Keto almond butter cookies are the perfect sweet treat to sneak more healthy fat into a ketogenic diet. In fact, next time you crave traditional peanut butter cookies – test out these almond butter keto cookies instead!
With only a few basic ingredients, this easy recipe also works on a gluten free and grain free diet. The almond butter pulls double duty by working as your flour and healthy fat in these flourless cookies.
Is Almond Butter Keto?
Before you whip up a batch of almond butter cookies, you might be wondering – is almond butter keto friendly?
The good news is almond butter on keto works well since it’s packed with healthy fats. Natural almond butter is also a great source of protein, while being low in grams of net carbs.
The kind of almond butter you choose matters since some brands add sugar. The best keto almond butter I’ve found is Justin’s. You can pick a jar up at Target, or even order it at Thrive Market, which is my favorite keto-friendly online retailer. (I save $5 per can of collagen alone!)
Almond Butter Cookies Ingredients
These flourless almond butter cookies only call for 5 simple ingredients: almond butter, butter, an egg, collagen, and vanilla extract.
Of course, these wouldn’t be almond butter cookies without the almond butter – but feel free to swap nut butters if you want a different flavor. Both cashew butter and pecan butter are delicious options for low carb cookies.
You can never go wrong when you switch to natural peanut butter for a delicious peanut butter cookie recipe either.
Keep in mind, swapping out the nut butter changes the flavor and may affect the total carb count.
Also, I skipped the low carb sweetener since the almond butter is sweet enough for me. If the natural sweetness of nut butter isn’t enough to quench your sweet cravings, mix in your favorite sweetener into these sugar free cookies.
Get my favorite keto-friendly sweeteners conversion guide here.
How to Make Cookies with Almond Butter
Before mixing up a batch of sweetener free almond butter cookies, set the almond butter, butter, and egg out on the counter. All of these ingredients work best at room temperature.
When you’re ready to bake, start by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then add all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine well.
Next, scoop the dough onto the lined cookie sheet in 1 tablespoon increments. I use a tablespoon to keep the measurement right, but you can use a cookie scoop too. Do your best to separate the cookie dough into 18 separate balls that are evenly spaced, without touching.
Since the flourless cookie dough is a little sticky, I just drop the cookie balls where they land. You can attempt to flatten the cookies and make the traditional criss-cross pattern with a fork if you prefer.
Since I don’t use a keto sweetener – I skip this part. (Most recipes have you dip the fork into a sweetener in between cookies).
Once the almond butter cookie dough balls are evenly spaced, place the tray into the fridge for 20 minutes. This step ensures these easy keto cookies stay in a ball shape while baking, instead of flattening while in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. while you wait.
Once the oven is ready and the dough is chilled, bake the cookies until the edges are golden brown. This should take 12-15 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking pan for a few minutes before eating.
Almond Butter Cookie Recipe Tips & Variations
- It’s important to allow almond butter cookies to cool on the baking pan before eating or storing. If you pick these up too soon, they will crumble.
- Change out the vanilla extract with almond or maple extract for a different flavor.
- Add a pinch of salt to help bring out all of the flavors just a little more.
- If you want a dairy-free recipe, substitute the butter for coconut oil.
- The collagen helps the cookies rise. If you don’t have this ingredient, you can use a teaspoon of baking powder instead.
- If you want almond butter chocolate chip cookies instead, mix in your favorite chopped dark chocolate. I prefer to chop my own dark chocolate chips instead of using sugar-free chocolate chips. You can more about dark chocolate here.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge to help these cookies last up to a week. You can also flash freeze the cookies on the baking sheet and store the frozen cookies in the freezer for a few months.
The Low Carb Almond Butter Cookies Wrap Up
These easy almond butter cookies are the best cookies to help you nix sweet tooth cravings – without adding even more cravings into the mix! That’s because the main ingredient of almond butter adds a touch of sweetness to your keto desserts without going overboard.
Looking for other sugar free cookie recipes without artificial sweeteners? Check out this two ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe.
Chocolate walnut breakfast cookies are another delicious way to have your low carb desserts and lose weight too!
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Keto Almond Butter Cookies
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Keto Almond Butter Cookies
Keto almond butter cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding additional cravings. Add this to your sugar-free cookie recipes without artificial sweeteners since the main ingredient of almond butter is sweet enough on its own.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 18 1x
- Category: Keto Dessert Recipes
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 cup almond butter
- 8 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon collagen
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place the almond butter, butter, and egg on the counter to allow the ingredients to come up to room temperature.
- Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Once the ingredients are ready, add everything into a large bowl.
- Use a hand mixer to combine all ingredients.
- Once combined well, scoop the dough onto the lined baking sheet in 1 tablespoon increments. Space the dough evenly, without touching.
- Then place the dough in the fridge. Allow it to chill for 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. while you wait.
- Once chilled, bake cookies until the edges are golden brown. This should take 12-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool before serving or storing so the cookies don’t crumble.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
- You can flash freeze the cookies on the pan and then store the frozen cookies in the freezer for a few months.
- Swap the almond butter for other nut butters for a variety of flavors.
- Add a pinch of salt into the cookie dough before mixing to bring out all of the flavors of this almond butter cookies recipe.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 173.9
- Sugar: .6
- Sodium: 6.7
- Fat: 17.5
- Saturated Fat: 7
- Unsaturated Fat: 9.9
- Trans Fat: .4
- Carbohydrates: 2.4
- Fiber: 1.3
- Protein: 3.4
- Cholesterol: 37.5
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