Low Carb Maple Christmas Cookies
Cookies that you make in December always need to have a little extra flair. Most December cookies will end up on a cookie tray, on a platter at a holiday party or served as a dessert on Christmas night. December cookies are just special. So, they need to look the part. They need to be pretty and decorative. You want those cookies that you make in the winter to shine!
All the while, the cookies also need to be tasty. Oh, and did we mention they should also be keto-friendly? Yes, December cookies have a lot to live up to! But all of these things are not impossible. In fact, you can easily make a gorgeous, delicious, holiday cookie using our very easy recipe here. Maple sandwich cookies are what you need to bake when you are looking to check all of these boxes. They are decorative, simple, flavorful, and seasonally appropriate. How can such a perfect cookie exist?! We have our tricks…
Maple is a flavor that just screams of winter. It is the hallmark cold-weather taste that we keto followers don’t always get to enjoy. Real maple syrup has about 13 carbs in one tablespoon of syrup. That is insane! And definitely too many carbs if you are trying to follow a keto diet. It is also why most of us low carb dieters crave maple syrup but can never really enjoy it. But we have a loophole for you! So Nourished pancake syrup. It tastes exactly like real maple syrup but has only ½ net carb in one tablespoon of syrup. That is definitely doable!
The pancake syrup is the main ingredient responsible for that flavor of these beautiful sandwich cookies. We have incorporated the syrup into the cookie and also into the frosting to give you an extra maple taste. We know you love it! You will definitely be licking the frosting mixing bowl when you make this recipe.
To stick with the keto trend, we used almond flour and xanthan gum in our cookie dough rather than regular, high carb white flour. Almond flour is one of the top keto flours out there and xanthan gum helps bind the almond flour together, preventing the dough from being too crumbly. If you want to start baking more keto goodies, definitely invest in some xanthan gum. It will make your keto desserts have a much better texture.
Once you have mixed together the easy cookie dough for this recipe, you can roll the dough and cut it into any festive shape you’d like. Christmas trees, candy canes, snowflakes or even a maple leaf will look great! Any holiday cookie cutter that you want to use, go for it. Just remember to cut at least two of each shape so you can sandwich them together later on! Or, skip the sandwich part of the recipe and just frost the cookies individually- they will taste great this way too.
Keto maple sandwich cookies are going to be one of your new December favorites. They are incredibly flavorful, sweet, pretty and still stick to the keto diet. We want to see the cookies that you create so take a picture of that cookie tray and send it our way! It will motivate us to get back in the kitchen and bake some more. Whenever we see a picture of these maple sandwich cookies, we have to go make them right away- #cravings! Enjoy.
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