Low-Carb Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles (GF)

Low-carb vanilla bean sugar cookies are buttery and sweet and they make perfect cut out cookies for Valentines Day and other celebrations. Plus, learn how to make low-carb colored “sugar”.

Low-Carb cookies aren’t something I eat often. I don’t know about you but I don’t like to waste my carbs on stuff that is not delicious. Well… These are.

Very delicious.

low-carb vanilla bean sugar cookies can be cut out and decorated but with just 4 net carbs each you can actually enjoy them anytime. Lowcarb-ology.com

Low-carb cookie recipes can often be delicious but sometimes I want it to be pretty, too. That’s where it gets tough, right? Sprinkles, colored sugar, all of that pretty stuff is all carbs. Maybe not a lot of carbs but still…
Carbs.
These low-carb vanilla bean sugar cookies are delicious and pretty! Plus?
Tiny, allowable carbs.

And they are gluten free.

Did I mention the part about delicious?

low carb vanilla bean sugar cookies are crumbly,buttery goodness -- and so pretty! lowcarb-ology.com

I found the inspiration for this recipe at All Day I Dream About Food. The maple cookies that Carolyn made looked amazing but they weren’t really what I wanted for Valentine’s Day. I made some changes and these came out about as perfect as I could ask for. They are a little crumbly, buttery, and have lots of vanilla flavor with a delicate taste of coconut. A nice thing about it is with all of the fiber you really can’t eat very many.

I wanted to see if I could color Xylitol to make it like decorative sugar. The answer is yes! However, like many things, you won’t get a result that is exactly like sugar. The Xylitol melts a little during baking – still very pretty, I think.
I tried it two ways, one by brushing the cookies with an egg wash before adding the sugar and the other just adding the colored sugar. Don’t bother with the egg wash – the plain ones with sugar were way better.

low carb vanilla bean sugar cookies are crumbly,buttery goodness -- and so pretty! lowcarb-ology.com
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Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Crumbly, buttery vanilla bean sugar cookies with a hint of coconut. These roll out well, cut, and bake up beautifully anytime you want a special treat.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 62
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol or Xylitol
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 vanilla bean split.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Colored Sugar

  • 1/2 cup Xylitol
  • food color Few drops - of choice

Instructions

  • Add the pieces of vanilla bean and the butter to a microwaveable dish.
  • Microwave until melted.
  • Set aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 275F.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silpat sheet.
  • Whisk the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl
  • Remove the vanilla bean from the butter and scrape the seeds back into the butter.
  • Beat the egg in a small bowl and add the cooled butter and vanilla bean seeds.
  • Stir in the vanilla and stevia powder.
  • Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.
  • Place waxed paper on the counter. If you dampen the counter underneath it won't slip.
  • Gather the dough up into a ball and flatten it on the waxed paper.
  • Place another sheet of waxed paper over the top and roll the dough between the two sheets of waxed paper.
  • When it is a little under 1/8 inch thick remove the top layer of waxed paper and cut out the shapes of your choice.
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 275F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and firm.
  • Let cool completely.

Colored Sugar

  • Mix the Xylitol and food coloring until it is evenly colored.
  • Let dry for at least an hour.
  • Store in a dry, airtight container.

Notes

Carb count does not include sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols are approximately 3.5 grams. Nutritional information is meant as a guide.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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Last Updated 09/12/2019

18 Responses to “Low-Carb Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles (GF)”

  1. These look fantastic. I watch my carbs and am always on the lookout for something to satisfy my sweet tooth. I’ll have to give these cookies a try, they look delicious.

    Reply
    • The are. If you don’t like the flavor/texture of coconut flour you can just make up for it in almond. 🙂

  2. Loving these cookies! I’m a big fan of baking with almond flour, but haven’t successfully made a roll out cookie. These are definitely on my must-make list. Pinning!

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    • Let me know what you think!

  3. This looks fantastic. Low carb and sprinkles-genius! Where can I find Xylitol? Thanks.

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    • You can use one of the affiliate links at the bottom to order it from amazon – and I’ll get a small commission (doesn’t affect your cost) or you can order it on amazon without going through the link…or you should be able to find it at WHole Foods, Trader Joes, or many grocery stores/health food stores. 🙂

  4. Sounds delicious with the almond flour and coconut flour! And the fact that they are low carb is definitely a bonus.

    Reply
    • Yep! Love low carb sweets!

  5. These are gorgeous!!!! Perfection.

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    • Thank you Becky! They are really good and satisfying, too!

  6. For what it’s worth I love the sprinkles! I love the coloration of them. They look so organic and real with the shading the took on. Your first photo is so wonderful with the sweet plate and your sweet cookies! I am gluten-free but not low carb (probably should be!) so I’m always interested to see how people approach the recipes. Carolyn’s got it down. Great place to start and a great adaptation you have here.

    Reply
    • Thanks Toni!

  7. Low carb sugar cookies, how cool! I will definitely keep these on hand, I am trying low carb and miss sweets a ton…

    Reply
    • let me know what you think, Ashley

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  10. The instructions say add stevia but it isn’t listed in the ingredients. So how much stevia?

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    • I use white stevia powder and just a pinch of it… It’s more or less to taste.. 🙂

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