These keto coconut cookies are easy 5-ingredient keto cookies. They taste like French coconut macaroons, soft in the center, crusty outside with delicious coconut flour, and only 4.1 grams of net carbs per large cookie.
Bonus, these cookies are also dairy-free and gluten-free.
Are coconut macaroons keto-friendly?
Trust me, as a French person, the first question I ask myself when I started the keto diet was ‘how to make keto macaroons.’
Because, if you are wondering if traditional coconut macaroons are keto, unfortunately, the answer is no.
Like most French cookies, French macaroons are loaded with sugar from condensed milk, and they are not keto-friendly.
How to make keto-friendly macaroons?
Great news, these keto coconut cookies taste like your favorite French macaroon cookies!
Imagine a soft, moist, and sweet cookie that melts in your mouth with a slightly crusty outside that tastes like toasted coconut.
Plus, they are large cookies, very satisfying, with only 4 grams of net carbs for a quick keto snack.
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So now, let me show you how to make keto macaroons.
What are keto coconut cookies?
Keto coconut cookies are 5-ingredient sugar-free cookies with a similar taste and texture to French coconut macaroon. They are also gluten-free, dairy-free, and can be made egg-free for people on a keto vegan diet.
How to make keto coconut cookies?
This keto coconut cookies recipe is the easiest keto cookies recipe. A 1-bowl recipe with only 5 ingredients for a quick keto snack. All you need to make these coconut macaroon style cookies are:
- Almond flour – fine almond flour or almond meal, both work well in this recipe.
- Unsweetened desiccated coconut or shredded coconut. Now, you are probably wondering if shredded coconut is keto? Well, not always some brands add sugar into it, so make sure you buy an unsweetened shredded coconut for this keto cookie recipe.
- Coconut oil – or melted butter.
- Erythritol or any sugar-free keto sweetener you like, use my keto sweetener converter to swap for a different one.
- Egg or flaxseed egg if on keto vegan. Note that the color and texture of the cookies will be very different using flax eggs.
- Vanilla – optional.
More keto cookie recipes
For the keto cookies lovers you can try the following recipes:
Keto Coconut Cookies
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- 3 teaspoons unsweetened desiccated coconut toasted if desired
- Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F). Lay a cookie sheet with baking paper. Set aside.
- In a food processor, with the S blade attachment, add all the cookie ingredients.
- Process on medium speed until all the ingredients come together. Scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop, and roll into a ball with your hands
- Place each cookie ball on the baking tray covered with baking paper. You should be able to make 10 large cookies with the whole batter.
- Press each ball with your fingers to form thick flat round cookies - about 1 cm thickness.
- Bake at 180°C (360°F) for 18-23 minutes or until the sides and top are golden-brown.
- Cool down on the cookie sheet for 20 minutes, they will harden slightly when cooling down.
- Transfer onto a cookie rack to fully cool down to room temperature.
- Store up to 5 days in a cookie jar or freeze for later.
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