Cookie Dough Keto Fat Bombs
I developed this recipe after my teenage daughter announced that she’s been craving cookie dough lately. She had a plan: go to the supermarket, buy Pillsbury refrigerated cookie dough and have at it.
When I pointed out that it wasn’t really such a good idea, she found what seems to be a higher quality dough that you can order online. But even that brand, that uses safe, heat-treated wheat flour, was still very high in carbs.
A keto alternative
What if I make a keto version? I asked. She was game! And when she tasted the dough, she loved it. We both loved it actually, maybe too much. Between the two of us, we polished off a batch in just 2 days. 😳
Why keto cookie dough works
It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone that a dough made with almond flour is amazingly tasty.
After all, almond flour tastes much better than wheat flour! Have you ever tried tasting raw flour? It’s not tasty, and unless heat treated, it’s also unsafe to eat.
In contrast to wheat flour, almond flour is delicious, and as long as it was processed properly with no contamination, it should be perfectly safe to eat. After all, it’s just ground almonds.
So if you don’t use an egg in this recipe (and there’s no reason to), it’s not just tasty, but also safe to eat without baking it first.
The ingredients used in this recipe
You’ll only need six simple ingredients to make keto cookie dough (the exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below):
Unsalted butter: Do make sure it’s unsalted. I love using creamy European butter, but any butter will be great.
Sweetener: I use stevia. You might be able to use a granulated sweetener instead, but I haven’t tried that.
Vanilla extract: Try to use the real thing – pure vanilla extract – and not the artificially flavored stuff.
Kosher salt: If using fine salt, use less of it.
Almond flour: An excellent flour substitute. It’s best to use blanched finely ground flour in this recipe.
Dark chocolate chips: The darker you can go and still enjoy them, the better.
Can I use a sweetener other than stevia?
You can try. The amount of stevia I use in this keto cookie dough recipe is equal to about 1/3 cup of granulated sweetener.
What chocolate chips to use?
I use extra dark, 85% cacao chocolate chips, that I order on Amazon (link provided in the recipe card below). I’m not a fan of sugar-free chocolate chips. I don’t think they taste very good.
But obviously, you can use your favorite brand of chocolate chips, although nutrition info will change.
How do you make keto cookie dough?
It’s so easy! It’s one of the easiest keto desserts on this blog. Scroll down to the recipe card for the detailed instructions. The basic steps:
Mix the ingredients. You mix almond flour, melted butter, stevia, and vanilla. Add just a bit of Kosher salt to make the flavor more interesting.
Shape them into balls. Form the mixture into balls.
Top them with a few chocolate chips, and voila – you just made a truly fabulous keto dessert, and it took you all of 20 minutes!