The ultimate low carb peanut butter cookie recipe, just enough for you and your loved one. This small batch keto dessert is ideal for portion control.
You people have made a monster out of me. All you people requesting small batch recipes, desserts for one and two, you’re messing with my head! I can’t stop making these cute little things, despite having a family of five to feed. Which is really problematic when my three kids come home from school and are looking at me expectantly. Oh, sorry, kids, I only have enough for two of you. The third is just going to have to go hungry. Who am I kidding? I usually save the two servings for me and my husband. So all three kids go hungry. And it’s all your fault. I hope you realize that you have three starving children on your conscience. How does that make you feel?
They really are cute, though, aren’t they? Truth be told, these little low carb peanut butter cookies were difficult to master. I tried them numerous ways and they just weren’t coming out quite right. My son really liked the first batch (see, I am not such a heartless mama after all, I do feed my kids), but I found them too stiff, not soft enough. One batch wasn’t sweet enough and another was too sweet. I tried both peanut flour and almond flour. I tried melting the butter and peanut butter together, which was easier, but it resulted in less tenderness. Really, the right consistency and taste seemed to elude me.
Finally, I decided to do what I normally do with low carb peanut butter cookies, and that was to beat the peanut butter and softened butter together with the sweetener. It really isn’t all that much more work and that way, you get to lick the beaters. And then, to really make them tender, I under-baked them. They were still really soft when they came out of the oven but they firmed up a bit as they cooled, allowing them to have that perfect peanut butter cookie texture. Soft and slightly crumbly at the same time.
Don’t say I never do anything nice for you. I also made you a video so you can see for yourself! Yes, I really am breaking off a piece and putting it straight into my mouth there at the end. Irresistible!