Keto Glazed Anise Holiday Cookies


Step 1Preheat the oven to 160 °C/ 320 °F. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add freshly grated lemon zest.

Step 2Add the eggs, melted ghee (or coconut oil) and mix until well combined.

Step 3Using your hands, make 26 cookie dough balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using the back of a glass, flatten each piece until about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick. Twist the glass to release the cookies without breaking them.

Step 4You can use a fork to flatten the cookies instead of the glass. Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Set aside on a rack until completely cooled.

Step 5Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. To soften the coconut butter, place it in a double boiler or a glass bowl on top of a small saucepan filled with a cup of water. Bring to a boil over a medium heat and let it melt. Alternatively, microwave for 15-20 seconds. Add cinnamon (or ground anise) and mix well.

Step 6When the cookies are cooled, spoon the glaze on top of each (1 heaping teaspoon per cookie) and add a sprinkle of toasted flaked almonds.

Step 7Let the glaze solidify for a few minutes. Store in a cookie jar for up to a week or freeze for up to 3 months.