Easy Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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Move over, chocolate chip cookies! These keto peanut butter cookies are about to become your new go-to treat. Made with just three ingredients, they’re quick and easy to whip up – and they’re oh-so delicious. So go ahead and indulge – we promise, you won’t regret it!

There are only three ingredients and this recipe produces a sort of shortbread type of cookie, rather than a cakey texture. YUM!

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies on a plate

This was inspired by my LOVE of Peanut Butter. We actually have a BUNCH of Peanut Butter Recipes on this site and most of them are super duper easy.

But, I wanted something simple and delicious to serve after a fantastic Grilled Lamb Chop Dinner.

Ingredients

Use the best natural, unsweetened peanut butter you can find for this recipe since the outcome will be dependent on this factor. Since there are only three ingredients, let them be fantastic! Right?

Peanut butter on a spoon

Instructions

Are you ready? The instructions are a breeze…..

Mixing cookie dough- keto peaunt butter cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix until completely combined and smooth.
  3. Form 12 even-ish balls of cookie dough with a cookie scoop or a spoon and place on the pan. Press each cookie down with a fork to the signature criss cross on top. Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes, or until golden around the edges.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before enjoying. See “storage” for storage tips.
Keto Peanut butter cookies on a pan

Hint: Line your pans with parchment whenever you bake to avoid broken cookies (and the subsequent broken heart).

Substitutions

I know, I know, even people with peanut & egg allergies love cookies so here you go…

  • Peanut butter – To make peanut free cookies use the same amount of Sun-butter, Almond Butter or any other type of seed butter.
  • Egg – for an egg free – vegetarian option use 4 Tbsp of Chia Seeds.

Variations

You can switch up this easy Keto cookie recipe to make them special.

  • Chocolaty – add a handful sugar free chocolate chips like Lily’s
  • Deluxe – add chopped peanuts to add to the peanutty flavor.
  • Fancy – drizzle melted sugar free chocolate and sprinkle on the chopped peanuts.

If you love peanut butter & chocolate chip cookies, check out this no bake Keto Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.

Equipment can have a big impact on how this recipe turns out.

Storage

Store the Keto Peanut Butter Cookies in an air tight container for up to two weeks or freeze to keep for six months. (Who does this?) They’ll never last this long.

How Many Net Carbs are in the Cookies?

As long as you are using sugar free peanut butter these cookies have 3 net carbohydrates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 3g | Fat Ratio per Serving: 72% | Protein Ratio per Serving: 16% | Carb Ratio per Serving: 9.6%

Top tips

Do not over-bake or your cookie’s will literally crumble…

If you use salt free – natural peanut butter you’ll need to add salt to taste or the cookies will taste like the jar they came in. (Yes, taste the batter).

That’s all for the 3 ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies!

And there you have it! Keto peanut butter cookies that are low carb, high fat, and only require three ingredients. These cookies are a breeze to make and they’re perfect for satisfying any sweet tooth while staying on track with your weight loss goals.

If you give them a try, be sure to let me know in the comments below or post them on our Facebook Page. I’d love to hear how they turn out for you. Happy baking!

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3 ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies FI

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies – 3 Ingredients

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These Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect treat for anyone following a ketogenic diet. Made with just three ingredients, they are quick and easy to make. They're low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making them a delicious way to stay on track with your goals.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Keto
Servings 12 servings
Calories 125 kcal

Equipment

Cookie Sheet
Parchment

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  • Form 12 even-ish balls of cookie dough with a cookie scoop or a spoon and place on the pan. Press each cookie down with a fork to the signature grid on top. Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes, or until golden around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely before enjoying. See post for storage tips.

Notes

**See the post for alternatives to the peanut butter and storage tips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSodium: 104mgFiber: 1gNet Carbs: 3gFat Ratio per Serving: 72%Protein Ratio per Serving: 16%Carb Ratio per Serving: 9.6%
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Food safety

We sometimes take for a granted that we have years (or decades) of baking experience, that new chefs may not.

  • Wash hands after touching raw food
  • Don’t leave raw food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

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