Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Keto Cookies Finally!
I don’t really eat cookies, unless it’s a real cookie made from flour and sugar. And only chocolate chip ones made by my wife Deepti. Keto cookies have never really interested me but since I’ve received a dozen (or maybe 100) requests for a recipe I thought I’d start here. The Keto Peanut Butter cookie is probably the simplest cookie you’ll ever make. It’s literally 3 ingredients, peanut butter, sweetener and egg. However I wanted to put my own spin on it and I’ve done exactly that. So check out the recipe and enjoy!
Any nut will do!
While this is a peanut butter cookie I do believe this recipe will work with any nut butter. In theory it makes perfect sense. However if you do try making it using almond butter or hazelnut butter let me know how it turns out. You could also throw in some sugar free chocolate chips for a chocolate chip cookie.
When it comes to sweeteners I use Sukrin Gold in this recipe. You can use Stevia or Erythritol instead as well, it’s completely up to you. What I would recommend is tasting the batter since all Keto sweeteners vary in levels of sweetness.
The base of this recipe is the peanut butter, sweetener and egg as I mentioned earlier. Everything else is option and a flavour enhancer. I was thinking of ginger cookies when I made this which is why I used the cinnamon and grated ginger. The husk is largely to add some texture to it and the vanilla to ensure there is no eggy taste.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 213
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Carbs: 5g
- Fat: 16g
- Protein: 10g
- Fiber: 3g
This recipe makes 8 servings. One serving = One Cookie. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.
Now I’ve made 8 cookies using this recipe but being really honest they were way too big. I would strongly recommend making 16 smaller cookies out of this instead of 8 bigger ones. The macros will be exactly half of what’s mentioned here. I think they would possibly cook better as well. Anyway give it a go and let me know.
In case you need some of the stuff I used in the video you can use these links to get them
- Kitchen Scale
- Silpat (Silicone mat for the oven tray)
- Silicone Spatula
- If you live in India then here is the exact peanut butter I use.
Also check out my blog post ‘The Keto Shopping Guide For Indians‘
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
- 250 grams Peanut Butter (Natural and with no added sugar) Buy Online
- 70 grams Sukrin Gold (or low carb sweetener of choice) Buy Online
- 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder Buy Online
- 1 Tbsp Psyllium Husk I use this
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract Try this one
- 1/2 Tsp Fresh Ginger (Grated) You can also use powdered ginger
- 1 Egg
- Preheat the oven to 170 C
- In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients to make a cookie dough
- Using a kitchen scale weigh out the dough and divide into 8 equal dough balls. You can alternatively make 16 as well for smaller cookies.
- Place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Then press down with a fork on the cookie in the center making a vertical indentation and then once more horizontally to give you the criss cross pattern on the cookie.
- Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes till the edges start to brown.
- Remove the cookies and let them cook completely!! DO NOT TOUCH THEM!!!
- Once they have cooled your can then enjoy them and store the rest in an airtight box for later.
Is it normal for the cookies to come out soft from the oven?
Yes they are soft cookies. You have to let them cool completely and then they are much easier to handle but yes they are soft.
Thanks for the tips 🙂
WHERE is the listing for EGGS in the ingredients? Did you seriously forget that?
Ooops! Better fix it asap!
Wow, that’s super rude considering that this is a freely provided recipe. Pull your head in maybe?
Exactly Camilla… it’s a freely provided recipe, which means he didn’t HAVE to give you this recipe. Pull your head out of your arse maybe?
JH, Camilla was referring to BILL, the original message that Sahil replied to. Why so hostile to someone who is actually on your side?
Do you have to use the psyllium husk?
Nope you can skip it no problem.
How many eggs?
One Egg Deanne. I think I’ve updated the recipe now to show that. 🙂
Ah. Thank you ??
Just found you, will give your Keto Recipes a try, I am in California.
I tried the bread, found out it’s important to use a mug with straight sides. It will be good to serve with a poached egg on top.
how much peanut butter to use?
Just scroll up it’s written in the recipe box.
there is no listing for peanut butter
It’s there (250g) but I missed it too… the ad is in the way. I had to look closely. 🙂
I made these tonight. Used almond coconut butter and added 1/4 c unsweetened coconut and omitted the ginger. I made 16 25g cookies and baked them at 320F (160C) for 20 minutes. They are somewhat crumbly and a little dry (welcome to keto) but the taste is incredible, better than most full carb PB cookies I have ever eaten. My pantry will definitely stay stocked with these. Thank you so much for your work.
Is it possible to make these without sweetener or would they not be very nice?
You can but they won’t be sweet, just nutty.
You Rock! I enjoy and appreciate your recipes. Thank you so much! You make Keto a lot easier to live with
I’m going to make these today. Sahil, I enjoy your channel so much. Glad you are keeping it going even with the new non-keto channel. Good luck with the new and looking forward to more mixing and less jibber jabber. Just kidding, love your jibber jabber.
I love this recipe gonna try it this week! I just have a question. How do I store them so they will remain soft?
Airtight jar on the counter works normally.
I made the cookies so I could make your chocolate peanut butter cheese cake. I was hard to stay out of them. But so glad I did. The cheese cake is wonderful.
They look delicious ?. No flour for this recipe? Coconut or almond flour?
haha no flour. Doesn’t need it.
baked them in a muffin tin. Cam out superb! Thank You. LOVE your blog.
Just tried your cookies for the first time yesterday. They were so good, my wife made some. More today.
I also have your peanut cheesecake in the fridge ready to eat in about an hour. Looking forward to it.
Really like your channel. Keep up the good work. Thank you.
Wondering how everyone in the US does with the measuring? Do you just get a cooking scale? I’m new to keto and know that due to the chemistry of some of these recipes, it’s important to get the measurements rights.
Shanice. Please do buy that cooking scale it’s a friend for life and I promise it’s worth it.
Can we substitute husk for xanthan gum? i know u said in comments no need for husk but since i have gum thought id use it if possible. If so is 1tsp of gum fine?
Just leave out the husk then, don’t add the xanthan gum, just make it without the husk.
Suggest me how to do this recipe without oven!!!
I’n not sure cookies really come out well without an oven but what you can do is take the batter and try microwaving the cookies. I don’t know how long but start in the microwave with 1 cookie for 1 minute and then adjust depending on how it turns out.
I made these, these are actually pretty good! I used Swerve sugar replacement instead of sucrin powder. I actually just realized I forgot to put the cinnamon in them, and it was still good!
Will have to make them right next time, haha.
Truely amazing and the fresh ginger! Never thought of that, they are better than non keto cookies!! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Is it possible to make these cookies without adding egg?
You realize that means you are just eating peanut butter then right? So how will it be a cookie? It will just be a spoon of peanut butter.
Sahil, We LOVE your website. I cook so many things from your recipes and have never found one our family hasn’t loved. Your catch phrases are integrated into our family sayings…. “give it all a gooooood mix!” Thank you for your generosity. Ive just made these cookies (third weekend in a row) The perfect thing to do while social distancing – cook! Lots of love from us in Tasmania, Australia!
So glad to hear the family loving the food. Stay safe and lots of love from India.
I just made these with powdered PB 250g, and 1 cup water. Baking now!
Hello , my husband and I are trying Keto, and we found your recipes. Thank you for all your work!!! I will start buying all the ingredients to start with the soups. Thanks again, you are doing a great job!! We love it!!
Horns up! Love all of your videos!!
I was just making these with Stevia instead of the Sukrin Gold and was wondering it was the same amount? 70g of Stevia looked like a lot :/ Just wanted to double check!
With stevia I recommend you start with 5-10 grams and taste the batter as you go because every single stevia brand has a different strength and sweetness so it’s hard to give an exact amount.
Hello! So sorry if I’ve missed the detail but was wondering if you use crunchy or smooth peanut butter in this please? Thanks!
Either is fine really. i prefer using smooth.
I bumped on your site by accident. This looks amazing. Saw your first video of Peanut butter cookies, I genuinely feel attached. and that Bajaj oven, brought the memories back . I think I printed 6-7 of your recipes, will try them in next couple weeks, but those cookies? in couple days 😉
Some are happy accidents 🙂
Thanks Sanjiv! I’m due for a new oven sometime soon 😀
You are welcome Sahil!
I found Sukrin. Made the cookies. And couple other dishes as well.
Cookies turned out nice, and even crispy. I don’t know how to post the pictures here.,
One more thing, when printed recipes, the photo of recipe did’r print:-( is this normal?
or some kind of setting or am I missing something?
Thank you very much.
We are big fans of Highfalutin low carb. He featured your berry swirl cheesecake which was fantastic! Decided to visit your site and fell in love with your style and approach to keto! Trying the cookies today and peanut butter cheesecake for a special dinner tomorrow. Horns up and Keto on!!!
Followed the recipe, but my whole family did not like them. Way too dry, even for keto, which I have done for years.
Sahil, I know you said we can do without it, but out of curiosity, can I substitute ground flaxseed or chia for psyllium? I wanted to add a little more protein. Just curious if it works the same way. Your thoughts?
Devy I don’t think either of those add any sufficient protein to the cookie. You are better off having a protein shake on the side or eating a piece of chicken for more protein. That being said I see no reason why flaxseed won’t work but it’s like 1.9g protein per tbsp which unless you are eating a whole tbsp per cooking you are barely gonna get even 1/2 gram of protein from it.
I don’t like Keto cookies. Every time I make some, I’m always disappointed. I’ve even bought some from a bakery that makes Keto baked goods and I didn’t like those either. These are the only Keto cookies that I like. In fact, I just made another batch. My non-Keto eating Mom likes them too. I think it’s the ginger and the cinnamon that gives these cookies their nice flavour. My Mom couldn’t believe there was no flour in them. She asked, “Peanut butter cookies with no flour? How do you do that?” Thanks for this recipe. If I get a cookie craving that I just can’t shake, I’ll whip up a batch of these.
I tried these and they are the best keto cookies I’ve tried. Actually most of your recipe’s I’ve tried so far have been spot on and yummy. Thank you for sharing your recipe’s. Much appreciated.
❤thank you. Your keto cookies are so good! 😃 I will be making the cheesecake for sure❗
What can I use in place of Sukrin Gold? For sweetening I use Stevia drops which being a liquid won’t work here for the dough! Any idea?
Liquid stevia should work otherwise you can try Erythritol