Keto Cookie Recipes
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As both an avid baker and sweet tooth, keto cookie recipes are my absolute passion.
These many keto cookies below are sure to tick all your dietary boxes for your next snack or dessert!
What Are Keto Cookie Recipes?
Keto Cookie Recipes are low-carb version of all you classic cookie recipes for a perfect keto dessert.
You can easily make keto-friendly alternative to your classic peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, thumbprint cookies, or even snowball cookies.
All you need is the right keto-friendly ingredients and detailed step-by-step instructions that you can find on each of the more than 30 curated keto cookie recipes below.
The typical ingredients used in keto treats are:
- Almond Flour – Almond Flour is a low-carb flour that contains about 7 times fewer carbs than regular all-purpose flour.
- Coconut Flour – Coconut Flour is another delicious flour substitute, but its high water absorption makes it more challenging to use, so be sure to follow the recipe precisely!
- Sugar-Free Sweetener – Replacing sugar requires using an alternative such as erythritol or allulose to keep the same cookie texture.
- Cocoa Powder – Unsweetened cocoa powder brings all the chocolate taste in keto chocolate cookies.
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – Store-bought chocolate chips are often loaded with sugar. For keto cookies, it’s crucial to find dark chocolate chips made with no sugar.
- Peanut Butter – Natural peanut butter or other nut butter like almond butter or cashew butter, as well as sunflower seed butter are great to provide taste and texture to low-carb cookies.
- Butter – Butter is often used to bring texture to the best keto cookie recipes.
- Coconut – Unsweetened shredded coconut can bring a delicate flavor to keto cookies.
- Eggs – Eggs are often necessary in low-carb baking to provide texture without having to add applesauce.
How To Make Keto Cookies
Making sugar-free cookies is quite easy once you have found the right ingredients and as long as you follow a tested, trusted recipe like the example I provide below.
To illustrate how easy you can make keto cookie recipes, I’ve taken the example of Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. To make them, you need typical low-carb cookie ingredients:
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Softened Unsalted Butter
- Crystal Sweetener
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Flour
- Baking Powder
- Sugar-free Chocolate Chips
Making these cookies is ridiculously easy as it consists in first combining the liquid ingredients with the erythritol and beating them in a bowl before incorporating the dry ingredients.
Once the chocolate chips are added, the dough is divided into balls on a baking sheet before being flattened and cooked at 350°F (180°C) for 15 minutes.
Most keto cookie recipes can be kept for one to two weeks in a sealed cookie jar in a cool, dry, and dark place.
They can also be kept in the fridge in an airtight container.
Alternatively, all keto cookies can be frozen for up to three months in the freezer and thawed in the fridge overnight.
My Favorite Keto Cookie Recipes
Frequently Asked Questions
A typical classic cookie recipe contains more than 25 grams of net carbs per serving.
On a keto diet, you are generally trying to limit your net carbs for a whole day between 20 and 30 grams of net carbs.
As a result, a single classic cookie can fill your net carbs intake so it’s not advised to eat any on a low-carb keto diet.
You need to make your own keto cookies instead.
Yes, a single cookie contains, on average, 25 grams of net carbs. Not only does this most likely cover your whole net carbs for a day, but it’s almost certain to immediately take you out of ketosis with a massive spike in blood sugar levels.
Unless they are clearly labeled as keto-friendly, commercial cookies are typically in the range of 15g to 45 grams of net carbs per serving.
Some store-bought keto cookies can be found with 5 to 10 grams of net carbs.
Making your own keto cookies with the recipes in this post allows you to adjust the size of your cookies to reduce the number of net carbs.
30+ Keto Cookie Recipes
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lightly oil paper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, using an electric beater, beat softened unsalted butter, natural peanut butter, egg, vanilla extract, and erythritol until smooth and creamy.
- Add in almond flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Beat the dough on the low-speed setting until fully incorporated, then using a spatula, fold in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Roll 8 dough balls between lightly greased hands and place each dough ball on the cookie sheet leaving half a thumb of space between each.
- Slightly flatten each cookie dough ball and add extra sugar-free dark chocolate chunks on top if you like.
- Bake in the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown on the side.
- Let the cookies fully cool down on the cookie sheet before transferring them on a wire rack to bring to room temperature. The cookies firm up as they cool down on the cookie sheet, so be patient.
- Store in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze and thaw at room temperature.
The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only.
The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sweeteners from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sweeteners are excluded because they are not metabolized.
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