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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour

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These keto peanut butter cookies with almond flour are crunchy cookies perfect for a vegan keto diet because they don’t have any eggs or dairy!

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Bonus, these cookies contain only 7 ingredients. So they are the easiest peanut butter cookies to fix a sweet craving in no time.

Why These Cookies Are Delicious

Everybody agrees that low-carb cookies are the absolute best snack on a keto diet, it’s easy to make, and delicious to eat. Not a single week should go by without eating a cookie. Nut butter cookies are delicious, in particular any cookie with peanut butter!

This particular Keto Peanut Butter Cookie recipe makes the best cookies.

My fudgy chocolate avocado cookies with peanut butter are definitely one of my favorites. But today, I am sharing something different. No chocolate, no avocado. A keto vegan cookie recipe, yes, there are no eggs or dairy in this recipe.

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Are Peanut Butter Cookies low in carbs?

Yes, they are! These peanut butter almond flour cookies are made with only keto-friendly ingredients. But remember, stick to the serving size on the keto diet! What makes a lot of food not compatible with a keto diet is the quantity eaten!

Peanut butter is a good keto-friendly ingredient as it contains only 1.4 grams of net carbs per serving of two tablespoons! However, store-bought peanut butter is not always made with only peanuts. In doubt, you can always make your own peanut butter. It’s effortless and rapid!

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This recipe is also made with Almond Flour, and it is one of my favorite keto-friendly flours with only 10.6 grams of net carbs per 100 grams. Compare this with regular wheat flour that tops up at 75 grams of net carbs per 100 grams!

All this makes these Peanut Butter Cookies a great keto-friendly snack!

How to make this recipe?

These low-carb peanut butter cookies are straightforward to make, one of the easiest almond flour keto recipes I have! All you need are 7 simple ingredients for the most delicious crunchy vanilla peanut butter cookies. 

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Hi! Do you need help to start Keto?

By Carine from Sweetashoney

  • Almond flour is preferred to use blanched almond flour instead of almond meal. It has a finer texture, and it works better in this recipe. Are almond flour recipes keto? If used with other keto-friendly ingredients, absolutely!
  • Natural Peanut butter – Yes, peanut butter is keto-friendly! Always make sure you use unsweetened and fresh peanut butter. An old peanut butter jar tends to dry out and would not make as delicious cookies. You can either used salted peanut butter or unsalted peanut butter. If you use salted peanut butter, don’t add the extra salt in this recipe.
  • Coconut oil – I use unrefined coconut oil. Feel free to use refined coconut oil if you don’t like coconut flavor.
  • Baking soda
  • Salt – optional, only if your peanut butter is unsalted.
  • Sugar-free crystal sweetener – I used erythritol in this recipe. Feel free to replace it with monk fruit sugar if preferred. Both options are 100% sugar-free and no carbs. If you are paleo, coconut sugar will works too – careful the recipe won’t be low carb anymore!
  • Xanthan gum – optional but recommended to make sure the cookies hold any time!

Making Eggless Cookies

I know you have been used to adding eggs into your peanut butter cookie recipe. Eggs do make tasty cookies. But, my husband is vegan, and I love to share my food with him. What is the point of baking if you can’t share what you make, right?

So these are eggless almond flour peanut butter cookies. Since they are also dairy-free, they fit both of our diets. Vegan and Low Carb, because sharing food with people I love makes me happy!

This recipe does not use all-purpose flour or wheat flour. It is completely gluten-free.

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How do they taste?

So now you wonder what makes these almond flour peanut butter cookies so special? Well, compared to regular cookies, they will be super SOFT when out of the oven.

Like really soft! You might even think that they are undercooked. And you will think there is NO way this recipe will harden and works! But it does.

These cookies are egg-free and need more cooling time than baking time to become crunchy and delicious. 

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Expert Tip

Following are my tips to make the most delicious sugar-free peanut butter cookies:

  1. Follow the baking time. It takes 10 minutes, not more. The cookies will be very soft and will look undercooked, and that is what you want!
  2. Cool them down for 10 minutes on the cooking tray. Please don’t touch them. Start your timer and wait 10 full minutes. Now they are half hard.
  3. Cool them down for 10 minutes on the cooling rack. Transfer each cookie gently on a cooling rack by sliding a spatula under the cookie. Wait for another 10 minutes and let the magic happens!

Your keto peanut butter cookies with almond flour are now crunchy, buttery, and delicious!

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So now, let me know what you think of these easy low carb peanut butter cookies?

More keto almond flour cookies

If you like keto recipes with almond flour, check out these other keto almond flour recipes that make cookies just as delicious as this one!

xoxo Carine

Recipe Card

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour

Low Carb peanut butter cookies almond four
4.4gNet Carbs
4.86 from 390 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Cool down 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Net Carbs 4.4g
Fat 15.5g
Protein 6.6g
Calories 187kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
8 large cookies
Low-carb peanut butter cookies with almond flour, coconut oil, sugar-free. 100% easy keto gluten-free vegan cookies with no eggs.

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  • Preheat oven to fan-bake 350°F (180°C).
  • Line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Set aside.

Make the cookie dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients: peanut butter, melted coconut oil, erythritol, almond meal, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, and vanilla essence.
  • Combine with a spatula until it forms a thick cookie dough. 
  • Divide dough into 8 large cookies (or 12 smaller cookies). 

Bake the cookies

  • Place each cookie ball on the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with your hand palm, then use a fork to flatten more and create a lovely fork print on top of your peanut butter cookies. Those cookies won't expand while baking, so there is no need to leave more than half a thumb space between each cookie.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until sides are golden. The cookies look uncooked, they are VERY soft after baking, and that is what you want!

Cooldown 10 minutes on the cookie tray

  • Remove the tray from the oven and let cool down for at least 10 minutes on the tray, at room temperature. I know this isn't easy to believe they will harden, but they will! Don't touch them. Just let the magic happens.

Cooldown 10 minutes on the cookie rack

  • Now, the cookies are a bit harder, still soft, so carefully slide a spatula under each cookie and transfer them one by one onto a cookie rack to cool down 10 more minutes. Trust me. It is worth waiting for! I know it smells good, but wait for the magic to happen.
  • After 20 minutes, the cookies are ready to eat, but if you love them crunchy, wait until they reach room temperature - should not take more than 20 more minutes. They will end up very crunchy, hard, and buttery. 
  • Store in a cookie jar - glass or metal - for up to 2 weeks. 
Cooldown: These almond flour peanut butter cookies are mainly made of healthy fat, they don't contain eggs, and they need the 2 steps of cool down to get hard and crunchy. Don't skip those steps!
Sugar-free sweetener: you can use erythritol or monk fruit sugar in this recipe.
Paleo sweetener: Coconut sugar would be a good alternative (but it is not sugar-free). Use the same amount as erythritol. This would make this recipe not suitable for a keto diet!
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.5g24%
Carbohydrates 6.7g2%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugar 2.2g2%
Protein 6.6g13%
Net Carbs 4.4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi, I made these however it was too dry to bind together so I added an egg. The taste of these were amazing however mine did not become crispy? I left them for longer outside to cool down. They were of a soft chewy cookie so still great but I wonder why they didn’t crisp up?

    • I guess adding an egg is reason why they didn’t crisp. I never had to add an egg it is strne that the texture wasn’t comin together. May be you use almond meal instead of flour, it is thicker and dry out baking quickly. That’s the only thing I see. Enjoy the recipe around here, XOXO Carine.

    • Thank you ! Cookie scoop are the best to make even size cookies, great ideas! Enjoy the recipes around here, XOXO Carine.

  2. 5 stars
    Amazing cookies! Here are the chanegds I made:
    1. Replaced sweetener with 1/2 cup of regular sugar instead
    2. Added one egg
    3. Added 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon , pinch of nutmeg, clove, cardamom powder
    4. Made 10 cookies

  3. 5 stars
    These came out amazing! Just how I wanted and have been looking for! Used home made almond butter and added keto chocolate chips! Entire family is obsessed and so am I! Making again ASAP!

  4. 5 stars
    So much tastier than I thought they would be. Very good recipe. I love them. I’m still trying to get accustomed to the texture of Almond flour. LOL. But these turned out Great. Thanks for the recipe. ????

    • That is what I love to read :)I take a while to enjoy the new flours on keto diet but you will get there and then never turn back! Enjoy the keto baking recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  5. I have used Monk Sugar and Erythritol and recently bought a bag of Stevia that I used. I followed the directions but the cookies were very soft and crumbly. Couldn’t even pick them up without falling apart. So, I may try it with the other sweeteners but the Stevia didn’t work and there are other PB cookie recipes I’ve tried that work.

    • The recipe doesn’t use stevia that is why it didn’t work. Stevia is too light and doesn’t melt as erythritol or monk fruit crystal or xylitol. Those 3 are the options I recommend to succeed with this cookie recipe. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    I made these cookies last night and I found 1/3 cup of Erythritol is a bit too sweet for me so I will cut back on it next time, but overall it’s delicious 🙂

    • Same. Way too sweet for me. I’m gonna try about half that amount next time because 1/3C of monk fruit sweetener was extremely sweet.

      • All sweetener are different maybe try an allulose based sweetener they re less sweet thn erythritol. Enjoy the cookies, XOXO Carine.

    • It is funny how sweetness can differ from one person to another! You can definitely cut back on sweetener and get a lovely result with thi recipe. Enjoy, XOXO Carine.

  7. Hi just curious are the carbs per cookie based on the larger 8 or smaller 12 batch? Making these right now ????

  8. 5 stars
    Ok, so I haven’t baked them yet, so can’t comment on finished product. But I bake a lot and cookie dough is my downfall, lol, and this dough is awesome!!! Took care of my Pb cookie dough craving!!! Will bake the rest, or maybe keep the dough in the fridge.

    • That is the good part about this recipe, it is safe to be eaten raw has there is no eggs ! Great idea to keep some for an upcoming cookie dough craving 🙂 Enjoy ! Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    Made these yesterday … instead of using vanilla I used almond extract. I also used crunchy peanut butter as that’s what I had. I ended up making 4 batches!! They are delicious and so healthy! The whole family have fallen in love with these so this will become a staple I’m sure! Thanks so much for your lovely yet easy to make creations ????

    • Oh thank you so much for that beautiful feedback on my cookie recipe ! I love when the whole family enjoy my recipes, it makes me so happy. Enjoy the blog recipes, XOXO Carine.

    • I don’t have an air fryer so I am not sure but it looks like anything you can cook in the oven are fine with air fryer so why not ! I am not sure how long it will take tho. Enjoy the cookies, XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe and love it. I added a little extra peanut butter(2/3 vs 1/2) and added 2 tablespoons of PB Fit(could also use PB2) to kick the peanut butter flavour up a notch. I cannot figure out how you are calculating carbs because when I do it by ingredient and add them up I get 2-3 net carbs, not the 4.4 that you show.

    • I am glad you loved the peanut butter cookies! Carb calculation vary a lot based on the brand of ingredients you used. It is always great that you double check your carbs count based on the brand you used especially if you count macro closely. I am happy to hear that the carbs count you get is even lower than mine ! Great news. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    I have tried so many low carb cookie recipes which are okbut wanted something more like an English biscuit with crunch rather than chewy. Went to make a batch of these, oh no, the peanut butter I had bought was full of sugar but I had a jar of almond butter so thought i would give it a try. Added some almond essence but otherwise stuck exactly to your recipe. So easy and Yummy. Thank you

    • Thanks for the lovely story. That is amazing how many peanut butter brands had sugar in their mix right? So disappointed but great call on replacing by almond butter, such an healthy swap! Thanks again for trying my recipes. Enjoy the blog XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    Tried your recipe today and they came out great!! Used ground almond paste, would recommend a little less salt for that.
    Texture is perfect.
    love your site!
    many greetings from Germany,

    • Guten Morgen! Thanks for trying my recipes from Germany and for the awesome feedback. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  13. 5 stars
    Tried your recipe today and they came out great, thank you so much! Used ground almond paste and would reduce the salt a bit.
    Texture is perfect ????

  14. 5 stars
    I had to come back to say YUM! I made the PB Cookies with chunky PB and they were great. Then i made some with almond butter, almond extract and chopped up almonds ( great tea cookie). Then I made some ginger spice ones with minced up raw ginger, cardamon, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and ginger powder. ( another great tea cookie). Then I made crunchy peanut butter and blackberry/huckleberry jam thumbprints. Then i made chocolate almond ones with cocao powder, almonds and a chopped up dark chocolate bar I made with almond extract. The possibilities are endless! This was my first keto cookie recipe and it’s a keeper!!! Thanks again! ???? lol and then I made a pie crust! Lol just kidding…. Or am I? Muhahaha

    • OMG! You are so creative I love what you made with this simple recipe and hey! why not trying that pie crust afterall, great idea 🙂 Thanks SO much for sharing your ideas and your lovely feedback. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  15. 5 stars
    Bravo! This is THE BEST low-carb PB cookie recipe I’ve found! Thank you and I’ll be making these again soon.

    • Oh thank you SO much for this lovely comment! I am glad you like them. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  16. 5 stars
    These turned out really good. I used crunchy natural unsalted PB and added salt. Followed the recipe to a T and they are crunchy, crisp and light. I will make again because I made 10 cookies and my boyfriend ate half of them within several hours! Thanks so much for the recipe, very simple and I like that it was a small batch so I could see if I liked them as most recipes are double these ingredients. Next I will try an almond butter version with almonds and almond extract. I ate one for desert and it hit the apot! Sweet, salty and nutty! Honestly I’ve never been a PB cookie person but I’m exerting all my will power to not have seconds! Lol

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