This Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is the ultimate healthy homemade chocolate chip cookies that do not taste like a sugar-free cookie! Almond flour, butter (or coconut oil), sugar-free chocolate chips, and vanilla create a crispy on the outside chewy on the inside close to perfect gluten-free ,grain-free low carb cookie.
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Ok, so maybe I was a little too ambitious with my 12 days of Christmas Cookie series. Here we are on December 10 and I’m rolling out the #2 must have holiday cookie. So I’m either going to have to kick it into high gear and get busy churning out keto cookies, or we can take a moment to be grateful for the two recipes we have so far: Almond Flour Shortbread and now, these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Since you’re here to make this recipe I’ll shut up about my low productivity level and give up the details so you can get your Betty Crocker on tonight.
There are so many things I want you to know about this cookie recipe, but I think the most important take-home of the day is that even if you’ve tried and failed to make low carb sugar free cookies with almond flour, you owe it to yourself to try again.
See, baking with almond flour can be tricky, but with the right tips, ingredients and a little patience its pretty simple to do – and trust me if I can do it you can do it. If you’re here because you need a gluten-free recipe for you or your kids my heart goes out to ya. We tried to go gluten-free about five years ago when my son’s MD recommended that it may help with autism. Go gluten-free were the marching orders – and I have never been more confused and frustrated in my life because you know what has gluten in it?
We’re getting back on track with Nathan’s gluten-free diet now that I know way more about how to find the right ingredients and put them together to make a cookie he actually wants to eat:)
If you’re here because you have a passion for desserts on the keto diet – I feel you. The weird thing is I didn’t find keto ingredients nearly as confusing as gluten-free. Ok, I know I’m trailing off, but I did have a point. But now I forgot it.
Let’s move on the cookies before we all starve.
Tips To Help You Make The Perfect Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie with Almond Flour
Tip #1: Use room temperature softened butter – softened butter will make creaming the butter and sweetener easier.
Tip #2: Line Your Pans with parchment paper, and you won’t have to worry about the cookies sticking to the tray (Bonus: You can reuse parchment paper)
Tip #3: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Almond Flour crisp as they cool – with this in mind – you may want to remove them from the oven even if the center appears to be too doughy (They are also always better the next day!)
Tip #4: For soft and chewy cookies, use xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is a food thickening agent. Without it, many gluten-free bakery goods would crumble and fall apart.
Yes! You Can Make This Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Ahead
Go right ahead and bake a few batches and freeze for later.
Make sure you let them cool so they won’t get soggy. Then store the cookies in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag – separated by wax paper so they won’t stick together.
Freezing Cookie Dough
Scoop the cookie dough onto a baking tray, but instead of putting it into the oven put it into the freezer for an hour. Once frozen, place the cookie dough balls in a zip lock freezer bag with the name of recipe, baking temp & heating instructions – you may need to add a minute or two to the baking time since you’re working with frozen dough.
Healthy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
- 1.5 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/2 Cup Granulated Erythritol So Nourished or Swerve (Or Coconut Sugar for Paleo)
- 1/2 Cup Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips (Lilly’s)
- 1 Egg
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Substitutions
If you’re following a strict Paleo eating plan, here are the swaps to make these cookies Paleo compliant.
- Butter – Use Grass-fed butter, ghee or coconut oil
- Sweetener – Use Organic Coconut Sugar
- Chocolate Chips – Use Paleo Chocolate Chips
- Xanthan Gum – guar gum
If You Like This Cookie Recipe You Need To Check Out These Easy Low Carb Desserts
I know you came for the cookies today, but these simple desserts are worth a look!
Keto Shortbread Cookies – Put this simple gluten-free, low carb homemade butter cookie together in 20 minutes.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs – Cream cheese, peanut butter, butter, and sugar-free chocolate chips create the ultimate keto sweet treat! This easy recipe for edible, homemade cookie dough is super low carb, sugar-free, and simple!
No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies – Make this easy keto dessert recipe quick with chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut. The ultimate no-bake keto sweet treat!Print
This easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe brings almond flour, erythritol, butter, egg, vanilla and a few more healthy ingredients to the bowl to create a fabulously crispy on the outside chewy on the inside low carb cookie that’s gluten-free, low carb, paleo and – most importantly – loved by fans of keto desserts and kids! Make these ahead and freeze or make them now because – it’s cookie time:)
- Preheat Oven to 350
- Line a cookie sheet or baking tray with parchment paper
- Cream butter & erythritol (or your fave sweetener)with a hand or stand mixer on low – about 5 minutes then add egg and vanilla
- Add ½ cup of almond flour – blend – then add more – repeat (until all 1.5 cups almond flour is mixed in) Dumping it in all at once makes it harder to combine.
- Next, add in baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum and mix for another minute – make sure you take a moment to scrape the sides of the bowl so that no ingredient is left behind!
- Finally, fold in sugar-free chocolate chips
- Use a mini cookie scoop or a tablespoon to divide the dough into 15 cookies on a cookie sheet or baking tray lined with parchment paper
- Use a spoon or your hand to flatten each cookie
- Bake 10 – 12 Minutes
- They may appear a bit doughy after 12 minutes. Resist the temptation to add more oven time – almond flour cookies crisp as they cool!
- Cool before serving
- Store at room temp for 3-5 days or in the fridge for up to ten
To Freeze Baked Cookies: Cool completely, then store in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag- separate each cookie with a sheet of wax paper so they won’t stick together.
Freezing Dough – Scoop out the dough as if you were baking, then Put the pan of raw cookie dough into the freezer. Once frozen, place the cookie dough balls in a zip lock freezer bag with the name of recipe, baking temp & heating instructions – you may need to add a minute or two to the baking time since you’re working with frozen dough.
*For crispier cookies leave out the xanthan gum
For Paleo, use grass-fed butter, ghee or coconut oil
Use Organic Coconut Sugar
Use guar gum instead of xanthan gum
- Category: Keto Desserts
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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