This keto chocolate chip cookies recipe is so easy to make with only 1 bowl and 2g net carbs per cookie! These are truly no fuss...you can literally dump everything in the mixing bowl and these low carb cookies will turn out perfectly every time.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite cookie. As you can see, this keto chocolate chip cookie recipe gets rave reviews and gives you that gooey chocolate chip cookie experience that is just like the real thing.
If you want the best keto chocolate chip cookies, you've come to the right place. The flavor is top notch and they are the perfect treat for those of us with a sweet tooth on the keto diet. Try my Keto Copycat Crumbl Cookies for an even more decadent chocolate chip cookie.
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for this low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe so you can make them perfectly the first time. For the printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
3 cups almond flour (336g) - For all of my keto baking needs, I always use Blue Diamond almond flour. It gives these low carb chocolate chip cookies the best texture. Almond meal is just not the same and could yield gritty cookies.
⅔ cups granulated sugar substitute (128g) - My favorite sweetener is Lakanto classic which is a 1 for 1 substitute for regular sugar. In my opinion, it has the best taste among keto friendly sweeteners because it is a blend of erythritol and monk fruit sweetener, as opposed to pure erythritol which can be bitter.
You could also use Swerve brown sugar for more chewy chocolate chip cookies. In reality, really chewy cookies come from gluten flour.
½ teaspoon (2g) baking soda, and ½ teaspoon (3g) kosher salt
¾ cup butter, softened (164g) - I always use salted butter for that salty-sweet taste, but unsalted butter is great too. If you want a dairy free keto cookie recipe, you could try using coconut oil.
2 large eggs - FYI: I have never made these cookies with room temperature eggs, so no need for that step.
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (8g)
5 ounces sugar-free chocolate chips (140g) - I always use Lily's chocolate semi-sweet baking chips in my keto baking. They are more of a dark chocolate chips flavor but they also have milk chocolate chips. They are the easiest to find and are in most large grocery stores.
How to make these keto chocolate chip cookies
This section explains how to make this keto chocolate chip cookie recipe in 4 basic steps with photos. For a full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) and line 2 18x13 inch (46cm x 33cm) half sheet pans with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Step 2 - Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Now add in the softened butter, eggs and vanilla to the almond flour mixture. Mix well with a hand mixer. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips, reserving a little for the tops, if desired.
Step 3 - Scoop the cookie dough batter using a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop (42ml) to form 21 cookies. Place them on the cookie sheet about 2-3 inches (5-7.5cm) apart. Use clean fingers to flatten out the tops. Top with the reserved chocolate chips.
Step 4 - Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. The edges will start to turn golden brown and slightly brown on the tops. Underbaking is better than over baking, especially if you want soft centers.
- Store: Keep in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
- Freeze: I have kept these frozen for months and they still taste great. I freeze them all on the sheet tray for 2 hours, then I put them all in a freezer safe container or bag. I pull one out when I am ready to eat a cookie and they are so good straight out of the freezer. Keep frozen for up to 3 months.
More keto cookie recipes
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- Keto Breakfast Cookies
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- Keto Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - 2 Net Carbs!
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- 3 cups almond flour (see my favorite on Amazon)
- ⅔ cup sugar free granulated sweetener (see my favorite on Amazon)
- ½ teaspoon Baking soda
- ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ¾ cup Softened butter or coconut oil, see notes for browned butter
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ 9 Ounce Bag Sugar free Chocolate Chips
- Pre-heat oven to 350F (175C) and line line 2, 18x13 inch (46cm x 33cm) half sheet pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Now use a hand mixer to stir in the butter, eggs, and vanilla. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips. Reserve a little for the tops of the cookies, if desired.
- Scoop 18-21 cookies onto the lined baking sheets, about 2-3 inches (5-7.5cm) apart. Flatten them out by pressing down on the top slightly with clean fingers. Press the remaining chocolate chips evenly into the tops of each cookies.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. The edges and tops will begin to brown.
- Let cool on the cookie sheets for 30 minutes. These will stay soft and delicious for at least 4 days in an air tight container. See notes for freezing instructions.
- Brown butter CC cookies: divide the recipe above in half, except for the baking soda and use ½ cup (1 stick) of butter. Brown the butter, make the cookies as instructed, then freeze the formed cookies for 30 minutes before baking.
- Chewy keto chocolate chip cookies: for slightly chewier chocolate chip cookies, you can use Swerve Brown as the sweetener.
- Almond Flour Free Version: So many people cannot tolerate almonds. For an almond flour free version, simply use the same amount of sunflower seed flour. It is comparable in price to almond flour.
- No Lily's Chocolate Chips?: If you are having trouble finding the sugar free chocolate chips, you can use an 85% dark chocolate bar and cut it into chunks. You may need 2.
- Cookie Scoop - Ensures perfectly even keto chocolate chip cookies. I always end up with 21 if I use my cookie scoop. I linked to the one I use in the recipe above.
- Checking for Doneness - These keto cookies get brown on the bottom and slightly brown on the top. Mine have always been perfect after 12 minutes.
- Freezing - I have kept these frozen for months and they still taste great. I freeze them all on the sheet tray for 2 hours, then I put them all in a freezer safe container or bag. I pull one out when I am ready to eat a cookie and they are so good straight out of the freezer.
- Nutrition - Please note, you must subtract the erythritol in the sweetener and the lily's chocolate chips and subtract the fiber to get an accurate carb count. I have done this in my nutrition information.
Nutrition per serving
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy only. Please re-calculate on your own with the ingredients and amounts you used for the most accurate data.