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Keto Pistachio Cookies


If you’re a fan of pistachios, these keto pistachio cookies are calling your name.  Unlike other pistachio cookie recipes, these low-carb cookies use only natural ingredients, so no artificial pudding mix is used here.

This ensures that these cookies are both grain-free and keto-friendly. Plus it allows for the pistachios to be the star, as they should be. 

They have a soft-baked texture with the pistachios adding the perfect amount of crunch. 

I love the pale green color they have, making them a festive choice for the holidays; think how well-received these will be on Christmas, Easter, and of course, St. Patrick’s Day.

However, the fact that it’s also a simple and fuss-free recipe for low-carb pistachio cookies makes them a welcome treat all year round.

I invite you to also check out our entire collection of keto cookies for other yummy options.

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Keto Pistachio Cookies
Keto Pistachio Cookies

Keto Pistachio Cookies

Having a homemade cookie recipe that comes together quickly is important to me. After all, I aim to create keto recipes that stop cravings in their track but also are simple to execute. 

When I embarked on coming up with a low-carb pistachio cookie recipe I was inspired by my recipe for keto lemon cookies. By swapping out a couple of ingredients, I was able to create a sugar-free pistachio cookie that even non-keto folks will enjoy.

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How To Make Keto Pistachio Cookies

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A key to keto baking is making sure that all your ingredients are at the correct temperature before attempting to make the recipe.

Usually, this means having the ingredients at room temperature unless otherwise indicated. Since the base of this cookie recipe uses cream cheese, this step was crucial.

Otherwise, the dough will end up being dotted with little pieces of cream cheese, and that’s not what you want. The eggs and butter also need to be at room temperature to ensure proper blending and rising. 

These cookies also feature a keto vanilla glaze that, although not necessary, certainly adds a nice touch. Plus, it allows for more crushed pistachios to be sprinkled on the baked cookies. So worth the little extra step!

The following are all the ingredients to make these keto-friendly pistachio cookies. Note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the page.

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Keto pistachio cookies

Sugar Substitute Options

When it comes to choosing which sugar substitute to use for these low-carb cookies, I have several for you to choose from.

My absolute fav is Lakanto Monk Fruit, probably because the texture is spot on and since there is barely any aftertaste.  I will say that I am also partial to the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend.

Similar to Lakanto, it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. This my friend, is a major win!

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for this cookie recipe. But if using Pyure, you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for since it’s a lot sweeter.

Lastly, if you can easily find a more natural sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda with great success.

You will want to use the Splenda that has a bulking agent. It’s the one that comes in larger bags. I don’t recommend Splenda Bake because it’s actually half sugar, half sucralose product and will be too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly.

However, when it comes to keto vanilla icing for this recipe, you will have to use a confectioner sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great options for you to choose from.

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Keto Pistachio Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Unlike other pistachio cookie recipes, these keto pistachio cookies use only natural ingredients, so no artificial pudding mix used here! Enjoy a guiltless low carb pistachio cookie!


Keto Vanilla Glaze:


  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
  2. Stir together coconut flour, baking powder, salt and set aside the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, until fully combined using an electric mixer set to medium speed.
  4. Next, add the eggs one at a time, and beat well after each addition.
  5. If adding the optional food coloring do so at this time.
  6. Add dry ingredients to wet mixture, stir until fully combined.
  7. Stir in 3/4 cup of finely chopped pistachios.
  8. Next, chill the dough for at least ½ hour.
  9. Using a small cookie scoop add the cookies to a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment-lined sheet.
  10. Flatten slightly each ball onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
  12. Allow cookies to cool for 30 minutes before drizzling the vanilla glaze.
  13. Store cookies in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Keto Vanilla Glaze

  1. In a small bowl combine sugar-free confectioner's sweetener, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the fully cooled cookies.
  3. While the glaze is still wet add the reserved chopped pistachios.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 8.5gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 43mgCarbohydrates: 2.5gNet Carbohydrates: 1.7gFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.2gProtein: 1.8g

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Friday 31st of December 2021

Awesome recipe!

Hilda Solares

Friday 31st of December 2021

Glad you enjoyed it Jay!


Monday 15th of March 2021

Love these cookies. Alittle addictive!🤗

Hilda Solares

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Happy to hear you love the pistachio cookies Lori. Know you can always freeze them baked or the dough so you can have only the allotted amount for your macros.


Thursday 31st of December 2020

These are delicious, a keto dessert hit in our house! Thank you

Hilda Solares

Monday 4th of January 2021

Hi Colleen, so happy the pistachio coolies were a hit at your home!

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