Low-Carb Butter Pecan Cookies

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Carolyn Ketchum, author of "The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen" show Tra'Renee how to make low-carb pecan cookies.

Butter Pecan Cookies

  • Yield: 20 cookies (10 servings)
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Egg-Free, Vegetarian, Easy, Family Friendly
  • I first had visions of these being like pecan shortbread, so I was disappointed when they came out of the oven flat and crisp. I thought they were ruinedand then I tasted one. So buttery, so delicious, I decided to not to change a thing.


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated erythritol sweetener
  • 1 3/4 (175g) cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons (14g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans


1.Preheat the oven to 325F and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

2.In a large bowl, beat the butter and sweetener together until lightened and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined. Stir in the chopped pecans.

3.Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand.

4.Bake 5 minutes then remove from the oven and use a flat-bottomed glass to flatten again to about 1/4 inch thick. Return to the oven and bake another 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

5.Remove and let cool completely. Store on the counter for 4 days and in the refrigerator after that.

Everyday Tip

Cookies made without flour and sugar don’t really spread during baking the way conventional cookies do. I like to help them along a bit by pressing them down partway through baking.

Nutritional Info:

Calories: 240

Fat: 22.30

Protein: 5g

Carbs: 5.29g

Fiber: 3.12g

Erythritol: 12g