Our Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies, not to be missed on a Christmas Table are a classic Holiday Treat everyone will love. Those Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies that can be shaped into whatever you desire, even building a perfect Keto Christmas Gingerbread Village are Sugar-Free, rich in Protein, and perfect Keto Cookies for decorating with kids.
As a part of our Christmas Holiday Recipes, comes our 5 years developed Sugar-Free Meringue Cookies, Keto Vanilla Crescent Cookies as well as Cupcakes with a Christmas Tree and Santa Hats. All decorated with Sugar-Free Sprinkles, which could be mixed into any holiday event, not forgetting Christmas.
To go with the Christmas Feel, our Savory “Potato” Salad, which needs to be on the Festive Table, together with Cheese Dips transformed into a Christmas Tree and Pine Cones, which would be a great Centerpiece for Xmas Table.
And of course, to end this festivity, a perfect Mulled Wine to fit our lifestyle at the end of the evening would be the best.
Gingerbread Cookies are a must. They are on every Christmas table in my country, as well as the country of my husband.
I am not sure where you come from, but in Central Europe, Gingerbread cookies have been a tradition for centuries that nobody will ever break.
Even if you do not bake anything at all during the Christmas season, those cookies, usually made with honey, are a must.
History of Honey Gingerbread Cookies.
The history of Christmas Cookies goes a long way.
Way before all the actual sugar has been discovered. Before sugar, the only way people used to sweeten things was honey.
At that time, only rich people could afford cookies, and therefore if anyone else did the baking, it only was during special holidays like Christmas.
Later on, people started to bake those cookies throughout the year as well. But as more and more different variations came in, they have stayed as a must for Christmas and Easter, where all you need is to change a bit of spice and cut out shapes.
One of the advantages of making those cookies from honey was as well, that they stayed fresh much longer (as with sugar) and could be stored for a longer period.
For those lovely Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies, we have made 2 videos, because of the various ways you can use them.
Honey Replacement in Keto baking
Various Sugar-Free liquid Sweeteners are already on the market. They can be used either as a replacement for Honey or Maple Syrup.
My most favorite has been Yacon syrup, which is perfect, but because of its deep dark color, will darken any cookies you will be baking.
Another honey replacement, which I have used in my recipe Sukrin liquid Fiber Syrup Gold, which is my favorite and could be used anywhere, the recipe asks for honey.
Our most favorite cookies go onto a Festivity table, not only for Christmas. We bake them for Easter as well. All you have to do is, change the cookie cutter to an egg shape and you have it.
Decorating Gingerbread Cookies
Originally in my country, those Keto Cookies have been decorated either with walnuts or almonds as I did this time.
With my older daughter, when she was small, and we were still in the sugar-land lifestyle, we used to make the icing in different colors and decorate the cookies with it afterward.
I still do it now and then as a low-carb version, but almonds are just always the fastest and safest way. And it makes them 100% perfect and beautiful without much of an effort.
Protein Enriched Low Carb Cookies
I have added protein powder, which will keep them a bit crunchy and more like cookies in taste.
Another advantage as we all need as much protein as we can get.
Keto Cookie Collection
If you are still looking for more Keto Cookie Recipes, I have put together a great collection of over 35 of them from bloggers around the world. Worth looking at.
Having some almonds let, try easy Almond Flour Keto Butter Cookies as well.
Although so many countries are using mostly Man-Shaped Cookies for making gingerbread, in our country it is more shapes such as stars, hearts, bells, and any other shapes associated with Christmas.
As you see in our second video, our Keto Gingerbread Cookies can be also used to build a perfect Keto Village.
Ready-made Spices specifically for gingerbread making are readily available in all the shops those days.
Homemade is Homemade on the other hand, and as I made from scratch my own Everything Bagels Spices, the same I made in here.
For my homemade Gingerbread spices, I have used
Mixed at the same amount each, you would not believe that Christmas aroma filled in our house that second.
You can add this Spice mixture to any Keto Christmas Cookies or Cakes you are planning to bake.
How to decorate Gingerbread Cookies?
Various options are in our Lifestyle if you are looking for some Keto Decoration.
I used to look for most of the sugar-free decorations in the shops but then have realized, most of them can be made at home. And at least you do know what goes in and what ingredients you are going to use.
The easiest way to decorate our Christmas Cookies is simply by adding nuts of your choice. I have gone with almonds this time, but walnuts are a perfect idea as well. After they are baked, crunchiness and nutty smell are just irresistible.
Having your kids at home, icing would be the best choice. Especially if your Christmas baking is mostly about family get together or kids activities.
Mix one of the sweeteners you have available (I perfect Monk Fruit or Allulose or a mix of both) with a few drops of heavy cream and a few drops of lemon.
Lemon adds an extra sourness to the sweetness of the icing. At the same time, it will kill the cool or bitter taste of some of the sweeteners.
Tiny Sugar-Free Gummy Bears added directly after the cookies are baked and still soft, will make some kids happy.
If you are baking our Meringue Cookies for holidays, make a few tiny pieces and use them on top of the cookies.
Sugar-Free Marshmallows cut into smaller pieces are the perfect topping for any cookies as well. Melted or not, they will add that beautiful while icing layer onto the top of any Keto Cookies.
I make those Sugar-Free Sprinkles every single year around October together with Vanilla Extract Recipe and then use the different colors for Halloween, Thanksgiving as well as Christmas. And because they have a very long shelf life, Easter and Valentines are decorated with various colors as well.
How To Make Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies
Kitchen gadgets you might need:
- Glass Mixing bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Parchment paper
- Xmas Village Cookie Cutters
- Silicone Rolling sheet
- Egg Brush
- Baking Tray
- Almond Flour
- Honey substitute
- Vanilla Protein
- Baking powder
- Sugar substitute
- Gingerbread spices
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STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE KETO GINGERBREAD COOKIES
First Step: Prepare Ingredients
Prepare all of your ingredients together with Gingerbread Spices.
Separate Egg and use Egg white for the dough.
Place the egg yolk into a separate bowl to be used at the end.
Second Step: Mix all
In a big glass bowl, place all of the ingredients together and mix them all. Keep mixing until all of the ingredients get combined and the smooth dough has been formed.
Once your dough is prepared, place it into the refrigerator for approximately half hour. It will be much easier to cut out the cookies later on.
Third Step: Roll
Place the dough into a silicone sheet or parchment paper sprinkled a bit with Protein powder or almond flour to prevent sticking.
On top of the dough place a parchment paper and with a rolling pin, roll the dough thinly.
Fourth Step: Cut
Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut the rolled dough into shapes, which you can immediately place onto the baking tray covered with parchment paper.
Keep rolling and cutting the shapes until you have used all of the dough.
Fifth Step: Egg
Make sure all of the cookies are put on the baking tray.
Whisk your leftover egg yolk with a fork or whisk. You can add a few drops of almond milk if you find the consistency too thick.
Using your brush, brush the mixed egg yolk on top of each of the cookies. The mixture will give cookies a flawless shiny layer.
Sixth Step: Decorate
What to decorate your cookie is really up to you. Above I have mentioned a few tips and suggestions you can use. As you see in our video, I have used almonds as the simplest and still beautiful looking. You can use walnuts or any nuts for that matter. You can also leave them clear.
Because of the egg yolk mixture, they would still be baked beautifully into shiny cookies.
You can then decorate those with your icing.
Tips and Tricks:
Honey Replacement – there are several honey replacements you can use in keto baking. Sukrin Gold is what I have used, but Yacon syrup is a great option as well. It is a very thick liquid dark in color and might slightly darken your cookies.
No cookie-cutter? – not a problem. You can roll your dough into a log and with a sharp knife cut circles. You can also use the top cover from one of the small mason jars as a round shape cutter.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
What if I do not have a cookie-cutter?
Not having a cookie-cutter is not a problem at all. It happens to us, especially if we go for a skiing holiday at Christmas and decide to bake one evening.
You can roll the dough into a long log and with a sharp knife cut circle shapes, which you then place onto the baking sheet.
You can also use one of the closing covers from the small mason jar.
Soft drinks can, can be cut and shaped into the cookie-cutter as well and that is what I have done for our Goldfish Crackers.
How to store Keto Gingerbread Cookies?
Storing those gingerbread Cookies is very easy.
Once fully cooled, place them into a Christmas Cookie box and store them for up to a few weeks on the kitchen counter or in a refrigerator.
Depending on the decoration you have used, make sure they are not stored for a very long time, to prevent them from going bad.
Freshly baked is at the end the best anyway.
Can you freeze Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies?
You can freeze those gingerbread cookies and that is just what I do with all of my Christmas baking.
I normally start baking already in November and place all baked goods into the freezer. That would give me time to bake all the cookies I have planned and I will not end up stressed days before Christmas.
The day before I would like to use them, they are taken from the freezer and left unthaw naturally on the kitchen table.
Hope you will enjoy it as much as we do and please do let me know if you have any questions.
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- 1 Egg white
- 150g (1,5 Cups) Almond Flour
- 50g (1/4 Cups) Butter
- 30g (1/4 Cups) Sukrin liquid Honey substitute
- 25g (1/4 Cup) Vanilla Protein
- 3g (1tsp) Baking powder
- 20g (2Tbsp) Sugar substitute
- 3 tsp Gingerbread spices - an equal amount of Nutmeg, Coriander, Fennel, Anis, Cardamon, Ginger, Cinnamon
- 1 Egg yolk + 3tsp almond milk for top of cookies
- Heat up the oven for 170 C
- Prepare 2 baking trays with baking sheets to place cookies on
- Mix all dry ingredients
- Add egg white, honey substitute and butter
- Mix all properly, until you get a nice and soft dough
- Place the dough into the fridge for approximatelly 15-20 minutes
- Once dough is a bit cooled, take it out and start rolling the dough in between 2 baking sheets
- Cut out the dough into a cookie shapes you desire and place it on a baking tray
- Once all is cutout, mix egg yolk and few tsp of almond milk
- Brush each cookie with egg yolk. This will give them a beautiful shine
- If desired, place almond or a nut onto each of the cookie
- Bake for 9 minutes
- Enjoy you Xmas
Honey Replacement - there are several honey replacements you can use in keto baking. Sukrin Gold is what I have used, but Yacon syrup is a great option as well. It is a very thick liquid dark in color and might slightly darken your cookies.
No cookie-cutter? - not a problem. You can roll your dough into a log and with a sharp knife cut circles. You can also use the top cover from one of the small mason jars as a round shape cutter.
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