If you’re on keto, you’ll agree that it can sometimes get hard sticking to the diet and being in ketosis continuously. This is especially true if you have a sweet tooth and there’s no denying that cookies are the worst heart breakers! Giving up your favorite carb-filled foods is one thing but the thought of skipping cookies can be really dejecting.
Well there’s no point using up your will-power to stay away from them; preserve it for better things. The good news is that we’ve collected the best keto cookie recipes for you!
We asked keto experts to share their favorite keto cookie recipes and we got the happiest responses! We now have the most absolutely delectable collection of cookies that the best bloggers swear by so you don’t have to crave your way through the holiday season into 2020.
Make these cookies on special occasions, keep a jar full for rough days or simply eat them for dessert everyday! Ketoers need no longer be denied these heavenly treats! Non-ketoers can also enjoy them while being in utter shock at how keto cookies can taste just as good if not better than the regular ones.
The Expert Favorite Keto Cookie Recipes
- Keto Cookies by Chocolate Covered Katie
- Lovely Fragrant Keto Cookies by My Sweet Keto
- Pecan Cookies by Savory Tooth
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies by Fat For Weight Loss
- Keto Sugar Cookies by Hip2Keto
- Keto Sugar Cookie Macaroons by Forget Sugar Friday
- Keto Shortbread Cookies by Green and Keto
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Wicked Noodle
- Keto Sugar Cookies by Sugar Free Londoner
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by Divalicious Recipes
- Easy Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies by Word to Your Mother
- Keto Coconut Macaroons by Two Sleevers
- Holiday Praline No-Bake Cookies by My Montana Kitchen
- Low-Carb Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies by Seasonly Creations
- Fudgey Keto Brownie Cookies by Mouthwatering Motivation
- Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies by Fit to Serve Group
- Healthy Peanut Butter Balls by Joy Filled Eats
1. Keto Cookies by Chocolate Covered Katie
“The texture of these chocolate chip cookies is so rich and buttery, it’s almost like eating chocolate chip shortbread!”
-Katie (Chocolate Covered Katie)
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is not only a keto hit but is also a great option for vegans and people with gluten-allergies. It’s definitely a keeper! It’s simple too so it’s a great start for beginners. Also, you can trust it when Katie says it’s her favorite… have you seen how much she experiments with keto desserts?
2. Lovely Fragrant Keto Cookies by My Sweet Keto
“One of my favorite cookie recipes, especially around Christmas time, is definitely Fragrant Keto Cookies. Admittedly, it hasn’t been as popular as some of the all- and old-timers like keto chocolate chips cookies, but I do think more people should know about the deliciousness of the fragrant cookies in the holiday baking season. ;)”
-Tisa (My Sweet Keto)
What brings out the sweet in cookies better? Some spice! I love how Tisa looks beyond chocolate to something spicy- I think it’s a great idea especially when you have your house smelling of cinnamon.
3. Pecan Cookies by Savory Tooth
“This recipe is special to me because I love ultra nutty desserts and shortbread, so this cookie combines both. It’s also very simple to make, with just a handful of ingredients.”
-Julia (Savory Tooth)
This is a simple keto cookie recipe that has that robust nutty flavor with little chunks of pecans to chew away. It’s the perfect mix of moistness and crunch…yum! Nut lovers will be delighted!
4. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies by Fat For Weight Loss
“These low carb cookies are the perfect recipe for any occasion; make them for keto workplace treats, a sneaky treat for yourself, or a sneaky healthy treat for the kids.”
-Aaron (Fat for Weight Loss)
What’s amazing about Aaron’s recipe is that he details out each step, where you could go wrong and what are the crucial steps to get the most perfect cookies. You don’t want them to be just good, you want them to be the best!
5. Keto Sugar Cookies by Hip2Keto
“No need to miss out during the holidays! So many Christmas traditions revolve around baking in the kitchen and this is a healthy alternative to sugar laden treats that’s just as much fun to make!”
These cookies by Hip2Keto are so cheerful and welcoming, they’re definitely bound to warm your heart when you’re feeling down! These colorful cookies are especially fun to make with kids. Make them in their favorite shapes and impress the children while enjoying the sugar high yourself too (and not the insulin spike kind of high :p)!
6. Keto Sugar Cookie Macaroons by Forget Sugar Friday
“I’m a huge fan of this Keto Sugar Cookie Macaroons recipe! Why? Because, well, as you may guess from the name, these keto-friendly macaroons actually taste like sugar cookies. Even better, the recipe is two yummy keto cookie recipes in one. You can choose to make macaroons that taste like sugar cookies, or you can omit two of the ingredients and make regular macaroons. This easy recipe is ready in about 15 minutes and is perfect for your holiday dessert tray or any time of the year when a cookie craving strikes.”
-Jessica (Forget Sugar Friday)
7. Keto Shortbread Cookies by Green and Keto
“I think these Keto Shortbread Cookies might be my favorite low-carb cookie recipe. They’re some of the simplest keto cookies out there and they’re some of the tastiest! They are perfect for people just starting out on the keto diet, too, because they don’t require a lot of special keto ingredients — just almond flour, butter, sweetener, and salt.”
-Sarah (Green and Keto)
This recipe by Sarah is definitely a hit because it’s so simple and I believe that simplicity is the key to a successful keto transformation. Keep it simple and you use less mind-space on things which in turn means you can follow keto for longer. When simplicity comes without compromise on taste and awesomeness, you know you’ve hit jackpot and Sarah’s short bread cookies definitely qualify to fit that description.
8. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Wicked Noodle
“My ALL-TIME favorite cookie is this chocolate chip cookie recipe. I actually prefer it over “regular” chocolate chip cookies!”
-Kristy (The Wicked Noodle)
I love how Kristy makes the process simple and easy and relates it to cooking ‘regular’ cookies but with different ingredients. And she’s right, you know you have the keto confidence when you’re sure everyone will like these more than regular cookies, irrespective of their diet preference!
9. Keto Sugar Cookies by Sugar Free Londoner
“Buttery and totally irresistible: Keto sugar cookies taste just like traditional sugar cookies, only without the carb load. This easy sugar free cookie recipe requires only 6 ingredients and is gluten free, grain free, low carb and suitable for diabetics.”
-Katrin (Sugar Free Londoner)
Katrin is surely an expert cookie-maker. These sugar-free cookies will win your heart even without the chocolate or other flavors. She explains everything so well, so clearly, you’re definitely getting a great batch of sugar-free cookies to win over your sweet tooth.
10. Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies by Divalicious Recipes
“I love these chocolate chip pecan cookies as they combine one of my favourite nuts along with chocolate! The texture of the cookies improves the next day making them go from soft to crunchy. These cookies are all things in one mouthful!”
-Angela (Divalicious Recipes)
This recipe is a treat for pecan lovers. It’s incredibly simple and full of dietary fiber which, as a keto dieter, you will agree is great! Together with the rich taste of chocolate and the crunch of the nuts, these keto pecan cookies make a great combination, definitely worth at least a batch.
11. Easy Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies by Word to Your Mother
“You know, it’s hard to narrow down what I love most about these no-bake cookies – See, before keto, I used to eat about 5-6 of the old school version at a time. Spoiler Alert: the traditional no-bake cookie is NOT low carb – they have around 19 carbs each, so I was packing on an additional 95 carbs per night.
I created this “recipe” for keto cookies to duplicate the texture and the taste of my favorite childhood treat, and in my opinion, I nailed it. (Recipe is in “” because it is so simple I’m embarrassed to call it a proper method! )
Oh, and these keto cookies are legitimately ready in 30 minutes, and you can throw them together in 5. Seriously. If you need immediate gratification, these will be your go-to.”
-Heather (Word to Your Mother)
Chocolate and peanut butter- do we need more convincing? To top it, no-bake?! Heather’s brought you this ultimate bliss you just cannot miss! It’ll definitely make you take a trip down memory lane into your childhood. Kids are going to be delighted!
12. Keto Coconut Macaroons by Two Sleevers
“Macaroons are popular at Hannukah but there’s no reason you can’t eat them at any time of the year! A good macaroon is slightly chewy and dense, but it also melts in your mouth. This keto macaroon is no exception. Easy to make, but easier than that to eat!”
-Urvashi (Two Sleevers)
If you’re a coconut lover, you’ll definitely appreciate this recipe by Urvashi. I personally believe that it’s awesome to be on keto because you get to binge on coconuts :p These macaroons (I did not know the difference from macarons) not only bring out the yummy flavor of coconut but also have a chewy crunch so typical only to coconuts.
13. Holiday Praline No-Bake Cookies by My Montana Kitchen
“A handful of ingredients, and 15 minutes is all it takes to make these low carb Holiday Praline No-Bake Cookies. Filled with coconut, pecans, and a low carb sweetened condensed milk, these keto Christmas cookies are perfect. These sugar free cookies are great for keto Christmas Cookie trays, and they are also sugar free and gluten free! This cookie recipe is so quick and easy – you can be back to your celebrating in less than 20 minutes!”
-Sarah (My Montana Kitchen)
Sarah’s praline cookies are extra special because they’re, firstly, no-bake, secondly, so simple and third- so quick to make! You can save space in your oven to make some other keto cookies while these treats are firming up in the freezer. Holiday season or not, they’re absolutely worth a shot especially when you’re promised so much yumminess at such ease.
14. Low-Carb Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookies by Seasonly Creations
“Yes, you can enjoy this classic holiday cookie, keto-friendly version! This Low Carb Slice and Bake Shortbread Cookie recipe produces a buttery taste, contains no flour and they are super simple to make! Just 2.4g net carbs in this keto-friendly holiday cookie recipe. Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet or just looking for a healthier holiday cookie recipe option, add this low carb cookie recipe to your list!!”
-Nicole (Seasonly Creations)
Nicole’s shortbread cookie recipe is just what low-carbers and ketoers need to satisfy their sweet craving. And guess what? Even people who aren’t on a sugar-free diet won’t be able to resist these buttery shortbreads!
15. Fudgey Keto Brownie Cookies by Mouthwatering Motivation
“This don’t take long to make and are so worth the process. If you have a nagging chocolate craving, make these cookies now and you won’t be disappointed!”
-Sam (Mouthwatering Motivation)
Chocolate lovers- if you think chocolate chip is the way to go, think bigger, because Sam here has brownie cookies! It is low-carb, high-fiber, nutty, full of chocolate AND has chocolate chips, could you ask for more happiness overload at the cost of just 3g carbs/ cookie?
16. Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies by Fit to Serve Group
“What makes these keto cookies extra special is the rich chocolate glaze that tops them. And because these cookies are so decadent one cookie will satisfy your chocolate craving. If that’s not a winning low carb cookie recipe I don’t know what else is!”
-Hilda (Fit to Serve Group)
Hilda uses the perfect word to describe her cookies- decadent. Yes, why shouldn’t keto-ers enjoy these decadent treats? These creamy, rich chocolate cookies are surely heart-winners, don’t you agree?
17. Healthy Peanut Butter Balls by Joy Filled Eats
“Peanut Butter Balls are my favorite holiday cookie because they are so easy. They are no bake and only need a handful of ingredients.”
-Taryn (Joy Filled Eats)
Don’t let the simplicity of these peanut butter balls fool you into underestimating their awesomeness. What’s better than roasted peanuts with peanut butter? It’s the roasted peanuts with peanut butter coated in chocolate! These easy low carb balls make for a good snack when those sugar cravings kick in. Keep a batch always ready to help you stick to your weight loss goals!
That was awesome! A big thanks to all those who participated and added to this resource of Keto Cookies. It’s lovely of them to share their hand-picked best recipe for all of us keto-ers. They really are a huge inspiration for everyone!
If you found this useful, do share with friends and family. Nobody should be deprived of cookies in 2020, even if they’re working on weight loss goals!