5 reasons you’ll love these cookies

  1. They’re low carb and even egg free, so they fit just about any diet.
  2. Chewy and sweet, you’d never know that they are a healthier homemade dessert option.
  3. Ready from scratch in around 20 minutes flat.
  4. With only 2 net carbs per serving, they are a keto diet friendly recipe.
  5. Even if you’re not eating low carb, these cookies are a treat for everyone!

Ingredient notes

Erythritol – this low glycemic sweetener is my favorite for sweetening keto treats because it has a taste and texture like regular sugar.

Gelatin – this is a low-carb thickener that replaces eggs.

Ghee – creamy and buttery, this is a great option for cookies (regular butter would work too).

Chocolate chips – if you add these in, be sure to use sugar free chips for keto.

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Tips from an expert home chef

  • After the cookies bake, allow them to fully cool before handling them. If you move them while warm they tend to crumble apart.
  • Other keto sweeteners like swerve and monk fruit will work for this recipe, but the amounts may vary. Because this is an egg free cookie feel free to taste the batter and adjust as needed.
  • Psyllium husk powder is another binder option if you don’t have any gelatin on hand. Just add it in little by little until you get a cookie dough consistency.

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The Best Chewy Keto Almond Flour Cookies

These chewy homemade keto cookies are made with creamy almond butter and almond flour, both of which are keto-diet friendly. A homemade low-carb dessert, ready within 20 minutes? Yes, please!


Optional add-ins:


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, erythritol, baking soda and sea salt. 
  • Add nut butter and melted ghee.
  • Add warm water and gelatin to a small bowl and mix continuously with a fork or whisk so no clumps form. Remove and dispose of any clumps you can’t get out and then pour into bowl. Mix immediately to combine everything. 
  • Fold in any optional add-ins. 
  • Roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Use palm to flatten cookies a bit. Transfer to oven and bake for about 9 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet and then store at room temperature in an airtight container. 

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Nutrition amounts noted are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. The amounts do not include the optional add-ins for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.
Calories: 88kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 8g, Fiber: 1g
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The Best Chewy Keto Almond Flour Cookies