Keto chocolate cookies are a great way to curb your low carb, sugar free cravings. Loaded with chocolate chips and a bursting chocolate flavor these keto cookies are only 2g net carbs each. Enjoy these instead when craving sweets and you’ll be amazed this dessert recipe is keto in the first place!
Is Chocolate Keto
Yes, it is but not all types of chocolate are keto friendly. The chocolate you see when checking out is a big no-go! What you want to look for are the percentages you see on packages. I would say anything at or above 90% is where you want to go. Anything less than 100% will have some form of sugar in it.
Some people new to keto have a hard time with the bitterness of the more dark chocolates. Where this isn’t a problem are in cookie recipes like these. We sweeten the chocolate with keto sweeteners and add that flavor back into the dessert for optimal taste. There are chocolates like Lily’s sweets who cater to us and honestly I can’t tell much of a difference with how they make their milk chocolate.
How To Make Keto Chocolate Cookies
- Preheat oven and melt butter to set aside for cooling.
- Mix all your dry ingredients together.
- Next, mix all the wet ingredients together and combine the dry and wet.
- Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop, place each scoop of dough onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flatten cookies. See notes below*
- Place in oven for 15 minutes then allow to cool.
Helpful Recipe Tips
- To flatten or not? I always recommend to flatten the cookie for the best looking cookie. Keto cookies don’t bake down like others. Sometimes the dough relaxes and the cookie comes out perfect, sometimes it doesn’t. Flattening it will always ensure it does come out perfect.
- Allow batter to rest, I suggest this because this allows the flavors to all come together. I have rushed recipes in the past and a recipe that would normally be great will become flat due to not allowing the flavors to marinate together in the cookie dough. This is one of the many tricks I show in my keto cookie post that details everything.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best chocolate chips to use?
At this time there are so many brands. But, I say the easiest to come across are Lily’s brand. Not only are they easy to find but they come in flavors from white chocolate, caramel and even seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice. Being able to buy in store is great but I must mention how good the flavor is, phenomenal. They can be dangerous because they are so good, be careful!
Is cocoa powder Keto friendly?
Yes it is! Pure cocoa powder doesn’t contain any added sugar. Now, there is some naturally occurring sugars that aren’t an issue and shouldn’t alarm you.
What is dutch processed cocoa powder?
Dutch processed cocoa powder is cocoa powder with a different pH. Another word for it would be alkalized. In the process the pH is changed in order to give a richer chocolate flavor. The taste is very different in the richness of the chocolate. One example I love to give is Oreos are dutch processed cocoa. Yet, chocolate frosting is typically regular cocoa.
OMG Keto Chocolate Cookies
- Hand mixer
- cookie scoop
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 4 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.5 servings Lily's milk chocolate baking chips (semi-sweet, dark, caramel and white chocolate are options as well)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and melt butter to set aside to cool
- Mix almond flour, dutch cocoa powder, sweetener, salt and baking powder
- Mix cooled melted butter, egg and vanilla extract
- Combine dry and wet ingredients then fold in chocolate chips. Allow to rest at least 15 minutes before scooping.
- Using cookie scoop, scoop each cookie and place onto baking sheet about an inch apart to allow room for spreading. Then flatten
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes checking the cookies for doneness because you won't see them browning of course. Allow cookies to rest. They will get harder the cooler they are. If you want to soften it up, just give it a pop in the microwave. When hot they are fragile.