These low carb peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are quick and easy to make. Flourless and gluten free they are a great keto cookie.
With just a few ingredients, you can enjoy a batch of cookies. Once cooled, the cookies are slightly crunch with a soft centre. The chocolate chips are an added extra for lovers of peanut butter and chocolate.
Is peanut butter keto friendly?
Technically a legume, the peanut makes a good low carb ingredient. At under 4g net carbs per 100g serving you can enjoy peanut butter as a snack or as an ingredient.
Peanut butter can contain added sugar so always check the label.
How to make low carb peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
For the peanut butter we have used smooth but crunchy could be used. Try to use 100% peanut butter with no added sugar.
As the peanut butter has natural oils, there is no need for any butter or oils for these rich cookies.
The chocolate chips are an added bonus but can be omitted. This would also make the cookies dairy free unless you are using a vegan or pure chocolate bar.
- Peanut butter - smooth or crunchy
- Egg - room temperature
- Low carb sweetener - we used monkfruit and also have tried this with brown monkfruit which added an extra flavour.
- Chocolate chips - Use a high cocoa solid chocolate chip.
- Baking soda
Can you freeze these cookies?
If you want to freeze a batch of these cookies, store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag. They will last up to 3 months.
Layer them with parchment paper in between each cookie when freezing to stop them sticking. Thaw the cookies at room temperature.
You can make your own peanut butter by grinding peanuts in a food processor.
Do not overbake as they may burn on the bottom. They will harden once cool so be more cautious with the cooking time as ovens can vary.
They are better the next day when the harden. Store them in the fridge in a sealed container. They should last about 5 days.
Add warm spices to the cookies like cinnamon or pumpkin spice.
If you want to make ice cream cookie sandwiches, these are the perfect cookie to use.
More low carb peanut butter treats
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites
Peanut Butter Chocolate Keto Brownies
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This recipe was originally published in May 2014. The photos and content have been updated but the recipe remains the same.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter unsweetened
- ½ cup monkfruit
- 1 medium egg beaten
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 oz chocolate chips low sugar
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees.
- In a medium bowl add the peanut butter and beat with the monkfruit.
- Add the eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Mix until smooth.
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Spoon large tablespoon pieces onto a greased baking sheet, flattening into cookie shapes.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and firm.
I am not sure what happened, used exact ingredients and put oven at 400 and they were burning 15 minutes in.
Perhaps try them at 375?
Hey there! I’ve tried out your rosemary bread and my family loves it! I thought I would try a dessert, but cannot seem to find the recipe for these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Please assist. Thanks!
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Greetings! I love your recipes. I just found out how to make almond butter in the food processor, that if you do not toast the nuts, it will turn into sand. I, too have a Taste tester, he seems to be a brother from another muther to yours,
My doctor says pesticides have poisoned the peanut plant roots, it's so sad. 🙁
I was looking for a good nut butter recipe so I am excited to try your recipe. Thank you so much! Take care...
Thanks for dropping by! Glad to hear that there are more taste testers about too! Happy baking!
Hi, do the peanuts need to blitzed until they get to a butter consistency?
And can any other nuts be used instead of peanuts?
Hi Amina, yes they do need to be a soft butter consistency. You can use other nuts too...I love using pecans but cashews are great too!
Thanks for your quick response, just one more thing as I use xylitol as my sweetener would i need to use the same amount as erthyritol?
I use the same amount. I think that Xylitol is a bit sweeter than Erthyritol, but it might come down to individual tastes.
It's a little difficult to keep hubby on this diet. He does it but craves the foods he used to love, and still loves!
This is one he loves! I'll try this soon!
So surprised this has no flour equivalent in it!
Hope he enjoys it! Don't think of it as a diet, as that suggests self deprevation! Think of it as a new way of eating! And you can still enjoy tasty treats such as these!
I find it very easy. And I always refer to it as our 'new life'. But he misses potatoes esp fries, bread and sugar in general. I'm an RN and have educated him about keto and he understands, but…
He has lost 30 pounds since November and is off of his statin, antacid-anti reflux drug and just recently, his blood pressure med! He knows how good this is! And he'll tell anyone he's not hungry eating this way.
It's like there's this little kid inside him that just demands what he wants! LOL!
Well done on the weight loss! All husbands have a little kid inside them! 😉