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Keto Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

Louise | April 30
Keto Red Velvet Cookies Recipe #keto

Maybe your favourite color is red, maybe you just like chocolate, maybe you’ve been looking to add some variety to your Keto baking repertoire. No matter what your reason is, we know you’ll love these Keto red velvet cookies. They have everything a good cookie needs, and a little something extra in the form of beets! In addition to giving these cookies their classic red color, the beet in the dough adds a deep earthy sweetness that just can’t be matched. Rich, chocolaty cacao powder and fragrant vanilla round out the flavor profile of these superb cookies. Bake a batch for yourself or make them to share. Just watch out because once you’ve tasted them, it’s hard to have just one.

Five Fun Facts About Beets

  1. Beets have been around for a long time, so long that they grew in the hanging gardens of Babylon. But back then, they were cultivated for their leaves. It wasn’t until the 1500s that people began to cultivate beets to eat the roots.
  2. In the 1800s, the English used beets as a natural red hair dye!
  3. Beets have even been to outer space! In the 70s, a group of Russian astronauts welcomed the crew of Apollo 18 with a meal of traditional beet soup.
  4. Beets are a popular ingredient for the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah where they symbolize getting rid of evil to start the new year with a clean slate.
  5. Beets have been linked with a number of health benefits from lowering blood pressure to improving brain function [1, 2].

The Anatomy of a Keto Cookie

If you are new to a low-carb diet, Keto baking might seem like an oxymoron. How can you bake without flour or sugar? The truth is that Keto cookies have the same components as cookies made with all-purpose flour and cane sugar, they just use different ingredients. Read on to find out what low carb cookies have in common with other cookie recipes and how they differ.

  • Flour – Flour provides texture and structure. All-purpose flour achieves this effect primarily through gluten, something that grain-free flours do not have. In this recipe, almond and coconut flour add texture and flax meal adds some structure.
  • Sweetener – Many cookies use sugar but since our cookies are sugar-free, we rely on erythritol for sweetness.
  • Fat and moisture – Instead of butter, our cookies use Keto-friendly ghee. Beets and ACV also add moisture.
  • Leavening – No changes here!
  • Egg – Eggs are Keto-friendly, so this ingredient stays the same. Eggs provide fat and moisture but also provide structure, which is particular important in Keto baking because the flour is not able to fulfil that role alone.
  • Flavoring – In this cookie it’s vanilla and Keto-friendly cacao.

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Keto Red Velvet Cookies Recipe #keto

Keto Red Velvet Cookies Recipe #keto

Keto Red Velvet Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies (8 servings) 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


These cookies are like a red velvet cake that fits into the palm of your hand!



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Puree the beet and add in the vinegar and ghee.
  3. Mix all the cookie ingredients together in a bowl until a soft dough forms.  Place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Form small balls from the dough (use a Tablespoon scoop).  Press into a round cookie and place onto a parchment paper lined baking tray.  The cookies spread so make sure to leave enough room between the cookies.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool before enjoying.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 3 g


  • Serving Size: 3 cookies
  • Calories: 277
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.