If there is anything better than just a spoonful of peanut butter - it is a peanut butter cookie - which is why these keto peanut butter cookies have gotten a permanent place in my heart - and my weekly meal prep!
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These low carb cookies can be made with any low carb sweetener you choose.
I have used everything from monk fruit to Swerve and they all taste great to me. You can even use a powdered sweetener for an even smoother cookie. So delish!
These keto cookies are flourless too - so they are also gluten-free! You can even make them with different nut butters to your liking.
My all-time favorite nut butter next to peanut butter is cashew butter... and trust me when I say keto cashew cookies dunked in cashew milk are highly addicting.
For a bit of a different flavor, Perfect Keto has a great low carb nut butter that uses a blend of macadamia nuts, cashews, and coconut butter mixed with MCT oil and real vanilla beans. (Save 15% using promo code MOSCATOMOM)
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Keto Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients
I have the full recipe in a printable card for your convenience at the bottom of this post. The ingredients you need are:
- Natural creamy peanut butter - look for the ingredients to be only peanuts and salt
- keto sweetener of choice - I prefer golden monk fruit
The peanut butter you use will greatly vary how the cookies hold together and how they taste. While this may sound silly, you want to first make sure you actually like the taste of the peanut butter before you use it in this recipe.
Many natural peanut butter can be very bitter and may have a different texture than your standard favorite. I have made this recipe dozens of times with all different brands of peanut butter, and each time they taste just a bit different.
Another important tip is to make sure you let the cookies cool completely before eating. Right out of the oven the cookies are quite crumbly.
If you want softer, chewy cookies, do not press them too thin.
How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies
Start by mixing up the ingredients until well combined in a large bowl.
You can do this by hand - you do not need a mixer
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Then using a spoon, scoop out a bit of the mixture and roll into about a 1" ball using your hands.
You can use a bit of oil to make sure it does not stick to your hands.
Place each little ball on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 2" apart.
Then, using a fork, gently press down in the center of each cookie from two different directions to make a
Be careful not to make the cookie too thin.
Bake cookies for about 12 minutes and let cool at least 5 minutes before serving.
When you are doing the ketogenic diet you want to make sure that you use an app like MyFitnessPal or Carb Manager to scan every ingredient and make sure you are staying within your macros.
Depending on the brand ingredients you use, the carb count especially may vary.
For this recipe, I used this peanut butter and Stevia in the Raw - which brings each cookie to 134 calories, 2 net carbs, 6g protein
- 1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
- ½ Cup of granulated sweetener
- 1 Egg
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined. Consistency will change to a thick dough.
- Using a small spoon, scoop enough dough to roll a 1 inch ball in your hands.
- Place balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Press each ball down with a fork, twice, creating a criss cross pattern on each cookie.
- Bake for about 12 min or until cookies are cooked through - they will feel soft to the touch.
- Let cool for completely before serving. Store in air tight container in the refrigerator.
Cookies are best when given a few minutes to cool. Different peanut butter brands will change the consistency and taste of the cookies. I have found Smuckers Natural Creamy Peanut Butter to be one of the best for solid cookies with low carbs. For chewier cookies, do not press too thin before baking. Keep refrigerated to keep fresh after baking.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 143Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 16mgSodium 85mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 6g
Nutrition calculations based on exact ingredients used and may vary between brands. For exact macro measurements, always calculate your own macros using the exact ingredients that you use.