These amazing Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are a nice sweet treat on the Keto Diet. Each Keto peanut butter cookie is only 1 gram of net carbs and have only 100 calories.
Even if you are not on the keto diet, these low carb peanut butter cookies are great dessert. You want to keep your consumption to one or two because they contain artificial sweetener that can cause stomach upset.
We love sharing awesome Keto Desserts like these peanut butter cookies. I love that the cookies taste great and are extremely easy to make. They are for a novice baker like me. That means you really can’t mess it up.
Is Peanut Butter OK on the Keto Diet?
If there is no sugar added, peanut butter is fine in moderation on the Keto diet. Since it is high in fat and low in carbs, it is a great food choice.
Just watch your protein intake with peanut butter as the Keto diet is a low protein high fat diet. If you are on a low carb diet, it is definitely a go-to food choice.
What brand peanut butter is Keto friendly?
The Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter is great choice of peanut butter on the Keto Diet because it does not have added sugar and comes in bulk. Make sure to give it mix to make sure the bottom does not get dried out.
The ingredients listed on the side of the Kirkland Brand Peanut Butter are Dry Roasted Organic Peanuts and Sea Salt. There is no added sugar to it. After going though tons of peanut labels, I have found the sugar is probably in the peanut because it is not added as an ingredient.
Make sure to check the labels of any peanut butter that you are consider buying. I have noticed that some include palm oil and some other weird ingredients. You want to steer clear anything that has more than nuts and salt.
If you are on the go and want a quick snack, Justin’s and Noosh make Nut Butter Packets that are delicious and easy to eat.
Can you have peanut butter cookies Keto?
Peanut butter cookies are traditionally made with flour and sugar so they would not be Keto.
However, today we have made peanut butter cookies with no flour or sugar. We have added Keto friendly artificial sweetener to make them tasty and great for a small Keto dessert or snack.
Here are some more yummy Keto dessert you will love: Edible Low Carb KETO Cookie Dough Recipe, Low Carb KETO Scones Recipe, Keto Cheesecake Fluff Recipe, Keto Chocolate Mousse Recipe, 5 Minute Keto Fudge Recipe, and The BEST Keto Macarons Recipe.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Here are the ingredients you will need to make these keto peanut butter cookies. You can get the full measurement in the recipe card below. Also, you can make changes to the recipe measurements so that you can reduce the amount of cookies if needed.
This recipe makes 15 cookies, but you can lower that amount by dividing the recipe in half. I personally like to make the full 15 cookies since there is one egg in the recipe and it makes it simpler. Then, I freeze the cookies in packs of 2 for consumption later.
Peanut Butter – Look for no sugar added peanut butter so that you are not accidentally adding some sugar that will kick you out Ketosis. I like to buy my peanut butter in bulk from Costco. Here are my favorite Costco Keto Finds (there are some really good ones!)
Egg – This recipe has one large egg in. The egg is what holds everything together and is the linchpin of the keto cookies.
Granulated Sweetener – To make these cookies, I recommend using one of approved Keto artificial sweeteners like x or monk fruit. Monk fruit grandulated sweetener is great choice because it has a 1:1 ratio with granulated sugar making it simpler to bake with.
Vanilla Extract – The vanilla extract adds a little extra flavor and wetness to the recipe. I highly recommend not skipping this ingredient. You can also use almond extract if you have that on hand.
I also love how inexpensive the vanilla extract from Costco is. It comes in a big bottle and if you like to make your own Keto treats, this is really good price. We go through about a bottle per year.
Can you freeze Peanut Butter Cookies?
You can freeze these baked keto cookies. I usually freeze in individual bags and date them with expiration dates 3 months from the date of baking. This way I can just grab one and let it defrost in the fridge for a snack the next day.
If you want to freeze in bulk, use an air tight container and line with parchment paper so that the cookies do not stick together. Use the parchment paper to create layers of cookies with lining in between.
How long do peanut butter cookies last?
If you place the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge, the cookies will last for 2-3 weeks.
Tools and Supplies
- Baking Sheet
- Silicone Mat or Parchment Paper
- Mixing Bowls
- Stand Mixer or Electric Hand Mixer
How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Cookies?
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degree F.
In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, granulated sweetener, egg and vanilla. extract.
Mix until combined using a stand mixer or electric mixer.
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
Use the cookie dough to create balls about an inch in diameter.
Place the balls on the silicone mat or parchment paper leaving over an inch apart so they will not touch when you flatten them.
Then, flatten them with a fork to make the traditional peanut butter cookie pattern. You want to create a criss cross pattern with the fork. Do not push too hard as the cookie will fall apart if you do.
Add the cookies to the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. You want the cookies to be golden brown.
Remove the cookie sheet from the oven.
Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing with a spatula.
Then, place the cookies on a cooling rather to cool completely before eating. You want them to firm up or they will crumble if too warm.
Serve room temperature with Keto approved unsweetened almond milk or Keto coffee.
Keto Low Carb Meal Plan
Make these cookies part of Low Carb Meal Plan!
- Breakfast – Yummy Baked Avocado Egg Boats
- Lunch – Yummy Low Carb KETO Sesame Chicken
- Dinner – Keto Carnitas – Instant Pot & Slow Cooker Instructions
- 1 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sweetener
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Start by preheating the oven to 350 degree F.
- In a mixing bowl, add the peanut butter, granulated sweetener, egg and vanilla. extract.
- Mix until combined using a stand mixer or electric mixer.
- Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Use the cookie dough to create balls about an inch in diameter.
- Place the balls on the silicone mat or parchment paper leaving over an inch apart so they will not touch when you flatten them.
- Then, flatten them with a fork to make the traditional peanut butter cookie pattern. You want to create a criss cross pattern with the fork. Do not push too hard as the cookie will fall apart if you do.
- Add the cookies to the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. You want the cookies to be golden brown.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the oven.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing with a spatula.
- Then, place the cookies on a cooling rather to cool completely before eating. You want them to firm up or they will crumble if too warm.
- Serve room temperature with Keto approved unsweetened almond milk or Keto coffee.
Nutrition InformationYield 15 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 12mgSodium 68mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 5g