These keto Christmas cookies are simple and delicious cookies that are full of red and green candy buttons! Made with just 5 ingredients, these low carb cookies take less than 15 minutes to make! 3 grams net carbs per cookie.

When the Christmas season rolls around, my favorite desserts to make are gingerbread, pecan pie bars, and these low carb Christmas cookies.

Now, these cookies may look fancy and FULL OF SUGAR but I promise you they are not. They are so easy to make and need just 5 ingredients.

No sugar and no grains needed but you’d never tell. They have crisp edges and soft centers and filled with plenty of sugar free candy buttons. They are sweet and buttery, without any actual butter!

How do you make low carb Christmas cookies?

The Ingredients

Cashew butter– Smooth and drippy cashew butter, with no added sugar. Be sure that it is a VERY smooth texture, otherwise, you won’t be able to mix it into a dough.

Eggs– Room temperature eggs.

Granulated sweetener of choice– Either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol.

Baking soda– Helps the cookies stop from overspreading when they are baked.

Sugar free candy buttons– The green and red candy buttons, to represent Christmas colors!

The Instructions

In a large mixing bowl, add all your ingredients, except for the candy buttons. Mix until just combined. Using a rubber spatula, fold through the candy buttons. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes, to firm up.

After 30 minutes, remove the dough from the refrigerator. Using a cookie scoop or large spoon, form 12 balls of dough and place them on a lined baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges just begin to go golden. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely. 

Substitution tips

Here are the tested substitutions for these cookies.

Swap out the cashew butter– Use either almond butter or peanut butter instead.

Make it nut free– Swap out the cashew butter for either sunflower seed butter or tahini.

Make it without eggs- Swap out the eggs for ground chia seed. Start with 3 tablespoons and if the dough is too thin, add an extra tablespoon.

Use traditional sugar– If you don’t follow a keto diet, you can use white sugar, brown sugar, or coconut sugar.

Add other candy or mix-ins– Use any candy or chocolate chips instead.

How do you store cookies?

To store: Leftover cookies will keep well at room temperature, in a sealed container, for up to 1 week. You can refrigerate them if you’d like them to be stored for longer.

To freeze: Place cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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