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
- Low-carb Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Vegan Samoa Bars
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies
- Sugar-free Mickey Cookies
- Heavenly Chocolate Cupcakes
- Sugar Detox Cookie
- Chewy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
- Low Carb Almond Cookies
- Almond Joy Cookies
- Chewy Cinnamon Almond Cookies
- Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
- Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
- Flourless Chocolate Biscuits
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Blossoms
- Homemade Thin Mints
- Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
- Sane Meringue Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vanilla Pistachio Brittle
Ingredients: Roasted pistachios, vanilla powder, rice malt syrup, coconut oil.
Low-carb Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Summer time 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 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.
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Chewy Cinnamon Almond Cookies
Made with almond flour and honey, these chewy cookies are lightly sweet and full of cinnamon flavor. They spread into large cookies when baked that are moist and satisfying when eaten as is. They can also be used as the sandwich for an ice cream treat. Versatile and easy to make, these low-carb cookies are sure to become a family favorite thanks to the health tasty flavors.
Ingredients: Butter, honey, almond flour, vanilla extract, sea salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
The trick to this cookie recipe is to chill the dough before baking to set the butter to keep them from spreading on the pan- don’t forget that as you start baking! One taste of these crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth delights and you’ll forget they are gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free. Chocolate gives them a richness that adds that extra something special.
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Ingredients: Butter, applesauce, almond Flour , vanilla extract, cocoa powder and salt.
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons
In the list of low-carb cookie recipes, baking doesn’t get much easier than coconut macaroons. They use a minimum number of ingredients, most measured by the tablespoon, and cook in just fifteen minutes- what more could you ask for?! Adding chocolate raises these traditional treats to a new level. Chewy and slightly sweet, they bridge the distance between cookies and candy.
Ingredients: Coconut, egg, agave, cocoa powder, butter, coconut oil, vanilla and salt.
Flourless Chocolate Biscuits
These thin, crisp chocolate cookies are made without the addition of any kind of flour. Instead, they rely on cocoa powder and cream cheese to provide body and a rich deep chocolaty flavor- and it works! Prep time and cooking time combined is only twenty minutes making them perfect for a quick gluten-free low-carb snack.
Ingredients: Cocoa powder, granular sugar substitute, butter, cream cheese, eggs and vanilla extract.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Low-carb peanut butter cookies are a snap to make with this simple recipe. Flourless and sugar-free, they fit well into any low-carb lifestyle. Just three main ingredients mean these cookies won’t break the bank either or take hours to prepare. They pair nicely with a low-carb ice cream for a cool summer treat and can be made with almond butter for a change in taste. You’ll never grow tired of these!
Ingredients: peanut butter, erythritol, stevia, egg, vanilla and sea salt.
This classic Christmas cookie has been remade for a low-carb lifestyle. Creamy peanut butter and a dark chocolate center bake into a soft sweet cookie ready for any holiday celebration or late-night snack. With the added benefit of being gluten free, they will satisfy anyone’s peanut butter and chocolate cravings while sticking to a diet plan.
Ingredients: Peanut flour, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, peanut butter, eggs and vanilla.
Homemade Thin Mints
Who can resist crisp minty chocolatey cookies? This classic Girl Scout icon has been reborn in a homemade version that is fresher, crisper, and better for you. They are sugar-free and loaded with rich dark chocolate. The thin crunchy wafers are drenched in smooth, peppermint laced chocolate for a low-carb delight. These may take a little time to prepare but every minute is worth it!
Ingredients: Almond flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, baking powder, salt, egg, butter and vanilla extract.
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
The combination of crispy cookie and soft creamy filling make sandwich cookies a must-have item in any kitchen. These low-carb peanut butter cookies are created with a surprise ingredient to add a new twist to an old favorite- can you guess what it is?! Easy to make, they can be adapted by using other nut butters as well.
Ingredients: Water chestnuts, peanut butter, butter, stevia sweetener, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
Sane Meringue Cookies
If you thought you could never eat meringues again on a low-carb menu, think again. The only trick to this three ingredient recipe is having the patience to let them dry out before devouring them. Give them the time they need to dry completely! Elegant, crispy, and sugar-free they are perfect for an addition to a holiday basket or a gorgeous dessert at the end of a dinner. No one will ever guess they are low-carb.
Ingredients: Egg whites, lemon juice and xylitol.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, cakey and oh so good, this version of low-carb chocolate chip cookies will delight everyone and have your kids asking for more. Made with coconut flour, they are free of nuts and sugar, perfect for diabetics or anyone eating low-carb. Packed with pumpkin they offer a high protein, high fiber snack with bites of chocolate laced throughout. Perfect for the fall pumpkin season or anytime you just need a low carb cookie!
Ingredients: Maple syrup, pumpkin, butter, vanilla, egg, coconut flour and cinnamon.