3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Oh, my word!  I am about to knock your socks off with this 3 ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies recipe!  If you are in the mood for something sweet but without all the guilt, this recipe is for you!  Or if you are in the mood to bake, but don’t want to put a ton of effort into it, this recipe is for you!

I was just told these are the “best” Peanut Butter cookies ever!  I’m not even kidding you when I tell you these taste exactly like the regular cookies made with real sugar.  Exactly the same!

I’ve made this recipe a few times and each time with different sugar substitute options.  I’ve used the Swerve powdered sugar, Powdered Stevia, and Erythritol.  All of these taste really good with very little difference.  You use whichever one you like best in this recipe.  Please note, stevia tends to leave a bad aftertaste for some.  Splenda has no aftertaste but it does have maltodextrin in it.  You have to decide which is best for you.

UPDATE:  Look below this recipe for the experiment I did on this recipe using NO SUGAR at all!  OMG!!!

You can get the printable version of this 3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe at the very bottom of this post.

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Ingredients

1 large egg

1 cup peanut butter  (Smuckers Natural peanut butter has nothing but nuts and salt)

1/2 cup keto approved sweetener of your choice (Stevia, xylitol, erythritol, or monk fruit each of these sweeteners may be a different ratio compared to regular sugar.  Please take that into account when you measure out a half a cup )

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium size bowl, add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them all together until it’s well combined.

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls using a scoop or your hands.

Place the balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Tip:  Those silicone baking mats are amazing!  Cookies are evenly cooked and the cookie crust comes out perfect every single time!  If you don’t have any, I highly recommend ordering this Silicone Baking Mat Set on Amazon.  It’s money well spent!

Press down on each ball with a fork twice in opposite directions creating a criss-cross pattern on each cookie as seen in the photos below.

You will bake these cookies for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow them to cool down for about 5 minutes before removing them from the tray.

Store them in an airtight container if you have any left after the family gets a sniff of the wonderful aroma that leads through the house and gets them hovering over you in the kitchen just waiting to devour them!

This is an excellent recipe for keto peanut butter cookie!

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
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Author: Jennifer
Serves: 15
Ingredients
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup Truvia or Stevia
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them all together until it’s well combined.
  3. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls using a scoop or your hands.
  4. Place the balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Tip: Those silicone baking mats are amazing! Cookies are evenly cooked and the cookie crust comes out perfect every single time! If you don’t have any, I highly recommend ordering this Silicone Baking Mat Set on Amazon. It’s money well spent!
  6. Press down on each ball with a fork twice in opposite directions creating a criss-cross pattern on each cookie as seen in the photos below.
  7. You will bake these cookies for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow them to cool down for about 5 minutes before removing them from the tray.
  9. Store them in an airtight container if you have any left after the family gets a sniff of the wonderful aroma that leads through the house and gets them hovering over you in the kitchen just waiting to devour them!
  10. This is an excellent recipe for keto peanut butter cookie!

Update!!!

I’m always experimenting in the kitchen with Keto recipes.  Today, I attempted to make this recipe with absolutely NO SUGAR at all!  Here’s what I did.

I used 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 egg, and 1 tbsp of Egg White Protein.  I mixed all the ingredients together, rolled them into balls, pressed them into cookies just like the directions state above and baked them for 15 minutes.  I found that I needed to bake them for a few minutes longer.  More like 18 minutes in my oven.  They were DELICIOUS!!!!

The texture of this NO SUGAR Peanut Butter cookie was way different.  You know how shortbread cookie tastes right?  It’s kinda crumbly but when it’s in your mouth it kinda melts like butter?  Well, this recipe has that exact type texture!  It’s definitely crumbly so you need to make sure to make these cookies small than usual.  If you tried to make a large cookie and picked it up, it would definitely break apart.  I make them just a tad bigger than quarter size and they just melt in your mouth!  They still taste a bit sweet too even without the sugar substitutes.  My husband told me he really liked the no sugar recipe!  Kids liked them too!

It’s a good peanut butter cookie for those that don’t want any sugar in their ingredients.  There’s a small amount of sugar in peanut butter already.

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