These Crispy Keto Almond Cookies are not in your dreams any longer keto friends.
They are dubbed my beautiful mistake that turned into crispy keto almond cookies.
This is why experimenting in the kitchen is fun but can get costly if it’s inedible.
Fortunately for us, this keto almond cookies recipe is one of our favourites.
Last year, I made delicious almond cookies to go along with my dessert tray at Christmas.
I wanted sugar-free keto dessert options for Mrs. CBB, but it turned out everyone loved them.
Hooray for me because any time someone loves what I create, it makes me happy.
Keto Almond Cookies With A Crunch
Moving forward, I thought I’d make them again, but this time I added too much butter.
The result ended up being these super thin, crispy keto almond cookies.
I had no idea what to call them other than what they were and tasted like, crispy keto almond cookies.
You’ll find the golden buttery edges with the almond extract and sweetener melt in your mouth.
If you choose to skip the almond extract, it takes away from the overall flavour of the cookie.
Finally Keto Cookies That Aren’t Soft
Believe it or not but I’ve been trying for over a year to make a crispy cookie for Mrs. CBB.
We ended up settling on a Keto Biscotti because it was crispy, and she loves them.
Well, we both love them.
If you follow a ketogenic diet, you’ll know that it’s not often you find a crispy keto cookie.
Anytime we would use almond flour, the keto cookies would come out cake-like.
There’s nothing wrong with that texture, but crunching into something sweet is also a treat once in a while.
How To Make Keto Cookies Crispy
There have been many times that I’ve tried to make a crispy keto cookie and failed.
What I’ve learned from my beautiful mistake is that butter is your friend.
The main mistake that I made in my recipe was adding too much butter.
I know if you’re keto, you’re saying, “Is there such a thing as too much butter?”
Unfortunately, with too much fat in a recipe, it tends to spread whatever you are baking.
Welcome the Crispy Keto Almond Cookies, which are thin as chips but oh so good.
Key Points To Consider
I have two tips besides the butter mistake above that will allow these cookies to reach their highest crispy potential.
Tip #1 Let them sit overnight on a baking tray in your oven.
By leaving the cookies in the oven dries them even more overnight.
Tip #2 Freeze them for a day or so to allow the flavours of the cookie to come together.
For those who bake homemade keto treats, you may find they taste better with time.
This is the case with these, but it’s always a personal opinion.
I ate one of these keto almond cookies after they cooled, and they were buttery, crispy, and you could taste the almond extract.
Adding the sliced almonds to the cookie batter adds that extra crunch, making them double crunchy.
Another key point is to add the almond slices manually, so they don’t crush to bits.
Let’s get to making this simple keto cookie recipe.
Simple Crunchy Keto Gluten-Free Almond Cookies
Printable Version Is Down Below
- 2 cups fine almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup softened butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup granulated Allulose or Erythritol
- 1 tbsp almond extract
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg (room temperature is a must)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a large bowl or stand mixer add all of the ingredients except the almond slices then mix until combined
- Manually mix the almond slices into the batter evenly
- Using a large spoon scoop up the batter and into 9 cookies (12 if you want smaller cookies) about 2 inches apart as they will spread.
- Cover with parchment paper and using the bottom of a cup or can press down on each cookie
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the edges are golden buttery brown
- Turn the oven off and let sit for 5 minutes then remove to a cookie rack
- Let them cool a further 30 minutes or even overnight for optimal crisp.
- If you leave them overnight sit them in the oven on a baking sheet until morning.
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Discussion: What else could you add to these Keto Cookies? Chocolate chips, Cacao Nibs, Shredded coconut?
Would you please leave me your comments below?