Keto Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are a holiday classic favorite made with just a handful of low carb ingredients. Now you can make them keto style! They bake up soft, buttery and melt in your mouth delicious. Perfect for Christmas gifts and holiday cookie trays.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, christmas baking, christmas cookie recipe, snowball cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 120 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1/2 cup unsalted grass-fed butter , softened
  • 3/4 cups powdered monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 3/4 cups superfine blanched almond flour , measured correctly - spoon & sweep method
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened almond milk , only as needed if dough seems dry and does not come together
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans , (can use either a food processor or just hand chop)
  • More powdered monk fruit sweetener , for coating, as needed


  1. Using a stand mixer or a hand mixer, cream together the butter with monk fruit sweetener until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, almond flour and salt and mix dough forms a ball. Add the pecans and mix again until combined. Add milk only if dough seems dry and does not come together

  2. Wrap dough with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Line a baking sheet (or two as needed) with parchment paper. Roll dough into 2 tablespoon sized dough balls. Place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Repeat until all the dough is used up. Place baking sheet with rolled dough balls in freezer for 15 minutes (to avoid spreading). Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 F.

  4. Bake cookies for 12-14  minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown - rotating pans halfway through. Be careful not to over-bake.

  5. Remove from oven and cool on baking pan for about 2 minutes until you can handle them comfortably with your hands.

  6. Meanwhile, sift 1/2 cup powdered sweetener into a medium bowl. While cookies are still warm, roll them in powdered sweetener. Place cookies on a cooling rack. Once the cookies have cooled completely, you can roll them in powdered sweetener again for an extra layer, if desired.

  7. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Snowball Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.