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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies With [Almond Flour]

Are you craving peanut butter cookies? Then these Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are here to come to your rescue. They are low in carbs, grain, and gluten-free, yet also keto-friendly.

Plus, they are made with simple ingredients. What’s not to love? These almond flour peanut butter cookies allow you to enjoy a treat without worrying about the carbs.

At only 2.4 net carbs, these cookies will not spike your blood sugar, making them perfect for anyone doing a ketogenic diet. I’ve always been a fan of a good peanut butter cookie.

In fact, it’s one of the first cookies I ever attempted to make homemade myself. Something about that criss-cross pattern always drew me in.

That should give you some indication of how important it was for me to create a keto peanut butter cookie recipe that worked perfectly. I was craving the original recipe to help silence my sweet tooth.

You might want to check out our keto peanut butter coconut flour cookies if you are looking for a coconut flour option.

Since I first began baking, I have created many cookie recipes and have been having so much fun converting my favorites into keto-friendly versions.

You can find my complete list of Keto Cookie recipes that any cookie lover doing keto would enjoy exploring.

And check out our keto peanut butter recipes for more delicious keto-friendly peanut butter recipes!

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Oh and since this recipe is made with almond flour, I recommend you visit our keto almond flour recipes for more delicious options.

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

keto peanut butter cookies made with almond flour
keto peanut butter cookies made with almond flour

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

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Although I’ve seen plenty of low-carb keto peanut butter cookie recipes that use only three basic ingredients, you know, the flourless peanut butter cookies, I must tell you I’m not a fan.

Yes, those are easy cookies, but the flavor and texture just didn’t measure up for me.

Remember, I was after a true peanut butter cookie experience.

Please understand that when this girl gets a craving, it’s vital I come up with a recipe alternative that works because cheating is just not an option.

Not unless I’m willing to pay for the days of inflammation I’m bound to experience afterward. Trust me when I tell you that the battle to be pain-free is challenging enough when I eat according to plan.

So I don’t need to make matters worse by intentionally eating off course. I say all that to say that, a substitute needs to be spot on to avoid a setback for this girl.

The problem I had with these cookies was that they did not have enough structure and crumbled too easily. And that’s not what I was craving.

I wanted a keto peanut butter cookie that I could sink my teeth into, and that would remind me of the one I made countless times for my family.

Ingredients Needed & Tools

keto almond flour peanut butter cookies ingredients
keto almond flour peanut butter cookies ingredients

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The following are the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make low carb peanut butter cookies. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.

Best Sugar-Free Sweeteners For Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Almond flour peanut butter cookies displayed in different size plates and inside a clear cookie jar
Almond flour peanut butter cookies displayed in different size plates and inside a clear cookie jar

When it comes to choosing a low-carb sweetener for these keto cookies, any of your favorite equivalents would work. Just keep in mind that they have varying degrees of sweetness.

Some sugar substitutes measure cup for cup, while others are not as sweet as sugar and would require more in order to get the same level of sweetness.

If you are regular on our site, you know by now that I’m a huge fan of Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener.

This is because the texture of Lakanto is spot on since there is barely any aftertaste.

It is a monk fruit and erythritol blend. If you have not given this all-natural sweetener a try, you have no idea what you are missing. 

That being said, I’m also partial to Swerve another erythritol blend.  It works well in this recipe and is a great choice if you are looking for a sugar substitute that has no bitter aftertaste and measures just like sugar.

Swerve is made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors.

Like Lankanto, Swerve has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. I know some of you are stevia fans; if that’s you, you can use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure in this recipe.

However, it’s important to note that if you are using Pyure you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter option.

Lastly, if you cannot 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.

keto peanut butter cookies cooling on a rack
Delicious homemade keto peanut butter cookies on cooling rack.

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies With Almond Flour

Enter peanut butter cookies with almond flour to the rescue! The peanut butter cookie uses almond flour to give it the perfect texture and flavor.

I’m happy to report that my determination paid off. Because I was able to create a recipe for low-carb peanut butter cookies with almond flour that not only quenched a craving but that I could proudly share with you.

My recipe calls for all-natural peanut butter, egg, sugar substitute, butter, and a cup of almond flour. That one cup of almond flour made all the difference. It’s what gave these cookies the perfect consistency.

How To Make Perfect Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

keto peanut butter cookies process pictures
keto peanut butter cookies process pictures

With very little prep time, you can enjoy low-carb cookies that have a very low carb count and taste like the real thing.

You’ll begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the cookie sheet by lightly greasing or lining the baking tray with parchment paper.

Then, using an electric mixer, you’ll combine the peanut butter with the butter, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and egg.

Next to the wet ingredients, you’ll add the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, and salt.

Beat the mixture until fully incorporated.

Once the cookie dough is ready, drop by the tablespoon or small cookie scoop of dough to form little cookie dough balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Then, flatten each cookie with the tines of a fork to make a crisscross pattern.

Next, bake them in the 350-degree oven until lightly golden brown around the edges, for about 10–12 minutes.

Last, but not least, allow the cookies to cool completely before eating and storing, as these cookies can be very fragile until they are fully cool.

I recommend you allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack and allowing them to cool further.

Store your leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days in the refrigerator or three weeks in the freezer.

Can You Use Peanut Butter Powder Instead Or Regular Peanut Butter In This Recipe?

I’m happy to report that you can use peanut butter powder in place of the creamy peanut butter in this recipe.

With that being said, I only recommend Naked PB Organic Powder, as it’s the one I have tested.

To do so, simply reconstitute the powdered peanut butter with equal parts water and powder. Then use it in the same way you would use traditional peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies

Keto-friendly peanut butter cookies served in a vintage plates
Keto-friendly peanut butter cookies served in a vintage plates

Keto Baking

Can I tell you that when I first started baking with low-carb ingredients, I really struggled? That’s because keto baking can be a bit overwhelming.

There are just so many ingredients that simply do not behave exactly like their high-carb counterparts. Frankly, it was frustrating.

Especially since I was an experienced baker, who was used to baking with her eyes closed. It was enough to make me want to throw in the towel.

Today, I understand keto baking, but that was not always the case.  

Trust me, those first attempts were epic fail.  So stay the course because the satisfaction of knowing you are not only making something delicious but healthy is quite rewarding.

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low carb peanut butter cookies served and ready to enjoy
low carb peanut butter cookies served and ready to enjoy

I sure hope you will give this keto peanut butter cookies recipe a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook.

It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.

If you’re a fan of peanut butter cookies, you should also try our keto no-bake peanut butter cookies and our keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies (Almond Flour)

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This recipe for Keto Peanut Butter Cookies uses almond flour and produces the perfect low-carb peanut butter cookie for anyone doing keto. It's an almond flour peanut butter cookie that will fool your tastbuds.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare the cookie sheet by lightly greasing or lining them with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer, beat well the peanut butter, softened butter, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and egg.
  4. To this wet mixture add almond flour and baking powder and salt. Stir the mixture with the electric blender until fully incorporated.
  5. Then drop by the tablespoon or use a small cookie scoop of dough to form little balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Once the dough balls are on the cookie sheet, flatten them with the tines of a fork and make a crisscross design.
  7. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until they are lightly brown around the edges about 15 minutes.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool completely before eating and storing as these cookies can be very fragile until they fully cool and set.
  9. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

You can substitute the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or almond butter or even cashew butter in equal amounts.

Can You Use Peanut Butter Powder Instead Or Regular Peanut Butter In This Recipe?

I'm happy to report that you can use peanut butter powder in place of the creamy peanut butter in this recipe. I only recommend Naked PB Organic Powder, as it's the one I have tested. To do so, simply reconstitute the powdered peanut butter with equal parts water and powder. Then, use it in the same way you would use traditional peanut butter.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 13.3gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCarbohydrates: 3.5gNet Carbohydrates: 2.4gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5.1g

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Shirley

Saturday 16th of September 2023

Taste great I-got 24 biscuits wi be making these again ran ou of almnd flour so put quarter cup of coconut flour stil came out great โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hilda Solares

Monday 18th of September 2023

Glad you enjoyed it Shirley!

Marita

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

I only used 1/4 cup sweetener & added some sugar free choc chips to half the batch- the other half I drizzled some melted dark choc over the top. Really hits that afternoon needy time on the head.

Hilda Solares

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Awesome Marita! Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

Kayla

Thursday 10th of August 2023

I am trying to adjust my baking for my hubby who now is diabetic. I was excited to find this recipe, which I followed to the letter. The dough was very soft, I added a little more almond flour, but it was still soft. What did I do wrong? Hubby said the cookies are not bad, I think they are grainy. I donโ€™t expect an answer, nobody ever does. Just want to know how to fix the recipe so the cookies look like yours.

Terri

Saturday 30th of September 2023

@Kayla, I added peanut flour a little at a time until the dough was loose from the bowl. It was between 1/4 and 1/2 cup. Perfect!

Hilda Solares

Tuesday 15th of August 2023

Hi Kayla, This is a very popular recipe on our site so not sure why the dough came out so soft for you. You could refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before baking to see if that helps you. Almond flour is grainy and not an exact swap for traditional flour however you could measure then sift the almond flour and maybe that would help. The cookies are fragile straight out of the oven but they firm up once fully cooled.

Danny

Friday 12th of May 2023

How much granular sugar sub should i reduce, my family said it had a bit of a cooling effect bc of the swerve

Hilda Solares

Friday 12th of May 2023

Hi Danny, You can try reducing to a total of 3/4 cup and as little as 1/2 cup to see if this helps or try using granulated Monkfruit I prefer Lakanto

Jackie

Wednesday 19th of April 2023

Wow what a great cookie dough they're in the oven as I'm typing. I used caramel essence and oh my word the taste is incredible. Whether or not the cookies turn out good I'm happy with the dough๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Hilda Solares

Monday 24th of April 2023

Hi Jackie, I hope you enjoyed the recipe. I love the idea of using caramel essence.

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