The Holidays are upon us and that means Holiday cookies!
You can have your cookie and eat it too during the holidays with just a little bit of planning.
And here are 11 fantasti-licious recipes that will fill you with good cheer.
Crispy and full of flavor. These are easy to make and easy to love.
They are the perfect addition to the plate of cookies you leave for St Nick.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
These are near the top of the list because they are my favorite Keto cookies.
I dig the shortbread texture and the subtle lemony taste, they’re sublime.
The nostalgia factor also kicks in. That not-quite crunch that says good shortbread can make you forget Keto and be in the moment of whatever you happen to be celebrating at the moment.
These are like coffee’s best friend or great with tea or the the tour de force hot chocolate.
I know lemon and chocolate sound weird but these go well with it.
Just imagine coming from sledding to a mug of hot chocolate and some of these amazing Keto cookies.
Chocolate Ricotta Cookies
I know a guy that says if it isn’t chocolate it might as well be a salad.
He would love these cookies as would any serious chocolate lover.
When Brenna first made these I was a tiny bit apprehensive about the ricotta – I think before these cookies the only place I used ricotta is in lasagna.
How wrong I was about that. Ricotta is very common in Italian desserts and sweets. Without knowing it I have been enjoying ricotta in cannolis for years.
There are ricotta cakes and ricotta pudding and the list goes on.
My point here is that if you would like a really special chocolate cookie you really need to try this one.
Low carb Keto Cream Cheese Cookies
WholesomeYum.com can always be counted on for great recipes and here is one more great example.
These are like a cream cheesy shortbread.
You may be pleasantly surprised at these short bread Keto Cookies. The subtle cream cheese flavor with the butter and vanilla is enough to warm your soul through your taste buds.
From the golden crispy edges to the delicate crumble in the middle.
These would be appropriate for tea with the queen, or even tea with my Mom.
If your holidays need a few good Keto cookies, this recipe will be a great place to start.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
I don’t know if peanut butter cookies are considered fancy, but I will tell you that these are delicious.
Easy to make with only four simple ingredients that any Keto kitchen will have on hand.
CookingLSL.com has a wonderful twist on a classic peanut butter cookie.
Try these and if you like peanut butter and chocolate you will have a new favorite.
PB Chocolate Chip No Bake Keto Cookies
These are not what you would call elegant or fragile.
What they are is unabashedly, aggressively delightful. If you wanted to describe them with your nose in the air you may say they are rustic.
You don’t need to cook them to perfection because you don’t need to cook them at all.
For real, how can you go wrong with that?
Classic Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies and the holidays go together like unicorns and glitter.
It’s the magic of the season.
Sugar cookies are what we always left for Santa, except for that one year that we figured he might be tired of cookies after having cookies at every house all the way around the world.
That year we left him a cheese tray with a beautiful french Cabernet.
Back to sugar cookies. If your nostalgia is anything like mine you will want to try this recipe.
Keto Soft Key Lime Shortbread Cookies
MoscatoMom.com has got one of the more unique and delicious cookie recipes I have found.
This soft version of short bread has the most delightful texture.
They are somewhere between the chewy gooey and the subtle crisp of a regular short bread.
And the Key Lime – well you just don’t normally associate key lime with cookies.
I love key lime pie, we even have a recipe key lime cheese cake cheesecake bites, but until I saw this recipe I don’t think I ever heard of lime shortbread.
So try these Keto cookies they’re really good.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
What can I say? This is our unapologetic put-everything-good-in-a-cookie recipe.
These don’t call for too much PB, so there is just a hint of the peanut flavor and when you combine that with the almond flour and the lily’s dark chocolate chips, you will be getting right into cookie heaven.
Make them for the un-Keto see if they know that they are low carb. We took some to family get together and no oen could tell that they were low carb. All they said was “Yum”.
Chewy Coconut Cookies
ButterTogetherKitchen.com – what a great Keto name!
Coconut is a nice flavor for sweet stuff, and these cookies are just the right sweetness.
These cookies are great by themselves, but if you are going to make them for some kind of fancy holiday event the recipe also includes a great cream cheese frosting recipe that you won’t want to miss.
Cookies like these with a giant bowl of mixed nuts (in the shell) was Christmas morning breakfast at our house.
And, last-but-not-least, Snickerdoodles. A funny and nostalgic sounding name from the people at gnom-gnom.com.
There are lots of theories about where the word snickerdoodle comes from. The one I like best is from a German word ~ Schnecke Knoödel which is a snail shaped butter biscuit that is rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking.
The unique flavor of snickerdoodles comes from the cinnamon-sugar that it’s rolled in, but also from the cream of tarter that not only activates the baking soda, but provides a subtle taste that compliments the cinnamon-sugar.
So that’s the trivia. They are delicious you should try them.
So there you go. Holiday Cookies!!! This might be one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night. ( I know it might not be Christmas yet, but in bloggerland we do this stuff early)
Thom, Brenna and Ada