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2 Ingredient Keto Almond Butter Cookies (No Special Flours or Eggs Needed)

These almond butter cookies have a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth texture. They are just 2 ingredients and very easy to make. You don’t need any low carb flour alternatives and you don’t even need a mixer. The cookies take only about 15 minutes to make.
overhead photo of a pile of cookies.

This has been my go-to cookie recipe for when I need a little afternoon snack. The cookie dough is so easy to prepare and the cookies store well. And the cookies are low carb and keto-friendly.


  • Almond Butter
  • Sugar Free Syrup

When these two ingredients are mixed together, they will actually form a cookie dough. I know it’s hard to believe, but I hope you give it a try.

Almond Butter: Make sure to use natural almond butter, which has only almonds in the ingredient list. This is the kind of almond butter that needs to be stirred before using. Also try to start with a fresh or fairly new jar of almond butter. Almond butter starts to harden/dry once it has been open. If your almond butter is no longer drippy, it will not work for this recipe because the almond butter will become too crumbly when mixed with the syrup.

Sugar Free Syrup: I have made this with both Lakanto sugar free maple flavored syrup and ChocZero sugar free maple flavored syrup. Both work though I prefer ChocZero because it binds the dough together better.
a stack of six cookies.

How to Make Keto Almond Butter Cookies

  • The two ingredients are stirred together until a dough forms. This should take only about one minute.
  • The dough is then scooped out and flattened into thick round disks. If desired, you can make a criss-cross pattern on the surface but it’s not necessary.
  • The cookies are then ready to be baked.

Cookie Texture

The cookies are firm to the touch, but melt in your mouth when you bite in. They have a texture similar to shortbread because the almond butter makes them very buttery. Since the cookies don’t have an egg acting as a binding agent, the dough is more crumbly and delicate than your classic cookie.
close up photo of a stack of almond butter cookies.

More Easy Keto Cookie Recipes

2 Ingredient Keto Almond Butter Cookies

Servings: 10 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Easy cookies that are just 2 ingredients. These cookies come out buttery and melt-in-your-mouth.
5 from 2 votes


  • 1/2 cup (122 g) natural creamy almond butter unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz) ChocZero sugar free maple flavored syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together almond butter and syrup with a spatula. At first your batter will be very liquidy, but as you continue to mix, the dough will thicken. Stir until the dough has pulled away from the sides of the bowl and formed a dough ball.
  • Use a tablespoon to measure out 1 tbsp of dough. Roll between your hands and place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing dough balls 2 inches apart.
  • Press down on dough balls with the palm of your hand to form thick round disks. Try not to flatten dough balls too much because the cookies hold together better when the cookies are thick. If desired, use a fork to make criss-cross pattern.
  • Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, or until they are puffed up and the surface looks dry. Let cookies cool before attempting to remove them. If you remove them before they are set, they will break.


  • This recipe will only work with natural almond butter (only almonds in the ingredient list). Make sure to use a newer jar of almond butter. If your almond butter is no longer drippy, then it is too dry for this recipe to work. This recipe will also work with natural peanut butter, but I would increase the syrup to 3 tbsp.
  • These cookies are not supposed to be super sweet. I like to sprinkle a little salt on top which adds some more flavor and also enhances the mild sweetness.
  • This recipe works best with ChocZero sugar free maple syrup.* ChocZero has a thick, honey-like syrup which helps bind the cookies better. This recipe does work with Lakanto maple syrup which has a more watery texture, but the cookies came out more crumbly and less sweet. If you are not on a keto diet, this recipe also works with pure maple syrup. 
  • *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).


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 82kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Sodium: 1mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, 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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13 comments on “2 Ingredient Keto Almond Butter Cookies (No Special Flours or Eggs Needed)”

  1. I am looking forward to baking your almond and peanut butter cookies as I am desperate for keto low carb recipes.

  2. If made exactly with ChocZero as in recipe, cookies are “barely” sweetened. Very very tasty as is, but could also take some additional sweetener (Stevia, for example) for some people. For my next batch, I’ll try an extra “sprinkle” of brown sugar Stevia, for example. They brown on bottom quickly, so watch timer. And yes, they’re flaky…Need to let them cool down before grabbing for them! ?

  3. Mmmmm

  4. Will this recipe work with honey?

  5. Without almond what can we use

  6. Can these be made with peanut butter?

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