low car peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk

Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This low carb, keto-friendly cookie combines the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter into the perfect treat. You’ll have a hard time not reaching for a second! At 1 gram net carb per cookie, you can afford to have two…or three.

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Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe – Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Sugar-free, LCHF

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In February, I’m always reminded of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Waste Land”. The first line reads, “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” I don’t agree with you, T.S. Eliot, February is the cruelest month. Especially if you live in the Midwest.

Being trapped inside has forced me to do some early spring cleaning, and spring recipe dreaming. I recently took a look through my old recipe box; part of my spring cleaning. After finding some real gems, as well as a number of real losers (one of which was written on the back of an ex-boyfriend’s Christmas list), I came across a peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe and was inspired anew. What if I could replicate that favorite tried-and-true recipe for my new lifestyle?

After some trial and error, I’ve got a winning low carb keto cookie here. Sans the gluten and the refined sugar, this new version uses unsweetened coconut flakes to simulate the chewy texture from the oatmeal. I swapped out the honey for a sugar-free maple syrup, and was able to maintain the brown sugar by substituting brown erythritol. The gluten is gone and low-carb, keto alternatives were put in its place: almond and coconut flours. I’ve created a low carb cookie that satisfies all my cravings.

The result is a light cookie with an incredibly decedent, rich peanut butter taste; the kind of cookie that demands a glass of milk. Enter the new and improved “Oatmeal” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie. It reminds me entirely of the original, but without all the ingredients that now give me grief.

If peanut butter isn’t your thing and you are in the mood for a low carb, keto-friendly cookie treat, my Salted Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies or Low Carb Snickerdoodles will absolutely win you over. Or, if you are the mood for something lighter, try my Lemon Ricotta Cookies.

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How to Make Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet in parchment. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter until light and creamy. Add brown erythritol and maple syrup; mix until well-incorporated and fluffy. Add peanut butter and egg; mix to combine.

chocolate chip peanut butter keto cookies on a baking sheet just out of the oven

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl; incorporate into wet ingredients, and mix completely. Add chocolate chips and mix in by hand until incorporated.

Scoop chilled dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten cookie with the back of the cookie scoop. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Store in an air-tight container for 2-3 days.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Recipe Tips & Tricks

Make sure this cookie is nicely brown on the bottom with a little golden coloring on the top. This is a soft cookie that will crumble a bit, so if you pull it out of the oven early, it may be a bit too delicate to handle and will not travel well.

Use a natural or no additional sugar added peanut butter to avoid too much sugar, but make sure to avoid adding too much of the natural oil that separates in the jar. If you add the extra oil/fat, the finished cookie will have a different texture.

Do I need xanthan gum? Not necessarily, but I found that if I don’t have any on hand, I will chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes before baking to help firm it up. Xanthan gum is a binder, so it will help keep the cookie from crumbling.

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low car peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk
Yield: 20

Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

A rich, decadent low carb keto cookie featuring peanut butter, coconut, and dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown erythritol
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, no sugar added
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup blanched, ground almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp xantham gum
  • 5 ounces sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet in parchment. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat softened butter until light and creamy. Add brown erythritol and maple syrup; mix until well-incorporated and fluffy. Add peanut butter and egg; mix to combine.

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl; incorporate into wet ingredients, and mix completely. Add chocolate chips and mix in by hand until incorporated.

Scoop chilled dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten cookie with the back of the cookie scoop. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Store in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is provided as a courtesy and calculated to the best of my ability using online databases. It is suggested that you perform your own check to ensure that a recipe fits within the scope of your dietary needs.

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