Soft and chewy keto chocolate chip cookies that are gluten free, grain free, sugar free, and only 2 net carbs per cookie!
Everyone has one food (okay, maybe 10 foods) that you just will never be able to say no to. For me, one of those foods are fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies. I love the dough just as much as I love the cookies. Ashamedly, I used to buy a log of Pillsbury cookie dough just to eat it with a spoon!
I love pulling them out of the oven and immediately placing one in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream knowing that the ice cream is going to melt. It takes me straight back to my childhood. And seriously, a house that smells like fresh cookies? C’monnnnnn.
We took the kids to Disney last week (you can read about that here) and on our way we made a pitstop at my mom’s house. She had just made my kids a batch of warm, gooey, homemade chocolate chip cookies. The house smelled mouthwatering. My kids ate way more than they should’ve but I stood strong. I didn’t indulge a single dadgum cookie. I was so proud of myself.
But then…there’s always a but…we stopped back by my mom’s after our Disney trip was over.
Disney hangover. (yes, that’s a real thing and you know that if you’ve ever taken children to Disney)
And facing another 7 hours in the car back to Kentucky. I caved like a badly baked cheesecake. Pretty sure I ate like 5 or 6 big pieces of cookie dough and regretted it almost immediately. But dang, it sure tasted good going down. I haven’t been able to get chocolate chip cookies off my brain since.
One activity I’ve really really missed is making cookies with the kids. It was a great bonding time and an easy way to for them to feel included in my world and learn something about cooking.
My daughter and I recently made a trip up to the nearest Whole Foods, which is a good half hour away, so I grabbed a few bags of Lily’s chocolate chips (sweetened with Stevia, 2 net carbs per serving) to stick in the pantry. Yes, I could order them on Amazon but I don’t. They’re pricey but so worth it occasionally.
Knowing those chocolate chips were waiting to be baked, I decided to try my hand at a keto chocolate chip cookie. This recipe is as simple as they come. Essentially, I just swapped white flour for almond flour. I was hesitant that the texture would be grainy but I was pleasantly surprised to find they were not!
I baked mine for 10 minutes so they’d stay a little gooey-er but you could bake them for 12-13 minutes for a more substantial cookie, like if you wanted to make an ice cream sandwich! I’m actually going to tweak this recipe just a smidge to make it into a cookie cake for my son’s upcoming birthday! Stay tuned for a how-to on that!
Bottom line…if you want an authentic chocolate chip cookie that is grain free, gluten free, sugar free, and low carb then file this recipe into your recipe book! (Are those still a thing?)
And hey, will you do me a favor? If you love these cookies as much as I did, will you hit the little “pin” button and leave a comment below for all of the other readers who wonder if these really taste as good as they look? I’d be so grateful! XOXO
- 2 cups almond flour
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup Sukrin Gold Brown Sugar Erythritol
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 9oz package sugar free chocolate chips (such as Lily's)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 21″x15″ baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bow, add the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Use a fork to work the softened butter into the dry mixture until a dough is formed.
- Fold in the egg, Sukrin Gold, and vanilla extract.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Use a medium sized cookie scoop to divide out the dough into 24 equal cookies. Use 3 fingers to gently flatten the dough balls. You may leave them rounded at the top for a more dome shaped cookie.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes. For a chewier cookie, cook for 10 minutes.
- After cooking, let the cookies cool on a wire rack.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134 Total Fat: 12.2g Carbohydrates: 3.2g Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g