These easy keto sugar cookies are cut-out sugar-free cookies made of a thin, low-carb rolled cookie dough. They are very sweet, soft, chewy with a slightly crunchy border. Bonus, these keto cookies with no sugar contain only 1 gram of net carbs each!
These keto sugar cookies with almond flour are super easy to make with only 8 ingredients. Before you start, make sure you measure all your flours precisely. In fact, the success of a keto baking recipe relies on precision in flour measurement.
Always scoop, pack, and level up each measuring cup to avoid adding too much flour.
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I highly recommend using a food processor for this recipe. It’s the easiest way to create a soft consistent cookie dough batter with no grainy texture. First, blend on high speed the dry ingredients.
This step will evenly combine the flour and pulse your sweetener in a fine powder to avoid a grainy cookie.
Then, add the soft butter cubes, cream cheese, vanilla, and almond extract. Blend again for 30 seconds on medium speed to combine.
The dough forms gradually, first it forms small crumbles that get bigger and eventually come into a dough ball.
If it doesn’t form a ball, stop the food processor and gather the dough crumble to stick them together into a dough ball.
If you don’t have a food processor I recommend using powdered sweetener instead of crystal erythritol. First, blend all the dry ingredients into the stand mixer bowl using the paddle attachment.
Then, add the rest of the ingredients until the dough forms a crumble. Gather into a dough ball.
Once your sugar cookie dough is formed, roll the dough ball into plastic wrap. Press the dough into a thick disc and refrigerate 20 minutes or overnight. You can make ahead this sugar cookie recipe, up to 3 days in advance. Simply keep the dough chilled until use.
This keto cut out cookie dough must be rolled between two pieces of parchment paper. In fact, gluten-free cookie dough can stick easily to your roller pin. So using parchment paper to roll the dough ensure a smooth cookie dough.
Roll into 1/4 inches (0.6 cm) thickness to ensure the best keto sugar cookies texture! If you roll them too thin they will cook super fast and get hard and crunchy. Note that the shape of the rolled dough doesn’t matter as long as you match this thickness.
Then use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut out cookies. Here I created keto Christmas sugar cookies using a candy cane and star shape.
Gather the leftover dough from the keto cut out sugar cookies and form another ball. Then, roll this remaining cookie dough between the same pieces of parchment paper to create more almond flour sugar cookies.
Usually, a sugar cookie is soft, chewy, and has lightly crunchy borders. However, if you roll them too thin (under 1/4 inch thickness) or overbake them, they will become hard and crunchy. As a general rule, this keto sugar cookie recipe bakes within 10-12 minutes max!
A sugar cookie dough must be 1/4 inch (0.6 cm)thickness not more or less. If too thin, they will brown very fast and get super hard and crunchy. If too thick, they will be more like butter cookies, moist and fall apart.
Pull the cookie sheet from the oven as soon as the cookies gained color on their border. They should also look slightly grainy in their center. The texture will still be soft if you press them but they harden when completely cool down.
First, cool down these sugar-free keto cookies on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. They will be very soft when you pull out the cookie tray from the oven and they need time to firm up before being transferred onto a cooling rack.
Then, slice a flat tool like a spatula under each low carb sugar cookie and transfer one-by-one onto a cooling rack. Finally, cool completely on the rack before decorating or eating, this takes about 30 minutes.
Not all cookie frostings or glazings are keto-approved. The best keto frostings for sugar cookies are:
If you love this keto recipe you may also want to try my other keto cookie recipes below! All are perfect Christmas cookie treat on a low-carb diet.
Don’t forget to save this keto sugar cookie recipe on Pinterest for later! And if you make them, share a picture with me on Instagram.
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