spicy low carb gingerbread cookie

Spicy Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies

Spicy low carb gingerbread cookies because, gingerbread cookies have always been my favorite holiday cookie. In fact, I am pretty certain that my enthusiasm for this holiday cookie is what made my children fall in love with them too. How else can you explain a child loving a ginger spiced cookie? Something about the fragrance of ginger and cinnamon always pust our family in the Christmas mood.  Early in December these cookies would always make an appearance, it was my way of signaling that it was time to celebrate the birth of our savior.

Only problem with this lovely tradition, is that once I went low carb I could no longer enjoy my favorite cookie 🙁 . I can’t lie, I really missed my gingerbread cookies and was pretty sad to let them go.  However, with a few good years under my belt baking low carb, I now felt I could create spicy low carb gingerbread cookies.

I am happy to report that this tradition is safely back in our lives. These spicy low carb gingerbread cookies turned out exactly how I had hoped. The recipe produced a firm cookie, important because I hate when the gingerbread heads get loped off when put into a cookie jar. Don’t you just hate that too? The spicy low carb gingerbread cookies are packed with flavor. They are made with a hefty dose of spices, just the way we like them in our family. Not as brave as us? Then reduce the spices to your liking.

I added a tablespoon of psyllium powder to the mix to help the cookie firm up and one tablespoon of molasses as a flavor enhancer. The molasses adds a negligible amount of carbs to the entire batch. You can choose to add a molasses extract instead of the molasses if you can’t afford the extra carbs.

Consider this little recipe a Christmas gift from us!

Spicy Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies

Serving Size 1 cookie

Spicy Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies

A low carb gingerbread cookie recipe

45 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 2 cup sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium powder
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses (optional) or 1 tsp of molasses extract
  • 3 tablespoons of ginger powder
  • 4 tablespoons of cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of clove
  • ½  teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper (optional)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • Low carb icing
  • ¼ cup of Swerve confectioners
  • 1 tablespoon of water or heavy whipping cream


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large stand-up mixer beat the sugar substitute, butter, molasses, vanilla extract and eggs together until fully incorporated. Next add all the dry spices. Once fully combined add the almond flour, psyllium powder, baking powder and salt to the mix and beat well.
  3. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin between two sheets of parchment paper.
  4. Chill the dough for 30 minutes before using cookie cutters.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  6. Allow the cookies to cool completely before adding the low carb glaze.
Cuisine: Dessert | Recipe Type: Spicy Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies
3547 cal
298 g
190 g
76 g

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 87.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.7g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3.7g 7%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Yummy! These are so cute!

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