Gingerbread cookies. The epitome of Christmas. Funny thing is I never ate or decorated gingerbread cookies when I was young, but my kids asked for them last year so I set off on a mission to make a keto-friendly gingerbread recipe. Personally I like gingerbread cookies that are crunchy with a nice balance of sweet and spicy. I'm not a huge fan of overly sweet or overly spicy versions. If you're looking for a lightly sweet, crunchy keto gingerbread cookie recipe, then this one is for you.
There are couple secrets to crunchy cookies when baking keto. Believe it or not the type of sweetener you use contributes to the final texture of the piece. It not only has a different sweetness profile (so be careful when substituting sweeteners when they are listed on a keto recipe. They can be listed because of their end property or sweetness level. Always use the sweetener lists to get the closest results. I know, there are A LOT of different keto sweeteners, but trust me, choosing the right one can be the difference between chewy or crunchy, sickly sweet or the perfect sweetness.)
For this recipe I use Monkfruit sweetener a combination of the classic version and just a tablespoon of the Gold version. Why? Monkfruit crystalizes after it is warmed so the result is an extra level of crunch that you wouldn't get otherwise from a different sweetener. Also, Monkfruit is on the milder side of sweet so if you use something else, I would gut your sweetener down a bit. The Monkfruit Gold version is much sweeter so 1 tablespoon is sufficient.
Lastly a tablespoon of psyllium husk brings all the ingredients together and allows it to firm up and hold the best.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Look out for my icing recipe to be posted soon!
Recipe makes 12-15 cookies
2 cup almond flour
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1 tablespoon psyllium husk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons group ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup sweetener (I like Monkfruit for this)
1 tablespoon sweetener, gold (I like Monkfruit for this)
1 tablespoon black strap molasses
Net Carbs: 2.68g Net Carbs per cookie
Net carb calculations are approximate and depend greatly on the brands and ingredients used. Net carbs are provided to provide a ballpark calculation. Use a carb calculator app to find your exact net carb count.
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Hi! I'm Arlene – wife, mother of 3, entrepreneur and keto foodie. I love to make, share and try different, delicious keto food recipes that are easy to make and most-importantly kid-friendly. Life is hard as it is, feeding our families should be easy, fun and nutritious.