Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

How do you like your chocolate chip cookies?

Do you like them soft and chewy? Or with a crispy outer edge? 

As you can see, I like mine crispy.

If you do too, then enjoy the recipe and please tell us in the comments if you made it or will be making it and how you improved the recipe.

If you prefer yours chewy, then watch the video below for a chewier version.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

What you need

  • 1 and 3/4 cups of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of ground flax seed
  • 1 cup of confectioners erythritol sweetener
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 a cup of unsalted softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1 table spoon of icing sugar - optional

What you Do

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with parchment paper. 
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Mix all the wet ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and work them into a dough.
  • Add the chocolate chips and gently mix them into the dough.
  • Scoop spoon fulls of the dough onto the parchment paper. Leave enough space between each cookie and flatten them as thin as you'd like them.
  • Bake your chocolate chip cookies for 12 to 15 minutes until they are brown on top.
  • Dust a very thin layer of icing sugar over the cookies.


This recipe makes about 24 cookies, but this is very much dependent on the size of the cookies.

Assuming 24 cookies from the batch, the macros are as follows:

  • Calories - 104 
  • Net Carbs  -  1 grams 
  • Fat  -  8 grams
  • Protein  -  2 grams
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Variations and Ideas

I like to add ground flax seed into my baked products. I like the texture and the extra fiber that it gives to the cookie. 

If you don't like the taste or the texture, replace it with almond flour.

I use powdered sugar in most of my baking. I prefer the texture and my biscuits doesn't get grainy.

You can use granulated sugar if you prefer or you can blend granulated sugar in your blender until it is as fine as you want it.

From a price point of view, it may be worth blending your own.

Generally there is not much of a price difference between the granular and the powdered sweeteners.

However, the granular sugar is obviously more popular and therefore can be bought in bigger bags. This makes them cheaper per ounce. 

For the icing sugar effect on top of the cookies, just blend some sugar finer.

So, if you bake a lot, it may make sense to buy the bigger bags and then blend them yourself.

Be careful not to over bake your cookies. Rather take them out and check and put them back into the oven if they are not done.

Especially when you make them smaller, be aware that they will need less cooking time.


I always say this, but as we adapt to keto we may want less sweetness.

Different sugar alternatives may also taste different and could be more or less sweet.

Prefer a chewy chocolate chip cookie?

Then, watch Kyndra from Peace, Love and Low Carb make her keto flourless chewy double chocolate chip cookies. 

These are double chocolate made with cocoa powder mixed into the cookie dough and then chocolate chips mixed in by hand.

They are also flourless, no almond or coconut flour.

She says that she takes them out of the oven at the 10 minute mark to flatten them a little making them chewy. Enjoy...

Get Kyndra's recipe here.

Looking for more low carb cookie ideas, then check out our biscotti made with almond flour and our keto coconut cluster recipe.

Or if it is snacks that you want, then check out these keto snacks.

Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Noline is a therapeutic reflexologist who converted to the keto lifestyle after losing 55 pounds without counting calories or starving herself. She is a Professor Tim Noakes and the Nutrition Network student and feels compelled to share the low-carb lifestyle with as many people as possible. She does this at Essential Keto, where she shares resources, recipes, and experiences while working on losing that last 10 pounds.

Sinamon - July 3, 2018

When I put the ingredients into my fitness pal it came up to 8 net carbs (20 cookies) ??

    Noline - July 28, 2018

    That sounds very low for 20 cookies. Maybe the difference is from the chocolate chips. That is where the majority of the carbs come from in this recipe. I would think the minimum net carb count on a small cookie will be 1 net gram.

sandy - February 1, 2018

I have been looking for quite awhile for a keto cookie that actually tastes like a normal cookie and I think I have found it! I also only used 3/4 cup of Swerve and found it to be enough. I made 26 cookies and although they didn’t really brown up and are actually quite soft as opposed to crunchy, they have a great flavour. Maybe the addition of flax makes all the difference?? Thank you for sharing this recipe !

    Noline - March 23, 2018

    Thank you for sharing Sandy. I am so happy that you enjoyed them.

    To be honest low carb baking is a bit of a mystery to me, so it may be, but my results are not always consistent.

Jenn - January 31, 2018

Did you ever figure the nutritional info on these??

    Noline - March 23, 2018

    Hey Jenn

    My apologies that it did so long to add the macros, but they are there now. 🙂

Jenn Ruff - December 27, 2017

Thank you for this recipe!! I love cookies and found these to be so satisfying. I only used 3/4 of a cup of Swerve icing sugar rather than a full cup and they were amazing.

    Noline - January 18, 2018

    Thank you for the feedback Jenn. I am so happy that you liked these cookies.

SUE - December 20, 2017

I got all excited until I didn’t see a table w carb count 🙁

    Noline - March 23, 2018

    Updated, try them and enjoy…

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