This almond butter cookie recipe is very reminiscent of traditional peanut butter cookies while being gluten free, sugar free and low carb.
Baking all. the. things. is my favorite! When I began following a ketogenic lifestyle last year I was worried that baking would be lost to me but that has been far from the case. I still make my favorite recipes for friends and family and have converted many recipes to more keto friendly versions.
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Sometimes you just have a craving for old favorites you know?! For me this especially happens in the cooler winter months. I love to putter around the kitchen with the oven on and the mixer whirring. I tested out this almond butter cookie recipe in small batches until I got it just to my liking. These cookies are moist and delicious, two of my requirements for the perfect cookie!
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Tips for keto baking:
- Find low carb substitutions for your current favorite recipes. Like almond flour instead of wheat flour and stevia instead of cane sugar.
- Plan ahead and use tools like this Meal Planning Printable to reach maximum success.
- Find recipes that you love, like these Keto Mint Chocolate Cookies, Dark Chocolate Almond Bars or Keto Turtle Cookies and use them in your must bake list.
- Be sure to stock the kitchen with helpful tools like this food scale, these measuring cups and a Kitchen Aid mixer.
I used a stand mixer to combine all of the ingredients but you could use a food processor as well.
- Almond flour is my personal favorite for consistency and flavour. I like to purchase the Kirkland brand almond flour from Costco.
- Coconut flour can sometimes be crumbly in my experience but good in combination with almond flour. I like the Red Mill brand.
- Rice flour is my least favorite in terms of consistency but a great alternative for those who may have allergies.
- Stevia is made from the Stevia leaf, I like to use both the granulated and powdered version of this in my recipes.
- Monk Fruit extract is made from Monk fruit, this is another great alternative that is low on the glycemic index.
- Erythritol is a sugar alcohol and another popular low carb sweetener that can be used in baking.
I found powdered almond butter at Winners but I am sure that our local health food store would have it too. You could try using regular almond butter but I do not know how it would affect the texture of this recipe. Let me know if you try it!
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- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 125 grams cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup powdered almond butter (must be powdered)
- 1 Tbsp stevia (granulated)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Add egg, extract and cheese.
- Combine until a soft dough forms.
- Use a small cookie scoop to place walnut size balls of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Spray a fork with cooking spray and press into each cookie.
- Bake for 12 mins at 350.