Recipe By So Nourished
In order to make cookies for keto use almond flour and xanthan gum for the cookie dough rather than regular, high carb white flour.
Almond flour is one of the top keto flours out there and xanthan gum helps bind the almond flour together, preventing the dough from being too crumbly. If you want to start baking more keto goodies, definitely invest in some xanthan gum. It will make your keto desserts have a much better texture.
Make the cookie dough first. Beat together the butter and granulated erythritol until light and fluffy.
Add the egg, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix together.
Add the pancake syrup and mix again until smooth.
Add the almond flour, xanthan gum and salt and mix to make a smooth batter.
Wrap the cookie dough and chill for an hour.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Once chilled, roll the cookie dough out on a piece of parchment paper (so it does not stick
to the counter) to about ¼ of an inch thick. Cut out maple leaf shapes (snowflakes, Christmas trees or really any wintery shape will do!). Place on a sheet tray lined with parchment.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies start to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Beat the butter, powdered erythritol and maple extract together until very light and fluffy. Add the heavy cream and stir well.
Spread or pipe the frosting onto half of the cookies then sandwich the cookies together.