30 Keto Christmas Cookies to Make Your Spirits Bright
By: Amanda Suazo
Christmas cookies are a cornerstone to the holidays — and on a keto diet, you can still enjoy them without turning your belly to a bowl full of jelly. Keep these keto Christmas cookies on hand when you need festive flavor without the excess carbs and sugar.
To make your Christmas cookies keto-friendly, swap your flour for lower-carb almond and coconut flours, use low-glycemic sweeteners, and use rich flavors like dark chocolate and peppermint oil for amazing taste. Just add a tall glass of Bulletproof Coffee, and you’ll have a dessert that could make Santa jealous.
From classic sugar cookies to bars and biscotti, these keto Christmas cookies will make your holiday merry:
Classic keto Christmas cookies
These sweet Christmas cookies get an upgrade from a buttery base with ghee and almond flour, plus a smooth, chocolatey dip. Every cookie is just over 1 net carb— and totally sugar-free.
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Perfect for gift giving: This Christmas cookies recipe yields a whopping 90 cookies, all with delicious notes of citrus and vanilla. Each cookie is just 1 net carb. To make these more Bulletproof, only use raw nuts to garnish, use grass-fed butter, and get dark chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
Make a simple buttery dough from almond flour, ghee, and sweetener before baking and topping with melty chocolate and vanilla shortbread collagen protein bar pieces. Each indulgent cookie is just under 8 net carbs.
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This take on a traditional German Christmas cookie tastes just like the original. Flacks of real vanilla bean add a fragrant flavor to each cookie before each one gets tossed in powdered erythritol. Don’t feel guilty taking more than one, since each cookie is .4 net carbs. Make these cookie Bulletproof with grass-fed butter and raw almonds.
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These traditional cutout cookies make the perfect kid-friendly way to keep your holiday baking traditions alive. Each buttery cookie gets topped with a creamy erythritol-based frosting — all with only 1 net carb per serving. For more Bulletproof cookies, use grass-fed butter and skip the food dyes. Plus, get a high-quality almond extract, and avoid using it often.
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Buttery shortbread gets a lift from a rich cacao butter and peppermint drizzle. For more Bulletproof Christmas cookies, use grass-fed butter and a sweetener like birch xylitol or non-GMO erythritol.
Nutty keto Christmas cookies
These paleo and keto Christmas cookies combine a grain-free flour mixture with pecans and sweetener to create a buttery snowball-style biscuit. Get two cookies for just over 6 net carbs.
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Warm pecans stud a shortbread-style base in these simple Christmas cookies, baked at a low temperature to reduce fat oxidation. To make these 1-carb cookies more Bulletproof, use grass-fed butter and raw pecans — and avoid using almond extract too often.
Here’s a no-excuses Christmas cookie recipe: These pistachio cookies use only four ingredients and take 15 minutes to bake. To make them more Bulletproof, use raw pistachios (and avoid eating them often), plus a sweetener such as non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol.
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These powdery Christmas cookies are similar to Russian tea cakes: The dough uses coconut flour, butter, and sweetener, plus crushed walnuts for crunch in every bite (and only 1.5 net carbs). Make them a little more Bulletproof with raw walnuts and grass-fed butter.
Keto chocolate Christmas cookies
With chunks of Chocolate Fuel Bars and cocoa powder in the batter, these Christmas cookies are made for chocolate lovers. You can enjoy each rich and satisfying cookie for 2.5 net carbs.
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A cocoa powder-infused cookie, dark chocolate dip, and white chocolate drizzle make these long cookies totally decadent. Add a touch of peppermint, and they become ultra-festive while keeping net carbs at just 3 grams. Make these Christmas cookies Bulletproof-friendly with grass-fed butter, plus swap peppermint extract with a little food-grade peppermint oil. Avoid cooking with xanthan gum too often, since it can irritate your gut.
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Don’t limit pumpkin to the fall: These warming 3-carb Christmas cookies infuse spices with rich chocolate chips for a starchy spin on a classic recipe. For a more Bulletproof cookie, use grass-fed butter and chocolate chips with at least 85% cacao — plus, avoid baking with xanthan gum or nutmeg (popular in pumpkin spice) too often.
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For 1.9 net carbs, you can combine chocolatey flavor with the powdery texture of a classic snowball cookie. Since the dough uses an entire stick of butter, the finished Christmas cookies will melt in your mouth. Make them more Bulletproof with grass-fed butter and chocolate chips with at least 85% cacao.
Fruity keto Christmas cookies
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These cookies make a refreshing alternative on your Christmas cookie plate, thanks to the perfect tartness from lemon and sugar-free dried cranberries. Top with a sweet glaze for a fruity cookie with 2 net carbs. Use grass-fed butter and a grass-fed gelatin such as Collagelatin, plus swap the lemon extract with lemon zest and food-grade lemon oil.
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With egg yolks whipped into the batter and a tart raspberry jam center, these Christmas cookies taste rich and make a large batch — just 1.2 net carbs apiece. To stay Bulletproof, use grass-fed butter, and avoid using xanthan gum or chia seed jams very often (both can irritate your gut).
For coconut lovers, Christmas cookies couldn’t be easier: Combine shredded coconut with vanilla collagen protein, sweetener, and egg whites for a luscious cookie that takes 20 minutes from start to finish. Every protein-packed cookie is only 1 net carb.
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These crispy Christmas cookies get a burst of flavor from dried unsweetened cranberries and crunch from sliced almonds — perfect for dipping in hot coffee. These cookies contain 3 net carbs each. To make them Bulletproof-friendly, use a sweetener like non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol, raw almonds, and chocolate with at least 85% cacao.
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These light and crunchy Christmas cookies keep the net carb count down to .4 grams, thanks to simple ingredients like egg whites, powdered erythritol, and lemon zest. No Bulletproof substitutions needed!
Make sweet and tender holiday cookies bursting with chunks of melty white chocolate and chewy dried cranberries. With an added tablespoon of energizing Brain Octane Oil, you’ll also pack every bite with nourishing fats. 4 net carbs per cookie.
Spiced keto Christmas cookies
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These crumbly, buttery cookies make an easy addition to your Christmas baking list. The recipe uses simple ingredients like butter and almond flour, and make cookies with only 1 net carb apiece. Make them Bulletproof-friendly with grass-fed butter and Ceylon cinnamon.
With just over 2 net carbs per cookie, you must make this low-carb take on a classic Christmas cookie. Deep flavors from ginger, cinnamon, and a touch of molasses gives this recipe an iconic taste, all with very little sugar.
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If you have guests with AIP, dairy-free, or paleo restrictions, try these keto Christmas cookies. The recipe combines sweetness of cinnamon and xylitol with additional body from pumpkin puree and coconut oil. Make this recipe more Bulletproof and use the tiger nut or almond flour substitutions suggested, get birch xylitol, use Ceylon cinnamon, and skip the nutmeg.
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These traditional German Christmas cookies get a lower-carb spin with almond flour and powdered low-carb sweetener. The result creates a perfectly soft and chewy cookie with .5 net carbs. Make this recipe Bulletproof-friendly with Ceylon cinnamon, a powdered sweetener such as non-GMO erythritol or birch xylitol, and mold-free ground coffee.
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This Christmas cookie recipe delivers warm cinnamon flavor and an addictive crunch from an almond flour batter. Simply roll two layers of dough into a log, then cut crosswise and bake for an eye-catching cookie with under 2 net carbs. To make them more Bulletproof, use grass-fed butter or ghee and Ceylon cinnamon.
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Use your leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin on this spiced Christmas cookie recipe — it only costs you 2 net carbs. Make balls out of a spiced almond and coconut flour base, then bake and roll in a cinnamon coating for a delicious spin on this powdered cookie. To make it a little more Bulletproof, use non-GMO erythritol to sweeten, grass-fed butter, Ceylon cinnamon, and a pumpkin pie spice with no nutmeg.
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Using a gelatin egg substitute and a coconut butter base, these spiced keto Christmas cookies follow AIP restrictions and use no eggs, dairy, or nuts. Keep them keto and Bulletproof-friendly with stevia instead of honey, Ceylon cinnamon, and grass-fed gelatin.
Bar keto Christmas cookies
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Mix up your holiday cookie plate with this bright and citrusy recipe. With just five ingredients, including almond flour, lemons, and butter, you can create tart and tender bar cookies with 4 net carbs per serving. Stay Bulletproof and use grass-fed butter and non-GMO erythritol.
These cookies look and taste just like Christmas! These bars get their vibrant green color from chlorella powder, a zippy flavor from peppermint oil, and a power-packed sweetness from MitoSweet. Each no-bake bar is 1.5 net carbs — feel free to sneak more than one. 😉
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Layers of flavor and texture make these keto Christmas cookies worth making every year. A buttery shortbread-style crust gets topped with a sweetened cranberry mixture and crumbly streusel coating. Each showstopping bar is 3 net carbs and perfect for keto and non-keto cranberry fans. Keep these bars Bulletproof with grass-fed butter, fresh cranberries, Ceylon cinnamon, and raw pecans. Plus, skip the liqueur and use the almond extract sparingly.
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