Keto Basic Gingerbread Men

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  • prep time

    prep time

    3 h 25 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    20 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    3 h 45 min

Keto Basic Gingerbread Men

When the holidays are approaching, just about everyone caves into all the sweets and rich foods that come with the celebrations. Being Keto doesn’t mean you have to miss out. This easy Keto cookie recipe for gingerbread men tastes just like traditional gingerbread. However, there’s more fat and fewer carbs per cookie so there’s less guilt and more smiles. This recipe is only for the cookies, so you’ll need to use another recipe if you want to make icing for decorating the cookies. Read How To Decorate Keto Gingerbread Men below to learn more about Keto icing. You can store your cooled gingerbread men cookies in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days for freshness.

How To Decorate Keto Gingerbread Men

There are many ways you can decorate Keto gingerbread men. Carb Manager has a variety of frosting recipes that you can use to decorate cookies and other baked items. You can also make a traditional decorator’s icing using meringue powder and powdered erythritol. Make sure the cookies are fully cooled before decorating them like you would classic gingerbread men cookies.

Helpful Kitchen Tools For Baking

Working with sticky Keto cookie recipes can get messy. If you like baking, it may be helpful to you to invest in some baker’s tools that will make a big difference in the kitchen. A Silpat is a non-stick mat for rolling cookie dough out on and it can even go in the oven. A marble or granite rolling pin distributes temperature better than a wooden rolling pin and is less likely to stick to your dough. Try using these tools the next time you make cookies!

  • Net Carbs

    2.5 g

  • Fiber

    2.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    7.9 g

  • Protein

    5.1 g

  • Fats

    21.8 g

228 cals

Keto Basic Gingerbread Men

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  • Butter, unsalted

    Butter, unsalted

    6 tbsp

  • Powdered Erythritol (Icing Sugar)

    Powdered Erythritol (Icing Sugar)

    2 tbsp

  • Raw egg

    Raw egg

    1 large

  • Vanilla extract

    Vanilla extract

    0.13 tsp

  • Almond flour

    Almond flour

    1 cup

  • Baking powder

    Baking powder

    0.25 tsp

  • Tapioca Flour

    Tapioca Flour

    1.5 tsp

  • Salt


    0.13 tsp

  • Cinnamon


    1 tsp

  • Ginger, ground

    Ginger, ground

    0.5 tsp

  • Nutmeg Ground

    Nutmeg Ground

    0.25 tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 4

3 h 45 min

  • Step 1

    In a stand mixer, cream the butter at room temperature until it’s smooth and lump-free. Scrape the mixing bowl down and mix multiple times as needed until the butter is soft. Mix powdered erythritol into the butter until it becomes even creamier. Next, blend the egg and vanilla extract into the mixer at a medium speed. Blend continually until the butter and egg mix together into a wet paste.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, sift together almond flour, baking powder, tapioca flour (starch), salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Blend the dry mixture into the wet mixture, and mix the ingredients at medium speeds until a very sticky brown batter forms. Scrape the batter into a piece of plastic wrap, and wrap the batter tightly. Shape the batter into a flat circle so it can chill easily, then place it in your refrigerator.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    The dough will be quite sticky, so it needs to chill for at least 3 hours. Once the dough is chilled, prepare a clean surface for rolling out the dough. Choose a Keto-friendly flour you can use for dusting such as fine-ground almond four or paleo baking flour mix. Dust your surface and the chilled dough, and roll it out gently with a floured rolling pin. Roll the dough to ¼” thickness or a little thicker, and use a standard cookie cutter to cut out gingerbread men.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Arrange all cut gingerbread men on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, and dust any excess Keto flour off of the cookies. Place the tray in your freezer, and freeze the cookies for at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile, turn on your oven to preheat to 350 degrees. Bake the cookies for 18 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are dark golden, the centers will still be a little soft, and the cookies will naturally release from the parchment. The gingerbread men will need to cool full overnight before they can be decorated.
    Step 4