Keto Cookie Dough – Delicious Fat Bombs, No Carbs!

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If you’re looking for a delicious keto cookie dough, you’re in the right place. Keto cookie dough may sound like an anomaly of sorts, but in actuality, it totally exists. Using a few common food ingredients, you can come up with deliciously amazing cookie dough bites chock full of flavor and healthy fat with zero carbs!

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If that sounds of interest to you, pull up a seat. I’ve got a keto cookie dough recipe for you lined up that I know you’ll love. Let’s dig in!

Keto Cookie Dough – Delicious Fat Bombs, No Carbs!

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Keto Cookie Dough Recipe

  • Author: Anna
  • Category: dessert


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 2/3 cup confectioners powder (sugar-free variety)
  • 2/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips


  1. Combine your peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix until fully blended, preferably with a hand mixer.
  2. To this, sift in your sugar free confectioners powder.
  3. Gently fold in your chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop your cookie dough using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoons and toll into evenly sized balls.
  5. Place the keto cookie dough bites on parchment lined paper.
  6. Chill or serve cookie dough immediately.

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The assumption is that if you’re reading this recipe, you already know the many benefits of eating low carb. As for the rest of you, allow me to fill you in.

While keto is by no means the end all be all of diets out there, it is true that the keto diet seems to achieve remarkable results. Still, there’s no denying that those who participate in the low carb lifestyle often have to miss out on yummy eats. From cake, pizza, and yep, even cookie dough, it can be hard for those taking on the new diet to completely let go of all of their favorite treats.

This is where low carb cookie dough comes in. Edible cookie dough is by far one of the most comforting things to eat, especially given that it is prepared in such a way that makes it safe to eat. Still, with all of the sugar and flour involved, it’s easy to see how keto devotees would need to avoid this comforting indulgence.

Well, not anymore!

Through the use of low calorie sweeteners and keto friendly flour, there are multiple ways to come up with delicious and fun recipes that will make you forget that you were even on a diet in the first place.

Keto Cookie Dough – Delicious Fat Bombs, No Carbs!

Now, don’t get me wrong; some things take time to get used to. If you’re used to the traditional consistency and flavor of cookie dough, you’ll be encouraged to know that many of the recipes I’m about to share with you aren’t too far off.

Still, if you are new to the world of low carb baking, you may find it odd to use items like blanched almond flour, protein powder, or natural peanut butter in place of some of the ingredients you’re used to.

And yes, I’ll admit, it may taste slightly different.

However, I guarantee, you’ll likely find yourself pleasantly surprised by the flavor of the recipes in this post. Not only that, but you’ll be happy to know you can indulge every once in a while without feeling like you’ve blown your entire diet.


There are several ways you can go about making keto cookie dough.

First, and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that the flour you are using is indeed keto. Some of the best flours to use for this purpose is almond flour, coconut flour, or heck, no flour at all! The key here is to keep the carb count low, and you won’t be able to do that with all-purpose flour or even some gluten free flour types and blends on the market.

In addition to ensuring you are using the right flour for your keto cookie dough, you’ll also want to make sure you use sugar-free alternatives. This can come in many forms and it will be up to you to determine which ingredients to use to sweeten up your dish.

In the recipes I’ve got coming up for you, there are a variety of ways you can sweeten the dough. From using products like granulated sugar alternative to liquid stevia there are many options out there that can help you satisfy your sweet tooth without adding weight to your waistline.

In addition to making your keto cookie dough with low carb flour and low carb sweetener, you’ll also want to check the type of add-ins you use.

Most people love chocolate chips, but because they’re packed with sugar and carbs, the sort used in traditional cookie dough won’t suffice for making a keto cookie dough recipe. Instead, use sugar free chocolate chips in your raw cookie dough to keep up with the theme and keep your keto cookie dough recipe as low carb as possible.

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, optional
  • 2/3 cup confectioners powder (sugar-free variety)
  • 2/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips


  1. Combine your peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix until fully blended, preferably with a hand mixer.
  2. To this, sift in your sugar free confectioners powder.
  3. Gently fold in your chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop your cookie dough using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoons and toll into evenly sized balls.
  5. Place the keto cookie dough bites on parchment lined paper.
  6. Chill or serve cookie dough immediately.
Keto Cookie Dough – Delicious Fat Bombs, No Carbs!

To store your keto cookie dough balls, you’ll need to lock the bites into an airtight container and keep them in your fridge for 20-3 days. Beyond this point, you’ll want to freeze the cookie dough in a freezer safe container. Your keto chocolate chip cookie dough should last about 2 months at best quality this way.

Remember that keto cookie dough and other keto dessert-worthy delicious recipes may dry out a bit faster than traditional cookie dough recipes. Thus, it is important that you keep the dough sealed tight to prevent air from affecting the overall consistency of this yummy low carb treat.

It is very important that you remember to refrigerate your keto cookie dough balls. Like many foods and desserts, keto cookie dough will begin to break down over time if left at room temperature.

To prevent this from happening, please follow these steps details above for proper storage of your cookie dough. This will lead to optional shelf life, and will keep you from becoming sick from eating cookie dough that’s at room temperature for too long.

Keto cookie dough can be tricky when it comes to mix-ins because, as you can probably guess, most mixins are chock full of sugar and carbs. To prevent a spike in net carbs in these no bake recipes, try the following mix ins instead of traditional ones:

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Keto chocolate chips
  • Keto sprinkles
  • Sugar free candies
  • Low carb dried fruits
  • Nuts

Alternatively, you can choose to top your cookie dough with low carb whipped cream, splash of heavy cream, or a dollop of keto-friendly ice cream. The sky’s the limit!

Ready to take your keto cookie dough to the next level? The beauty of this recipe lies in its versatility – it’s a blank canvas waiting for your creative touch! Let’s explore some delectable variations and add-ins that’ll make your taste buds dance with joy.

Flavor Frenzy

Vanilla is a classic, but why stop there? Experiment with different flavors to create your own signature keto cookie dough. Add a dash of cinnamon for a warm, cozy vibe, or a sprinkle of espresso powder for a caffeinated kick. Feeling adventurous? Try mixing in a sugar-free flavoring extract like peppermint, almond, or orange for a refreshing twist. The possibilities are endless!

Peanut Butter Perfection

Calling all peanut butter lovers! Swap out a portion of the almond flour in your recipe for some creamy, low-carb peanut butter. The result? A decadent, protein-packed treat that’ll satisfy your cravings and keep you full for hours. If you’re feeling extra fancy, dollop some sugar-free jelly on top for a keto-friendly take on the classic PB&J combo.

Common Keto Dough Mistakes to Avoid

Alright, folks, let’s talk about the elephant in the kitchen – the dreaded keto baking mishaps. Even the most seasoned low-carb bakers can fall victim to these sneaky pitfalls, but fear not! I’m here to help you troubleshoot your way to keto cookie dough perfection.

Let’s dive into some common mistakes and how to avoid them, shall we?

The Curse of Overmixing

Picture this: you’re whipping up a batch of keto cookie dough, eager to sink your teeth into those delectable morsels. In your excitement, you mix and mix and mix some more, until suddenly – disaster strikes. Your once-perfect dough has turned into a crumbly, dry mess. What went wrong? Overmixing, my friend.

When you mix your dough too much, the gluten in the almond flour starts to develop, leading to a tough, dense texture. The solution? Mix your ingredients just until they’re combined, and then step away from the bowl. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

The Perils of Incorrect Measurements

Baking is a science, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the world of keto baking. One wrong measurement can throw off your entire recipe, leaving you with a sad, inedible mess. The key to success? Precision, precision, precision.

Invest in a good set of measuring cups and spoons, and make sure you level off your ingredients with a straight edge. When it comes to almond flour, in particular, make sure you’re using blanched almond flour (not almond meal) and that you’re measuring it correctly. Scoop the flour into your measuring cup, then level it off with a knife. Don’t pack it down, or you’ll end up with way too much flour and a dry, crumbly dough.

The Sweetener Swap Snafu

Not all sugar substitutes are created equal, and using the wrong one can lead to a host of baking woes. Some sweeteners, like erythritol, can crystallize and leave a gritty texture in your dough. Others, like stevia, can have a bitter aftertaste if used in too high a quantity.

The solution? Stick to the sweetener recommended in the recipe, and if you do need to make a swap, do your research first. Look for sweeteners that measure cup-for-cup like sugar, and be prepared to adjust the amount if needed. Your sweet tooth (and your waistline) will thank you.

The Temperature Trap

Keto cookie dough is a bit more finicky than its high-carb counterpart, and temperature plays a big role in its success. If your butter is too soft or your dough is too warm, you’ll end up with a greasy, spreading mess in the oven. On the flip side, if your ingredients are too cold, your dough will be tough and hard to work with. The sweet spot? Room temperature, baby.

Let your butter and eggs sit out for about 30 minutes before you start baking, and make sure your dough is cool (but not cold) before you pop it in the oven. Your cookies will come out perfectly every time.

The Impatience Game

I get it – when you’ve got a craving for keto cookie dough, you want it NOW. But rushing the process can lead to subpar results. If you try to scoop your dough before it’s had a chance to chill, you’ll end up with a sticky, unmanageable mess. And if you try to bake your cookies before the oven is fully preheated, they’ll spread too much and come out thin and crispy.

The solution? Patience, grasshopper. Let your dough chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (or up to 24 hours) before scooping and baking. And make sure your oven is fully preheated before you put your cookies in. Good things come to those who wait, and that includes perfect keto cookies.

Keto Cookie Dough – Delicious Fat Bombs, No Carbs!

While there are certainly bakeable keto cookie dough recipes out there, I want you to know that the recipes I’m sharing today are completely no bake. Why? Because I’m always down for the recipes that have the least amount of steps possible, that’s why! Oh, and I totally love edible cookie dough. But that should come as no surprise by now…

Anyway, I suppose you could always try baking edible cookie dough if you really wanted to, but be advised, it won’t likely turn out pretty. Because these cookie doughs don’t contain leavening agents, your cookies will likely end up flat and unappetizing. If that’s your thing, then by all means, go for it.

If not? Stick to the script, and make these cookie dough recipes only as stated.

Speaking of baking, if you’re looking for more keto recipes that you can bake, try this low carb Cottage Cheese Pizza Bowl!

All in all, this low carb cookie dough is certainly worth a try, especially if you’ve had a hankering for good cookie dough since you’ve started your rigorous low carb journey. Using ingredients like almond and coconut flours, low calorie sweeteners, and nut butters, you can achieve delicious eats with low net carbs.

Have this dessert after this keto chicken tinga recipe served with quick and easy keto buns! A meal and a treat you can feel good about.

You might also want to check these low carb recipes:

I hope this has inspired you. Until next time!


What is the lowest carb cookie?

Where do I start? Almond flour cookies, coconut flour cookies, and flourless cookies are good places to start. Just remember that not all cookies are created equal, and though some may seem to have the right ingredients, it’s always best to check the label just in case.

Can I have a cookie in keto diet?

A traditional cookie? No. But don’t worry. You can have keto-friendly low carb cookies instead. Better yet, you can make the edible cookie dough ball recipes above and not have to worry much about carbs in the process!

How many calories are in keto cookie dough?

Calculating calories with keto cookie dough can be difficult given a variety of factors. However, you can expect this cookie dough to be significantly lower in calories due to its healthful ingredients when compared to traditional cookie dough

Is Keto Cookie Dough Safe to Eat?

Assuming that you’ve prepared your cookie dough properly, then you can rest assured that your keto cookie dough is safe to eat. These recipes are free of harmful raw eggs and untreated raw flour that makes eating raw cookie dough so dangerous to begin with. Therefore, as long as you are following the recipes to a tee, you can expect nothing but goodness from these cookie dough treats.

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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