These are the BEST low-carb, grain-free, and dairy-free cookies! Get excited because this is about to become your new favorite keto dessert recipe!
I tested this recipe several times and, with a few tweaks, have the utmost confidence that you’d never even know these are low-carb or grain-free, and neither will anyone else! Promise.
Proof: I made a massive batch of these, sent them to work with my husband, Ryan, and he reported back that all of his coworkers loved them and couldn’t believe they were low-carb, keto, AND paleo-friendly!
These keto dessert cookies have zero gluten and grains! I personally choose to limit my grain intake and don’t eat gluten-containing items so I knew a gluten- and grain-free cookie recipe that tastes just like a traditional cookie was necessary.
Plus, this recipe is a great grain-free cookie base that would taste delicious with add-ins (walnuts, cinnamon, etc.).
Why I use ghee in these dairy-free cookies
I know all too well that specific dietary requirements determine what a person can or cannot eat. That’s why I was so determined to make these cookies dairy-free for those who are lactose intolerant or choose to limit their dairy consumption. I love to use ghee for dairy-free recipes!
Ghee (clarified butter) is melted butter with the lactose removed. For those with lactose intolerance, who follow a paleo diet, or just prefer to eat dairy-free, ghee is about to be your new best friend.
Ghee contains MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) making them a perfect nutritional fuel source, especially for all of my keto dieter friends out there.
Serious dairy allergy where ghee isn’t an option for you? No problem. Simply sub in coconut oil for ghee at a 1:1 ratio.
Note, though, that the nutrition information will slightly change if you sub coconut oil for ghee.
Low-Carb Cookies Sweetened With Monk Fruit Sweetener
Monk fruit sweetener saves the day, yet again! This stuff tastes exactly like traditional cane sugar, but without the spike in blood sugar or the calories! On a low-carb or keto diet? Monk fruit sweetener is about to be your new best friend. In this recipe, I use the Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener which tastes very similar to that of brown sugar. So delicious!
If, however, you only have the Classic version on hand, that’s ok! You can substitute that in at a 1:1 ratio, and your cookies will still be totally delicious.
If you’re running low on monk fruit sweetener or if you’ve never tried it before, you can use the code “REALBALANCED” and get 20% off Lakanto products!
Is an electric mixer required?
I definitely recommend it! Electric mixers (often referred to as “hand mixers”) make the job of preparing these cookies much easier. Plus, they speed up the process!
I like using my electric mixer because it ensures that my dough is as mixed as possible, and I won’t run into sugar or ingredient pockets when I sit down with a delicious cookie or two!
Net Carbs In Low-Carb Cookies
One of these easy homemade cookies contains only 3.6 grams of net carbs! This recipe is perfect to keep on-hand for holiday parties, the kiddos, or for when a dessert craving hits. Enjoy the decadence of a homemade baked good without the sugar hangover!
Here’s how to bake yourself a batch!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together coconut oil and ghee until well-combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix again.
To the same bowl, add monk fruit sweetener, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix again until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
One cup at a time, add almond flour and mix again.
Form dough into balls and lightly press down and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake cookies until edges are golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
Diets This Low-Carb Cookies Recipe Is Compliant With
- Keto and Low-Carb: With only 3.6 grams of net carbs per serving, these almond flour cookies are the BEST low-carb, keto cookies out there!
- Paleo: Paleo cookies?! YEP! These ingredients are totally paleo-compliant!
- Gluten-Free: The ingredients in these cookies do not contain gluten, making them safe to consume for those with Celiac or other gluten intolerances.
- Grain-Free: There are no grains in this recipe.
- Dairy-Free: These low-carb cookies do not contain dairy!
- Vegetarian: These sugar-free cookies are vegetarian-approved.
- Refined Sugar-Free: This cookie recipe is completely free of refined sugar!
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These Low-Carb Cookies are a perfect vegetarian and paleo treat to satisfy your sweet tooth! This recipe is low-carb, keto, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and refined-sugar-free!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
- In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together coconut oil and ghee until well-combined. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix again before adding monk fruit sweetener, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Mix again until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
- One cup at a time, add almond flour to mixing bowl and mix again.
- Form dough into balls and lightly press down and place on prepared baking sheet (Note: cookies will spread when baking so be sure to place them about 2-3 inches apart. Use a second baking sheet if necessary).
- Bake cookies until edges are golden brown, about 15-18 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow cookies to cool completely before serving.
Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 3-5 days. Before eating, allow refrigerated cookies to sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to soften slightly.
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