Chewy around the edges and soft in the middle, these Low Carb Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are simple to make low carb sugar-free treat. This low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe has a special ingredient in it that adds depth and gives this keto cookie its incredible texture.
These soft and chewy cookies are lower in net carbs than a traditional chocolate chip cookie.
Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
The special ingredient is ground flax seed. I’ve tried several keto cookie recipes that were good but I couldn’t find one that had the same texture of a regular chocolate chip cookie until I found this recipe for Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies. It was perfect and I only needed to adjust a few things to make it low carb and sugar free.
The flax seed meal in this low carb keto chocolate chip cookie recipe adds some extra fiber, really helps shape the cookies, and gives these low carb chocolate chip cookies a wonderful texture. The extra fiber helps too, and adds less than 1 net carb per cookie. I don’t know about you but I can always use extra fiber especially if I’m only adding 1g of net carbs.
Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
Almond flour plays the biggest role in this almond flour cookie recipe and helps keep these chocolate chip cookies low carb. I haven’t tested this recipe with coconut flour. For a great coconut flour version check out the Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies from Low Carb Yum.
Almond flour is higher in carbs than some other grain-free flour alternatives but it’s also higher in fat and protien making it a better option that most. The carbs in this healthy chocolate chip cookie come from the almond flour.
Working with almond flour can be tricky if you’re not used to it. Remember when measuring almond flour to spoon your flour into your measuring cup, then level it. Do not dip your measuring cup into the flour then level, it will be too much almond flour.
Also, if you store almond flour in the freezer you’ll want to bring it to room temperature before you use it. Almond flour looses moisture in the freezer but absorbs moisture from the air when it defrosts. If you add it to your recipe too soon, it’s suck the wet ingredients right up.
How to make Low Carb Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
You can make these keto chocolate chip cookies in just a few simple steps:
- In a large mixing bowl with an electric beater, beat together the coconut oil (or butter if you do dairy) and sweetener until smooth.
- Add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
- Add in the almond flour, flax seed meal, salt, and baking soda and beat until combined.
- Fold in the chopped dark keto-approved chocolate (or sugar free chocolate chips). Place in the refrigerator while you preheat your oven.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Use a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough into balls and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet two inches apart.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until the center is set and the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and slide the parchment paper off the baking sheet onto a cool surface.
See the recipe card and instruction below for the ingredients.
Ingredients in Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
For this low carb chocolate chip recipe, I use a few simple ingredients that most people have on hand.
- Butter (or Coconut Oil)
- Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
- Gluten-Free Vanilla Extract
- Almond Flour
- Flax seed meal (ground flax seeds)
- Baking Soda
- Chopped Dark Chocolate (or keto friendly chocolate chips)
For the list of ingredients with amounts, please see the recipe below.
What Chocolate is Low Carb?
- Lily’s makes a low carb keto chocolate chip
- Explorado Market – Keto Chocolate Chips
- Lakanto Sugar Free Chocolate Bars
- 90% dark chocolate, chopped
- Any sugar free chocolate sweetened with Stevia and/or Erythritol (both sweeteners are a zero carb sugar sweetener)
While the net carbs on these cookies may look incorrect, they are correct. Net carbs are calculated by removing the fiber grams and grams of sugar alcohols. Fiber and sugar alcohols don’t raise your insulin, or blood glucose levels so you can subtract them from the total carb amount, giving you the net carbs. See the bottom of the recipe card for the estimated net carbs. Please note that the carbs may vary depending on the exact brand and ingredients you use.
If you like these cookies you might also like my Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins. The recipe uses similar ingredients and delivers a tender and scrumptious low carb muffin.
Did you make these low carb keto chocolate chip cookies? Please leave a starred rating and a comment below letting me know what you thought.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 135 Total Fat: 10.5g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5.5g Cholesterol: 24mg Sodium: 110mg Carbohydrates: 9g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 4.5g