Keto chocolate chip cookies are one of my favourite keto cookies. These low carb cookies are the perfect recipe for any occasion; make them for keto workplace treats, a sneaky treat for yourself, or a sneaky healthy treat for the kids.
WHAT ARE KETO COOKIES?
Low carb cookies are just like any other chocolate chip cookie recipe, but instead of using wheat flour, they are made with almond flour. Regular sugar is substituted with erythritol, which is a keto friendly sweetener. I recommend using 100% erythritol which you can find in the recipe ingredients. Do not use liquid stevia or liquid monkfruit in this recipe. (see recipe notes)
HOW TO MAKE KETO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
There are a few tips to making these keto choc chip cookies super perfect. First, make sure you mix all the dry ingredients before adding to the butter mixture. This will help evenly disburse the xanthan gum and baking powder throughout the batter.
Tip: You need to melt the butter. If you don’t like melting the butter in the microwave, you can also do it in a saucepan. You want your cookies to melt in the oven. Melted butter helps this process, as well as using 100% erythritol.
Your cookie batter should look like the photo above before you proceed. If the cookies don’t melt into cookie shapes in the oven within the first 5 minutes, it either means that you’ve added too much flour or you’ve not melted the butter. If they don’t melt, though, you can easily press them down with fork midway through cooking.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE SUGAR-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS?
Lily’s do a great quality sugar-free chocolate chip (amazon affiliate link) which works great in this recipe. However, if you don’t have access to those specific chocolate chips for the best keto chocolate chip cookies, you can always just use:
- Chopped up 90% Lindt chocolate
- 100% bakers chocolate
CAN I SUBSTITUTE ANY INGREDIENTS IN THIS COOKIE RECIPE?
In the image below, I have showcased different ingredients to show you how using alternatives might affect the quality of the cookie.
- Fine Almond Flour: It works, but results in a too flat of a cookie for my liking.
- Coconut Flour: It’s pretty bad, so don’t try it.
- Coconut Oil: It also doesn’t work that well. The cookies melt too quickly and stay in more of a ball shape.
- Without Xanthan Gum: Too flat. If you baked the cookies for a little less time, it could definitely work. I suggest 8 minutes.
- (You can also substitute Xanthan Gum with Gelatine.)
- Liquid Stevia: The cookies came out hard as a rock.
CAN YOU USE COCONUT FLOUR TO BAKE KETO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?
I wouldn’t use coconut flour for these cookies as they will not flatten out during baking.
WHY DO MACRO TRACKING APPS SHOW MORE CARBS THAN THIS RECIPE SHOWS?
Some people might be freaking out because of the number of carbs in this recipe once they plug it into myfitnesspal or cronometer. 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 fibre and sugar alcohols. Fibre and sugar alcohols have no effect on insulin or blood glucose levels, so you will be fine to eat these cookies on the ketogenic diet.
The total carbs for this recipe are 19 g, fibre is 2.7 g, and the sugar alcohol content is 14 g. This means that 2.3 g of net carbs is absolutely correct (if using Lilly’s sugar-free chocolate chips).
MY COOKIES AREN’T FLAT LIKE YOURS? WHAT DID I DO WRONG?
Some reader’s cookies didn’t flatten in the oven when making this recipe. If you are not using 100% pure erythritol, your cookies will not flatten. I use 100% erythritol in this recipe and it works every time.
If they still don’t melt into cookie shapes in the oven within the first 5 minutes, it either means that you’ve added too much flour or you’ve not melted the butter as shown above. But don’t worry! You can easily press them down with fork midway through cooking.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF NO SUGAR COOKIES:
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 that is grass-fed. 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 theses 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!