50 Best Low-carb Cookies to Keep You Baking All Year

Sugar Detox Pumpkin Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – theysmell.com

More of a pumpkin snack than a cookie, these low-carb gluten-free gems are a great treat for anyone eliminating sugar of any kind from their diet. Moist and full of cinnamon, they will satisfy your cravings for anything pumpkin. They are quick to make and so full of goodness that you could even grab a couple for breakfast on your way out the door. Slightly sweet thanks to the vanilla and coconut, they will give you just a touch of sugar to get you through the day.

Ingredients: Pumpkin puree, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut flour, cinnamon and coconut.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Pizza


Detailed recipe and credit – yourlighterside.com

Essentially a giant chocolate cookie smeared with rich cream cheese and a peanut butter drizzle, this low-carb recipe could be served for a birthday party or any festive occasion where you want to impress your guests. It looks like you spent hours preparing it but it takes only a few minutes to put together and bake. How can something this good be low carb?!

Ingredients: Almond flour, buttermilk powder, butter, cocoa, fruits and sweetener.

Carbs: 6.5g

Chocolate Raspberry French Macarons


Detailed recipe and credit – mariamindbodyhealth.com

These small crisp almond cookies are filled with a rich creamy chocolate raspberry filling for that perfect bite-size cookie when you feel like having a snack. Flourless and sugar-free, they take more time to make than your average cookie, but the end results will leave you wanting more. Try switching up the fillings to keep the cookies exciting.

Ingredients: Almonds, egg whites, sea salt, erythritol and cocoa powder.

Carbs: 12g

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Detailed recipe and credit – ruled.me

Pumpkin and cinnamon baked into a chewy low carb cookie? How can you ask for anything better?!? This recipe is an absolute must especially in the fall season.

Ingredients: Butter, almond flour, vanilla extract, egg and liquid stevia.

Protein Oreos


Detailed recipe and credit – proteinpow.com

Crunchy, creamy, and packed with protein, what’s not to love with this homemade low-carb, healthy version of the famous Oreo cookies? They are a bit finicky to make and require a second trip to the oven, but it’s all worth it for one bite of chocolatey delight. Made with a minimum of ingredients, they won’t overwhelm your pocket book and you’ll be obsessed with the fact that they are healthy.

Ingredients: Coconut flour, egg whites, protein powder, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, chocolate flavdrops, oats and baking soda.

Carbs: 3.29g

Low-Carb Coconut Almond Crisps

Low-Carb Coconut Almond Crisps

Detailed recipe and credit – alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Yacon syrup is a new and awesome sweetener that you have to try. With much fewer carbs that regular sugar, it is perfect in any low carb cookie but truly shines in this recipe.

Ingredients: Butter, swerve sweetener, yacon syrup, vanilla extract, and xanthan gum.

Sane Sugar Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – marmaladeandmileposts.com

A sugar cookie without any sugar? Sounds crazy but it’s real and yummy. These cookies are also flourless and are made with almond flour and xylitol. They crisp up as they cool making them great for dunking in your afternoon tea or coffee. Mild in flavor, they can be drizzled with chocolate, faux-caramel, or simply eaten plain.

Ingredients: Butter, xylitol, baking powder, xanthan gum, sea salt, vanilla extract, almond milk and egg.

Buttery Walnut Toffee

Buttery Walnut Toffee

Detailed recipe and credit – joyfilledeats.com

How have you eaten a low carb diet without trying these yet? Rich walnuts and dark chocolate are the perfect pair!

Ingredients: Butter, chopped walnuts, heavy cream, salt, and dark chocolate.

Cranberry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – alldayidreamaboutfood.com

With a melt-in-your-mouth texture, these low-carb chocolate chip cookies offer more than the typical sugar-laden varieties. They are filled with tangy bits of unsweetened cranberries and crunchy walnuts which offset the chocolate chips perfectly. Make them big for a quick grab-n-go breakfast or small for a snack late in the day. They are so healthy that you can even consider them part of breakfast!

Ingredients: Almond flour, erythritol, baking soda, salt, xanthan gum, egg, coconut oil, vanilla extract and walnuts.

Paula Deen’s Magical Peanut Butter Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – stockpilingmoms.com

With only four ingredients, these sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb cookies are a snap to make and bake. Like the title says, it is like magic! For variety you can use either creamy or crunchy peanut butter. Perfect just like they are, you can drizzle them with chocolate for classic combination of flavors, as well.

Ingredients: Peanut butter, baking sugar replacement, egg and vanilla extract.

Carbs: 15g

Gingerbread Cookie


Detailed recipe and credit – mariamindbodyhealth.com

In the world of low-carb cookie recipes, this one is as versatile and full of flavor as they come. It can be made soft and chewy or, by leaving it a little longer in the oven, crispy and crunchy. Try dunking it in your cup of tea or nibbling one with your afternoon coffee for a quick sweet snack. This cookie is a Christmastime treat you need to have on your holiday table.

Ingredients: vanilla whey or egg white protein, almond flour, sea salt, coconut oil, ground ginger and cinnamon.

Carbs: 1.8g

Try these cookies recipes with these taseful Paleo ice cream recipes

More low-carb cookies on the next page…

Keto Oreos


Detailed recipe and credit – theprimitivepalate.com

Easy to make, this homemade Oreo knock-off uses basic ingredients any low-carb baker would have on hand. The cookies are a thin, crunchy, chocolate shortbread, and the filling is made with cream cheese and a little sweetener beaten until fluffy. The best part is that they are grain-free, gluten-free, and sugar-free- what more could you need? Well, for one thing, you’ll need more of these cookies!

Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt and vanilla extract.

PB&J Thumbprint Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – ibreatheimhungry.com

With a minimum of ingredients and a dump and mix method of preparing, these peanut butter and jelly cookies will remind you of your childhood but without all the sugar. They can be made with either creamy or crunchy peanut butter to suit your taste and the jelly can be any flavor you please. You’ll never get tired of these little bites.

Ingredients: Peanut butter, eggs, coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, sugar substitute and sugar-free strawberry preserves.

Carbs: 3g

Cookies, cookies, cookies, can we really have enough of them? For some cookie baking excitement see our unique Mickey themed sugar cookie recipe.

Crispy Cheddar Chips


Detailed recipe and credit – nobunplease.com

For anyone on a low-carb diet with a craving for cheese crackers, low-carb snacks like this one fill the gap. Crispy and crunchy, they will satisfy your need for salty goodness any time. All you need to make them is cheese and an oven. Use them as crackers or toss them with a salad for an extra crunch. One ingredient makes these the simplest recipe to follow ever.

Ingredients: Cheddar cheese.

Homemade Thin Mints

Homemade Thin Mints

Detailed recipe and credit – alldayidreamaboutfood.com

Finnaly! You can eat a low carb diet and have these amazing cookies too! Think mints are necessary to any diet and now they cane be yours thanks to some simple ingredients.

Ingredients: Almond flour, cocoa powder, butter, vanilla extract, egg and baking powder.

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Meringue Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – holisticallyengineered.com

The great thing about meringue cookies is that they look complicated and time-consuming, but they’re not- all you have to do is wait! Simple to make with a just few ingredients, these low-carb sweets are crunchy and satisfying. This chocolate variety adds an extra coating of rich melted chocolate. So good you’ll want to eat the whole plate.

Ingredients: Egg whites, cream of tartar, powdered sweetener, cocoa powder and vanilla extract

Carbs: 2.43g

Samoa Fudge Bombs

Samoa Fudge Bombs

Detailed recipe and credit – beautyandthefoodie.com
Wow. Just Wow! How are these cookies low carb?! You will need to make a big batch because eating just one is practically impossible!

Ingredients: Butter, sweetener, cocoa powder and coconut milk.

Lemon Chia Seed Protein Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – amyshealthybaking.com

Soft and chewy with a satisfying pop from the chia seeds, these low-carb cookies are filled with so much nutritious goodness you can even eat them for breakfast without feeling guilty. Sugar-free and gluten-free, they’ll provide you with a citrus-y burst of flavor. A bonus of protein and omega -3’s are also these thanks to those teeny tiny seeds we love so much!

Ingredients: coconut flour, vanilla protein powder, xanthan gum, chia seeds, lemon zest, coconut oil, vanilla extract and lemon juice.

Carbs: 8.9g

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Twix Thumbprint Cookies

Detailed recipe and credit – alldayidreamaboutfood.com

You can now have a candy bar cookie while on a low carb diet thanks to this perfect recipes. These taste just like a really twix bar but without all the bad stuff- hurray for low carb creations!

Ingredients: Almond flour, baking powder, butter, vanilla extract, sweetener.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie


Detailed recipe and credit – grassfedgirl.com

In less than half-an-hour you can make a chocolate chip cookie that is low-carb, paleo approved and gluten-free with no dairy or added sugar that still tastes great. Made with coconut flour, they don’t spread on the pan making these cookies rather chunky and substantial. Dunk them in your milk or coffee for a late afternoon treat. We won’t tell when you sneaky one for breakfast too!

Ingredients: Eggs, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Carbs: 1.9g

Related: Incredibly yummy paleo cookie recipes

Peanut Butter Cookie


Detailed recipe and credit – bakingoutsidethebox.com

Crispy on the outside, with a moist and dense center, these peanut butter cookies are low-carb and gluten-free. Prep and baking time combined is less than thirty minutes meaning these can be made quick any time of the week. Freeze some dough, pull it out later to bake and then you can have a fresh, hot cookie anytime! They are loaded with protein and fiber which will keep you on the right path toward eating low-carb foods.

Ingredients: Coconut flour, granulated Splenda, peanut butter, eggs, salt and vanilla extract.

Carbs: 5g

Gluten-free Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Detailed recipe and credit – unegaminedanslacuisine.com

The trick to this low-carb chocolate chunk cookie is to chill the dough before baking to keep them from spreading too much on the pan. Made with blanched almond flour, they start out crisp and become soft and delicate after a couple of days. But they are hearty with a rich nutty taste and so addictive, they probably won’t last that long.

Ingredients: Almond flour, salt, baking soda, butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup and dark chocolate.

Cookie Dough


Detailed recipe and credit – ketocook.com

If you love to eat cookie dough right out of the bowl, then you’ll love this low-carb, gluten-free, recipe. It’s perfect for summer when you don’t want to heat up the house. Eaten as is or chopped up into ice cream, this is a great addition to a list of no bake desserts.

Ingredients: heavy cream, butter, coconut flour, Truvia, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Detailed recipe and credit – beautyandthefoodie.com

A chocolate chip cookie is a staple in almost anyone’s diet and if you are eating low carb, you don’t have to give these up! Grab this recipe and start baking!

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, butter, sweetener and sea salt.



Detailed recipe and credit – lowcarbinginaz.com

These cookies are crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle just like a good snickerdoodle should be. With only 2g of carbs, however, this low-carb version might just be better for you than a regular old snickerdoodle. They are quick to make and don’t require chilling before baking. Almond flour and cream cheese make them rich.

Ingredients: Cream cheese, butter, sugar substitute, egg, vanilla extract, almond flour and cinnamon.

Carbs: 2g

Read also: 50 delicious and tantalizing Paleo cracker recipes

The Best Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Detailed recipe and credit – margeauxvittoria.com

Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, salt, stevia, butter, egg, vanilla extract, unsweeted baking chocolate.

Related: See also our Top 50 Tasteful Shrimp Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour


Detailed recipe and credit – ggiswheatfree.wordpress.com

Easy to stir together, this chocolate chip cookie is one recipe your whole family will enjoy. Using chocolate chips with a higher cocoa content will reduce the carb count even more. The almond flour compliments the cookie well and gives it a satisfying crumbly texture perfect for dipping in a cold beverage. Switch it up with some coconut flour for a subtle tropical flavor.

Ingredients: Almond flour, salt, baking soda, healthy oil, vanilla extract, erythritol, dark chocolate chips and walnuts.

For more innovative baking ideas see this Disney themed cakes that will surely get kids excited.

Brown Butter Coconut Cookies


Detailed recipe and credit – lowcarbyum.com

With a texture somewhat like an oatmeal cookie, this recipe uses coconut to add a familiar chewiness. Browning the butter and letting it cool takes time and patience but adds a nutty flavor that is unique and compliments the other ingredients, a technique to add flavor that you will love. Give this a try when you have an afternoon to experiment in the kitchen.

Ingredients: butter, water, sweetener, vanilla extract, eggs, coconut flour, almond flour and baking powder.

Carbs: 1.3g

No-bake Chocolate Cookie Balls


Detailed recipe and credit – thesleepytimegal.com

In this low-carb version of the ever luscious and loved no-bake cookies, you’ll find all the things you love plus extras that make this a healthy alternative. these cookies are then rolled into balls and can be eaten right away or chilled to firm up.

Ingredients: sweetener, vanilla liquid stevia, whole milk, butter, salt, cocoa powder, pecans, coconut and peanut butter.

Carbs: 2.4g

Pumpkin Protein Cookies

Flourless, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, and sugar-free, these pumpkin cookies pack a protein punch- a cookie and protein?! Sounds perfect! Soft like a muffin, they are great as part of a healthy breakfast or for a mid-morning snack. Eat them plain or with a bit of jam or butter for a fall treat you’ll want to make year after year.

Ingredients: Flax seed, chia seeds, cinnamon, eggs, vanilla, almond milk, protein powder, baking soda and pumpkin.

Carbs: 3g

Detailed recipe and credit – simplytaralynn.com


As you can see this is an extensive list of low-carb cookie recipes. With lots of chocolate and peanut butter sprinkled with lemon, pumpkin, oatmeal, and no-sugar sugar cookies on the menu, the choices seem endless for low-carb snacks and low carb desserts. Each cookie is unique and flavorful, fun to make and low carb! Everything from additions to your children’s lunch boxes to elegant offerings fit for a wedding reception to treats for holiday gifts baskets can be made low-carb and healthier than their original versions. Most are simple and quick to make as well, without the need for special ingredients or cooking skills. Give one a try and enjoy low-carb baking.

For other dessert alternatives, you can try these sugar free or low carb cheesecake recipes as well.

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