There is something about holidays that just bring out my desire for cookies. It probably has something to do with a childhood spent baking with my mom. When my husband and I started following a Keto diet in order to lose some weight and start living a healthier lifestyle our cookie recipes needed a bit of a makeover. Thankfully these keto jello cookies are not only very simple to make but can be customized to fit practically any holiday or event! If there is one thing better then a great tasting cookie, it’s a great tasting cookie that can be altered to fit whatever my current tastes happen to be!
If you happen to be following a strict keto diet then this recipe may not be for you as it does use sugar alcohols and sugar-free jello powder. However, I don’t eat cookies at every meal and I tend to follow a less strict keto way of eating. I find that doing it this way makes the lifestyle something that I can follow long term without feeling like I’m missing out on everything. Net carb wise these cookies follow all the Keto rules.
Keto Jello Cookies
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Keto Jello Cookies – Ingredients
Makes – Approximately 20 cookies, 35.6g Net carbs for total Recipe. Approx 1.78 Net Grams per cookie.
- 1/2 Cup of Swerve Confectioners Sugar Replacement
- 1/4 Butter (allow to soften slightly before use)
- 2 Oz Cream Cheese
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Cups Almond Flour
- 1 Egg White
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Packs of Sugar-Free Jello powder in whatever flavor you so choose!
Keto Jello Cookies – Directions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl cream together your softened butter, cream cheese and swerve confectioners sugar replacement. You can do this with a fork but it’s much easier with a hand mixer!
- Add your egg white, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined
- Slowly add the almond flour, mix in about a 1/2 a cup at a time. Like all keto cookie recipes, the dough will get quite thick but should be wet enough to stick together when pressed.
- If you are using two different jello flavors, Split your dough in half and mix one pack of jello powder into each portion. If you are just using one flavor then just mix it in. To make brighter colors then feel free to add some food coloring but the jello powder tends to do a pretty good job.
- Roll the dough into about 20 equal portions and flatten them slightly on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for a silicone baking mat.
- Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes, start checking them at 10 to make sure they don’t get overly browned. Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing from the pan.
Keto Jello Cookies- Option Keto Cookie Icing
Although these cookies are amazing without icing sometimes it’s fun to add a bit of decoration. Especially if you are making them close to a holiday! The cookies I pictured in today’s post were made for Christmas – hence the red/green color scheme and festive icing.
To make some easy Keto friendly cookie icing take one cup of Swerve confectioners sugar replacement and slowly add 1tbsp of heavy whipping cream at a time until you reach the desired consistency. More heavy whipping cream will result in thinner icing. You can also add a tsp of vanilla extract (or peppermint/strawberry etc) for flavoring if you like!