A classic peanut butter cookie recipe that’s low carb and Keto friendly! And get this, these delicious morsels are made in under 15 minutes!
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If you’ve ever made peanut butter cookies before, you know how easy they can be to make. With just a few ingredients, they are the easiest homemade cookies you’ll find.
Not only are they a three ingredient cookie, it only takes 2 minutes to make the dough and another 12 to bake. And not only are they quick and easy, everything is mixed up in one bowl making clean up a cinch!
So you can have fresh cookies in under 15 minutes! Spread a little sugar free homemade jam over the top and take it to the next level with a PBJ cookie!
What’s in Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and form into balls.
Smooth out using your hands. Using a fork, make cross hatch marks, pressing down gently on each dough ball.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.
Allow to cool completely before serving, this is important!
If you do not allow them to cool, they could crumble apart.
Tips for Perfect Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
This recipe is super simple but there here are a few tips to ensure your Keto Peanut Butter Cookie recipe turns out great every time.
How to Get the Best Peanut Butter Flavor Cookies
This probably goes without saying, but always make sure you are using the freshest peanut butter. It truly is the main flavor in these cookies so the peanut butter needs to be really fresh.
While everyone has their favorite peanut butter brands, I was introduced to Crazy Richard’s some time back and I haven’t used another brand since. Their peanut butter is rich and creamy, has no preservatives, is non GMO and it only has one ingredient…PEANUTS. Check it out along with their other products on their website.
How to Keep My Cookies from Crumbling
Because these are gluten free peanut butter cookies, they tend to be much more delicate than traditional cookies. The key to keeping them together is to let them set up when you take then out of the oven, by not removing them from the sheet pan until completely cooled.
What Sweetener is Best for Keto Peanut Butter Cookies?
I used Swerve when developing this recipe. However, since then, I have discovered Allulose. If you’d like for these cookies to be a little more chewy, switching the sweetener to Allulose would be the way to go.
I actually love baking with Allulose now. It doesn’t have the cooling effect Swerve tends to have.
Can I Freeze Keto Peanut Butter Cookies?
These low carb cookies freeze very well. Because they contain a lot of fat, you’ll want to store them in an airtight container with parchment paper between each layer to keep them from sticking together.
To thaw out, just set them out on the counter for about 30 minutes and they’ll be ready to eat.
Are Peanut Butter Cookies Keto?
These Keto cookies do not contain any flour making them much lower in carbs than most other cookie recipes.
Peanut butter is the main ingredient and where peanuts are indeed a legume, they are high in fat and fiber making them perfectly okay for Keto when eaten in moderation.
The real question if peanut butter is Keto, boils down to what ingredients are used to make it. Unfortunately, some of the brands we grew up with in our PB&J sandwiches contain a significant amount of sugar.
When you’re selecting a Keto friendly peanut butter, you want to look for one that says, ” All Natural,” and also indicates there is no sugar added.
More Keto Peanut Butter Recipes
- Peanut Butter Mousse
- Peanut Butter Frosting
- Inside Out Peanut Butter Squares
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Fat Bombs
More Keto and Low Carb Cookie Recipes
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Edible Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies
- Coconut Meringue Cookies
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
If you’d like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you’ll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I’m offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies – Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with a silicone spoon/spatula, until well combined.
- Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and form into balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Smooth out using your hands.
- Using a fork, make cross hatch marks, pressing down gently on each dough ball. Using a fork, make cross hatch marks, pressing down gently on each dough ball.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden. Allow to cool completely before serving, this is important! If you do not allow them to cool, they could crumble apart.