Peanut butter keto cookies that actually taste good. Finding a delicious gluten-free, low carb cookie that's soft and chewy is hard. Yet, these are still completely sugar free and keto friendly!
Previously, I did a roundup post and video of the best peanut butter keto cookies.
To my surprise there was some decent competition out there. But, I had to create something of my own. Peanut butter keto cookies that would be crunchy on the outside with a soft, chewy inside.
It took well over six times to get this recipe how I wanted. I refused to sleep at night without it being correct. All through my dreams were peanut butter keto cookies.
So, that was a lie. Not the six attempts though. The peanut butter keto cookies would come out crumbly. At times the texture happened to be terrible. Just a big mess!
Is peanut butter Keto friendly?
Yes, in its most natural form peanut butter if fine. You must read your labels due to added sugar being very popular in everything.
I normally choose a natural organic peanut butter. Salt added or taken away doesn't matter. Due to salt being an electrolyte if the peanut butter doesn't have it, I add in myself.
How to make peanut butter keto cookies:
You may notice that these keto cookies don't have the traditional fork marks. Due to the stickiness of the dough the marks won't turn out well. Think fathead dough, it's a little sticky, icky.
Mix in your xanthan gum, salt, baking soda and your keto sweetener of choice.
What is the best keto sweetener?
My go to sweetener of choice is always monk fruit. Lakanto uses erythritol mixed in with their monk fruit. Also adding a little liquid stevia can always bring out that extra sweetness in your low carb desserts.
For your wet ingredients simply mix your peanut butter, melted butter, liquid stevia and your egg together. Then combine.
Chill the dough for about an hour to allow all the flavors to mix together. You don't have to but even chilling the dough overnight can yield a better flavor.
- Measuring with a cookie scoop, double your portions each cookie. Combine, then roll out you keto cookies with hand. This will produce the crunchy outside and soft, chewy inside.
- Cooking times vary, all stoves aren't equal. Especially the one I cook with. Keep and eye on the peanut butter keto cookies browning edges.
- Baking soda vs baking powder. You can sub the baking soda out for baking powder. The keto cookies will rise a little more giving you a cake like texture possibly.
per cookies, makes 11 with cookie scoop