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Peanut Butter Cookies

Published February 22, 2019 (Revised: May 03, 2019)
There are a lot of myths that surround the keto diet, and as such some people can feel uncertain about whether to join the keto lifestyle or not. However, when you do a little research, it is amazing how many of these myths can be debunked by something as simple as a good keto recipe. One common misconception that can be off-putting to people who are considering adopting the keto lifestyle is the presumed difficulty of following the strict rules and diet restrictions that come with it. Pretty much everybody is aware of the basics of keto, especially the low carb emphasis of most keto meals. But net carbs are not the only thing that you may have to cut down on, or go without. Cutting out sugar is an important part of a successful keto diet, and the combination of that plus low-carbs can sometimes seem like too much for some people, and as a result they are hesitant to give keto a try. For example, if you have a sweet tooth, you may be worried about the potential of having to go without your favorite sweet treats and desserts. However, the reality could not be further from this! If you are smart about your keto meal plan and creative with your recipes, there is no reason why you cannot still enjoy delicious versions of all of your favorite desserts. Even something that you might have assumed was a big keto “no-no” like cookies, you can still find ways to enjoy. In fact, there are a lot of great recipes out there for keto cookies. One such recipe is this one for keto peanut butter cookies. These sugar free, low carb peanut butter cookies are not only delicious, but still sweet enough to curb your sugar cravings. They are made with ingredients that are common household items (or easy to procure), such as peanut butter, baking soda, eggs, salt and chopped peanuts. Even monk fruit sweetener is easy to find at just about any large superstore or health food store. So if you were worried about keto recipes requiring “weird” or uncommon ingredients, you do not have to worry about it with these low carb peanut butter cookies. The other great thing about these keto peanut butter cookies is how easy they are to make. Even if you are not a confident baker, you should have no problem whipping up these cookies in a matter of minutes, with items that can be found in most kitchens. If you do not have an electric mixer, mixing by hand should be fine. It can be frustrating when you spend ages in the grocery store reading the backs of boxes and food labels, but still cannot find keto-friendly sweet treats. This simple low carb peanut butter cookies recipe should set aside some of your frustrations, without adding too much extra time to your meal prep; and most importantly, without increasing your net carbs. <h4><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Keto Peanut Butter Cookies</p></h4> <h5>Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Makes: 24 cookies</h5> <h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Ingredients:</p></h5> * 1 cup peanut butter (creamy) * ⅓ cup granulated monk fruit sweetener * ½ teaspoon baking soda * 1 large egg * ⅓ cup chopped peanuts * Pinch of salt <h5><p style="color: rgba(20, 117, 135, 1)">Instructions</p></h5> 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. 2. Combine peanut butter, monk fruit sweetener, baking soda and egg with an electric mixer. Once mixed,add the peanuts and mix well. 3. Roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls and place them on the baking sheet. Press down gently with a fork in one direction, and then the opposite direction. 4. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottoms begin to brown. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack. 5. Bake in batches of 12 until you have used all the dough. (keep the dough in the refrigerator between batches). 6. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

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