The Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour Recipe Is The Holy Grail of Low Carb Desserts

Warning: You may become obsessed with this keto peanut butter cookies with almond flour recipe. Creamy natural peanut butter, cream cheese, and almond flour combine to create an epically delicious gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb cookie with 2.2 net carbs.

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies. If you’re looking for an easy keto dessert recipe these homemade low carb peanut butter cookies are divine. This easy sugar-free cookie recipe makes gluten-free baking on the ketogenic diet simple and delicious! Make these keto peanut butter cookies in advance and freeze for the holidays

Full disclosure: I do not use the term Holy Grail loosely. I have tried a crap ton of keto cookie recipes in my 12 years of following a low-carb diet, and I swear this is the ONE. I swear I’d marry this recipe if asked. 

It’s no secret I love using almond flour. Honestly, almond flour desserts saved my sanity on keto. When I first started following a low-carb diet, I had close to two hundred pounds to lose and no baking experience. I also had gotten into a nasty habit of shamefully binge-eating desserts at night.
When I discovered that the magic of almond flour cookies could satisfy my evil nighttime sugar cravings, I became slightly addicted.

3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies. If you’re looking for an easy keto dessert recipe these homemade low carb peanut butter cookies are divine. With 3 ingredients this easy sugar-free cookie recipe makes gluten-free baking on the ketogenic diet simple and delicious! Make these keto peanut butter cookies in advance and freeze for the holidays or put this recipe together from start to finish in 30 minutes! Yum! #keto #ketorecipes #lowcarb #cookies #peanutbutter #glutenfree

What You Need To Make These Peanut Butter Cookies

You only need eight ingredients to make these keto peanut butter cookies with almond flour. We are talking peanut butter, cream cheese, Swerve Brown, egg, vanilla, almond flour, baking soda, and salt.

Choosing The Right Peanut Butter (On A Low Carb Diet)

Peanut Butter peanuts

Here’s the deal: peanut butter can be a healthy part of your low-carb and, yes, keto diet, as long as it’s the RIGHT KIND.

Your best bet is to choose a natural peanut butter – without the extra sugar. The fewer the ingredients, the better. Natural peanut butter typically contains around 2-4 net carbs per tablespoon. 

Brands like Crazy Richard’s All Natural and Perfect Keto Nut Butter (with MCT Oil) are two I’m comfortable recommending. You can get Crazy Richard’s on Amazon. If you’d rather try Perfect Keto, use the WTYM15 discount code for 15% off:)

Variations To Customize These Peanut Butter Cookies

In case you get bored or want to try something new for the holidays, I’ll include a few options for you to make these cookies a little extra special. 

Add ½ of a cup of chopped peanuts if you’re feeling nutty. 

Need to get your chocolate on? Add ½ cup of sugar-free chocolate or white chocolate chips. 

Do you know what I used to do to switch these up and make them look fancy without much effort? Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle or dip the cookies into the chocolate! (After baking, of course:) 

All you have to do is put your chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Check-in on it every 15 seconds and stir – it should take a maximum of a minute. 

How Many Carbs Do Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour Have?

Each cookie contains 2.2 net carbs each.

Can You Make These Ahead & Freeze?

Yes! Scoop out the dough as if you were baking, then place the pan of raw cookie dough in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Then, place the cookie dough balls in a zip-lock freezer bag with the recipe name, baking temperature, and heating instructions—you may need to add a minute or two to the baking time since you’re working with frozen dough.

Tips To Make The Best Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour 

Use room-temperature cream cheese. Otherwise, your dough will be harder to form, challenging to cream together, and clumpy. 

Use a granulated sweetener for texture. I like using Swerve Brown—I consider it a secret weapon. I haven’t found a better substitute for brown sugar. 

Line your pan with parchment paper. You won’t have to worry about the cookies sticking to the tray (Bonus: You can reuse parchment paper.)

Don’t second-guess your dough. Almond flour yields a thicker batter than traditional flour. You may be tempted to add more liquid than the recipe calls for – but hold back. Look at the mixture from my shortbread cookies recipes, and you’ll see what I mean. 

Make sure you give cookies time to cool. When it comes to cookies made with almond flour, time improves the texture and form. Almond flour cookies crisp as they cool. 

Cookies made with almond flour often appear doughy, especially in the center, so your first instinct may be to leave them in the oven, but they will get crispier as they cool. 

Use a cookie scoop. If you want your cookies to be the same size, look fabulous on a dessert tray, etc. 

Things You May Need To Bake Shortbread Cookies 

Cookie Scoop: Use a mini-cookie scoop like this one to make your life easier and all of your cookies the same size 

Stand Mixer: Treat yourself to the ultimate kitchen tool – this KitchenAid Mixer works for you. 

Cookie Sheet: These will last a lifetime:) 

If You Like This Cookie Recipe, You Need To Check Out These Keto Desserts! 

I know you’re here for the cookies, but I promise these low-carb desserts are worth trying, too. 

Keto Cream Cheese Frosting This is a delicious and rich cream cheese frosting without powdered sugar. It’s a must-have topping for low-carb cookies, cakes, and more. 

Keto Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodle Cookies This low-carb, chewy, healthy dessert tastes as good as homemade sin topped with chai spice cinnamon sugar. 

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies: Almond flour, butter (or coconut oil), sugar-free chocolate chips, and vanilla create a crispy on the outside, chewy inside close to perfect low-carb cookie.

No-Bake Keto Cookies This seriously easy no-bake keto cookie combines the best ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs The quickest and most simple no-bake, edible low-carb cookie dough recipe 

Keto Peanut Butter Balls  Super easy 3-ingredient no-bake peanut butter balls with 1.8 net carbs each! (paleo and vegan-friendly) 

Cream Cheese Fat Bombs  How does a quick and easy keto dessert with less than one carb sound? Trust me, you need this recipe in your life:) 

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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

The Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour Recipe Is The Holy Grail of Low Carb Desserts


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  • Author: Heather Burnett
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

Description

Creamy natural peanut butter, cream cheese, and almond flour combine to create an epically delicious gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb cookie with 2.2 net carbs. 


Ingredients

Scale

1 cup natural creamy peanut butter 

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup Swerve Brown

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt 


Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Combine 1 cup peanut butter and four ounces of softened cream cheese until smooth using a hand or stand mixer. 

Mix in ¾ cups of Swerve Brown, one egg, one teaspoon of vanilla, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon of salt.

Once that’s combined, add the cup of almond flour and blend until the dough is formed. 

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to form 24 cookies on a cookie tray or baking pan lined with parchment paper (space about an inch apart) 

Use a fork to make the cross pattern on top of each cookie. 

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Notes

Optional Ingredients & Variations 

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Category: Low Carb, Keto
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies. If you’re looking for an easy keto dessert recipe these homemade low carb peanut butter cookies are divine. With 3 ingredients this easy sugar-free cookie recipe makes gluten-free baking on the ketogenic diet simple and delicious! Make these keto peanut butter cookies in advance and freeze for the holidays or put this recipe together from start to finish in 30 minutes! Yum! #keto #ketorecipes #lowcarb #cookies #peanutbutter #glutenfree

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3-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies. If you’re looking for an easy keto dessert recipe these homemade low carb peanut butter cookies are divine. With 3 ingredients this easy sugar-free cookie recipe makes gluten-free baking on the ketogenic diet simple and delicious! Make these keto peanut butter cookies in advance and freeze for the holidays or put this recipe together from start to finish in 30 minutes! Yum! #keto #ketorecipes #lowcarb #cookies #peanutbutter #glutenfree

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