When you start a low carb diet, you may think that you immediately have to give up cookies- that would be terrible! Living without cookies sounds like pure torture. While some may crave that sweetness a cookie provides, others may just like the ritual of having a cookie at night. Whatever the reason, you need a cookie! So what can you do when you really want to eat a healthy low carb diet? Try one of these recipes of course!
Perfect for everything from holiday baking to a treat in your child’s lunch box, these fifty low-carb cookie recipes cover the range of all that is good for you. From cookies made with healthy, nutty almond flour to those that are made with dates and coconut oil, you are going to find every type of cookie imaginable and, of course, they are all low carb! It’s unbelievable, I know!
The best thing is that even if you don’t eat low-carb foods on a regular basis, these low-carb sweets and snacks will tickle your taste buds. They are just that good that you won’t even realize you are eating low carb. That also makes many of these recipes perfect for making in big batches and serving to your guests. People who are not familiar with a low carb diet will most likely never even realize they are eating healthy cookies but rather they will just be reaching for seconds (or thirds!).
With a mix of flourless, gluten-free, and sugar-free recipes, you’re sure to find a simple and delectable cookie perfect for any afternoon snack, office party, or guilt-free midnight raid of the kitchen. And if you’re new to low-carb, you’ll be delighted by the variety of desserts, cookies, and other low carb snacks that are available to satisfy your cravings. You may have thought this new low carb diet would be restricting but guess again, it will actually open you up to a whole new world of cookies!
One more point that is great about this list of low carb cookies is that there is a cookie recipe for almost every level of baker. If you are a beginner in the kitchen, no problem, there are plenty of super easy cookie recipes. If you are a professional chef, you will be elated to find a few challenging recipes with some unique flavor profiles. There really is a low carb cookie for everyone!
By now, you are probably dying to eat a cookie so it’s time to really take a look at this list and make a very tough choice- what cookie to try first?! Whatever you choose, you can rest assured that it will be delicious, unique and low carb- an all-around win!
Vanilla Pistachio Brittle
Ingredients: Roasted pistachios, vanilla powder, rice malt syrup, coconut oil.
Low-carb Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Summertime heat demands a cool treat. This recipe combines low-carb peanut butter cookies with a no-churn peanut butter ice cream for the ultimate in low carb desserts. Made with a sugar substitute, it will still remind you of childhood but it’s better for you.
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, peanut butter, vanilla extract and coconut oil.
Vegan Samoa Bars
This version of a Girl Scout Cookie is the best ever because it’s not laden with carbs! Apple sauce is the key to keeping these cookies nice and moist.
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut oil, baking stevia, applesauce, almond milk, dark chocolate chips and unsweetened shredded coconut.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
Soft cakey low-carb cookies surrounding a rich peanut butter filling make this one of the most heavenly low-carb snacks you’ll eat- you’ll actually forget that it is low carb! Dark chocolate gives the cookies a big flavor while remaining sugar-free and gluten-free. Ready in about fifteen minutes, they are easy enough to put together for any occasion or after school treat.
Ingredients: Almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut flour, whey protein powder, baking powder, eggs and butter.
Sugar-free Mickey Cookies
These cookies are festive and trendy way to eat low carb! Perfect for family vacations, birthdays or when you just need a Disney pick-me-up!
Ingredients: Butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, almond extract and coconut flour.
Heavenly Chocolate Cupcakes
If you’re looking for a nut-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free cupcake, this is the one you need to make. Versatile enough to be made into cake and whoopie pies, the cupcakes made from the recipe are perfect for a dessert or snack on a low-carb diet. With three kinds of chocolate, it will satisfy your cravings and with very select ingredients, they are perfect for anyone!
Ingredients: Coconut flour, cacao powder, baking soda, vinegar, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla extract.
See also: Best Paleo Cookie Recipes you’ll love
Sugar Detox Cookie
As the name implies, this recipe has no sugar of any kind making it truly a low-carb cookie. With yummy things like coconut, cinnamon, and pecans, you won’t miss the sugar. Crunchy and packed with protein, one of these low-carb snacks is a great sweet treat for when you’re hungry after a workout or before dinner is ready.
Ingredients: Coconut oil, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, coconut flour, chopped pecans and coconut.
Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
This gluten-free, low-carb cookie combines the richness of chocolate with savory, salty bacon and luscious peanut butter. Somewhat chunky in appearance, they hold together well to make a chewy dessert if allowed to cool well before serving. Not much in this world is better than chocolate and peanut butter unless it is laced with crispy bacon! These cookies really are to die for!
Ingredients: Bacon, peanut butter, sweetener, egg, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and baking soda.
Low Carb Almond Cookies
Buttery rich and melt-in-your-mouth, these bite size low-carb cookies are perfect for a tea-time treat or at the end of the day. Ricotta cheese is one of the secret ingredients here that no one will ever suspect! Drizzled with a vanilla frosting and sprinkled with sliced almonds, they are simple enough to make every day, and yet elegant enough to take to a wedding shower. No one will guess they are gluten-free.
Ingredients: Butter, sweetener, ricotta cheese, almond flour, almond extract, vanilla extract, baking powder, egg and almond milk.
Almond Joy Cookies
If you ever crave a candy bar but don’t want to ruin your low-carb eating plan? If that sounds familiar, this sweet is for you. Combining the flavors of coconut, almonds, and dark chocolate, it can easily be adjusted to suit your level of sweetness and chocolate craving. With the familiar combination of flavors, you’ll love this cookie recipe.
Ingredients: Almond butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs, baking powder, salt and almonds.