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Low Carb Holiday Cookies

These low carb holiday cookies are ideal for sharing with the family! The cream cheese frosting works perfectly with the chocolate cookie base!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 135kcal
Author Georgina from StepAwayFromTheCarbs.com

Ingredients

for the cookies

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup low carb sweetener eg xylitol or granular Swerve
  • ½ cup ricotta
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

for the frosting

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbs Confectioner's Swerve
  • ¼-½ teaspoon extract eg almond, peppermint, optional
  • 1 tsp sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Beat the eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer. Then add the remaining cookie ingredients. Beat until smooth.
  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat and spoon out 12 scoops of the cookie mix onto the pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • While the cookies are cooling, make the frosting. Add the frosting ingredients to a stand mixer bowl. Beat until the frosting is smooth and thick.
  • Time to frost the cookies! Divide the frosting between the cookies, then shake a few sprinkles over each cookie, if using.

Notes

3g net carbs per frosted cookie, including sprinkles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 0.8mg