When you think of Christmas cookies, do you think of delicate, frosted, decorated deliciousness? If so, you’re in luck! You can stay in the Keto Zone and eat frosted cookies this year. Introducing Frosted Keto Christmas Cookies!
Not only do they contain just 1 gram of net carbohydrates each, but they are also made with wholesome ingredients and taste delicious.
Grab a couple of mixing bowls, gather the ingredients, and get baking. Here’s how and why you should make Frosted Keto Christmas Cookies this Holiday Season.
Nutrition Information (1 cookie, entire recipe yields 40 cookies) 27 calories, 3 grams fat, 1 gram carbohydrates, 0 grams fiber, (1 gram net carbs), 0 grams protein.
Sure, you could just run to the store and buy sugar cookies at the bakery or in the cookie aisle. That would be easier. But what would it cost you?
The average sugar cookie contains:
Its ingredients may include (taken from ingredients of Walmart store bakery cookies): Sugar, Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Margarine (Palm Oil, Water, Soybean Oil, Salt, Mono— And Diglycerides, Calcium Disodium EDTA[Preservative], Artificial Flavor, Annatto Extract [Color], Vitamin A Palmitate), Eggs, Water, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Cornstarch, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Oil, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Modified Food Starch, Polysorbate 60, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Nonfat Milk, Confectioner’s Glaze, Natural And Artificial Flavors, Sodium Propionate (Preservative), Blue 1 Lake, Carnauba Wax, Red 3, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake.
There’s a lot to unpack when comparing our Frosted Keto Christmas Cookies and store-bought ones, but here are the main differences:
Net Carbohydrates: If you eat 22 grams of sugar and 31 net grams of carbohydrates in just 1 store-bought cookie, you may fall out of the Keto Zone right then! This is the equivalent of stuffing 1.5 tablespoons of sugar in your mouth (per cookie), not even including all the refined starches in the flour. Keto Christmas Cookies, on the other hand, boost only 1 gram of net carbohydrates. You can stay in the Keto Zone, and have your cookies too!
Sources of Fats: Like many processed foods, store-bought sugar cookies likely contain soybean oil. This is really too bad. Soybean oil is a potent source of processed omega-6s, which when out of balance with omega-3s, leads to inflammation in our bodies (1, 2). Instead of soybean or other harmful oils, our Keto Christmas Cookies contain grass-fed butter, a balanced source of saturated and unsaturated fats, with little omega-6 fats in comparison.
Refined Flour vs. Almonds: The base of Keto Christmas Cookies is almonds. Almonds are low-carbohydrate but contain vitamins, minerals, and compounds that promote bone, brain, heart, and digestive health in the body (3). And, they great taste. Refined flour? It’s little more than sugar in the body.
The choice is clear. If you want to stay in the Keto Zone and enjoy a delicious frosted cookie, make our Keto Christmas Cookies and pass on the store-bought variety.
Sure, it takes some effort. But, Keto Christmas Cookies are absolutely worth it! Set aside some time and make them with, or for, your loved ones today!