This is the perfect Keto Sugar Cookie Recipe! These almond flour sugar cookies have the delicious, soft, melt in your mouth texture, just like traditional Lofthouse sugar cookies, and contain about 2 net carbs each!
Today I’m sharing the ultimate low-carb sugar cookie recipe! If you are a regular reader, you know I’ve been on a mission to master keto cookies this year.
My baking obsession started with these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies and evolved into a white chocolate macadamia and cranberry version. Those cookies are perfectly chewy and are a perfect low carb alternative to the classics we all love.
I’m happy to report that these keto sugar cookies are just as good! These soft, pillowy cookies are perfectly sweet and excellent on their own, or with frosting. This is a great gluten-free cookie to add to your holiday baking! To help make your seasonal baking simpler, use the simple chart in this guide to How Many Cups in a Quart– you’ll find yourself turning to this helpful post again and again!
Ingredients for Keto Sugar Cookies
If you’re new to the keto diet, you may be thinking, “sugar-free sugar cookies?” I know the concept might sound strange to some, but I promise these almond flour sugar cookies are so delicious!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these naturally gluten-free, sugar-free cookies:
- Almond flour
- Coconut Flour
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Granular Monkfruit Sweetener
- Sour Cream
- Vanilla Extract
If you’d like to make the sugar free frosting, you will also need: butter, cream cheese, powdered monkfruit sweetener, almond milk or heavy cream, and vanilla extract.
Can I Use Another Sugar Alternative?
Yes, another granulated sugar alternative like swerve should work just as well.
How to Make Keto Sugar Cookies
These low-carb sugar cookies can be made in just a few simple steps.
- Combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and monkfruit sweetener until well blended. Add the egg, sour cream and vanilla extract.
- While the mixer is on low, add the flour mixture until well combined. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
- Scoop the dough using a 1 inch cookie scoop and bake on a silicone lined baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 9-11 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven while they are still slightly soft in the center, they will finish cooking as they cool.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire baking rack to cool completely.
How to Make Sugar-Free Cookie Frosting
Sugar-free frosting is simple to make. Frosting is the combination of a few simple ingredients, a fat, sweetener, an extract and sometimes a small amount of liquid.
For this keto frosting, I combine butter, cream cheese, powdered monkfruit sweetener, vanilla extract and a tiny amount of milk to achieve the right consistency.
I consider this recipe a base recipe because it is easy to customize. You can easily add a different extract such as almond or maple to achieve a different flavor combination.
Do I Have to Chill the Sugar Cookie Dough?
Yes! Chilling the dough is absolutely essential. The cookies have the perfect texture when they have been chilled overnight. However, it is possible to bake these cookies after the dough as chilled as little as two hours.
Cookie dough is chilled to solidify the fat in the dough, which prevents the cookies from spreading too much. If you do not chill the dough, or place the dough on an already warm baking pan it will result in a thin cookie that has spread too much.
How Many Net Carbs Are in Keto Sugar Cookies?
This recipe makes 24 cookies if you use a small, 1-inch cookie scoop. When divided into 24 equal portions, these keto sugar cookies come to just 1.8 net carbs each. When you add the sugar free frosting, which is also included with this recipe, it adds 1.3 grams of fat and 0.1 grams of carbs.
Can I Roll Out the Dough to Make Cut-Out Cookies?
Yes! The dough is sticky, so it can be a little harder to work with. Make sure to flour the work surface well and do not roll the dough any thinner than a 1/4 inch. Decrease the cooking time by 2 minutes, depending on the shape and how fat you make the sugar-free sugar cookies.
Tips for Making Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Cookies
- I do not recommend using another type of flour for this recipe. I’ve found the ratios of almond flour and coconut flour to be perfect for this recipe and can’t recommend anything else.
- You must chill the cookie dough, otherwise the keto sugar cookies will spread dramatically in the oven.
- The bake times listed are for cookies that have been scooped using a 1-inch scoop. If you make the cookies larger or smaller, the bake time will vary.
Other Keto Cookie Recipes:
You can never have too many cookie recipes, right? My all time favorite low-carb cookie recipe are these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies, as of this writing this recipe has over 200 five-star reviews! They are perfectly flavored with vanilla, dark chocolate chips and pecans.
Some of my other favorite low-carb cookie recipes include:
- Keto Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies
- The BEST Keto White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (coconut flour recipe)
- No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Cookies
- Double Chocolate Sheet Pan Cookies!
For the Keto Sugar Cookies
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated monkfruit sweetener
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Keto Frosting
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners monkfruit sweetener (add 1/2 cup at a time to get your desired consistency and sweetness, you may use slightly more or less depending on your preference)
- 1-2 tablespoons almond milk or heavy cream (use only as needed to thin your frosting to your preference)
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter and sugar until blended. Mix in the egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
- With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix until combined.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and shape into a round disk. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight.
- When ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop the sugar cookies out using a 1 inch cookie scoop and place on a silicone lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from the oven when the center is still slightly undercooked, it will finish baking as it cools. Allow the cookies to cool 10 minutes on the baking sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- For the frosting: Combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer. Add 1/2 cup of the sweetener at a time until it reaches your desired consistancy and sweetness. Use 1-2 tablespoons liquid to thin as needed.
Please note the cooking time is based on using a 1 inch cookie scoop, if you use a larger or smaller size your cooking time can vary.
Nutrition for a frosted sugar cookie: 2.2 net carbs, 7.8 grams fat, 119 calories
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 unfrosted cookie (see notes for frosting info)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 19.6mgSodium: 82.5mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gNet Carbohydrates: 2.1gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.6gProtein: 2.2g