If you love peanut butter then this is the recipe for you. Better still it only uses 3 ingredients which you probably have in the cupboard already and these cookies only take 10-12 minutes to bake! Try out these sugar free low carb peanut butter cookies and let us know how you get on!
Sugar free Peanut Butter Cookies
Crumbly salty sweet peanut butter cookies, sugar free, grain free and low carb. It's the perfect gestational diabetes sweet treat!
These delicate wee cookies break easily, so be careful with them.
Weigh out ingredients and add everything into a bowl
Mix ingredients well so that the mixture combines and creates a big (but very soft) dough like ball
Roll out balls of dough the size of walnuts and place on baking parchment/paper on a baking tray
Using a fork, gently press the dough ball to squash it and create a pattern on the cookie, then press the fork in the opposite direction to create a criss cross pattern
Place cookies in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly browning
Remove the cookies from the tray and lay on a wire cooling rack. Be careful with these cookies as they crumble easily!
For help with which peanut butters are lower in carbs, take a look at our pictures on Instagram. Other nut butters could be used too, but be wary of cashew nut butter which contains much higher carbs.
You can add additional ingredients to this recipe to create different flavours. I split my dough in half and added 15g of dark chocolate drops to make some peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, but nuts and seeds would work well too!
These quick and simple cookies make for great snacks which are sugar free, grain free and low carb. Served with a glass of milk which you can tolerate well makes for a great gestational diabetes snack. Details on which milk would be best can be found on our drinks page.