Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by Chelf
Keto chocolate chip cookies.
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Craving some tasty cookies, but don’t want to break your keto diet by grabbing a couple of Chips Ahoy boxes at the supermarket? Well, today, I’ll share my very special keto chocolate chip cookies recipe that you can make in just 20 minutes. Honestly, your trip to the supermarket will probably take longer than baking a fresh batch of these mouthwatering keto cookies from scratch.

Why should you try this sugar-free, low-carb keto cookie recipe?

If you’re on keto, this recipe is a must-try! Each one of our keto chocolate chip cookies contains 15g fat, 3.5g net carbs, and 3.15g protein, so it shouldn’t be a problem if you munch on 2, 3, or even 5 of these yummy cookies! In fact, even if you decide to eat the whole batch of 12 cookies, you’ll only consume 42 net carbs - which is still within the 50g carb limit to reach or stay in ketosis.

Now, compare these keto numbers with regular choco-chip cookies. Depending on the brand and/or ingredients used, a single serving will contain about 20g net carbs, which is a significant increase (of 16.5g!) from our low-carb keto version! With this keto cookie recipe, you’ll not only fulfill your cravings for that chewy or crunchy chocolatey goodness, you’re also in no danger of getting kicked out of ketosis.

That being said, this recipe will yield 12 chewy cookies. I know some of you may prefer to feel a more satisfying crunch with every bite, so I’ll also include a few tips below on how to make your keto cookies even more crunchy.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.
Yields12 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
½ cup salted butter
¾ cup erythritol
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 ½ cups almond flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp xanthan gum
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
How To Make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Melt the butter in a double boiler over low to medium heat.

Keto chocolate chip cookies making process.

2

Mix the butter with the erythritol until well combined. Add the vanilla and egg, and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for exactly 15 seconds. Don’t go beyond 15 seconds if you don’t want your cookies to go flat!

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

3

Gradually add the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt, and beat until well combined into a dough.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

4

Fold in the chocolate chips with your hands or a wooden spatula. Make sure the choco chips are spread evenly throughout the dough. Otherwise, some cookies may not have choco chips in it!

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

5

Divide the dough into 12 balls and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

6

Allow to cool and serve at room temperature. The cookies will be very chewy right out of the oven, but if you let them cool down, they’ll crisp up a bit. If you want crunchier and crispier cookies, scroll down for a few recipe adjustments.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies Nutrition Facts

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Calories

Fats (g)

Carbs (g)

Fiber (g)

Net Carbs (g)

Protein (g)

½ cup salted Butter (1 stick)

814

92.1

0.1

0

0.1

1

¾ cup erythritol (125g)

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 tsp vanilla extract

12

0

0.5

0

0.5

0

1 large egg

63

4.4

0.3

0

0.3

5.5

1½ cups almond flour (170g)

680

53.8

24.3

12.1

12.2

24.3

½ tsp baking powder

2

0

1.2

0.1

1

0

½ tsp xanthan gum

0

0

0

0

0

0

¼ tsp salt

0

0

0

0

0

0

¾ cup sugar-free chocolate chips (100g)

420

31.5

56

28

28

7

Total

1991

181.5

82.4

40.2

42.1

37.8

Per Serving (<12)

166

15.2

6.9

3.4

3.5

3.2

Recipe adjustments you may want to consider:

How to make your cookies EXTRA CHEWY

Can't get enough of that chewy goodness? I’ve got a tip here for you:

Add blackstrap molasses for more flavorful, moist, chewy cookies. Molasses may not be a traditional keto sweetener (especially in large amounts), but all you need is a single teaspoon to make your cookies extra chewy. One teaspoon will add 15g carbs (0g fat and protein), but when divided over 12 servings, it will add no more than 1.25g carbs to each cookie/serving!

In addition to the extra chewy goodness, molasses also prolongs your cookies’ shelf life, which is great if you’re thinking of baking several batches. You won’t need to worry about the cookies going rancid quickly.

How to make your cookies more CRUNCHY

Chewy cookies are great, but if you prefer crunchier treats, here’s what you need to adjust in the recipe:

  1. Skip the xanthan gum. Instead of 9 ingredients, you’ll only need to work with 8 (even better, right?). Half a teaspoon of xanthan gum is enough to make the cookies chewy. If you want that crunching sound with every scrumptious bite, simply don’t add the xanthan gum in step 3.
  2. Bake your cookies a bit longer. The recipe calls for the dough to be baked for 10 minutes, just the right amount of time to achieve chewy goodness. However, if you let the cookies sit in the oven for a few more minutes, you’ll notice they will look more brown/golden than in the pictures you see above. Once the edges start turning a darker golden color, you can take your cookies out of the oven.

Can you freeze the dough for future use?

Yes, you can. Since this recipe requires an egg, you can’t leave the dough out in the open for too long (2-4 hours is probably the max, especially if it’s warm where you live). Freezing extends your cookie dough’s lifespan by up to 6 to 12 months. Just make sure you wrap the dough tightly in a freezer-safe bag first.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you don’t even need to bake the dough to make keto cookies. There’s a ton of desserts you can magically create with your keto cookie dough! You can turn it into protein bars, brownies, cupcakes, fudge, pies, even luscious cakes. You can try mixing it with ice cream or make a milkshake with it! You just need to think outside the box and, of course, swap out the non-keto ingredients for keto-friendly ones.

Are these keto cookies good for diabetics?

You bet! Many low-carb keto recipes are diabetes-friendly. We’ve swapped out regular sugar for erythritol (0 carbs) in this recipe, and even if you add molasses, total carbs per serving still fall into a healthy range for diabetics. One word of advice, however - these may not be appropriate for diabetics who also have heart disease, simply due to the higher levels of fat in keto recipes.

Conclusion

A freshly-baked batch of keto chocolate chip cookies will surely lift your spirits. With a rich flavor, chewy texture, and a generous dose of chocolate, this recipe will fill your home with cozy aromas in just 20 minutes. Do let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried this recipe and if you love it as much as I do! 

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients
 ½ cup salted butter
 ¾ cup erythritol
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 1 large egg
 1 ½ cups almond flour
 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp xanthan gum
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¾ cup sugar-free chocolate chips

Directions

How To Make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
1

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Melt the butter in a double boiler over low to medium heat.

Keto chocolate chip cookies making process.

2

Mix the butter with the erythritol until well combined. Add the vanilla and egg, and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for exactly 15 seconds. Don’t go beyond 15 seconds if you don’t want your cookies to go flat!

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

3

Gradually add the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt, and beat until well combined into a dough.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

4

Fold in the chocolate chips with your hands or a wooden spatula. Make sure the choco chips are spread evenly throughout the dough. Otherwise, some cookies may not have choco chips in it!

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

5

Divide the dough into 12 balls and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

6

Allow to cool and serve at room temperature. The cookies will be very chewy right out of the oven, but if you let them cool down, they’ll crisp up a bit. If you want crunchier and crispier cookies, scroll down for a few recipe adjustments.

Keto chocolate chip cookies.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies