These keto snowball cookies are the perfect sugar-free and gluten-free alternative to holiday snowball cookies! You only need five simple ingredients to make them, and they come together in less than 30 minutes!
The holidays can be a tempting time for anyone avoiding sweets! I keep a small supply of keto-friendly goodies on hand and always experiment with recipes to create my favorite desserts. This week I made snowball cookies for my kids and decided to make a keto-friendly version of the cookies.
These cookies have all the right flavor and texture you want in a snowball cookie, but with only 1.4g of carbs per serving! These cookies are also egg-free, which is difficult when using coconut flour.
Tools & Ingredients:
- Mixing bowl
- cookie sheet
- food processor (optional)
- coconut flour
- swerve confectioners (keto-friendly powdered sugar)
- vanilla extract
Love this recipe? Then I know you’ll enjoy my other coconut flour cookies, like these Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cookies, Sugar Cookies, and Gingerbread Cookies! New to keto? Learn more about keto sweeteners here!Print
Keto Snowball Cookies
These keto snowball cookies are the perfect sugar-free and gluten-free alternative to holiday snowball cookies!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 16-18 minutes
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 4 tablespoons powdered Swerve
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Extra powdered swerve for coating cookies
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the coconut flour, chopped pecans, and powered swerve in a bowl. You can also use a food processor to mix the ingredients and to finely chop the pecans.
- Mix in the vanilla butter using an electric mixer or food processor.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. There will be 12-14 cookies in total.
- Place each cookie 1 inch apart, onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 16-18 minutes or until very lightly browned.
- Cool for 5 minutes, then roll in powdered swerve while still warm and again when cool.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 14.8g
- Carbohydrates: 1.4g Net Carbs
- Protein: 1.5g
Keto Snowball Cookies FAQ
How can I make this recipe dairy-free?
You can make this recipe dairy-free by using coconut oil instead of butter.
How can I make this paleo-friendly?
You can easily make these cookies paleo-friendly by using coconut oil or ghee instead of butter and coconut sugar instead of swerve and powdered coconut sugar for the topping.
Can I substitute almond flour for coconut flour?
No, you can’t substitute almond flour 1:1 for coconut flour in this recipe. For this recipe, I suggest you use only coconut flour. The coconut flour helps to firm up the dough and adds an amazing light texture to the baked cookie.
Why does this recipe use barely any coconut flour?
Coconut flour is highly absorbent. Think of it like sawdust haha (you’ll understand once you start baking with it). When you see a coconut flour-based recipe don’t be alarmed when the amount of coconut flour seems too low and DON’T be tempted to add more coconut flour unless you are used to baking with this special flour.
I’m allergic to nuts. Is coconut a nut allergy?
If you are allergic to nuts it makes sense to wonder if you can eat anything made with coconuts. Coconut is not a botanical nut; it is classified as a fruit. If you are allergic to tree nuts, please talk to your allergist/doctor before adding coconut to your diet.
How do I store these?
These cookies will last about 4 days if you store them in an airtight container at room temperature and about 5 days if you keep them stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator. You can also keep them stored in your freezer for up to 3 months.