Keto Gingerbread Men
o Gingerbread Cookies are a classic low carb and sugar-free Christmas cookie. Crisp and delicious with a gingery bite, they're perfect for decorating with your kids. A great make-ahead recipe too!
gingerbread men, low carb gingerbread
servings (approximately 50 cookies)
(or 1 cup granular)
(or butter) melted
Yacon syrup or molasses
(optional, for color and flavor)
powdered Swerve Sweetener
egg white powder
water, room temperature
(more to thin out as necessary)
Preheat oven to 275F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, coconut flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and cloves.
Stir in the eggs, coconut oil, Yacon syrup (if using) and vanilla extract until dough comes together.
Divide the dough in half and turn out first half onto a large piece of parchment paper. Top with another piece of parchment and roll out out about ¼ inch thick.
Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes and gently loosen and lift with an offset spatula. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
Gather up scraps and reroll until too little is left to roll out. Repeat with the second half of dough.
Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and just firm to the touch. Remove and let cool 5 minutes on pan, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Sugar-Free Royal Icing
In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sweetener and egg white powder. Add water and stir until smooth. Add more water 1 teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
Pipe icing onto cooled cookies and let set 30 minutes or longer.
Makes about 50 cookies when cookie cutters are about 3 inches tall.
By Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food