Keto Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies

keto cookies

The keto diet is a struggle for a sugar lover like myself. So I knew I needed to find an alternative that could curb my sweet tooth. I stumbled upon this keto chocolate chip cookie recipe and fell in love! They aren’t exactly like a chocolate chip cookie in my opinion, but they definitely have good flavor and curb my sugar cravings without racking up the carbs.

This recipe is originally from Trina Krug but I made some small tweaks on the ingredients I used so if you want to create the exact cookies I made, keep reading.

Substitutions

So in the original recipe, it calls for Lakanto monk fruit sweetener. I did not have any of that at home and made this recipe during the great Coronavirus of 2020 so I had to work with the ingredients available to me. I found some Swerve sugar substitute and I used regular brown sugar. Now, using brown sugar will change the number of carbs but for ¼ cup, I decided to risk it. Sometimes you just have to work with whatcha got!

keto dessert

For almond flour, I used my local grocery store brand but Bob’s Red Mill almond flour has a little bit less carbs per serving and I typically like to use that brand.

I love vanilla extract so I used 2 teaspoons of it instead of adding almond extract. Plus, I didn’t have any!

Because of #coronavirus there was not a drop of baking soda in the grocery stores so I had to substitute baking powder which I already had. I tripled the amount of baking soda needed with baking powder. Once I did get baking soda, I made these again and they tripled in size so if you want a lighter, fluffier cookie go with the baking soda. Surprisingly, my boyfriend and I much preferred the original one’s I made with baking powder.

cookie dough

Again, I didn’t have Lily’s dark chocolate chips so I used semi-sweet chocolate chips. It will alter the amount of sugar in the recipe as well but if that’s what you have in the house and have some room for a little more carbs for the day, go for it!

I did put in the extra coconut flour recommended for fluffier cookies so, between that and the coconut oil, there is a definite taste of coconut to these cookies. If you hate coconut, omit the flour and the oil. I have not tried the recipe without either so prepare for possibly a different texture. 

keto cookie recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, not melted
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut flour (OPTIONAL) – only if you want them fluffier

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the cookie sheet or use a silicone baking sheet.
  • In a medium bowl, add butter and coconut oil. Beat until combined. If the butter is not softened, use the warm melted coconut oil to help soften it.
  • Add sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla to the creamed butter mixture and combine. You can also add the optional coconut flour here as well.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add butter mixture to almond flour mixture and mix well.
  • Lastly, add chocolate chips and finish mixing.
  • Roll chocolate chip cookie dough into small balls and line the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes and let cool on the counter.

I hope you loved these cookies as much as I did! If you play around with the ingredients and love it let me know in the comments below.