I’ve been experimenting with a recipe for Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies. I finally came up with a combination I really like, and am ready to share.
These delicious cookies are super easy to make, with very little prep time and healthy ingredients.
They are actually such a high protein low carb cookie that you can eat them as a meal. I love them for breakfast with a nice cup of coffee myself. 😀
I should tell you upfront that my recipe is not very sweet. They are very tasty, but I prefer the lack of artificial sweetener.
You can certainly add sweeteners if you like. But I have a number of variations to this recipe with additions that are even better than traditional sweeteners!
- 1 Cup Almond Meal
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- 1 TBSP Butter
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese
- Parchment Paper
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Add all ingredients together and mix thoroughly. No mixer necessary, it’s easy enough to do with just a fork. Note: I use Country Crock instead of real butter, which is already soft, but if using real butter you may want to soften it first.
This makes a full batch of 16-18 regular-sized cookies. You might start with half batch if you are eating them alone, or testing with a sweetener or other variations.
The majority of the carbs come from the Almond Meal and Peanut Butter. You’ll want to check the carb count on both (since they may be different than mine) to get a total count on the net carbs for a batch. If you are in induction phase and adding artificial sweetener, count 1 net carb for each packet used (I would use 3-4 packets of Splenda at the very most, preferably two, and none if you are adding other sweet ingredients).
Net Carb Count:
I use Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal which is 12 net carbs per cup. I usually use a natural Peanut Butter, but for this recipe I used Peter Pan Creamy Peanut Butter – the net carb count was the same, but the recipe turns out a little better. A half cup is 16 net carbs. This is the reason I cut the Peanut Butter with half Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese – to lower the carb count.
- 1 Cup Almond Meal – 12 net carbs
- 2 Eggs, beaten – 0 net carbs
- 1 TBSP Butter- 0 net carbs
- 1 TSP Vanilla Extract – 0 net carbs
- 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter – 16 net carbs
- 1/2 Cup Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese – 4 net carbs
- TOTAL: 32 net carbs
- Individual cookies are less than 2 net carbs each
Baking Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
Spoon the cookie dough out on your cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. A heaping spoonful is just about right.
Once your oven is preheated to 325, pop them in and bake them for 15-25 minutes. Time varies on cookie size and quirky ovens (lol), so keep an eye on them. Cook until brown and done in the middle.
They come out beautiful and delicious! These are MUCH better than Atkins Peanut Butter Cookies, which by the way are FIVE net carbs each. They are not necessarily “sweet”, but very tasty and filling. And as a high protein treat with no artificial sweetener, you can feel good about eating them! 😉
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies… with Jelly!
My favorite variation is to add a bit of Polaner Sugar Free Raspberry Preserves. It’s 2 net carbs per Tablespoon, so you’ll want to add that in to your total carb count.
This is the PERFECT addition if you want to add a little “sweet”. I call them PB&J Cookies. 😀
Just dab a little on each cookie before you bake them:
Note: less is better on the “jelly”.
What a nice way to enjoy a “peanut butter and jelly” treat on a low carb diet!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. I am working on a few variations, including one without peanut butter (for lower carb count, and those with nut allergies) and one with sugar free chocolate chips. I’ll keep you posted with new recipes. You can subscribe by email to get notification of new recipes at the top right of this page – just look for the red arrow.
In the meantime, enjoy these wonderful low carb peanut butter cookies.
I’m off to bake another batch myself… 🙂
The DaVinci Syrup made ALL the difference in this recipe. Highly recommended if you want your Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies a little sweeter. There’s no aftertaste like other sugar-free sweeteners, and the flavor is perfect! You could add sugar free chocolate chips as well, for a different twist.
You can get the Almond Meal, the Sensato Sugar Free Chocolate Chips and the DaVinci Syrups all at Netrition. They have a great deal on shipping, which is only $4.95 flat rate no matter how much you order.
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