These 15+ Keto Christmas Cookies are 100% sugar-free and perfect for celebrating Christmas without guilt. Bonus, all these keto cookie recipes are gluten-free with some dairy-free and vegan options to make sure you can share them with the whole family and friends!
You know how much I love sugar-free cookies sweetened with natural sweeteners, right? As Christmas is coming, it is time to share my favorite recipes of diabetic Christmas cookies. I had pre-diabetes, my mum is a type 2 diabetic, and we enjoy diabetes-friendly cookies for Christmas every year.
So first, let me tell you what makes a Christmas cookie diabetes-friendly?
Low carb flours are rich in fiber, which means they will slow down your body’s sugar absorption. Fiber is very fulfilling, and you won’t overeat cookies. On top of that, fiber is also amazing for your gut health! In my low carb cookies recipes, I love to use these low carb flours. Below is a list of delicious healthy low carbs flours (or meal) that can be used in diabetes-friendly cookies (affiliate links).
Read my Keto Flour Guide to learn some more!
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Unsweetened desiccated coconut – not quite flour, but it binds ingredients very well and doesn’t add carbs.
- Flaxseed meal or any seed meal like pumpkin seed meal.
- Psyllium husk
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – not flour, but this binds the ingredients without adding sugar or carbs.
Great options for low carb keto baking to make delicious healthy low carb cookies:
- Extra virgin coconut oil – or use refined coconut oil for neutral flavor or if you are not a big fan of coconut flavor.
- Peanut butter – no added sugar, no added oil.
- Almond butter – no added sugar, no added oil.
- Sunflower seed butter
- Ripe avocado
- Grass-fed butter
Natural sugar-free sweetener safe for diabetics
Stay away from artificial sweeteners and focus on natural sugar-free sweeteners. All these natural sugar-free sweeteners contain almost NO carbs, just a few calories, and they won’t impact your sugar levels while tasting good!
1. Sugar-free Crystal sweeteners
Great to use as a white sugar replacement, usually these brands can be swapped 1 cup for 1 cup.
- Swerve: Sugar-free crystal sweetener made of a blend of erythritol and stevia. Exists in sugar-free confectionery crystals.
- Lakanto: Monk fruit and erythritol blend.
- Erythritol: 100% natural erythritol.
2. Stevia drops
Perfect for adjusting the sweetness of your baking without impacting the texture or for enhancing drink sweetness. Drops don’t add bulk in baking, so I never use them as a whole recipe sweetener.
- Sweet Drops, Flavored stevia drops: delicious to add chocolate, caramel, coconut, or vanilla flavor to your baking with no sugar.
- Sweetleaf, Pure stevia drops, no flavor.
3. Liquid maple-flavored syrup
The best way to replace liquid sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. This natural liquid sweetener is made of Monk fruit. It is a low-carb, sugar-free fruit like stevia. It adds sweetness without the carbs.
- Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-free syrup, a sugar-free natural liquid sweetener made from Monk fruit.
- Choc Zero, maple-flavored syrup, no sugar, no sugar alcohol sugar-free syrup.
That is all you need to know to make delicious diabetic Christmas cookies this year. So now that you have all the ingredients, let’s have a look at my top 15+ diabetes-friendly Christmas cookies recipes.
The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only. The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sweeteners from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sweeteners are excluded because they are not metabolized. You should always calculate the nutritional data yourself instead of relying on Sweetashoney's data. Sweetashoney and its recipes and articles are not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Sweetashoney cannot be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or advice found on the Website.