4-Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Kids will love these scrumptious low-carb keto cookies; all you need is peanut butter, vanilla extract, an egg, and some sugar substitute.
The trick to these cookies is the baking time; do not overbake or they will dry out. I baked mine for about 8 minutes, or until the edges were lightly browned and the centers were still soft. Because the recipe calls for a sugar substitute, the cookies will not have the same texture as the real sugar version; but for keto cookies, they are quite good. Happy low carb eating!
These 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies are naturally gluten-free and are ready in less than 30 minutes using ingredients already in your pantry.
I made these peanut butter cookies with stevia and found them to be way too sweet. My non-low carb family members actually liked them, though. Maybe it's just my taste buds, but I'll be cutting back on the sweetener next time. I will say that the texture was just right; didn't crumble or fall apart! I rolled them into 1 inch balls before pressing with a fork, then baked for 9 minutes. Nice consistency, just too sweet for my liking.
As other have said, watch the bake time. Also, make sure you use and unsweetened peanut butter. Many brands out there are practically peanut flavoured icing. Also, add some unsalted butter.
Cookies, cheesecakes, breads, and more can be recreated into keto-friendly versions.
Not sure why so many people are having an issue with dryness. My guess would be the peanut butter. I make my own, and it's moist and creamy - as a result, so are the cookies. I added 1/4 Cup Coconut Flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 Cup of White Chocolate Chips (keto, of course) and the cookies came out amazing. It really improved the texture. I may also add a touch of Almond Flour on the next round. If your peanut butter is dry and hard to stir, I am sure your cookies will suffer as a result. Take the time (10 minutes) and make your own. 2 cups of peanuts, 2 tablespoons of peanut oil, 2 Tablespoons of sweetener, dash of salt, and you're off to the races. Just be sure to blend the peanuts by themselves for about a minute.. add half the oil, blend another minute, then the remaining oil, salt and sweetener. Blend until you have your desired consistency. Well worth the time and effort.
I made these using the instructions as above once and enjoyed them , even crumbled some into Rebel vanilla icecream The second batch I made using 1 cup of swerve brown sugar substitute and they were even better I also added Libby’s dark chocolate chips