Keto Gingerbread Cookies Without Nut Flours

These Keto Gingerbread Cookies can be made into 2 different recipes just by changing the protein powder used! Use Keto Chow for a soft chewy giant cookie that will remind you of the Starbucks ginger molasses cookie.  Or use your favorite brand of whey protein powder to make something that is more like my Mom’s German gingerbread cookies!  Your choice!

Keto Gingerbread Cookies


This recipe came about because I was playing around with some KetoChow packs that one of my youtube subscribers kindly sent to me! I was trying to make a big chewy cookie like those giant gingerbread molasses cookies that you can find at Costco and Starbucks.

Large Keto Gingerbread Cookies on white plate

That worked out very well but then I tried to make it with regular whey protein powder a few different ways with mixed results. The good news (at least for me!) was that using the regular protein powder resulted in a cookie that was a darn good replacement for my Mom’s traditional buckets of German gingerbread cookies (Lebkuchen).

Items you will need to make these low carb gingerbread cookies:

NOTE: You can also purchase KetoChow directly from their website here.

Gingerbread Cookie Bars on a blue plate

Options and Variations for the Protein Powder Gingerbread Cookies

  • Cut them into small bars and ice them with a glaze of powdered Swerve, lemon and an egg white or cream.
  • Try various flavors of protein powder like chocolate or even strawberry
  • Use the batter to make a cookie crust for a keto cheesecake
  • You can also make 6 large cookies out of this batter by using the silicone muffin top pan.  Remember this batter will spread out thin so the muffin top pan is the perfect way to keep them cookie size!

Gingerbread Spice Mix You Can Make Yourself

At certain times of year you cannot buy Gingerbread Spice mix for love or money!  Here is a mix that I’ve used for years:

Use 1 tbsp for this recipe and save the rest to make other recipes!

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp allspice
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cloves

You can of course tweak that to your liking.  Put all the ingredients in a small jar and shake!  Happy baking!


Large Keto Gingerbread Cookies on white plate

Keto Gingerbread Cookies

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Keto Gingerbread Cookies can be made into 2 different recipes just by changing the protein powder used! Use Keto Chow for a soft chewy giant cookie that will remind you of the Starbucks ginger molasses cookie.  Or use your favorite brand of whey protein powder to make something that is more like my Mom's German gingerbread cookies!  Your choice!



  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  • 1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar Swerve
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 45g Protein Powder (1 pack KetoChow or 1.5 scoops Isopure or 45g egg white bread flour (see notes))
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen (about 10 grams, 1 heaping tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp gingerbread spice mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthum gum (not necessary if using Ketochow)
  • 2 large eggs

Gingerbread Spice Mix (Use 1 tbsp for this recipe)

  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp allspice
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In small mixing bowl beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla until fluffy
  3. Add the remainder of the ingredients and continue to beat at lowest speed until well combined.
  4. For the large cookies divide into 6 scoops on silicone mat. If using the Whey Protein Powder, I suggest using a silicon muffin top pan as that batter will spread.
  5. For smaller cookies use a small cookie scoop OR spread out on a silicon sheet and them up into bite size squares after baking (See my Youtube video)
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. For the small cookies check them at 8 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely on the mats.


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 5.7gCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: .8gFiber: 1.2gProtein: 8g

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24 thoughts on “Keto Gingerbread Cookies Without Nut Flours”

  1. If you wanted the cookies to be crispy instead of chewy, Would you do anything different other than maybe baking them longer?

    1. I’m not sure if it has enough substance but you can certainly try it. I think I would be more inclined to try a flavored whey protein powder though.

  2. Kerry (older pennsylvanian (OP) on YT)

    I just pulled a pan of the Keto Chow Gingerbread cookies out of the oven and they smell heavenly! I used crushed ginger from a tube instead of actual ginger searoning because I did not have any, but did put cinnamon and nutmeg in. Also thank you for putting us in touch with your friend – I ordered the mat with the lip and was amazed at how quickly it arrived. I will use it for noodles later this week. Thanks for everything you do. Am praying for your move to go smoothly. Will you still use the same PO Box in case I am sending you something?

    1. Somehow this comment slipped through my filter! I am so sorry I missed it but happy that you love the cookies and that pan!
      Yes, I only moved 2 blocks away, so my PO Box is the same!
      Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment!

  3. Happy Holidays, Anita!!! This recipe is outstanding!!! It was a complete success and made the best cookies ever! I made gingerbread and pumpkin spice caramel with Lily’s pumpkin spice ships!! I took 2 dozen cookies to a holiday gathering and there were none left a few hours after arriving!!! LOL!! I subbed gelatin for the collagen, and it worked out very well for me. Thank you for taking so much time and care to create and share all these yummy keto and PSMF foods all year long.

    1. Oh I’m so happy it worked out for you! I’m jealous, I have never seen pumpkin spice chips here in Canada! Thanks for letting me know your feedback, I appreciate it!

  4. Would like to make this without the Whey protein powder. The Keto chow has whey protein powder in it also. The whey makes my blood sugar go up very high very fast. Can I substitute the power protein flour(using ground up EWP bread toasted) instead?
    Love your recipes and tips.

    1. It’s something you will have to play with because the answer is yes you can but I don’t know the amount you would need. I have some bread drying out in my oven so I can give it a try!

  5. Thanks for giving us substitutes for some of the items. Gingerbread cookies really are one of my favorites & this is very timely!

    1. You can replace the collagen with a pack of Knox unflavored gelatin. I have not tried making these with the egg bread flour but my starting point would be to replace the protein powder with the bread flour. Use about 45 grams and see what that looks like for consistency.Good luck!

  6. Anita, thanks so much for hese recipes! I have Type 2 Diabetes and can have a slice of our friend’s gingerbread cade only 4 times a year … right after my quarterly blood glucose test! So, now I’ll have a keto version in time for Christmas! Yours in Gratitude Wendy

    1. Oh I’m so happy you will try it! I’m sure her cake is wonderful but we have to also take care of our health. I am working on a Keto Gingerbread Cheesecake so watch for that soon!

  7. WOO HOO!!! You have restored my hopes for using Keto Chow ! After my ” oops something way to salty happened” to my Chocolate mint cookie attempt, I saw your video this morning and thought I would give protein cookies one more try with the pack of Pumpkin spice Caramel I had gotten also but was afraid to use. Your Gingerbread spice blend was fun to put together and tastes wonderful. The cookies came out GREAT…not overly salty tasting at all. YAY THANK YOU ANITA

  8. Gotta make this with the new gingerbread keto chow, but what ingredient changes did you use to get the round bread like ginger cookies? That is really calling to me.
    Thank you for your help

    1. Oh that is the recipe where I used the regular protein powder (45g) added some salt and xanthum gum, used erythritol sweetener and baked it in my silicone muffin top pan! They came out like big disks but were quite good! I’m going to experiment more with that one by adding more collagen etc to see what happens.

  9. How much of the homemade spice mix do you add to one batch? The entire gingerbread spice mix recipe seems like way too much for one batch of cookies. Thanks!

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