October 2014 Note: This is one of my first attempts to make a cookie recipe for my child on the ketogenic diet. It was better than I expected, but certainly not the same as a non-keto cookie. Coconut meal, in particular, has a very different texture than flour and some people don’t like it. Because this blog is also something of a record of our lessons learned and progress, I choose to keep it here even though it was not a perfect replica of a non-keto peanut butter cookie. You could also try the linked recipe, which was the original inspiration. The recipes developed more recently have been much more successful, so I recommend going to the 2013 or 2014 recipes that have been tried and true.
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I guess I should say that these also contain 4.5 g of coconut oil, the prime MCT oil. Nora gets 5 g of coconut oil, 3 times per day. What a nice way to get it.
The cookies also have 1 gram of fiber each. Coconut meal has very low net carbs because of all of the fiber.
I have tried a few peanut butter cookie recipes. My recipes have improved by modifying the recipes from this great low-carb baker blog. She has many amazing recipes, some of which will not work for Nora because they still have too many carbs, but if you are doing low-carb or gluten-free baking, I would highly recommend her recipes.
http://tmstrevival.wordpress.com/ [link updated on 11/26/2013]
Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies
½ cup Adams Natural Peanut Butter
¼ cup butter
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
1/2 c Coconut Flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
Cream together PB, butter, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla.
Mix with flour, baking soda and salt.
Form balls of 1 tablespoon and press with fork on to baking sheet (makes 32 cookies).
Bake 11 minutes at 350.