As much as we love Whole30, we really miss dessert—especially cookies. Fortunately, the ketogenic diet lets you have your cake (and cookies!) and eat it too. And with treats like these 9 keto cookie recipes, we definitely wouldn’t want to skip out on them. Simple, delicious, and full of fat, these cookie recipes are sure to cure those sweets cravings.
It can tricky to nail the super soft on the inside, perfectly crispy on the outside cookies, but these keto snickerdoodles do it every time. Made with almond flour, salted butter, salt, keto-friendly sweetener, baking soda, and cinnamon, these little delights can be made in less than 30 minutes. The trick is making the batch last longer than that. Pro tip: Enjoy with a piping hot cup of coffee or tea, and these cookies melt in your mouth.
Fat bombs may not sound like the most enticing kind of cookie, but in the keto world, fat bomb signifies deliciousness—and satiety. Mix the dry ingredients (almond flour, shredded coconut, and keto-friendly sweetener), melt coconut oil and mix in some vanilla extract, add the oil to the dry mix, whisk egg whites in a chilled mixing bowl, fold the whites into the flour mixture, spoon onto a cookie sheet, and bake until the macaroons are slightly brown. Easy, divine, and fatty-as-can-be. (Yes, they are the bomb.)
Peanut butter cookies may be the easiest dessert to whip up. Made with only three ingredients and requiring a mere six steps, these keto cookies are great for when a craving suddenly strikes. Add chopped nuts for a little crunch, vanilla extract for a touch of sweet, and drizzle with melted peanut butter because… why not?
It doesn’t get more classic than chocolate chip. And amazingly, this keto spin on the family favorite tastes pretty darn close to the sugar-filled originals. Made with Lakanto Gold Sweetener (the recipe creator’s go-to), all of the traditional add-ins (butter, salt, vanilla extra, eggs), and some keto staples (almond flour and cacao chocolate chunks), these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good. Just make sure to let them cool. Trust us, they’re worth the short wait!
Buttery, crispy, and ever-so-slightly sweet, these shortbread cookies are a great keto cookie staple. Made with six ingredients and ready to eat in 30 minutes or less, these buttery bites also make for a great cheesecake base or crumble topping. Because they’re so versatile, we say double the batch and use the leftovers as you please. (Psst… leftover cookies taste great when frozen.)
What’s the secret to making cookies taste delicious when they don’t have sugar? In this recipe’s case, it’s the whopping amount of chocolaty flavor packed into each bite (and the subtle hint of pink salt). Though most cookies require cooling, we say dive into one of these when they’re fresh out of the oven. Just don’t inhale too quickly, as the confectioner topping can induce cookie-fueled coughing.
These no-bake keto cookies aren’t your average cookie. Thick, fudgy, and dense-as-can-be, they can seem more reminiscent of a truffle ball than an actual cookie—but with added crunch. Even better: All you have to do is mix the ingredients, shape them as you please, then freeze them. We love keeping half the dough as is and mixing cocoa powder into the other half for some extra flavor.
O-o-reo. What’s in the middle? This recipe skips the processed white stuff and opts for a cream cheese and butter filling that’s way more decadent (and delicious) than the original. The chocolate thins are made with hazelnut flour (you can use almond flour too), coconut flour, cocoa powder, salt, butter, one egg, vanilla extract, and a few other dry add-ins, and are rolled and cut with cookie cutters for uniform size. (Though we love getting crafty and using other shapes when the mood strikes.)
Plain shortbread is great. Toasted almond shortbread dipped in chocolate? Even greater. Toasted almond, chocolate-dipped, sprinkled with sea salt, and keto-friendly? Well, this recipe is just the best. If you’re not feeling the love, feel free to leave the heart shape behind and use a star, circle, or heck, even a dino-shaped cookie cutter (anything will do). Unlike other keto cookies, these require a little planning, as the dough does best when chilled for an hour.