preheated oven until cookies are puffy and just set around edges, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating pan halfway through. Be careful not to overbake.
    8. Allow cookies to cool on baking pan for at least 25 minutes, then remove with wide metal spatula to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with any remaining dough. Decorate as desired or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
    For Keto Frosting (optional)
    In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sweetener with cream until smooth. Add dairy free milk, water or lemon juice as needed to desired consistency.