3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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!

Update:  If you enjoyed these Keto peanut butter cookies, we just know that you will LOVE this Keto Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe too!!  It’s GOOD!

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

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! Peanut butter keto cookies will win you over, and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Now if you are new to the Keto Diet and want to know where to start read this:  Simple Way to Start the Ketogenic Diet

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.

Peanut Butter Keto Cookies

We’ve also made this recipe with different types of peanut butter too.  Believe it or not, the peanut butter also makes a difference in the outcome of this recipe.  Be sure to use a natural peanut butter that doesn’t have sugar.


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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.

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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 (Xylitol, erythritol, Pyure 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 )

WARNING:  Don’t use just plain stevia in this recipe because the cookies will come out dry!  If you do like stevia, be sure to use a blend.


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!

 

 

UPDATE:

 

Theresa J just told me she used this recipe and this gummy bear mold to make a Peanut Butter Caption Crunch type cereal that’s keto friendly!!  BRILLIANT!!!  What a great idea!

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

 


 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Nutrition

Serves 15 (1 cookie)

Calories 108, Total C 4.7g, Fiber 0.9g, Net C 3.8g, Sugar 1.8g, Fat 9.2g, Protein 4.2g

 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

 

Do you need to use eggs in this 3 ingredient Keto Peanut Butter cookie recipe?

Yes.  Eggs are what help the dough stick together.

What sweetener is best to use when making this 3 ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookie recipe?

For the very best results, I used Swerve but in the powdered form.  It’s called Swerve Confectioners.  It’s a keto friendly sweetener that works perfectly!  If you use a different sweetener, you will have to figure out the sweetness ration.  Monkfruit also works well but you might add a bit less since it tends to be sweeter.

Here’s a tip.  If you only have the granular keto sweetener, you can pulse it in a food processor for just a few seconds and it will turn to the powdered consistency you need to make the perfect keto peanut butter cookies!  There’s no need to buy the different types when it takes just a few seconds to do this at home with the right equipment.

What if you dough is too runny?

This is probably because of the nut butter you used.  Make sure you mix the peanut butter well before using it.  Sometimes the oils separate and need to be mixed.  You can also put the nut butter in the fridge to cool it down a bit and make it more easy to handle.  If you hands tend to be hot, like mine, you might want to do this before you start.  Also, the powdered sweetener will help make this dough less runny.  Make sure you use powdered keto sugar as stated above.

 

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

3.95 from 289 votes
Servings 15 cookies
Calories 108

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 Xylitol, erythritol, Pyure 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

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!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 108 | Carbohydrates: 4.7g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 9.2g | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 1.8g | Net Carbs: 3.8g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

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93 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OMG I can’t believe how mouth melting these are!!! I used Publix deli peanut butter,1 whole egg & Monk fruit / erythrorol sweetener…15 mins done…cant stop eating them….THANKU😃😃😃

  2. 4 stars
    Super easy, and really tasty. Mine did not crumble. I will experiment with adding a little baking soda next time to see if I can get a crunchy cookie out of it.

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent flavor…I made them into gummy bear shapes to use as a peanut butter cereal. Soo good and they held up well, didn’t get all mushy.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this today and I ate 3 cookies!!! They were delicious. I used your choice sweetener Swerve and I am very pleased with the end product! Thanks for this because I am learning more and more a out keto and this is a nice treat without the guilt….

  5. These were delicious. I did read some reviews saying they added a splash of vanilla and 1 tbsp of heavy cream and they came out great. Thanks!

  6. 4 stars
    Love these cookies! This is my second batch and yes they do crumble easy but as long as you roll them into a ball and press them down I find they maintain their shape so once they cool completely they’re fine to pick up. Also I used Truvia cane sugar blend with Smuckers natural PB and they truly taste like a peanut butter cookie!

  7. Did anyone make these using the original recipe? There are so many variations, I have no idea whether the recipe is right or not. Very confused.

    1. 4 stars
      It’s a great recipe, I made it, the first time I used monk F sweetener but today I decided to try it with Splenda. BAD IDEA, baked at 13 minutes, they turned out very dry and easily crumbly. Stick with the recommended sweeteners.

  8. 5 stars
    The cookies were a hit!!! Instead of the dash of vanilla that was suggested, I used Rum. Hubbie went to Winco and creamed the peanut butter, so there were no additional additives of any kind. I will definitely be making these again!

  9. 5 stars
    These are delicious. I am diabetic, I used Teddies super crunchy all natural peanut butter. Even non diabetics love them and ask for the recipe. I also used xylitol.

  10. 5 stars
    Great recipe!! I”ve been on KETO since Nov ‘18 and have been very strict with what I eat, this has been one of the few treats that I have permitted myself until I reach my goal! Thank you Jennifer for sharing it! Bob

  11. The peanut butter cookies were great! I followed all the suggestions. I used the exact ingredients. I used parchment paper. I let them cool before I took them off the cookie sheet. They didn’t break or crumble. They were very light. I used a mix of stevia and real sugar for my sweeteners and reduced it to 1/3 cup. Not to sweet just right. Thank you for the recipe. I love that it’s all easy inexpensive ingredients that I had readily available.

  12. I tried these today. I used Splenda and Truvia. The sweetness was good. They fall apart. What if I added another egg.

  13. 5 stars
    Just made these. Very yummy thank you ! I used Stevia baking sugar. After cooling they crumble a tad but i was able to hold cookie and take two bites very yummy and finally something I can easily make and fix my sweet tooth with. Looking forward to trying your others recipes.

  14. 5 stars
    I am baking mine right now….I used 1/4 C swerve confectioners. Also 1 TBSP cod butter and 2 TBSP butter and 2 eggs bc it seemed to dry. Time will tell.

  15. Could I crumble these and mix with a little melted butter to use as a crust for a keto cheesecake? They crumble very easily so I think they would make a pretty good crust but I want to get other opinions.

  16. 3 stars
    I only added half of the stevia because 1/2 cup seemed like A LOT and they are still overpoweringly sweet! I might try adding a teaspoon at a time next time to get the sweetness right. I might also add a little salt to balance the sweetness.

    1. 5 stars
      These are so fabulous.. but I agree.. I only use a tblsp of stevia and it’s plenty sweet for me. I also find the further down the keto path I go, the less sweet I need my treats to be!

    2. Because stevia can be a different ratio of sweet compared to sugar, granulated or liquid or powdered can vary in potency depending on the brand. For a better outcome next time you may need to do some research specific to your brand of stevia. Good luck!

  17. I made the peanut butter cookies, and used pyure sweetener. I also used smuckers organic all natural peanut butter, and threw in some hersheys sugarfree chocolate chips. Very good. I will definitely make them again.

  18. 3 stars
    We didn’t care for the taste, I used swerve which I use often, I thought about putting a pinch of salt but didn’t. I may try again with a different peanut butter.

  19. 5 stars
    These are much better than some others I’ve tried, especially those with flax which gives it a gross, grassy taste. These taste more like the real, unhealthy version.

  20. I tried these using the powdered Swerve, I used slightly less than half a cup & that was plenty, however they are a bit dry. Does anyone have ideas to help the moisture content?

  21. 5 stars
    Love these cookies. I have a sweet tooth and this recipe is great. One of a few low carb cookies I like.

  22. 1 star
    I tried these but they completely fell apart when I tried to pick them up. They didn’t even crumb they were almost like a dust.

    1. Mine turned out the same way. I was wondering if it was because I used creamy and not chunky peanut butter but idk & the aftertaste was really strong. They smelled and looked delicious!!

    2. 4 stars
      My first one fell apart when I tried to put it in the cooling rack. But then I left the others on the cookie sheet until they cooled somewhat. Once they were not quite so hot, I was able to put them on the cooling rack and they were not crumbly at all. I used erythritol, not powdered, and I didn’t pulverize the sugar down. I also blended with an electric mixer which did a much better job of it than just manually hand mixing.

  23. 3 stars
    I made the version using PB, Egg, Egg protein.
    Impressions on appearance: The cookies look exactly like textbook carb-rich, sugar-filled PB cookies.
    Impressions on consistency: After the cookies have cooled, they crumble very easily. In fact too easily.
    Impressions on taste: I used absolutely natural PB. The final product needed salt. It was horrible without salt. I’d also suggest a bit of Stevia or other keto-friendly sweetener to take a bit of the bite of the bitterness of roasted PB away.

    Overall, glad to see people are experimenting and loved trying this.

  24. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it was delish! I didn’t use the whipping cream and the cookie still didn’t crumble. I mixed natural Splenda and Brown Sugar Splenda. I didn’t use as much as the recipe called for. I really liked the taste. ALso, there wasn’t any after taste like most sugar free cookies. I’m not a baker so Im glad this recipe didn’t take tons of ingredients. I’m glad I tried this. Thank you!

  25. I made these today and they are delicious. I used 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup almond butter, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract & 3/8 cup of powdered Stevia & Splenda combo…These are very tasty & I will do them again.

    1. I copied this idea, of adding a banana. But i added 1/2cup of it, maybe more than what you said. Also added the coconut flour, great idea.

  26. 3 stars
    These will satisfy your sweet tooth. However go light on the sweetener. I put in half the amount required and it was still too much.

  27. Please note… dry peanut butter (peanut butter powder) does not produce the same results… might need to adjust the water/powder consistency.

    1. BbeYes and very good. They just melt in your mouth! Next time I make them I am going to make them small and put some peanut butter on and make a sandwich. I did just smear some on a cookie and soooo yummy!
      Enjoy!!!!!

    2. If you want to make them using regular granulated sugar, it’s all 1-1-1; one cup peanut butter, one cup of sugar, one egg. Mix well, shape into cookies via balls, bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. They’re excellent, and the only recipe I used until just three weeks ago when I was diagnosed with so many sugar-related health issues, I had to change everything drastically. The sugar version was hugely popular with my former coworkers, and with my father.

    3. Real sugar was my original recipe until I became type 2 diabetic. They tasted the same with swerve sweetener love ❤️ them

  28. Do you think agave will work as a sugar substitute or will it just be too runny. I can’t use sugar or fake/artificial sweeteners.

    1. Sherry, erythritol is a natural ‘sugar alcohol’ sweetener found in some fermented foods and fruits and, for commercial purposes, produced from glucose by fermentation with a yeast (see Wikipedia). So is stevia, which comes from the stevia plant. Monkfruit sweetener is also a natural sweetener.

  29. I make these all the timethey are awesome they will fall apart if too big but not using any type of sugar now that sounds amazing!!! EVEN Better!!!!
    People that say they were awful must have done something wrong!!!

  30. I added about a Tbsp of whipping cream, and only used 1/4 cup of a splenda sugar mix, they came out perfect other than being a tad bit dry, no artificial sugar after taste either, which i LOVED! oh and my house smells so good!

  31. 4 stars
    I found these to have a very cooling mouthfeel using eryrhritol. Put them in the fridge and then didn’t notice it. Going to try them again using an eryrithritol stevia blend..hoping that will cut down the cooling effect

  32. I am just 6 weeks into a Keto lifestyle. These are absolutely delicious! Just right when you want a little treat. I actually reduced the stevia by a third and added a quarter of a cup of sugar free chocolate chips…it’s the bomb! 😃

  33. I just made these with 1 cup almond butter & 1/2 cup Swerve—they were amazing! I can’t wait to make them again.

  34. 4 stars
    Here’s a couple tips I learned while doing this: use smooth peanut butter, not crunchy, or they’ll fall apart. And if you’re using a natural peanut butter with no added salt like I did, try adding a pinch of himalayan salt to it. Otherwise they were pretty good.

  35. I found that mixing my sugar subs helped with after taste…..I used half Stevia or Monk fruit and half Xylitol…also found that 1 tsp of soda helps with texture….not sure if that alters carb count….did these for non-gluten and seems to work as I’ve transitioned into Keto. You could also mix in a few low carb choc bits.

  36. I used sunflower butter , as I d/n have peanut butter. My problem was that I couldnt roll the “dough”
    so i had to put coconut flour to tighten them up a bit.
    worked well.
    btw, i used xylitol.

    1. If you use replace with xylitol please do not give to fur babbies (dogs or cats)
      In humans, xylitol is absorbed slowly and has no measurable effect on insulin production.

      Unfortunately, the same can not be said about dogs.

      When dogs eat xylitol, their bodies mistakenly think that they’ve ingested glucose and start producing large amounts of insulin.

      When this happen, the dog’s cells start taking up glucose from the bloodstream. This can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) and be downright fatal (25).

      Xylitol may also have detrimental effects on liver function in dogs, with high doses causing liver failure (26).

      Keep in mind that it only takes about 0.1 g/kg for a dog to be affected, so a 3 kg (6-7 lbs) Chihuahua will get sick from eating only 0.3 grams of xylitol. This is less than the amount contained in a single piece of chewing gum.

      So if you own a dog, then keep xylitol out of reach (or out of your house altogether). If you believe your dog accidentally ate xylitol, take it to the vet immediately

  37. 2 stars
    These tasted good in the moment, especially with the crunchy peanut butter, however the aftertaste is absolutely awful and made me nauseated. I think it was because of the large amount of stevia. I’m not sure how to avoid that in the future other than cutting the amount in half.

      1. Agave is almost pure fructose. No good for a keto diet, especially for diabetics. I’d try erythritol, which is a naturally occurring sweetener, unlike Splenda. I like Swerve, myself.

      2. I used Splenda I can’t stand stevia they came out good didn’t crumble but they seemed really sweet do you still use 1/2 cup if using splenda

        1. If you’ve been eating low carb for some time, and have been reducing sweetener amounts in your food, you might enjoy less sweet cookies. You might try reducing the sweetener by 1/4 to 1/2 of what the recipe calls for.

    1. You need to try xylitol for your sugar substitute. Tastes like sugar and no bitter. Check it out. It’s amazing. Definitely not Stevie yucky!!!

    2. I don’t mind the taste of Stevia. Use it all the time, but 1/2 cup would be gruesome! I only used a half of a small packet in the whole recipe and it was more than sufficient. They were a little dry. I like the suggestion above about adding 2 T. of real butter. I can see why that would make the texture and flavor better. I might try adding the vanilla too. I did add a pinch of salt. I tried this recipe not because I am on KETO or diabetic but because my intestines cannot tolerate any form of flour or sugar, real or sub. (This is not a gluten issue. It’s something else.) But the NOW foods “Better Stevia” is good.

  38. I made the first recipe using Spenda. They turned out really yummy-a little crumbly, but I am sure I can solve that next time. Thanks for the recipe!

  39. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I used powdered Swerve instead of Truvia, though Swerve isn’t as sweet and it could have used more. I am so excited to have found this recipe. Thank you!

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