Keto Butter Cookies

Keto Butter Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
Servings: Approximately 24 cookies

Nutrition (per serving):

  • Calories: 100
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 70mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 2g

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated erythritol or other keto-friendly sweetener of choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate chips or chopped nuts for added texture and flavor

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Your Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
  2. Cream the Butter and Sweetener: In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated erythritol until it’s light and fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer or longer if doing it by hand.
  3. Add the Egg and Vanilla: Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Incorporate the Almond Flour and Salt: Gradually add the almond flour and salt to the mixture, stirring until a dough forms. If you’re adding optional chocolate chips or nuts, fold them into the dough at this stage.
  5. Chill the Dough (Optional): You can refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes if it’s too sticky to handle, but it’s not necessary.
  6. Shape the Cookies: Use your hands or a cookie scoop to form the dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Allow some space between each cookie because they will spread somewhat when baked.
  7. Flatten the Cookies: Use the back of a fork to gently flatten each cookie, creating a crisscross pattern on top.
  8. Bake: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown. Keep a close eye on them as almond flour can brown quickly.
  9. Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. As they cool, they will firm up.
  10. Enjoy: Once completely cool, enjoy your keto butter cookies! Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight jar for up to a week.

Nutrition Note: These keto butter cookies are low in carbs and sugar, making them a suitable treat for those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet. The almond flour provides healthy fats and fiber, while erythritol is a sugar alcohol that doesn’t impact blood sugar levels.

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding your favorite keto-friendly mix-ins like sugar-free chocolate chips or chopped nuts. These cookies are a delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying within your low-carb or keto dietary goals. Enjoy!

Remember to adapt the serving size and nutrition information based on the number of cookies you get from the batch.

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