This Keto Cranberry Walnut Cookies are brought to you in partnership with Rodelle’s Annual Cookie Celebration!
My favorite thing to bake around the holidays are cookies and if you’ve been hanging around for awhile you know I love all kinds! These low carb and keto friendly cranberry walnut cookies scream holidays and could not be easier to make. Chewy centers, toasty walnuts and tart cranberries make for one keto cookie you’re going to want to make time and again!
Keto cookies and I have a love/hate relationship…I have a hard time eating just one, so I only bake them on special occasions or holidays. On the other hand, I bake cookies for ranch guest just about every day and I love testing out my favorite flavor combinations so when it comes time to create a low carb cookie recipes I have tons of ideas. One of the favorite cookies on the ranch around the holidays is an oatmeal cookie studded with cranberries and pecans with a little hint of coconut so when I was asked to join Rodelle’s Annual Cookie Celebrations I had just the keto cookie in mind to share!
These cookies really showcase the flavor of Rodelle’s amazing vanilla…it’s my absolute go to for any and all of my baking! Don’t forget to grab a bottle for your holiday baking here!
Wait a second…Oatmeal is not keto or low carb!
Yep, I know! In a traditional oatmeal cookie, the oatmeal lends texture and a nutty flavor. This low carb version uses unsweetened desiccated or shredded coconut for the texture and delicious flavor and toasted walnuts for the nuttiness and crunch. The flaked sweetened coconut you find on the baking ailse is…well…sweetened, so avoid using that style in these cookies to help keep the sugar content low.
Ingredients for Keto Oatmeal Cookies
- Salted Butter
- Creamy Almond Butter – Help with the texture and adds flavor to the cookies
- Low Carb Sweetener – A monkfruit erythritol blend or allulose blend work best
- Egg for binding
- Vanilla Extract – Rodelle’s Pure Vanilla Extract is amazing
- Cinnamon – adds a little warmth and holiday flare
- Almond and Coconut Flour
- Salt and Baking Soda – Salt help enhance all the flavors of the cookie and baking soda helps them puff up!
- Unflavored gelatin – Helps give these keto oatmeal cookies a little chewiness
- Unsweetened dried cranberries – These can be found online and in stores. There are also brands that have a low sugar version, use what is available and fits with your lifestyle.
- Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut – Adds the oatmeal texture and cocnut flavor while keeping it low carb
- Chopped Toasted Walnuts – Adds a nutty crunch and amazing flavor.
Check out how easy these keto cookies are to make!
These cookies could not be easier to make! As any great cookie recipe, this keto oatmeal cookie recipe starts with butter. The butter gets creamed with a little almond butter and the sweetener. The almond butter lends great texture and help add a chewiness to these cookies. After that a mixture of almond and coconut flour along with a touch cinnamon and powdered gelatin are added. The gelatin also helps create a chewy texture that can be lacking in other keto cookies! Then all the fun stuff goes into the bowl, unsweetened coconut, chopped walnuts and tart cranberries!
This is a drop cookie so no need to chill or roll. Use a scoop to plop the dough on a parchment lined sheet pan, lightly press the dough down and bake! The cookies will not spread much so you can fit 12 on a 11×17 sheet pan. Let the cookies cool on the pan and enjoy…just don’t overbake or you will loose that chewy texture!
How to store the keto oatmeal cookies
Around here, these cookies don’t last long but once cooled, store them in a covered container on the counter.
Can I make substitutions?
I have not made or tested any substitutions on this cookie dough, but the additions can be easily swapped!
This is a great keto drop dough base that I use for all types of cookies!
Don’t have cranberries? Sub sugar free chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Don’t like walnuts? Sub chopped pecans or hazelnuts.
I know a cookie is good when Paige eyes get big as saucers when she takes her first bite and needless to say she’s in love with this one! Full of flavor and texture from all those yummy additions, slightly crisp on the outside with a chewiness on the inside, this keto oatmeal cookie recipe is a winner and a must have for any keto or low carb holiday!
Keto Cranberry Walnut Cookies
- 1/2 cup salted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup creamy almond butter unsweetened
- 1/2 cup Monkefruit /Erythritol Blend Sweetener or Allulose Blend Sweetener
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp. coconut flour
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 Tbsp. unflavored powdered gelatin
- 1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- 1/3 cup unsweetened desiccated coconut or unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuted toasted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream together butter and almond butter with sweetener till light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Add the next 6 ingredients and mix well till thoroughly incorporated. Stir in the cranberries, coconut and walnuts. Scoop cookies out onto a lined sheet pan and flatten slightly.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden around the edges. Allow to cool on sheet pan at least 10 minutes before removing. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.