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2 Ingredient Crunchy Almond Cookies (Keto, Low Carb)

These almond cookies are crunchy and sweet and have a similar texture to biscuit cookies. They are just 2 ingredients and incredibly easy to make. You don’t even need a mixer to make the dough. These cookies also don’t require any eggs or low carb flours.
a stack of almond cookies.

These cookies were a delightful surprise. I was attempting to make a keto version of my soft peanut butter cookies. These didn’t turn out the same way but they are delicious. They are firm and crunchy and sweet. They remind me of biscuit cookies and make a great snack or dessert.

Ingredients

  • Natural Almond Butter
  • Powdered erythritol

I have only tested this recipe with natural-style almond butter. I do not know if it works with regular almond butter. You can use either creamy or crunchy. Crunchy adds some more texture to these cookies.

This recipe needs a powdered sugar substitute. The powdered sugar substitute will thicken the dough. The dough will be too runny if you use a granular sugar substitute. It also needs to be powdered because a granular sugar substitute will not melt all the way during the baking process. If you only have granular erythritol, you can run it through a high powdered blender or food processor until it becomes a powder.
close-up of a stack of cookies.

How to Make Keto Almond Cookies

The powdered erythritol is stirred into the almond butter until completely incorporated and dough has thickened. Then you scoop out dough balls using a cookie scoop and place onto a baking sheet. The cookies are then ready to be baked.

Dough Tips

  • The dough is stickier and a little runnier than your typical cookie dough. This is why it is best to use a cookie scoop because cookie scoops have a release lever that will easily release the cookie dough onto the baking sheet. If you don’t own a cookie scoop, you can also try using a spoon to help you release the dough from the measuring spoon.
  • Once you drop the dough onto the baking sheet, you will want to smooth the surface and spread the dough out slightly. The dough will spread a little during baking, so you don’t need to flatten it to a disk, but you do want the cookie dough to look dome-shaped.

overhead photo of the cookies.

More Keto Cookie Recipes with Almond Butter

2 Ingredient Crunchy Almond Cookies (Keto, Low Carb)

Servings: 7 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies come out crunchy and sweet and full of almond flavor. They are just 2 ingredients and so easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (122 g) natural almond butter
  • 4 tbsp (36 g) powdered erythritol

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ingredients. Stir with a spatula until the erythritol is completely incorporated into the almond butter. The almond butter should also thicken as the erythritol gets incorporated. The dough will be stickier and wetter than your typical cookie dough.
  • Use a 2 tsp cookie scoop to scoop out dough and release onto prepared baking sheet. Use your fingertips to smooth out surface. Apply light pressure to the cookie dough balls so they become dome-shaped (they will spread out more during baking but they don't spread a lot.)
  • Let cookies bake for about 11-12 minutes or until surface of cookies are firm and edges are a darker shade of brown. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet to fully set before removing.

Notes

  • Make sure to use natural almond butter (only almonds in the ingredient list).
  • This recipe needs powdered erythritol to work. It will not work with granular erythritol. See post for more details. I believe it will also work with powdered Swerve. I have not tested it with powdered Lakanto.
  • I used a 2 tsp cookie scoop for these cookies because of how rich the almond butter is. You can use a bigger cookie scoop but you will need to increase baking time. If you don't own a cookie scoop, you can measure the dough with a measuring spoon and use another spoon to help release the dough.
  • I used So Nourished powdered erythritol
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.
  • If you are on a keto diet, please remember to look at net carbs and not just total carbs. The net carbs count excludes fiber and sugar alcohols (carbs from erythritol).

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 109kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Potassium: 131mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Carbs from erythritol: 5g, NET CARBS: 2g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “2 Ingredient Crunchy Almond Cookies (Keto, Low Carb)”

  1. Wow,must try

  2. Can these be made with peanut butter?

  3. I don’t follow a keto diet and can’t really afford to purchase special ingredients. Would regular powdered sugar work in place of the powdered erythritol?

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