An easy 4-ingredient recipe for Keto Almond Butter Cookies, studded with sugar-free chocolate chips and salted pistachios!
Keto Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Pistachios: they may not be overly pretty, but they're totally satisfying!
If you're a cookie-lover from way back, as I am, you'll be happy to know that these gluten-free, sugar-free cookies will fulfill all your cookie-devouring needs. No almond flour needed!
Using my recipe for 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies as a guide, I adapted it to use almond butter instead of peanut butter. I also added stevia-sweetened chocolate chips and finely chopped salted pistachios. Those add-ins provided that necessary crunch we cookie-connoiseurs know is absolutely necessary.
The result: a delicious cookie that those on a gluten-free or sugar-free diet can enjoy! And if you're following a keto diet, this flourless chocolate chip cookie recipe is for you!
Here's what you'll need:
Ingredients for Keto Almond Butter Cookies
almond butter: natural, no-additive almond butter
eggs: 2 large
sweetener: your choice: 0-calorie Monkfruit sweetener, or coconut sugar, or granulated sugar
vanilla extract: pure
chocolate chips: Several brands of stevia-sweetened chocolate chips are available now.
pistachio nuts: shelled and salted. The saltiness adds a lot of flavour to these cookies, but you can use any finely chopped nuts you have on hand. (I found these at Costco, they're also available from Amazon.)
How to Make Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
First mix almond butter, eggs, sweetener and vanilla in a bowl, either by hand or with an electric mixer. Stir in add-ins, like chocolate chips and finely chopped pistachios, if you'd like.
Use a cookie scoop or a spoon to form balls, pressing the dough firmly together. It will seem crumbly, but if you roll the balls in your hands they will stick together.
Use a fork to gently flatten the balls, creating a cross-hatch pattern. If the dough crumbles at the edges, just push it back together.
Bake on a lined baking sheet at 350°F. for 12 - 15 minutes or until nicely browned.
Once baked, remove them from the oven and let them sit on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will become firm once they cool. If you move them too soon, they might break. Once cool, they're a sturdy cookie with lots of chocolatey flavour!
How to Store Almond Butter Cookies
These cookie will stay fresh and firm for several days in a container on the counter. For longer storage, freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months or more.
This recipe makes about 30 or more delicious keto cookies. Enjoy, everyone!
Keto Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Pistachios
- baking sheet
- silicone baking mat
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In a large bowl, combine almond butter, eggs, vanilla and sweetener with a spoon or an electric mixer. Stir until well blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
- Use a cookie scoop to form balls about 1-inch in diameter, or firmly roll in your hands. Transfer the balls to the prepared baking sheets and space them apart evenly.
- Use a fork to flatten the balls, creating a cross-hatch pattern.
- Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit on the cookie sheet for 5 -10 minutes. If you move them too soon, they will be too soft and will crumble. Once firm, transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cookies will firm up beautifully as they cool.
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