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20 Best Keto Christmas Cookies

Thanks to these keto Christmas cookies, everyone can get in on the holiday fun!

After all, baking is almost as festive as writing letters to Santa.

And just because they’re sugar-free cookies doesn’t mean they’re not worthy of the jolly Saint Nick.

Bunch of cookies with red jam in the middle on a plate.
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Each of these recipes features a delicious, sweet Christmas cookie that’s low in carbs and high in flavor.

From classic sugar and gingerbread cookies to fun keto snowball cookies, this list has everything you could ask for. 

So bookmark it now and pick your favorite keto Christmas cookies. 

Low Carb Keto Cookies for Christmas

Bunch of crescent shaped cookies on a cake covered with powdered sugar.
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1. Sugar-Free Keto Vanilla Crescents

These five-ingredient vanilla crescent cookies are nutty, buttery, and 100% scrumptious.

You’ll make them with ground almonds, vanilla whey protein powder, butter, baking powder, and eggs.

They take a little over an hour to prepare and bake, and they’re gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free. You won’t be disappointed in them. 

Bunch of ball-shaped cookies covered in powdered sugar served on a blue bowl.
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2. Keto Snowball Cookies

These may look like tiny, sugar-covered snowballs. But they’re really tiny, alternative sweetener-covered snowball cookies.

And believe it or not, they’re just as good. 

They’re a bit like Italian wedding cookies but are less sweet and nuttier.

Stack of cut out cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
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3. Keto Sugar Cookies

With only eight ingredients, some fun-shaped cutters, and less than 30 minutes, you can have these rich, decadent, low-carb cookies ready to go. 

Each one has only 1.1 net carbs, and the cream cheese, coconut flour, vanilla, and almond extract give them a wonderfully warm, flavorful taste. 

Cutout gingerbread cookies on a white holiday table.
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4. Keto Gingerbread Cookies

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All you’ll need is almond flour, various spices, baking powder, monk fruit sweetener, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. 

With all the spices in this one – cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and sea salt – you won’t even miss the sugar.

Bunch of cookies with peppermint candies.
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5. Keto White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

If you’re looking for a cookie that tastes and looks like Christmas, give these white chocolate peppermint cookies a shot.

They’re colorful and absolutely gorgeous, and they taste great, too.

They’re chewy and moist, and every bite is filled with a bright burst of peppermint flavor.

Plus, they’re colorful and will brighten up any table. 

Crinkle cookies coated with powdered sugar on a parchment paper.
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6. Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Anytime I see crinkle – or crackle – cookies, I think of Crumbl cookies.

That’s what these look like, and they taste almost as impressive as Crumbl cookies, too. 

They’re overflowing with chocolatey yumminess and have the most wonderfully soft and fudgy texture.

If you’re looking for a cookie that’ll let you indulge this holiday season, this is the one you’ll need.

Bunch of peanut butter cookies on a wooden table.

7. Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

Of all the keto cookies out there, keto peanut butter cookies taste the most like their “regular” counterparts.

I think that’s mainly due to their simplistic ingredients. 

You can make them with nothing more than peanut butter, an egg, sugar-free vanilla extract, butter, and your favorite low-calorie sweetener. 

They’re simple to make, and you can have a dozen ready to serve in less than 30 minutes. 

White sugar coated snickerdoodle cookies.
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8. No-Bake Keto Snickerdoodles

Sweet and cinnamony, you really can’t beat Snickerdoodles!

They’re super tender and fully loaded with holiday aroma. Serve them with a hot coffee or vegan hot chocolate, and you’ll soon fall in love.

Bunch of bite size butter cookies stack on a concrete surface.
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9. Keto Danish Style Butter Cookies

These delightfully buttery cookies have fantastically crispy outsides, soft, chewy insides, and an exceptional amount of buttery and nutty flavor.

They’re sweet, simple, and spectacular.

Bunch of pumpkin cookies on a cooling rack.
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10. Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I know pumpkin is commonly a Fall and Thanksgiving flavor. But it’s a fave in my house all the way until Spring.

And sometimes well into Summer!

If you’re a PSL lover, too, try these terrific cookies. They’re almost as good as the real thing.

Stack Linzer cookies with red jam filling.
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11. Keto Linzer Cookies Recipe

Linzer cookies are always near the top of many people’s favorite holiday cookie recipes.

And thanks to this keto recipe, they still can be for you!

They’re thin and crispy, but they’re also beautiful and full of vanilla and berry flavor. 

Plus, all you’ll need to make them is almond flour, butter, monk fruit sweetener, salt, vanilla, and sugar-free jam.

Stack of half coated shortbread cookies.
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12. Keto Shortbread Cookies

These are delectable shortbread cookies, pure and simple.

Whether or not you choose to dip them in the optional chocolate dip, they’re superb. 

If you enjoy shortbread, you’ll enjoy these.

Aside from the carb count, there’s almost no difference between this recipe and any other shortbread cookie recipe you’ll try. 

Pecan cookies stack on a white surface.
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13. Butter Pecan Cookies

As their name would suggest, these crispy cookies have plenty of buttery pecan flavor.

Seriously, they’ll rival any pint of ice cream you find at the store for yumminess. 

It takes a little over 30 minutes to make them, and you’ll love every sweet and crunchy bite.

Cheesecake cookies dusted with powdered sugar stack on a holiday table.
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14. Keto Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake and cookies in one tasty, low-carb bite? Have I died and done to dessert heaven?

These keto cookies are pretty impressive as they are. But if you want something even tastier, add a layer of sugar-free cream cheese frosting!

Bunch of cookies with chocolate chips and M&Ms candies.
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15. Keto Christmas Cookies

These insanely good chocolate chip cookies also feature sugar-free red and green “candy buttons” – basically sugar-free M&Ms – for a bit of Christmas spirit. 

You can have a dozen of them ready in less than 20 minutes with only five ingredients: cashew butter, an egg, granulated sweetener, baking soda, and sugar-free candy buttons.

They’re warm, soft, and delightfully gooey, and they taste so fantastic that even the kiddos will love them. 

Thumbprint cookies with jam filling and pieces of almonds on a cooling rack.
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16. Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies

These easy-to-make, six-ingredient thumbprint cookies have a lot going for them.

They’re low-carb and keto-friendly, of course, but they’re also vegan and gluten- and sugar-free!

You can make them in less than 30 minutes, and they have a nutty, fruity flavor that’s perfect for the holiday season. 

Star shaped cinnamon cookies with sugar icing on top.
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17. Keto Cinnamon Stars

Cinnamon stars are lovely and a German holiday tradition.

But they’ll taste amazing no matter what type of cookie cutter you use. So you can stick with the stars or go for something else entirely. 

They have a rich cinnamon flavor that’ll remind you of marzipan (especially if you don’t overbake them).

And the sugar-free icing is unmatched for its sweet and sticky flavor. 

Bunch of brownie cookies on a wooden table drizzled with white chocolate sauce and sprinkled with chopped candy sugar.
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18. Chocolate Brownie Cookies

With these chocolate brownie cookies, you’ll get all the rich, indulgent flavor of brownies wrapped up in a sweet, crumbly cookie package. 

They taste primarily of chocolate, so as long as you’re a chocolate fan, you’ll appreciate these cookies.

However, there’s also a light peppermint undertone, making them ideal for Christmas.

Bunch of Espresso chocolate chip cookies on a wooden board.
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19. Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies have an interesting texture that I thought would be off-putting when I first tried them. 

However, I soon realized the taste was so fantastic that the texture no longer bothered me.

I prefer to use a chopped chocolate bar instead of chocolate chips, as that gives the cookies bigger, bolder chunks of chocolatey goodness.

But the cookies taste great either way. 

Bunch of unbaked peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on a white plate.
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20. Keto No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

No-bake cookies are a staple in my house around Christmas because they’re so simple to make. These are no different. 

Simply combine your favorite powdered sweetener and cocoa powder with peanut butter and vanilla extract.

Then comes the almonds, and sugar-free dark chocolate chips.

Once blended, you’ll roll and chill them before serving. You can’t beat that for simplicity.

20 Best Keto Christmas Cookies



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Thanks to these keto Christmas cookies, everyone can get in on the holiday fun! After all, baking is almost as festive as writing letters to Santa.


  • For the Cookies
  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour

  • 1/3 cup full-fat cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/3 cup granulated erythritol (or any granulated sweetener)

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • Approx. 1/4 cup sugar-free jam (about 1 teaspoon per cookie)

  • For the Jam
  • 2 cups raspberries

  • 2 tablespoons granulated erythritol (or any granulated sweetener)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice


  • Place the raspberries into a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until it starts to simmer.
  • Remove the pot from the heat, add the sweetener and lemon juice, and stir well.
  • Set the jam aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, and granulated erythritol with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the almond flour, salt, and baking powder to remove any lumps.
  • Add the dry into the butter mixture and stir with a spatula until the dough forms.
  • Portion the cookie dough into 1-inch balls on the prepared baking sheet. Press a thumb or teaspoon into the center to make a well for the jam.
  • Spoon a small amount of sugar-free raspberry jam into the well of each cookie. Then, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • The amount of sweetener may differ depending on the type used.


  • Calories: 75kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 7.1g
  • Protein: 1.8g
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Potassium: 30mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 5.5g
  • Calcium: 10mg
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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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