What Are Keto Cookies?
Low-carb Chocolate Chip Cookies are just like any other chocolate chip cookie recipe, but instead of using wheat flour, they are made with almond flour. Regular sugar is replaced by erythritol, which is a ketogenic sweetener. I recommend using 100% erythritol which you can find in the recipe ingredients. Do not use liquid stevia or liquid monk fruit in this recipe. (see recipe notes)
How To Make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
There are a few tips to make these keto choc chip cookies super perfect. Make sure to mix all the dry ingredients first before adding them to the butter mixture. This will help evenly distribute the xanthan gum and baking powder throughout the batter.
Tip: you need to melt the butter. If you don’t like melting butter in the microwave, you can also do it in a saucepan. You want your cookies to melt in the oven. Melted butter helps in this process, in addition to using 100% erythritol.
Your cookie dough should look like the photo above before continuing. If the cookies do not melt into a cookie shape in the oven within the first 5 minutes, you have added too much flour or the butter has not melted. However, if they don’t melt, you can easily press them down with a fork halfway through cooking.
Where Can I Purchase Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips?
Lily’s makes a great quality sugar-free chocolate chip that works great in this recipe. However, if you don’t have access to those specific chocolate chips for the best keto chocolate chip cookies, you can always use:
90% chopped Lindt chocolate
100% baker’s chocolate
How to do you make keto chocolate chip cookies
No fancy kitchen gadgets or mixers are needed to make these cookies, just one bowl, and less than 6 ingredients. The hard part is waiting for them to relax, but if you’re impatient, you can skip that step!
Creamy Cashew Butter – Gives cookies a buttery texture, no butter or oil required! You can substitute this with tahini.
Monk Fruit Sweetener – A keto-friendly sugar substitute, monk fruit has a texture similar to white sugar. You can also use erythritol.
Fruit Sweetener – A keto-friendly sugar substitute, monk fruit has a texture similar to white sugar. You can also use erythritol
Baking soda: This gives the cookies some yeast and yeast.
Eggs OR Chia Eggs: You can use room-temperature eggs or chia eggs if you are a keto vegan.
Vanilla Extract – A must for any good cookie recipe!
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – This IS a Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe! You can use any sugar-free chocolate chip of your choice or keto chocolate chips
Prepare your cookie dough by mixing all of your ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Once mixed, fold in the chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours. Once the cookie dough has cooled, form 12 balls of dough and place on a lined baking sheet or cookie sheet. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are light brown. Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Is this a keto vegan cookie?
Vegan keto refers to the diet that is both keto-friendly (low carb) and vegan (plant-based).
If you follow the option that calls for a chia egg (ground chia seed mixed with water), these will be vegan keto chocolate chip cookies.
What keto chocolate can I use?
For chocolate chunks or for a bigger chocolate hit, you can use a chocolate chip mix or even a chopped chocolate bar. Here are some keto chocolate cookie options.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – I used stevia chocolate chips, which are sugar-free and low carb. If you can tolerate aspartame or sucralose, you can use main streetcar sugar-free chocolate chips.
100% Bakery Chocolate – Use only if you want a very strong dark chocolate flavor.
Chocolate bars with 78% cocoa or more: Popular chocolate bars that have a minimum cocoa content of 78% or more can be used. I often use Lindt 80% and Lindt 85%.
Tips to make the best low carb chocolate chip cookies
When making cookie dough, don’t over-mix them! Overmixing the cookie dough will often cause the cookies to spread too much when baking, which we don’t want to happen.
You don’t need to refrigerate the dough, but it is important to do so if you prefer thicker cookies.
To make sure your cookies are soft and chewy, don’t over-bake them. Check them around the 12-minute mark and if they start to slowly brown, you’re done. This is because the cookies firm up once they cool.
If you enjoy your cookies loaded with chocolate chips and spread them evenly, mix half of the chocolate chips into the batter and reserve the other half for the top. Also, consider taking the cookies out of the oven around the 8-minute mark and adding a few more on top.
Storing and Freezing Keto Cookies
To store: Leftover cookies will keep at room temperature in a sealed container, up to 2 weeks. They will keep longer when stored in the refrigerator.
To Freeze: These cookies are freezer safe, so put leftovers in a zip-top bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.