These gluten-free keto ginger snaps combine the delicious taste of spice with a touch of molasses flavor for the perfect holiday treat. Plus they’re low carb, keto friendly, and easy to make!
When it comes to holiday cookies, I like to keep them simple. The holidays are crazy enough as is. At least your seasonal treats can be stress free!
I used to love gingersnaps back in my high-carb days. So I thought, why not create a simple recipe for gluten free ginger cookies?
The result is just the holiday treat I was looking for! With only 2 net carbs per cookie, these keto ginger snaps have the perfect balance of sweetness and spicy ginger flavor. In fact, they taste a lot like a traditional gingersnap, but have the softness of a cookie.
They’re also very simple to make. You’ll combine the wet and dry ingredients, form the dough into balls, press each one down on your baking sheet, then bake for about 10 minutes.
Ta-da! Super easy sugar free ginger snaps.
This recipe completely satisfied my cravings for the traditional ginger flavored cookes. But I actually like the texture of these much better!
So if you’ve been looking for the perfect holiday treat, look no further than these easy-to-make ginger cookies.
Ginger cookies with almond flour and coconut flour
I use a combination of almond flour and coconut flour in many of my recipes. My usual ratio is 3 parts almond flour to 1 part coconut flour. However, I increased the balance of coconut flour in this recipe for a lighter cookie.
Cookies made with almond flour tend to be denser and crunchier. On the other hand, using only coconut flour will give you a softer cookie with a more cake-like texture. That’s why a blend of the two works so well.
However, if you are looking for a more traditional gingersnap, you could swap out the coconut flour for more almond flour. Feel free to play around!
How to make keto ginger snaps
Ready to see the step-by-step for these easy holiday cookies?
Forming the dough
- In large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together butter and Sukrin Gold.
- Once combined, beat in egg and low carb syrup (if using).
- Slowly add the dry mixture into the butter mixture and knead together to form a dough.
Baking cookie dough
- Scoop the dough into balls. The dough should yield about 42 cookies.
- Roll the dough balls in granulated low carb sweetener. This is optional, but it gives the cookies a festive sparkle on the outside and adds some additional sweetness.
- Place the dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone mat. Leave about 1 1/2 inches between each dough ball.
- Using a flat-bottom glass, press each ball down. The thickness is up to you: a thicker cookie will be softer while a thinner cookie will be crispier.
- Bake the low carb ginger snaps at 350°F for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Gluten free ginger cookies without molasses
Molasses is a staple ingredient in most ginger cookie recipes. It is important for the flavor and also yields a softer, chewier cookie.
However, molasses packs a lot of sugar. For a low carb diet, you don’t want more than a touch. For a keto diet, you probably want to avoid molasses completely.
- Replacing coconut flour: If you want a more traditional, crispy ginger snap cookie, replace the coconut flour with almond flour. This will give you a crunchier cookie.
- Thinner or thicker cookies: When pressing the dough balls down with a flat-bottom glass, the thickness is up to you. A thicker cookie will be softer, a thinner cookie will be crispier.
- Syrup: For a chewier cookie, make sure to include the optional syrup. For a crispier cookie, you probably want to omit the syrup.
- Decoration: Rather than roll the dough in granulated sweetener, these cookies could be iced or glazed instead. The dough isn’t overly sweet, so you don’t need to adjust the sweetener if you try either of these options.
Other low carb cookie recipes
Looking for other, easy-to-make keto-friendly cookies that are perfect for the holidays or all year round? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Keto Sugar Cookies are the keto-friendly version of cut-out cookies, perfect for decorating christmas cookies with the family!
- Keto Low Carb Snickerdoodles Cookies are soft on the inside, crisp on the outside, and sure to please a crowd.
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies With Coconut Flour are indulgent, simple to make, and feature the nostalgic criss-cross pattern.
- Keto Cream Cheese Cookies are sweet, crispy, and easy to make. Press them into shapes, decorate them, or enjoy them plain!
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth. With their chocolate center, these cookies are always a hit.
You may also want to make gingerbread coffee to enjoy with your holiday cookies!
Gluten Free Keto Ginger Snaps Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup Sukrin Gold or other brown sugar substitute
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup optional (low carb maple syrup will work too)
- 2 tablespoons low carb sugar substitute optional (any one for one sugar substitute)
- In large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
- In another large mixing bowl, cream together butter and Sukrin Gold.
- Beat egg into butter mixture and Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup (if using).
- Slowly add dry mixture into butter mixture. Knead into a dough.
- Scoop into balls and roll in Sukrin:1 if desired.
- Place dough balls or scoops onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet or use non-stick silicon baking sheet leaving with adequate spacing (about 1 1/2 inches). Press each ball down with flat bottom glass.
- Bake at 350 F for about 8 to 10 minutes.
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Originally Published: December 17, 2010… Last Updated: December 19, 2019