Homemade chocolate chip keto cookies – deliciously soft, flourless, and completely sugar free!
Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
A recipe for chocolate chip keto cookies has been the hands-down most popular request I’ve been getting over and over again from readers this past month.
On one day in particular, I received four separate requests within hours of each other – and that was when I knew the recipe needed to go to the very top of my to-make list.
It took just a couple of tries to perfect these cookies, and the results are like something between a traditional chocolate chip cookie and a butter cookie. Their texture is so rich and buttery, it’s almost like eating chocolate chip shortbread!
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Keto Cookies With Almond Flour
The two types of flour used most often in keto cookie recipes are coconut flour and almond flour.
I chose almond this time, mostly to be different because I’ve already made brownies with coconut flour.
Almond flour (also called almond meal; it’s not really flour at all) is much easier to find nowadays than it was even just a few years ago.
I’d recommend looking in the natural section of a regular grocery store, or at Target, health food stores, or online. You can also make your own almond flour at home by adding raw almonds to a food processor and pulsing until they reach a flour-like consistency. Be sure not to pulse too long or they’ll turn into almond butter, which is delicious… but not what you want if you’re making these cookies!
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Can Sugar Free Cookies Actually Taste Good?
Growing up, whenever we’d go to my grandparents’ house there would be two sections of treats in the cabinet. One was the regular, full-of-fat-and-sugar junk food section specifically for us kids. The other was comprised of sugar-free JELL-O, granola bars, and low carb cookies for my grandfather who had Diabetes.
One afternoon, I was curious and snuck off with one of the sugar free peanut butter cookies in the “not for children” stash. All I remember of that cookie was an artificial aspartame taste that lingered long after the first bite was gone. And I definitely didn’t take a second bite!
Thankfully, sugar free desserts have come a long way, and you have numerous options from which to choose if you need to bake without sugar.
For this particular recipe, both powdered erythritol and Sugar Free Powdered Sugar will work. The photos in this post are of keto cookies made with the former. If I’m making the cookies for myself or to serve a crowd not on the keto diet, I’ll just use regular powdered sugar or powdered coconut sugar, both of which work fine here as well.
(If you want them to be paleo cookies, use powdered coconut sugar, which can be made by simply pulsing regular coconut sugar in a blender until it turns to powder.)
Adapted from Healthy Girl Scout Tagalongs
Preheat oven to 325 F. Stir dry ingredients very well (so you don’t end up biting into a clump of baking soda!). Add wet to form a dough. Shape into cookies – I used a cookie scoop to first form balls and then shape into cookies. Place on a cookie tray, and bake on the center rack 10-12 minutes. Let cool an additional 10 minutes before handling, as they are very delicate at first but firm up completely once cool. If you try them, be sure to leave a comment or rate the recipe below!
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