Keto Chocolate Christmas Cookies
When I was growing up, I looked forward to Christmas baking all year long. After Thanksgiving passed and the Christmas decorations went up, I knew that cookies were not too far behind. Christmas cookies were different than year round cookies because there were so many different kinds. It was so exciting and new! There were peppermint cookies, gingerbread and soooo many kinds of chocolate cookies, all of which were reserved for December only.
Chocolate crinkle cookies were definitely my favorite. They were fudgy and sugary and looked beautiful. The deep chocolate color that was crackled with powdered sugar- how could anyone resist! Now that I have grown up and am following a keto diet, I use to think that chocolate crinkle cookies were a thing of the past. Something that I would have to just enjoy as a memory rather than as a delicious Christmas treat. But why?
Why never enjoy a crinkle cookie again when I am fully capable of making a perfect low carb version? This year, I set to work to perfect my keto chocolate crinkle cookie recipe and make my childhood memories a tasty reality once again.
To make the dark chocolate dough, I used a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. Coconut flour holds together better than almond flour alone. They may be called crinkle cookies but I don’t want crumble cookies! I also added xanthan gum to the recipe which helps bind the dough and cookies as well.
Xanthan gum is used a lot in keto baking as it has no carbs and can really change the texture of your baked goods for the better. Almond flour and coconut flour baked goods tend to fall apart easily but xanthan gum prevents this- it’s amazing!
The chocolate taste comes from the unsweetened cocoa powder used in the recipe. Don’t worry though, these cookies are incredibly sweet. Granular erythritol is the main sweetener in the crinkle cookies and boy is it delicious. There is no “metallic” taste left in your mouth after eating a cookie with erythritol. And with zero net carbs, it is the guilt-free sweetener that I always reach for when baking.
Once the cookie dough is put together, the dough balls are rolled in powdered erythritol. Coating the outside in the white, fluffy powder is what will really define the cracks in the cookies. You can see the “crinkles” in the dough thanks to the distinct color contrast. This is a step you do not want to skip as it really makes the whole look of the keto cookies. Of course, the powdered erythritol also adds a little sweetness which never hurts!
The crinkle cookies are baked for just a few minutes and they are ready to eat straight out of the oven. They are beautiful, low carb, and just as amazing as any regular chocolate crinkle cookie you have ever had. My favorite Christmas cookie is back! It finally feels like Christmas again. I hope you get a wonderful nostalgic feeling when you whip up a batch of these perfect holiday keto treats. Enjoy!
Looking for another holiday-themed snack? Try these Keto Peppermint Cookies from Butter Together Kitchen. They are soft and delicious with a sweet, peppermint crunch, perfect for the holiday season!
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