Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are soft, chewy and just 5 ingredients. It’s an easy one bowl recipe for cookies that are gluten-free, low carb and keto-friendly.
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This cookie recipe is so quick and easy. The dough comes together in less than 10 minutes. I love how easy it is and the cookies look just like traditional chocolate chip cookies.

I’ve had a hard time finding a good low carb cookie recipe. Most of the low carb cookies I come across look dry and unappetizing. But these cookies look and taste like regular cookies.
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Using Almond Butter in Cookies

The base for these cookies is almond butter. You want to choose a pure creamy almond butter that does not have any salt, sugar or palm oil added. Additives will increase carb count and could change the texture of the cookies.

The almond butter flavor is very mild, giving these cookies a slightly nutty taste.

Baking Tips

  • It is important not to overbake these cookies. If you overbake the cookies, they will turn hard once they cool.
  • Since these cookies don’t have any flour, it’s a little trickier to determine when they are done. The cookies should puff up and the surface will just start to have some golden brown patches. Don’t worry that the dough is still soft and doesn’t look fully cooked.
  • The cookies need to fully cool on the baking sheet before removing. The cookies will continue to cook on the cookie sheet and you need to let them cool to fully set.

overhead photo of chocolate chip cookies on a baking rack

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cookies

An easy, one bowl recipe with just 5 ingredients. These chocolate chip cookies are low carb, gluten-free and keto friendly.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup creamy almond butter no salt, sugar or palm oil added
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp Sukrin brown sugar alternative
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 6 tbsp sugar free or dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.

  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a large bowl. Mix with a spoon until everything is fully and evenly mixed

  3. Stir in ¼ cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 1 ½ tbsp cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough balls and place on prepared baking sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart. Use remaining chocolate chips on surface of cookies, manually adding them to the tops of cookie dough balls that don't have that many chips.

  5. Bake cookies for about 8 minutes. Cookies should be puffed, slightly golden brown on surface, but dough will not look not fully cooked or set. You do not want to over-bake because it will make the cookies brittle when cooled.

  6. Let cookies cool completely on cookie sheets where they will continue to cook and set. Do not remove cookies until they are fully set. Use a thin cookie spatula to remove cookies from cookie sheet.

Notes:

  • Use a creamy almond butter with no salt, oil, or sugar added. The texture should be creamy and drippy and you will need to stir before using. I usually use Trader Joe's or Whole Foods almond butters.
  • I used sukrin gold brown sugar alternative.* You can substitute with another brand of brown sugar alternative but you do want to stick with a brown sugar substitute because it is softer and spreads more than a granular sugar alternative.
  • For the chocolate chips, I used Lily's dark chocolate keto chocolate chips. You can also substitute with other sugar-free chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate.
  • I use this 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop.*
  • I use this cookie spatula.* It is my favorite spatula for removing cookies off baking sheets.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
  • Estimated Nutrition Information does not include carbs from erythritol
Nutrition Facts
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.7g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2g
Cholesterol 23.3mg 8%
Sodium 166.2mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 6.2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 4.8g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

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