Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The best and easiest keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft center, crispy edges, and buttery sweet dough all made in just one bowl! An easy and kid friendly recipe for any level baker. You’re sure to love these keto chocolate chip cookies.

This post originally appeared on 11/13/18.

Who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie? They’re the universal symbol for happiness, right? 

I mean, what smells better than walking into someone’s home when they have a batch of chocolate chip cookies in the oven? I truly can’t think of many better smells. Just because you’re all about that sugar free life now doesn’t mean you need to live a life without chocolate chip cookies. 

I originally posted this recipe around Christmas time in 2018. Since then, this recipe has been a hit with readers and followers. I thought it was time to freshen the photos and add some helpful tips to the blog post for all you new bakers!

This recipe is simple but perfect. It’s a no frills, no fuss, one bowl keto chocolate chip cookie recipe that I know you’re going to love! Bottom line…if you want an keto chocolate chip cookie that tastes just like the ones your mom or grandma zused to make, then file this recipe into your recipe book! (Are those still a thing?)


The best and easiest keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft center, crispy edges, and buttery sweet dough all made in just one bowl! An easy and kid friendly recipe for any level baker. You're sure to love these keto chocolate chip cookies.


These Really Are The Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

And this is why:

  • Tastes just like the homemade cookies you’re familiar with
  • Super easy one bowl recipe
  • Perfect recipe for little ones to help make
  • Crispy edges and soft centers
  • Doesn’t taste low carb or sugar free
  • Common ingredients 
  • Gluten free


The best and easiest keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft center, crispy edges, and buttery sweet dough all made in just one bowl! An easy and kid friendly recipe for any level baker. You're sure to love these keto chocolate chip cookies.


How To Make These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies At Home

If you have a mixing bowl, a fork, and a baking sheet then you can make this keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. That’s it, really! This recipe is not only incredibly easy but it’s pretty foolproof too.

In fact, it’s a great keto cookie recipe to let your kids (or grandkids) help you make. You can turn baking into a science and math lesson by letting them help measure, pour, stir and bake! You’re teaching them math (measurement), science (changes in composition), and lifeskills! In short, this recipe is very on brand for the homeschool crews!


The best and easiest keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft center, crispy edges, and buttery sweet dough all made in just one bowl! An easy and kid friendly recipe for any level baker. You're sure to love these keto chocolate chip cookies.


You can watch my video tutorial to see how easy this recipe comes together:

Trust me when I tell you that despite the almond flour base, these keto cookies are not grainy at all. In fact, they’re so soft and chewy that you wouldn’t even know you’re eating a gluten free cookie. Also, while I don’t think there is ever a thing as “too much chocolate”, you can certainly use less chocolate chips than the recipe calls for if you want to save a couple of carbs.



Ingredients and Substitutions

Not all ingredients and brands are created equal. Here is a list of helpful substitutions, additions, and modifications for my keto chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • Almond flour– not all brands are created equal. I use Kirkland (Costco) brand in all of my recipes because I find it yields the best crumb and least nutty flavor. I do not recommend Wall-Mart brand almond flour. If you need to order one online, I suggest this oneDo not substitute coconut flour.
  • Chocolate chips– I use ChocZero chocolate chips in all of my recipes. They taste the best of any I’ve tried and they retain their shape while cooking. Best of all, their non-GMO and have no artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols. You can use my affiliate code, KETOINPEARLS, for 10% off your purchase.
  • Brown sugar substitute– this is often called “golden” in the low carb sweetener world. I prefer this brand to all others because it’s affordable, easy to buy, and does not have a cooling effect. You may use “white” sweetener in the same amount but your cookies will not have as deep of a flavor.


The best and easiest keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft center, crispy edges, and buttery sweet dough all made in just one bowl! An easy and kid friendly recipe for any level baker. You're sure to love these keto chocolate chip cookies.


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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

The best and easiest keto chocolate chip cookie recipe. Soft center, crispy edges, and buttery sweet dough all made in just one bowl! An easy and kid friendly recipe for any level baker. You're sure to love these keto chocolate chip cookies.


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar substitute
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 9 oz package ChocZero chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 21″x15″ baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bow, add the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Use a fork to work the softened butter into the dry mixture until a dough is formed. 
  4. Fold in the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 10-13 minutes. For a chewier cookie, cook for 10 minutes.
  8. After baking, let the cookies cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack. Let them cool completely before serving.


For best results, chill the dough for 30 minutes prior to baking. Unused dough may be kept in the refrigerator up to 1 week or freezer up to 6 months. Baked cookies will stay fresh on the counter up to 1 week and up to 6 months in the freezer.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 cookies Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 12.2gCarbohydrates: 3.2gFiber: 1gProtein: 3g

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40 thoughts on “Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  • Hands Down best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe I have ever tried. I’m baking challenged but I found this extremely easy to follow and my cookies came out perfect.

      • I just made these today as I started eating low carb and needed a sweet treat. They came out sooooo delish!! I used regular erythritol since I didn’t have the brown version and coconut oil since I run out of butter. I love coconut so I don’t mind the coconut taste. Also used crushed baking chocolate bar so the chocolate is melted all around the cookie. Sooooo yummy!

      • These are, without a doubt, the best Keto cookies I’ve ever found! (I’m nibbling on one now) I’m Super sensitive to the almond flour flavor but I can’t even taste it in these. These have become my favorite cookie ever!!! My husband and I are about to turn 70 and have been on Keto for a couple of months, ( -20 + lbs for each) so I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your efforts. Don’t let anyone tell you they’re too old to lose weight P.S. I didn’t see any rating stars for this recipe so I give it 10 stars!!!

  • These are the best cookies I’ve tried!! Thank you for sharing, and making my cravings yummy while “keto”

    • I’ve tried probably 10 different almond flour based low carb cookie recipes by now and this one absolutely knocks all the other ones out of the park!! The hardest part is waiting for them to cool for maximum crunch haha. They’re a blessing for this newly diagnosed T1 diabetic, thank you!

  • Do you know if you would be able to use stevia as a substitute for the sukrin? And if so do you what the coversion would be?! Thank you very much!

    • I personally would not because stevia is so bitter. I don’t know what the conversion would be but whatever brand of stevia you buy should have a conversion chart on it.

  • After several failed attempts at keto chocolate chip cookies this Is by far the best one:) I did use Swerve brown sugar for my cookies and loved them,but will definitely try the sweetner you used next time to see how they compare. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe.

  • Awesome recipe! I made a little tweaked for my own personal taste. I did 4 oz salted and 4 oz unsalted butter and left out the 1/8 tsp. I thought it was the perfect amount of saltiness for my taste. Also, I used the Truvia brown sugar blend and ended up using about 2/4 cup (I know, it’s and odd amount) to get it to my own personal taste. I’ve made this recipe 3 different times already. Once I followed yours exactly and then tweaked it until I got it until the way I preferred it. But you are an awesome cook! And I look forward to seeing what else comes out of your kitchen

    • I am glad you liked them even with all of the changes. For others who might read this though, the Truvia Brown Sugar blend has real sugar in it (hence the blend) and thus is not an appropriate sweetener for a low carb/sugar free/keto recipe.

    • This has become our go-to keto cookie recipe. My hubby adds an extra egg, and we omit the salt when we use salted butter. Deeeelicious!

  • Hello, I found your recipe from following rockenketorn on instagram. I haven’t tried these yet, but been looking for a “tollhouse” type chocolate chip cookie recipe, they were my favorite. I don’t know where you get the Simeon brown sugar, but I have lakanko golden & just bought swerve Brown. Which would be closest to Sukrin? & where can I find that. I don’t have any whole food stores near, so usually have to order everything on line. Another question, where can I get stevia glycerite & what is difference between that & sweet drops stevia, which is what I have. Thanks for your help. Look forward to making these cookies. Merry Christmas! Victoria

    • Hi, I have not used either of those brown sugar alternatives so I cannot say for certain. Sukrin products can be purchased online only in the US and I have linked it several times throughout the post. I do not use stevia glycerite or sweet drops so I cannot answer that. I use all Sukrin products in my recipes.

    • Victoria – I used the lakanto golden and it worked perfect! hands down the best cookie recipe I have tried since starting keto Dec 2017. I even ran out of the “brown sugar” and substituted a little swerve granular….still perfect still delicious. and definitely going to remake this at least a dozen more times!! 🙂

  • These are the best cookies ever!!! I decided to make cookies for my first keto christmas. These were super easy to make so I made them for an event at work. My co-workers loved them AND it fooled all the kids that ate them at the event. I then made 2 dozen for my local police department. They were gone before they ate all of their sugar-laden treats. I did change the recipe slightly by substituting the egg for flaxseed “egg” and I used white erythritol. They still came out great. (I did have to put them in the freezer to cool down as soon as they came out of the oven because they were too fragile to put them directly on the wire rack.) Also, I was able to get 36 cookies out of the batter, and they were a good size. Thank you for this recipe!!!

  • These were amazing! I didn’t have any Lilly chips, but Indis have a bar that I chopped up. These cookies were amazing! Thank You!

  • These are awesome and completely satisfying. I have been wanting a cookie so bad and these are so yummy,. Even better that my kids love it and it doesn’t have sugar!

  • I finally made these and seriously have told EVERYONE I know that they are AMAZING!!!! I am rationing them . . . one each day. . . . well, maybe 2. 🙂 Keep the fabulous recipes coming!

  • I was wondering if you ever tried this recipe with coconut flour I’m definitely going to try it the way you have posted but I was just curious thank you in advance

  • So I made your cookies and they were very good however what type of almond flour did u use ? I’m trying to get rid of the minor grainy taste .. should I sift the flour? Or put in a food processor? Any suggestions thank you ! Love your website!!! Anna

  • Hello,
    Love the taste of your cookies but mine always tend to spread out too thin. Any suggestions on how to avoid this?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Did you cool the dough in the fridge for half hour before you baked yours? I would imagine this would help from the spreading?

      • You definitely can. Go back through the blog post as a I have a picture that shows the difference in chilled + rolled cookies versus room temperature + scooped cookies. Either way, they both taste excellent!

  • I made your cookies two days ago. My family hates everything keto and wishes I would “cook regular” again lol. However, those cookies were devoured in a few hours! I got up the next morning and they were GONE!!! Thank you so much! I’ll definitely be trying more of your recipes 🙂

  • The first time I made these they came out great! The second time I made them they tasted more like bread. Any suggestions on why?


    • Hmm…that sounds like maybe something was measured incorrectly or inadvertently left out. I would assume the fattier ingredients. Also, if your ingredients (almond flour, baking powder, etc) are past their expiration date that can have an adverse effect on the final product. I’m sure they’ll come out perfect next time!

  • Hey i know this might look like another one of “these websites” but this Keto Diet really help me achieve my body goal that i’ve dreamed for ages, The best Keto Diet i found on the internet and it really helped me a lot!

    I have been making these delicious chocolate chip cookies for over a year now. They are obviously a favorite. I serve them to non-low carb and non-keto friends and family and they love them too. They often ask for the recipe and are surprised to learn they are almond flour!
    I do add 1/4 tsp of xanthan gum to the flour to give them a bit of chewiness. I use the Splenda brown sugar combo since all of the erythritol Stevia products bother my stomach. I’m sure that adds some carbs but well worth it in my opinion.
    I store them in the fridge if they are not gone within a few days. Usually, I need to double the recipe at my house!
    Thanks for developing this terrific recipe.

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