sugar and gluten free gingerbread cookies

Sugar and Gluten free Gingerbread Cookies

Its Christmas and so its time for celebration. Celebration means its always with sweets. When you are on a low carb diet, its better to go for sugar free cookies instead of high carb sweet. So try these sugar and gluten free gingerbread cookies.

No surprise, Almond flour/meal is the main flour replacement in low carb. You can buy best quality flour, but I usually make my own. Check my method of making almond meal.

Erythritol as Sweetener:

The sweetener I used here is Erythritol. There are many other natural sweeteners, you can use a blend of stevia and erythritol. Erythritol measures spoon for spoon in place of regular white sugar. So its easy to use it for baking.

I used 4 tbsp of erythritol here, you can always adjust the amount of sweetness according to your taste.


If the dough is too sticky add more almond flour/meal, if dry add a little bit of water. The dough is a bit tricky to roll out, so place it in between 2 parchment paper and roll it.

The Classic Gingerbread Cookies is decorated with Royal icing. Here I used Dark chocolate for decorating.

Gluten free gingerbread cookies

This Sugar & gluten free gingerbread tastes as classic gingerbread cookies. Perfect for a low carb celebration. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 10 cookies


  • 50 g Butter
  • 3 tbsp Erythritol or more
  • 1 Egg
  • 150 g Almond Meal
  • 2 tbsp Coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp Psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Beat Butter and sweetener to pale color. 
  • Add egg and vanilla extract. Beat until incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • If the dough is too sticky, add more almond flour. If its too dry add a bit of water. 
  • Place the dough in a parchment paper and place another paper on top and then roll it. Remove the parchment paper and cut in required shape. 
  • Place everything on a lined tray and bake for 15 min or until its brown around the edges. 
  • If you would like it more crispy then bake for 2 more minutes.
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