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keto cinnamon stars - sugar free christmas cookies with sugar free icing

Keto Cinnamon Stars (German Christmas Cookies)

Katrin Nürnberger from sugarfreelondoner.com
Deliciously spiced almond flour Keto Christmas cookies - possibly my favourite sugar free Christmas treat!  Cinnamon Stars (Zimtsterne) are traditional German Christmas cookies, adapted to suit a low carb, Keto diet. Some readers like to bake these until they're crunchy, but I prefer them when the inside is still moist and they taste almost like marzipan. The thicker you roll them out, the softer the inside will be!
Course Snack
Cuisine German
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 20 stars
Calories 76kcal


Sugar Free Icing


  • Preheat the oven to 150 Celsius / 300 Fahrenheit.
  • Beat the egg whites until they hold soft peaks. Slowly mix in the powdered sweetener until the mixture is stiff.
  • Add the almond flour and spices and stir until combined.
  • Form a dough ball and roll it out around ½ to 1 centimetre thick between 2 sheets of baking paper.
  • Place in the freezer to chill for around 15 minutes. This is an important step - it makes cutting out the dough much easier.
  • Remove from the freezer, lift the top baking paper sheet and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on a baking tray line with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool completely, then ice with sugar free icing - ½ cup powdered sweetener mixed with 1 tbsp water.


For a variation replace 100g/1 cup of ground almonds with ground hazelnuts.
Net carbs: 1.2g per cookie. Cookie weight: 20 grams each. 


Serving: 20g | Calories: 76kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 2.6g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 6.6g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 0.6g