These keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are easy to make with everyday ingredients and so delicious. They’re also gluten free and totally flourless!
Did you know that you can use nut butter to replace flour in some baking recipes?
The result is amazing! In fact, these keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a perfect example. They’re delicious with a soft texture and just a bit of crunch from the chocolate chips and peanuts.
There is no coconut flour, almond flour, or flour of any kind in these keto cookies. The only non-traditional ingredient is low carb sweetener, which most of us have on hand anyway. The rest of the recipe calls for everyday common ingredients.
Have an allergy to peanuts? You can simply replace the peanut butter with any other kind of nut butter and leave out the peanuts.
So if you’re looking for a delicious cookie recipe that comes together in five simple steps, you have to give these flourless cookies a try!
How to make keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
Ready to see how easy it is to make these delicious treats? All you have to do is mix the batter, spoon onto a cookie sheet, and toss them in the oven!
- Prepare peanut butter cookie dough. In a medium bowl, mix together peanut butter, sweetener, salt, and eggs until the ingredients are well combined.
- Add chocolate chips. Stir chocolate chips into the batter. Chopped peanuts can be added too.
- Divide dough onto baking sheet. Using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded scoops of the batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet. You should end up with 12 cookies.
- Bake cookie dough. Place in the oven and bake at 350°F for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
- Allow cookies to cool. Remove from the oven, allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
You can store your keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for several months. You can double or triple the recipe to have enough to last for a while!
Are peanuts okay for keto
As you may know, peanuts aren’t actually nuts. They belong to the legume family, which some strict versions of keto don’t allow.
If you prefer not to eat them or have an allergy, you can omit the peanuts and replace the peanut butter with any other kind of nut or seed butter.
If you want to include something else in the batter for crunch, you could use chopped almonds or pecans. If you leave them out, I think the chocolate chips still provide some nice texture.
Personally, I enjoy peanuts in moderation. They are a low carb legume and are very similar in taste, texture, and nutritional content to most nuts. So I eat them sparingly on my low carb diet.
Other low-carb cookie recipes
Who doesn’t love making a big batch of delicious cookies? If you’re looking for more keto friendly cookie recipes, check out one of these favorites:
- Keto Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, buttery, and a guilt-free way to enjoy a classic!
- Chocolate Zucchini Cookies are not only a tasty dessert, but also a great way to sneak more veggies into your menu.
- Chocolate Flourless Sugar Free Cookies are made gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. But they are even better if you add peanut butter and chocolate chips!
- Keto Coconut Flour Peanut Butter Cookies taste indulgent but only have 2 net carbs per cookie.
- Tiramisu Keto Whoopie Pies feature almond flour cookies with a creamy espresso and rum filling for a truly decadent treat!
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
These cookies are perfectly soft and taste so indulgent. It’s amazing they only have 50 calories and 1.2 net carbs per cookie!
Plus, these keto peanut butter chocolate chip cookies might be some of the easiest cookies to make. Just mix, scoop, and bake. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
So why not whip up a batch? And then the next time you need a little treat to indulge your sweet tooth, grab one… or two!
Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In medium bowl, blend together peanut butter, sweetener, salt, and egg until well combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop cookie dough into 12 pieces about 1 tablespoon each onto lined or unlined cookie sheet. Press to flatten each dough ball into a circle.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
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First Published: January 31, 2011... Last Updated: August 13, 2020