These keto almond cookies are tender on the outside and super soft on the inside, you won’t believe them to be low carb! Made with 5 ingredients, they take minutes to prep and taste like Amaretti cookies! 3 grams net carbs per serving.
Keto Almond Cookies
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to make desserts that don’t include chocolate or peanut butter. Don’t get me wrong- I love both of those but I’ve found myself using them a little too much. As such, I’ve been expanding my ingredient horizon and trying out different ingredients and staple ingredients. My new favorite lately has been almond flavored!
I’ve been meaning to share a keto almond cookie recipe for quite some time. These cookies remind me so much of one of my favorite childhood ones, amaretti cookies! They need just 5 ingredients to make and minimal prep!
No sugar and no grains are needed, but you’d never be able to tell. The texture is crisp on the edges, soft and almost gooey in the middle, and tender on the outside. The cookies are sweet and with a subtle almond flavor, without being overpowering.
I went to visit my mom the other day and brought her some of these cookies and she could NOT believe they were low carb- They reminded her so much of classic almond cookies (made with flour and sugar!).
How do you make keto almond cookies?
- Almond flour– You must use blanched almond flour, not almond meal.
- Granulated sweetener of choice– Either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol.
- Egg whites– Lightly beaten until soft peaks form. Save the yolks to make some custard.
- Almond extract– Gives the cookies a lovely almond flavor.
- Confectioners sweetener– Don’t waste your money buying expensive store bought brands, use homemade keto powdered sugar.
Start by mixing together your almond flour and sweetener in a mixing bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, add your egg whites and beat until medium peaks form. Next, transfer the egg whites into the dry ingredients. Add the almond extract and mix well, until combined.
Now, place your confectioners’ sugar into a separate bowl. Using your hands, form small balls with the dough and roll them in the sugar. Place them on a lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake the cookies for 30-35 minutes, or until just golden around the edges. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely.
Tips to make the best low carb almond cookies
- If your cookie dough is super sticky, lightly roll your hands in some of the confectioners’ sugar first, to make it easier.
- Do not overbake the cookies, as they continue to firm up once cooling. As soon as they begin to go slightly golden around the edges, they are done.
- For some added texture, add some sliced or flaked almonds to the dough.
Storing and freezing almond cookies
- To store: Cookies can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to 2 weeks. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
- To freeze: Place the cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Keto Almond Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 150C/300F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine your almond flour and granulated sweetener. In a separate bowl, add your egg whites and beat together until medium peaks form. Add your egg whites and almond extract into the dry mixture and mix until combined.
- Place your powdered sugar into a small bowl. Using your hands, roll out 12 balls of dough and dip them in the powdered sugar until completely covered. Place them on the lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges go lightly golden.
- Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheet completely.