Just because you’re following a keto diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the trick or treat fun. These keto Halloween treats are the perfect replacement for sugary candy.
Made with blood sugar balancing ingredients like nut butter, almond flour, and coconut flour — this Halloween recipe is nutritious and delicious.
These sugar-free keto Halloween cookies are:
The main ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients:
3 Health Benefits Of Halloween Sugar Cookies
#1: Provides Antioxidant Support
If you take a peek at the ingredients in your traditional sugar cookies, you’ll see the first two ingredients are usually flour and sugar. These keto-friendly Halloween treats omit both and replace them with low-carb alternatives that not only keep your blood sugar stable but satisfy your sweet tooth as well.
And if that wasn’t enough, by replacing white flour with almond flour, you’re providing your body with an extra dose of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that acts as a potent antioxidant in your body. In fact, one-half cup of almonds contains 17 mg of vitamin E — that’s over 100% of your daily needs[*].
Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting the membranes of your cells. As a fat-soluble antioxidant, it fends off reactive oxygen species (ROS) that attack your cells. Your body is exposed to ROS from a variety of environmental factors, including air pollution, cigarette smoke, UV rays from the sun, and more.
Therefore, having a strong antioxidant system to combat oxidative stress is essential to your overall health and immunity[*].
#2: Protective Against Metabolic Syndrome
The Perfect Keto Snickerdoodle Nut Butter is packed with healthy fats. Macadamia nuts, in particular, are a rich source of omega-9 fatty acids (also known as monounsaturated fats), with 80% of their fat content coming from omega-9s[*].
Unlike omega-6 fats, omega-9’s aren’t quite as abundant in the food supply.
Diets rich in monounsaturated fats are associated with lower blood sugar and a reduced risk for diabetes. In addition, heart disease markers like blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol all show improvement with increased monounsaturated fat intake[*].
All of these factors are associated with metabolic syndrome, which is a cluster of conditions that often lead to diabetes and heart disease[*].
#3: Rich Source Of CLA
When following a keto diet, the goal isn’t to just fill your diet with fat. The type of fat that you consume has a very meaningful impact on your overall health.
CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a fatty acid found in meat and dairy. Grass-fed butter, however, is an excellent source with up to 500% more CLA than grain-fed butter[*].
CLA has been studied for its potential therapeutic effects in a number of diseases. Research shows that CLA may help with weight loss, protect against cancer, and reduce risk factors for heart disease[*].
One study even found that CLA was able to induce cancer cell death in rats with colon cancer[*].Print
Keto Halloween Sugar Cookies
Add a little sweet and festive fun to your Halloween party with these delicious gluten-free, low-carb Halloween cookies.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2–3 tablespoons Perfect Keto Snickerdoodle Nut Butter
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons non-alcoholic vanilla extract
- Sweeter to taste, if desired*
- Preheat oven to 300°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry cookie ingredients, until well-combined.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing to combine.
- Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper on your countertop, and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough (works best if the rolling pin is lightly greased with coconut oil or butter).
- Use your Halloween pumpkin cookie cutters to make the cookies and place the cookies on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 16 minutes.
- While your cookies are in the oven, add the butter and cream cheese to a large mixing bowl or kitchen aid mixing bowl, and whip together until combined (1-2 minutes).
- Slowly add the vanilla, sugar, and keto-friendly food coloring while mixing, and mix for about 8 minutes, or until frosting is light and fluffy.
- Add the frosting to a piping bag and ice the cookies.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 123.75
- Fat: 11.9g
- Carbohydrates: 3.2g (Net: 1.8g)
- Fiber: 1.4g
- Protein: 2.8g