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Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies

This recipe for keto rolled sugar cookies is not only easy but also fun to make! It makes the perfect keto cookie dough to use with Christmas cookie cutters to make beautiful, decorated cookies.

Honestly, they’re great any time of the year, whenever you’re craving a sweet and pretty treat.

These are low-carb cut-out sugar cookies that rival traditional sugar cookies, minus all the sugar and carbs!

The dough forms easily for a wonderful recipe all family members will enjoy, especially during Christmas time.

With a simple yet delicious base and a super smooth keto royal icing that doesn’t require meringue powder, this is the keto sugar cookie recipe you’ll want to make with the kids.

These keto-friendly cut-out cookies are sure to add extra cheer to your holidays!

The sugar-free cookies feature a buttery vanilla flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness.

Break out your favorite cookie cutters and grab the food coloring, because this recipe makes a keto-rolled sugar cookie perfect for decorating!

Plus, at only 1.4 net carbs per cookie, these low-carb sugar cookies are slated to be part of your favorite Christmas cookies during this time of the year when holiday food temptations are at their peak.

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Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies

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Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies

In my book, no dessert says “Christmas” quite like a decorated cookie. That’s why I created a cookie dough recipe that would be easy to work with. 

In fact, you should invite the children to help you with this recipe and give them a healthier holiday cookie this year. 

Start a new tradition by making sugar-free cookies that use cookie cutters with your family that taste as close to the real thing as possible.

It was also important to me that the cookies not be too sweet so that I could use as much icing as I wanted when decorating them.

These keto cut-out cookies aren’t like your traditional cookies because they are actually an adaptation of my favorite keto crust recipe.

The reason for using this base is that it creates a keto dough that is easy to roll out and cut out shapes.

What’s great about this cookie dough is that it’s not at all temperamental and can be made the day before; it can even be frozen for up to two days.

Get perfectly shaped cookie shapes every time with this easy-to-work rolled-out cookie dough. 

How To Make Low-Carb Rolled Sugar Cookies

Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies on cooling rack with cookie cutter and icing in background
Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies on a cooling rack with a cookie cutter and icing in the background

This sugar cookie dough features a combination of low-carb flours for the right consistency.

The cookie dough is an adaptation of fathead dough, except that it uses a blend of almond and coconut flour as well as butter, egg, and mozzarella cheese. It’s why it’s such an easy roll-out dough.

This cookie dough comes together rather quickly and then needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or in the freezer for about 15 minutes. 

You’ll be combining the flour, a little sweetener, melted butter, eggs, and melted mozzarella cheese into a large bowl.

Then, it’s just a matter of kneading the dough ball to combine all the ingredients.

Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies decorated with icing on cooling rack
Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies decorated with icing on a cooling rack

The best part is that you can knead the dough by hand and not use a hand mixer.

Just use two sheets of parchment paper to sandwich the dough and give your stand mixer a break.

If you do decide to use an upright mixer, do so with a hook attachment.

Then, wrap the dough in parchment or plastic wrap and allow it to chill in the refrigerator.

After your dough has chilled, roll it between two sheets of parchment paper until it has a ¼ inch thickness, and use cookie cutters to cut out the cookies.

If you have trouble with your cookies breaking when trying to lift them, try rolling the dough a tiny bit thicker.

If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can always use a glass cup or even the ring from a mason jar lid!

Once baked and cooled completely, these cookies are then ready for decorating. Because they are sturdy and have a smooth surface, they make a great cookie for easily creating designs

Keep in mind that the use of mozzarella cheese in this recipe does not mean the cookie tastes cheesy so don’t let that deter you from making these low carb cookies.

Keto Royal Icing

Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies Candy Cane Up Close
Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies Candy Cane Up Close

Ok, so let’s talk about this keto decorating icing because it’s pretty amazing! It comes together very quickly, and is a dream to work with!

You’ll make the icing using a confectioner’s sugar substitute, vanilla extract, a tiny amount of boiling water, and a little bit of sugar-free maple syrup.

The sugar-free maple syrup is my “secret” ingredient! It acts as a replacement for corn syrup and helps create a super smooth icing.

And don’t worry, you won’t taste the syrup because we’re using so little.

This keto royal icing recipe is great for piping, flooding, and outlining cookies. It’s thick enough for piping yet thin enough to flood with just the same.

Once set, it hardens to create a beautiful shell that makes for beautiful keto Christmas cookies that will still be intact when transporting them!

I recommend placing parchment paper between the layers of the cookies when storing them so the icing isn’t disturbed.

Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies Ingredients

keto rolled sugar cookies process pictures
keto rolled sugar cookies process pictures

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make these low-carb cut-out cookies:. Note that a printable recipe card can be found at the bottom of the page.

Materials To Make Low Carb Rolled Sugar Cookies

In order to make these keto-friendly rolled sugar cookies, you will need a few items. Thankfully, these materials are also pretty standard kitchen tools. 

Sugar Substitute Options For Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies

keto Christmas tree sugar cookies decorated and baking rack
keto Christmas tree sugar cookies decorated and baking rack

When it comes to choosing which sugar substitute to use for these sugar-free rolled sugar cookies, I have several options for you to pick from. 

My number one choice is Lakanto Monk Fruit because the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and because the flavor really fools your taste buds.

It’s like nothing else I’ve found in the market.

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve, which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto, it uses sugar alcohols and has 0% impact on blood sugar.

Personally, I don’t like using stevia because I am sensitive to the aftertaste. But if that’s not the case for you, you could certainly use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for this cookie recipe.

However, if you go this route, you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s much sweeter.

When it comes to icing, you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute.

Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones and a small amount of sugar-free syrup to keep the icing flowing easily.

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural granulated sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda with great success. However, do note that Splenda does not have a confectioners’ sugar substitute.

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keto decorated cut out cookies
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Keto Rolled Sugar Cookies decorated with icing on cooling rack

Keto Rolled Sugar Cookie

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

It's a fail-proof recipe for keto rolled sugar cookies! It features a keto royal icing that makes these not only easy but fun to make! Use cookie cutters to make beautiful, decorated cookies.


Keto Royal Icing


    Keto Roll Out Cookie Dough

    1. In a medium-sized bowl combine the coconut flour and the almond flour, sugar substitute, and salt.
    2. Melt the unsalted butter and set aside.
    3. To the dry ingredients add the melted butter and combine quickly.
    4. Next, add the two whole eggs and combine.
    5. Melt the mozzarella cheese in the microwave for a total of 90 seconds stirring halfway through. Once it comes out of the microwave mix well until fully incorporated. You can also melt the mozzarella cheese in a double boiler.
    6. Add the melted mozzarella cheese to the mixture and knead the dough with your hands until all the cheese is blended well into the pie dough. I recommend you do so between two sheets of parchment paper so that the dough doesn't stick to your hands.
    7. Place the cookie dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    8. While the dough chills, prepare your icing.

    Keto Royal Icing:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar substitute, sugar-free maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  3. Next, slowly add 1 tablespoon of boiling water and combine. Add more boiling water if the keto icing is too thick. Your icing should run smoothly and quickly.
  4. Divide the icing and food coloring to create your colors for decorating.
  5. Add the icing to piping bags or a large sandwich bag and set aside.
  6. Once the dough has chilled, roll out between 2 sheets of parchment paper until about 1/4" thick.
  7. Use your cookie cutters to cut out your shapes and place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly browned.
  8. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.


Store leftovers in an airtight container using parchment paper between layers to protect your beautiful designs. Keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

You can make your dough a day ahead, simply store the dough wrapped in parchment paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Allow to soften on the counter for about 20 minutes on the counter before kneading and rolling the cookie dough.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 5.3gSaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 2.5gNet Carbohydrates: 1.4gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 1.9g

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