This is the perfect Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe! These low carb cookies are packed with dark chocolate chips and pecans all for only about one net carb each!
I have been working on making the perfect Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies and today, I’m finally sharing it with you! These cookies have all the hallmarks that I think a good homemade chocolate chip cookie should have. They are soft and chewy, crisp around the edges but tender on the inside and packed with dark chocolate! You truly will not believe these cookies are low carb!
P.S. – If you can’t decide between cheesecake and cookies, I have the PERFECT solution: Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars! Gluten free, easy to meal prep, and under 5 net carbs per bar.
What ingredients do you need to make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies?
- Almond Flour
- Baking Soda
- Unsalted Butter
- Golden Monkfruit
- Vanilla extract
- Lilly’s dark chocolate chips
What flour do you use to make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies?
I have tested this with both almond flour and coconut flour and also a mixture. Simply using almond flour had the best results for this recipe, hands down. However, if you prefer coconut flour I suggest these Keto Dark Chocolate Cookies. They require only coconut flour and are just three net carbs for a large cookie.
How do you make Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. I prefer to bake cookies on a silicone baking sheet as it helps to prevent over baking on the bottom and they ensure the cookies bake evenly. If you do not wish to use a silicone baking sheet lightly spray your pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a small bowl combine the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Next, beat butter, golden monkfruit sweetener (keto brown sugar sub) and vanilla extract in stand mixer bowl until creamy.
Add the egg, beating the mixture on low speed. Gradually pour in the almond flour mixture. Lastly, mix in Lilly’s Dark Chocolate Chips and chopped nuts. Chill the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
Using a 1 inch cookie or ice cream scoop drop the cookies onto the baking sheet evenly spaced. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown and lightly set. Top with sea salt if you desire.
What if I don’t have time to chill keto cookie dough?
Most keto cookies require chilling because the ingredients simply do not act like your normal gluten-and-carb-filled cookies. It takes time for the flour to soak up the wet ingredients, and being impatient just leads to a sad, vaguely-sweet mess. If you don’t have time to chill the dough, this particular recipe is not for you. HOWEVER….
Don’t give up hope yet! These Keto Sheet Pan Cookies require no chilling or scooping, are ready in 25 minutes, and have just 1.5 net carbs each (and yes, there’s a double chocolate version!). This Keto Skillet Cookie doesn’t require chilling and can be cooled and on plates in about 40 minutes. If you need to satisfy that sugar craving RIGHT NOW, this Air Fryer Brownie is AMAZING–Ready in 10 minutes, a single serving (so no temptation to overindulge) and under 5 net carbs.
How many carbs are in Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies?
This recipe makes 26 delicious cookies packed with dark chocolate chips and pecans. You might think that the net carb count is pretty high. However, as written these scrumptious Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies have just 1.1 net carb each! You can find the full nutritional information just below the recipe.
What are some other keto desserts?
One that that many people find difficult when starting keto is that sugar is off limits. For many people that is a nonstarter. However, there are many great sugar alternatives which can help satisfy your sweet tooth and stay on your low carb diet.
My two favorite sweeteners is Swerve, which is a natural zero calorie sweetener that has no effect on your blood sugar. It comes in granular, brown sugar and confectioners. I also really like monkfruit sweetener, which is what I used here. For some Swerve can have a “cooling” effect after they eat (it doesn’t for me) so for those people monkfruit is a very good keto friendly sweetener (and it also comes in granular, powdered, or golden/brown sugar).
For the most part, you can find a keto recipe for just about any classic dessert, however I wanted to share a few I love. One of my favorites are these Keto Cheesecake Stuffed Brownies. They combine two of my favorite treats into one delicious dessert. And at around 2 net carbs a slice this is something you can fit right into a keto lifestyle. Some other keto recipes I love are:
- The Best Keto Lemon Bars (under 3 net carbs a slice)
- Keto Chocolate Cheesecake (with a chocolate covered strawberry on top!)
- Peanut Butter Fudge (2 net carbs a slice)
- Keto Fruit Pizza (yes! It’s really low carb!)
Want more? Check out this list of 40+ of the BEST Keto Desserts!
Other Keto Cookies
I’m a big fan of cookies–I couldn’t give them up when going low-carb and gluten-free. If you are also a big cookie fan, you might want to bookmark this list of The BEST Keto Cookies! Here are some of my personal favorites:
- Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies — Keto flours can be so expensive… This recipe is a great treat without using any flour at all. 3.3 net carbs each!
- Keto Cake Mix Cookies — Supremely easy, and the flavor options are endless! Just 1.1 net carbs each.
- Keto Cookie Dough Bites — Not a baked cookie but the perfect safe, low-carb, and gluten free option if you miss eating that cookie dough straight out of the bowl! 1.2 net carbs each.
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies — 2.4 net carbs a piece and perfect for the chocolate lover! It’s also a great cookie for decorating if you like to dress yours up!
- Keto Kitchen Sink Cookies — When you want all the things, this is the best go-to dessert! Packed with tons of delicious extras and still only 2.8 net carbs each.
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (golden monkfruit)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Lilly's chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl combine the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in small bowl, set aside.
- Next, beat butter, golden monkfruit sweetener and vanilla extract in stand mixer bowl until creamy.
- Add the egg, beating the mixture on low.
- Gradually pour in the almond flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
- Lastly, mix in Lilly's Dark Chocolate Chips and chopped nuts.
- Chill the mixture for 20-30 minutes until the butter is solid.
- Using a small cookie or ice cream scoop drop the cookies onto a silicone lined baking sheet (or lightly greased) baking sheet evenly spaced.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown and lightly set. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Top with sea salt if you desire.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before moving from the pan.
Chilling the mixture is essential. If you skip this step your cookies will spread and not be soft and chewy.
COOL COMPLETELY before moving from the pan.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 26 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 16.5mgSodium: 3.2mgCarbohydrates: 1.6gFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.3gProtein: 1.2g