Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are a big favorite amongst the ketogenic community. Low carb cookies are a perfect recipe to make for any occasion
Servings Prep Time
12Cookies 10Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
10Mins 30Mins
Calories:168kcal
Fat:17.3g
Protein:4g
Net Carbs:2.3g
Servings Prep Time
12Cookies 10Mins
Cook Time Passive Time
10Mins 30Mins
Calories:168kcal
Fat:17.3g
Protein:4g
Net Carbs:2.3g
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (355 F). Microwave the butter for 30 seconds to melt, but it shouldn’t be hot.
  2. Place the butter into a mixing bowl and beat with the erythritol. Add the vanilla and egg, mix on low for another 15 seconds exactly.
  3. Add the almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined.
  4. Press the dough together and remove from the bowl. Combine the chocolate chips into the dough with your hands.
  5. Roll the dough (or use a small ice cream scoop) to Make 12 balls and place on a baking tray. Bake for 10 mins.
  6. Let them cool, and serve. Keep in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Recipe Notes

EXPERT TIPS:

In the test photo on the blog, I used a couple of different ingredients to attempt to show you how using alternatives might affect the quality of the cookie.

  1. Xanthan Gum – This one is the original recipe. See below
  2. 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
  3. Coconut Flour – I used 1/4 of the amount of coconut flour compared to almond flour, and this is how it turns out. It’s pretty bad, so don’t try it.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)

Where Can I Purchase Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips?
Lillys do a great quality sugar-free chocolate chip which works fantastically in this recipe. However, if you don’t have access to those specific choc chips, you can always just use chopped up 90% Lindt chocolate.

Can I you use Coconut Flour to bake keto chocolate chip cookies?

As shown in the statement above, I wouldn’t use coconut flour for these cookies as they do not flatten out. Just in case you’re allergic to nuts and still, want keto chocolate chip cookies 😉

My Cookies Aren’t Flat Like Yours? What did I do wrong?

If you are not using 100% pure erythritol, your cookies will not flatten. I use So Nourished erythritol in this recipe, and it works every time.

If you notice that your cookie dough is quite dry, I would suggest pressing them down on your baking tray to avoid this confusion.

Last Resort: If you watch the cookies cooking in the oven, and they don’t flatten after 5 minutes, you can remove them and press them down during the cooking process no worries.

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