Lofthouse Style Low Carb Sugar Cookies | a super delicious, keto friendly, sugar free treat!

Lofthouse Style Low Carb Vegan Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are my favorite type of cookie (well, those and snickerdoodles), but as the name implies, they’re not all that keto friendly. So, I really wanted to come up with a low carb vegan sugar cookie that I could enjoy during the holidays.

Now, crunchier sugar cookies, and rolled sugar cookies (you know, the ones that have more flour, and you can cut into adorable shapes) are super cute and fun, but my heart really belongs to those big, soft cookies that you often find in the grocery store bakery department. They’re typically called Lofthouse cookies and they’re so unbelievably good. So, obviously, I wanted to make low carb sugar cookies that were soft and amazing. Enter these vegan keto sugar cookies, Lofthouse style.

Notes on baking Lofthouse Style Low Carb Vegan Sugar Cookies:

  • When these come out of the oven, they’re really delicate, so let them cool for at least a half hour before attempting to move them or they will crumble!
  • These cookies use garbanzo bean/chickpea (same thing) flour. Yes, it’s a little higher in carbs than coconut flour, or almond flour, but it really helps to get a nice texture. If you’re super against adding in that many additional carbs, you could sub 2 tbsp of coconut flour for each 1/4 cup of chickpea flour. The texture will be totally different, though!
  • The frosting was suuuuuuuuper easy to make, and basically involves 2 tbsp cream cheese, 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp Swerve or other granulated sweetener (ground fine) and (optional) food coloring. Mix it all together. Add a half tsp of vanilla extract, if you desire.
  • I really recommend a granulated sweetener like Swerve to get the texture of these right. I’m sure you could use stevia, but they won’t be as chewy.
  • I use Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks and Trader Joe’s vegan cream cheees. You could use any brand, but it’s worth noting!

Lofthouse Style Low Carb Vegan Sugar Cookies | a super delicious, keto friendly, sugar free treat!

Lofthouse Style Low Carb “Sugar” Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 120

Fat per serving: 10.7g

Carbs per serving: 3.8g net

Protein per serving: 2.5g

Fiber per serving: 1.5g

Lofthouse Style Low Carb “Sugar” Cookies

Ingredients

    For the Cookies:
  • 6 tbsp vegan butter, softened
  • 6 tbsp vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed in 4 tbsp water)
  • 1/3 cup Swerve, or other granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
    For the Frosting:
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp Swerve, or other granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • food dye (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cream together butter, extracts, cream cheese and Swerve.
  3. Mix in the flax egg egg, until thoroughly combined.
  4. Mix in chickpea flour, and coconut flour, making sure there are no lumps.
  5. Spoon mixture onto a cookie sheet (with either a silicon mat, or parchment paper). These puff up a little bit, but don't really spread, so make them look like you want them to come out! And be sure to leave a little space between them (about an inch).
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or just until they start to turn golden at the sides.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least a half hour. I chilled them a bit in the fridge before frosting.
  8. To make the frosting - cream together butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Mix in Swerve (pulverize it in a coffee grinder first, to smooth it out) and food dye. Frost away!
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Lofthouse Style Low Carb Vegan Sugar Cookies | a super delicious, keto friendly, sugar free treat!

11 Comments

  • Liz Reynolds March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    No baking powder in this? They look so good can’t wait to make these:)

    Reply
    • Liz March 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks for the comment! I didn’t actually have any baking powder at the time, so I left it out of these! You could probably add a half tsp to a tsp for some extra lift, though! 🙂

      Reply
  • Lyndsie November 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Can I use almond flour instead of chickpea? way too many carbs for me. It would be great for a fruit pizza. ty

    Reply
    • Liz November 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I bet you could! Almond flour usually subs in really well for chickpea flour 😀

      If you try it, I’d love to hear how it turns out (I would, but I’m actually allergic to almonds!).

      Reply
  • Leah January 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    I used almond flour and added some liquid lemon stevie to this, rather than almond extract, since I LOVE a bit of lemon in my cookies, and this was AMAZING! Even hubby who likes his cookies straight from the store and filled with real sugar loved these! THANKS so much!!

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    • Leah January 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      Oops I mean “Stevia”

      Reply
    • Liz January 16, 2017 at 2:57 am

      I’m so excited that you both loved them!! Thanks for commenting, and I’m totally trying these with lemon extract!

      Reply
  • Vickie January 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Can you use the confectioners Swerve instead of granulated for the cookie dough? Would the measurement be the same?

    Reply
    • Liz January 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

      Absolutely! Yes, the measurement would be the same. This will likely give you a smoother texture overall!

      Reply
  • Katie December 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    This looks so easy!! I’m going to try these at Christmas!

    Reply
    • Liz December 5, 2017 at 11:51 pm

      Thanks Katie! They’re so easy and delicious. I hope you enjoy them!

      Reply

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