Keto Chocolate chip cookies are a big favorite amongst the ketogenic community. Low carb cookies are a perfect recipe to make for any occasion, or on a Sunday when you’ve got plenty of time up your sleeve, even though they take only 20 minutes.
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Low carb cookies are actually very simple to translate from a normal recipe to a low carb recipe. Just substitute any flour added with either the same amount of almond flour or one quarter as much coconut flour. Substitute the sugar for something like Natvia or Erythritol and you will have a delicious keto converted recipe.
These keto chocolate chip cookies are honestly drool-worthy. I didn’t even wait for them to cool down before I devoured 4 of them all in one go.
Sugar-free cookies are great for keto snacks or keto treats because they contain so much butter. Make sure you use a good quality butter like Kerrygold or anything else grass-fed (and organic if possible). Grass-fed butter contains up to 6 times more CLA which can help your body burn fat properly and cleanly.
Whether you want to call them almond meal cookies, almond flour cookies, low carb chocolate chip cookies or even keto cookies, it’s all the same! They are all one of the same family, and much like the ketogenic community love to help each other out!
How To Make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
There are a few tips for making this recipe super perfect. As shown below, make sure you mix all the dry ingredients separately before you add it to the butter mixture. This will help disburse the xanthan gum and baking powder throughout the low carb almond flour
If you don’t like melting the butter in the microwave, you can also do it in a saucepan. Once the butter begins to show signs of melting, take it off the heat as the heat of the pot will continue to melt the butter.
You want your cookies to melt in the oven. Your cookie batter should look like the photo below before you proceed. You want to roll them into balls before you put them on the baking sheet. If they don’t melt into cookie shapes, it either means that you’ve added too much flour, or you’ve not melted the butter as shown above.
I’ve started to really work for a good photo recently, instead of banging up any old photo straight out of the camera with the contrast boosted. Do you enjoy the look of these keto cookies? Comment below with any questions and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
What Other Ingredients Can I Use?
In the test above, I used a couple of different ingredients to attempt to show you how using alternatives might effect the quality of the cookie.
- Xanthan Gum – This one is the original recipe. See below
- Fine Almond Flour – This is what it would look like if you use fine almond flour. It still works, but a little too flat for my liking
- Coconut Flour – I used 1/4 of the amount of coconut flour compared to almond flour, and this is how it turns out. Its pretty bad, so don’t try it.
- Coconut Oil – This version I used coconut oil instead of butter, and it also doesn’t work that well. It melts too quickly and stays in more of a ball.
- No Xanthan Gum – This version came out flat as a pancake. If you baked it for a little less time, not using xanthan gum could definitely work.
- Stevia – This version I used stevia instead of erythritol. It came out hard as a rock.
You can also substitute with Gelatine (use the same amount as xanthan gum dissolved in hot water)
So can I you use Coconut Flour to bake keto chocolate chip cookies?
You can use it, but only use 1/6 of the amount compared to the almond flour, otherwise, your cookies will be dry and not very nice. (Only use 1/4 of a cup of coconut flour). Just in case you’re allergic to nuts and still, want keto chocolate chip cookies 😉
Why Does MyFitnessPal or Cronometer show more carbs than this recipe indicates?
Some people might be freaking out because of the amount of “carbs” in this recipe. The net carbs are indeed accurate on this recipe, and I’ll show you why those measurements seem inaccurate.
Net carbs are calculated by removing both fiber and sugar alcohols. Fiber and sugar alcohols have no effect on insulin, or blood glucose levels, so you will be totally okay to eat these cookies on the ketogenic diet. The total carbs for this recipe are 19g, the fiber is 2.7g, and the sugar alcohol content is 14g.
This means that 2.3g of net carbs is absolutely correct (if using Lilly’s sugar-free chocolate chips).
I hope this clears up some of the confusion for some people.
Keto Recipe Nutritional Disclaimer
Please note that I am not qualified as a medical professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this website. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my keto recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using Chronometer and I remove fiber along with sugar alcohols to find the net carb count, as it does not affect my own blood glucose levels. I do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Any questions? please search the healp center on my website by clicking here