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30+ Crackin’ Keto Cookies Recipes

Louise Hendon | December 20
27 Crackin' Keto Cookie Recipes

Have a sweet tooth? Been craving cookies on Keto? Then this list of ketogenic cookie recipes is what you’ve been looking for!

There are some delicious flavors and ingenious low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free recipes!

Many of these low carb cookies can be frozen, so you can always have a healthy but satisfying ketogenic snack handy, or use them as gifts for friends and neighbors.

Our list has an assortment of cookies including super simple ones like this:

Quick Note: Several of these ketogenic cookie recipes use xanthan gum. And if you’re not familiar with this ingredient, it’s a common thickening agent (often found in processed foods). It’s been suggested that xanthan gum should be avoided if you have digestive issues or if you have severe allergies to corn, soy, dairy, or wheat as it’s often produced on a medium containing those ingredients. So, omit this if you can.

Here are just a few of the Keto Cookies Recipes we’ve included:

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Classic Ketogenic Cookie Recipes

Keto 5-Ingredient Coconut Flour Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto 5-Ingredient Coconut Flour Cookies #keto

Ingredients: coconut flour, eggs, baking powder, ghee, sweetener.

Coconut flour is easily one of my all-time favorite Keto ingredients. Besides the fact that it is a handy replacement for traditional flour in so many recipes, it also offers so much added flavor.

Keto Madeleine Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto Madeleine Cookies #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, flax meal, coconut oil, eggs, erythritol or stevia, vanilla extract, salt.

We have done the hard work and cracked the code by making Keto Madeline cookies. You’re welcome!

Keto Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto Double Chocolate Chip Cookies #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, unsweetened cacao powder, erythritol, flaxmeal, chocolate chips (e.g., Lily’s), egg, coconut oil, coconut cream.

With cacao powder and chocolate chips, you can be sure that you’ll get the maximum chocolate flavor in every bite.

Keto 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, ghee or coconut oil, keto sweetener.

Need something quick, easy, crunchy and super yummy? These cookies are it!

Keto Shortbread Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto Shortbread Cookies #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, erythritol, stevia, baking powder, egg, ghee, vanilla extract.

Nutty almond flour and a little bit of ghee for the perfect buttery finish make this cookie a bit to remember.

Keto “Peanut Nutter” Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto "Peanut Nutter” Cookies #keto

Ingredients: almond butter, egg, vanilla extract, sweetener, baking soda, salt.

These Keto peanut nutter cookies have got the nutty taste you crave without the potential issues of peanut products.

Keto Ginger Spice Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto Ginger Spice Cookies

Ingredients: whole almonds, chia seeds, ghee, egg, fresh ginger, cinnamon powder, nutmeg, sweetener, salt.

Whoever you share them with, these cookies are the perfect cozy treat for a chilly day. We bet no-one will ever believe these are Keto!

Keto Almond Flour Cookies Recipe with Lemon Zest

– Keto Summit

Best Paleo Keto Recipes

Ingredients: almond meal, egg, ghee, stevia or erythritol, vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon extract, baking soda.

I love to bake, and part of the joy of baking is sharing it with others. This recipe is one you’ll want to show off and share with all your loved ones – and maybe even your co-workers!

Keto Ginger Coconut Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto Ginger Coconut Cookies #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, coconut flakes, egg, ghee, stevia, vanilla extract, ginger powder, baking soda.

There’s nothing better than the taste of ginger cookies in winter. Add in extra ginger powder and maybe a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for something really special.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

– Keto Summit

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe #keto almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, erythritol, egg, vanilla extract, ghee, unsweetened almond milk, 100% dark chocolate or sugar-free chocolate chips.

Ketogenic cookies are beginning to be enjoyed more and more, as they make great snacks without blowing the rules. The cookies in this recipe taste so like traditional ones that you will find it hard to believe they are low carb-friendly. Try to let them cool completely for a crispy exterior, but if you can’t wait, you have softer cookies full of chocolate pockets that you can enjoy anytime!

3-Ingredient Keto No-Bake Coconut Cookies

– Keto Summit

3-Ingredient Keto No-Bake Coconut Cookies Recipe #keto coconut butter, almonds, erythritol or stevia.

As with other no-bake cookies, these ones have a more fudgy texture but have a bit of crunch from the almonds. These are a great way to satisfy a sweet craving and keep you going until dinner. You can make these chocolaty by adding cocoa powder, which is a lovely way to keep that chocolate urge at bay. These cookies should be stored in the refrigerator as they go sticky and soft if left at room temperature.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: almond flour, butter, egg, erythritol, liquid stevia, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, xanthan gum, unsweetened bakers chocolate, salt.

If you prefer your cookies to be soft in the middle then this is the recipe for you! These taste so close to traditional cookies that you and your family will hardly believe they are ketogenic. They are filled with pockets of chocolate and the molasses gives them that caramel flavor that ordinary cookies have. You can freeze the dough in individual mounds and just cook a few as you need them, which helps with portion control too!

Cream Cheese Cookies – Gluten Free (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: butter, Sukrin:1 or other sugar substitute, cream cheese, egg, almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla extract.

This is a recipe that will make basic sugar-free cookies, but you can add in other extracts like lemon to give you a range of flavors. Again, the dough can be frozen to be baked at a later time. This makes a lot of cookies, so would be the perfect one to use for entertaining or for Christmas cookies to give as gifts to friends and neighbors. Pack them in a box and watch them smile when they open it!

Low Carb Keto Cream Cheese Cookies (Contains Dairy)

– Wholesome Yum

Ingredients: butter, plain cream cheese, erythritol, egg white, vanilla extract, almond flour, sea salt.

If you prefer your cookies crispy then these ones should fit the bill! They are sugar-free and delicious, and can even be decorated with your favorite topping or frosting. This would be a great way to get the kids involved in cooking, and then they can decorate their own. Leave the cookies to cool completely as this will make them lovely and crisp. These cookies can be frozen once cool, so batch-cook for later!

5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cookies

– Keto Diet App

Ingredients: almond butter or any nut or seed butter, eggs, unsweetened cacao powder, powdered erythritol, salt, liquid stevia extract, cayenne pepper.

Just imagine a crisp and delicious low carb chocolate cookie with a cup of tea or coffee! Well here is a dessert recipe that can help. With a rich texture that is slightly soft in the middle and has a true chocolate flavor, these cookies can be stored for a few days in an airtight container, or they can be frozen so you always have a supply of tasty snacks. If you can’t use erythritol, just sub it out for your favorite sweetener.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie (Contains Dairy)

– Sugar Free Londoner

Ingredients: ground almonds, egg, double cream, butter or coconut oil, baking powder, erythritol, vanilla extract, dark chocolate (85% minimum or sugar-free).

There is something so satisfying about making and serving homemade cookies for friends and family, and they will be delighted you went to the bother! Although these ones do have dairy in them, it is well worth it if you can use cream as it adds to the overall result. The ingredients list calls for double cream, but if you are in the US, you will know this as heavy cream!

Keebler Cookies

– Keto Adapted

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, sugar substitute, egg, sea salt, coconut oil, unsweetened baking chocolate, unsweetened almond milk.

Decorated with zigzags of chocolate frosting, these lovely cookies look like something to enjoy in the holidays! If it is coming up to Christmas you could try adding in some ginger to the mixture, or put some cinnamon in the frosting for an extra holiday flavor. And don’t worry about the shape of your cookies – just use whatever cookie cutter you have as it won’t affect the flavor.

Keto Oreos (Contains Dairy)

– The Primitive Palate

Ingredients: almond or hazelnut flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, butter, Swerve sweetener, egg, vanilla extract, cream cheese.

Sometimes an Oreo cookie is exactly what you need, so now you can make your own! They even look like real Oreos as they have a cream filling and go really well with a glass of your favorite milk. They are gluten-free, so would be perfect to make for a gluten-intolerant friend as a present or for a healthier option for children. These are also suitable for a diabetic diet if you cut out the sweetener.

Plus, the cocoa adds an antioxidant boost. Registered Dietitian Toby Amidor, RD, CDN says, “The cocoa bean…is a rich source of the antioxidant theobromine, which helps reduce inflammation and may help lower blood pressure.”

Ketogenic Cookie Recipes With Nuts

Keto Butter Pecan Cookies

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: unsalted butter, swerve sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla extract, salt, pecans.

The cookies in this recipe are not fancy, they don’t have frosting or special toppings, but they are absolutely delicious! They have a similar texture to shortbread but with the added goodness from the pecan nuts. These ones can be kept at room temperature for a few days, and then stored in the fridge. That is, if you can keep them for that long!

Grain Free Low Carb Cranberry Pistachio Cookies

– Sugar Free Mom

Ingredients: cranberries, Swerve sweetener or other sugar free sub, lemon juice, salt, coconut flour, Swerve sweetener, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla extract, lemon liquid stevia, raw unsalted pistachios.

Wow! These cookies would be perfect for a birthday or holiday celebration as they look so special thanks to the pink color. They are packed with flavor and texture and are a lovely combination of fruity and nutty. You can substitute pecans for the pistachios for a slightly different taste, and rolling the edges of the cookies in the chopped nuts gives them a really luxurious look.

Pecan Almond Shortbread

– The Nourished Caveman

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: pecans, almonds, pastured butter, Swerve, vanilla extract.

These shortbread cookies use coarse flour so the texture will be chunkier than traditional shortbread, but they still have the same crumble. They take on a wonderful golden color as they cook and the hardest part is leaving them to cool so that they firm up! Like a lot of other ketogenic cookie recipes, the dough can be made and then frozen so that you can cook them at a future date.

Chewy Keto Pecan Cookies

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: ground pecans, egg, salted butter, baking soda, ganulated sweetener, pecan halves (optional).

These pecan cookies are so quick and easy to prepare that they would be wonderful to make for a coffee morning with friends. Unlike some cookies, these ones are designed to be chewy, and because of the use of the nuts they can be quite filling, so one cookie will probably be plenty. Allow these to cool completely before serving.

Walnut Cardamom Snowballs

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: almond flour, walnuts, coconut flour, baking powder, ground cardamom, salt, butter, Swerve Sweetener or other granulated erythritol, egg, vanilla extract, stevia extract.

Some people will know these little treats as Russian teacakes and they are normally coated with powdered sugar to let them appear snow-covered. They have a denser consistency than some cookies but are packed with flavor. These low-carb versions would be great made for Christmas time as a special holiday surprise for the family, or when friends pop round.

Keto Almond Crescent Cookies

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, kosher salt, granulated erythritol sweetener, vanilla extract, almond extract, almond flour, almonds.

These crescent cookies look so good with their toasty almond covering and they remind me of Christmas cookies. They are quite simple to make and definitely don’t taste gluten-free and low-carb! In some stores, crescent cookies are half-coated in chocolate, and that would be an idea here, although they taste so good as they are!

Keto Chocolate & Pecan Cookies

– Keto Diet App

Ingredients: eggs, extra virgin coconut oil, erythritol, liquid Stevia extract, raw cacao powder, coconut flour, cinnamon, dark 85% chocolate, pecan nuts.

This recipe makes 60 cookies which means they would be a great idea for Christmas when you have people staying over. They are rich and chocolaty and look amazing with their chocolate frosting and nutty topping. Because you are making these with coconut flour you will need to keep an eye on them as coconut flour can cause them to burn quicker than wheat flour.

More Delicious Ketogenic Cookie Recipes

Keto Cookie Dough (with Chocolate Chips)

– Keto Summit

Keto Cookie Dough (with Chocolate Chips) #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, ghee or coconut oil, erythritol or stevia, 100% chocolate.

What is Keto, requires no baking, and is safe to eat right from the spoon? You guessed it – this delish Keto cookie dough with chocolate chips!

No-Bake Keto Butter Cookies Recipe (with Chocolate Chips)

– Keto Summit

No-Bake Keto Butter Cookies (with Chocolate Chips) #keto

Ingredients: almond flour, ghee or coconut oil, erythritol or stevia, 100% chocolate chunks.

Sometimes you just need a cookie! These no-bake Keto butter cookies are easy to assemble while giving you a little treat to make life a little bit sweeter.

Keto Chocolate Avocado Cookie Recipe

– Keto Summit

Keto Chocolate Avocado Cookie Recipe #keto

Ingredients: ripe avocado, erythritol, stevia, egg, vanilla extract, cacao powder, almond flour, baking soda, salt, macadamia nuts.

These cookies are perfect for the whole family and you can feel great sharing them with anybody because they are a nutritious option over other snacks.

Raspberry Almond Thumprints

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, butter, confectioner’s Swerve sweetener, egg yolk, almond extract, raspberry chia seed jam, water.

When I first saw these cookies, I thought they would be a lovely idea cut into heart-shaped cookies for a Valentine’s Day treat, but I guess you could eat them all year round. They have a crumbly, shortbread texture with a really fresh raspberry jam centre and topped off with the glaze, they would grace any table and impress your guests. If you prefer them a bit crunchy, you can increase the cooking time. This is another child-friendly way to get kids involved in the cooking!

Keto Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

– Ruled Me

Ingredients: almond flour, salted butter, pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, baking powder, egg, erythritol, liquid stevia, pumpkin pie spice.

These cookies taste like traditional snickerdoodle cookies, but with a little twist – they have pumpkin puree in them! They have a lovely flavor, especially if you sprinkle them with the pumpkin pie spice, and would be an ideal snack to serve at Halloween. Like most cookie recipes, the longer you leave the cookies to cool, the firmer they are, so try to keep your hands off till they firm up!

Low Carb Clementine Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, granulated sweetener, ground cardamom, clementine (tangerine) zest, 90% or greater cacao dark chocolate.

Shortbread cookies are often made in our house as a treat for a birthday or Christmas, and the thought of chocolate and orange together always brings Christmas to mind. If you can’t get clementines then you can use orange zest, but the clementine adds a distinct flavor that complements the cardamom really well. You don’t have to dip these in chocolate, but for a holiday treat, why not!

Browned Butter Cacao Nib Cookies

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, coconut flour, granulated erythritol, arrowroot starch, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, cacao nibs, eggs, vanilla, stevia extract.

The browned butter in these cookies gives them a wonderfully nutty flavor which goes so well with the cacao nibs. The cookies are crunchy and delicious served with coffee or a glass of your favorite milk. Instead of drizzling the glaze over the top, you could dip one half of the cookie in the chocolate mix. The dough can be a bit crumbly, so we recommend you roll it out and use a cutter to form the cookies.

Cookie Cut Outs (Contains Dairy)

– Keto Adapted

Ingredients: butter, cream cheese, confectioners Swerve, baking powder, extract (orange/lemon/vanilla/almond), sea salt, almond flour, confectioners’ Swerve (or powdered erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite), unsweetened almond milk, natural food coloring.

Here is the perfect chance to experiment with your holiday cookies, by altering the extracts you use to give you different flavors. For example, I use mint extract and green frosting for St. Patrick’s Day and white frosting and orange extract for Christmas, but the choice is yours. If you have any leftovers, store them in the fridge as the cookies will soften if left at room temperature.

Thin Mint Low Carb Cookies

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: desiccated unsweetened coconut, unsweetened almond milk, peppermint extract, granulated sweetener, egg whites, xanthan gum, 90% or greater cacao dark chocolate.

If you are a big fan of wafer-thin mints, these ketogenic macaroon cookies are for you! They have a rich coating of dark chocolate and a really good chocolate flavor, but without the sugars and artificial additives that mints can have. These macaroons are chewy bites of deliciousness and can be stored in the freezer – they can even be enjoyed eaten frozen on a hot day!

Lemon Almond Shortbread Cookies (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, granulated sweetener, lemon zest.

Traditional linzer cookies are made from a ground nut crust with a fruit preserve centre. The ones in this recipe are not so complicated to make, yet still have the expected flavor. You can use whatever sugar-free preserves you have, so have fun changing the taste a bit! These are lovely as they are or you can crumble some of the base over the top for added texture. Leave to cool completely before cutting and these are great to serve to friends with a cup of coffee.

Low Carb Lemon Bar Recipe

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, almond flour, granulated sugar substitute, lemon zest, lemon juice, egg yolks, xanthan gum, unflavored gelatin.

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so I was so pleased to find this low carb recipe! It almost reminded me of the lemon meringue pie my Grandma used to make! These bars have a shortbread base and a smooth and tangy lemon topping, and the amount of lemon you add is totally up to you, so if you like the bars really lemony, add in some lemon extract. The good thing with this recipe is that the bars can be frozen, so you won’t be short of ideas for lunchboxes and snacks.

Brown Butter Coconut Cookies

– Low Carb Yum

27 Crackin' Keto Cookies Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: unsalted butter, water, Swerve, eggs, pure vanilla extract, almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, flaked coconut.

Here is an excellent recipe if you are a coconut lover, as the cookies are packed with coconut flavor and the added nuttiness of the browned butter. It looks like a complicated recipe, but trust me, once you’ve made these once you will find them quite easy to make. If you don’t have a sweet tooth or are trying to use less sweetener, then cut down the amount, but taste the mixture first to find the level you like.

Keto Cinnamon Swirl Cookies

– Keto Diet App

Ingredients: almond flour, powdered Erythritol or Swerve, gluten-free baking powder, coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, water (optional).

These lovely ketogenic cookies remind me of the cinnamon ‘pinwheels’ we used to make as kids! And these are a great way to get the kids involved in cooking, so why not let them help? The cookies may not be perfect, but they will eat them more readily if they’ve made them! If you find the dough is a bit crumbly to work with, try chilling it in the fridge first and that should help.

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Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.