Keto Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, soft, & delicious. This is hands down one of the best low carb cookie recipes you can get ahold of. You can quickly make a batch of cookies with just 9 ingredients and in under 20 minutes. They also happen to be low carb, gluten-free, and grain-free too.
Having a great quality low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe is a must if you ask me. They are great for taking to potlucks or over to a sick friend’s house in their time of need. Really, pretty much every occasion imaginable is made better with a cookie, right? Okay, maybe not every occasion, but you get my point.
Sometimes my sweet tooth will hit in the afternoon and it’s nice that I can throw together a batch of Keto Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies without a lot of work involved. I've been going back and forth between making these, Keto Snickerdoodles, Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, and these Caramel Shortbread Squares.
What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to head in the kitchen and make a batch of these gluten free keto chocolate chip cookies!
What You’ll Need
If you eat a low carb diet all the time, you probably have these ingredients already in your home. That means you can avoid hitting the grocery store, so that’s a win right there!
- Butter - Many baking recipes recommend using unsalted butter, but for these cookies, you will want salted. Using salted butter will bring out the sweet flavors of the sweetener and the chocolate chips. I think coconut oil could work but have not tested it in this recipe.
- Almond Flour - It’s important to use almond flour, not almond meal. Otherwise, the texture of the chocolate chip cookies is going to be a little off. For a nut-free sub, sunflower seed flour can be used. Coconut flour will not work as the main flour.
- Coconut Flour - Just a tiny amount helps hold these together.
- Sweetener - A little bit of my homemade sweetener will make them taste sweet but won’t give you a bunch of carbs like regular sugar would. I do list tips for sweetener substitutions in the recipe card.
- Egg - One egg is all you need to bind the ingredients together. Try this one instead if you need eggless chocolate chip cookies.
- Cream Cheese - I like to use cream cheese in cookie recipes because it keeps them moist and also makes the texture incredible.
- Molasses - Don’t worry; there is only one teaspoon of molasses in this recipe. It’s not enough to add a lot of carbs, just a little bit of extra flavor. If you want to sub in a brown sugar sweetener in place of the sweetener listed and the molasses that should work.
- Baking Soda - To get the cookies to rise well, you’ll need a little bit of baking soda.
- Vanilla - Don’t skip the vanilla because it really enhances the flavor of the cookies.
- Chocolate Chips - You’ll want to reach for sugar-free chocolate chips so they stay keto-friendly.
More on Coconut Flour: I have done extensive recipe testing on this recipe since I've had readers say they spread too much. My photos DO NOT contain any coconut flour. I've found to help them not spread adding 1-2 tablespoon of coconut flour does help. However, if you want thin crispy cookies do not add the coconut flour and just know they will spread out.
How To Make Keto Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’m sure you are ready to eat some cookies, so I will get right to the directions. The amounts needed are beneath this photo tutorial in the printable recipe card.
Step One: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step Two: Combine all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor until a batter forms. Stir in the chips by hand. Use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to make 12 cookies and add them to a baking sheet.
Step Three: Bake for 11 - 13 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Do I Need To Use Cold Ingredients?
While it’s normally required to use room temperature butter and cream cheese, the Keto Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies will turn out better if you use cold for this recipe.
Since you are using the food processor you are basically cutting the butter and cream cheese into the flour and sweetener the way you cut them into the dough for a pie. This helps the cookies not spread too thin when they are baking.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Keto
In order to make a classic chocolate chip cookie keto friendly you need to use alternate flours, sugar free chips, and a sugar-free sweetener. It took me a few tries playing around with these ingredients to make a perfect keto cookie recipe.
Keto Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Variations
Chocolate Chips - you can sub in any type of sugar free chocolate chips you like in your chocolate chip keto cookies! My new favorite is the white chocolate peppermint chips from ChocZero. (10% off with code 'joyfilledeats').
Extracts - caramel extract, almond extract, or mint extract can all add to the flavor of these keto cookies. Just don't use them all at the same time - haha.
Nuts - feel free to use nuts instead of chocolate chips or use half the amount of chips and replace the other half with the chopped nuts of your choice. I love these with walnuts or pecans.
Sprinkles - sugar-free sprinkles are the best invention ever and I love the ones from The Sprinkle Company over on Etsy. She makes them by hand in the US! You can make a funfetti version of these low carb cookies by subbing sprinkles for the chocolate.
Feeling like a chewy bar instead? Make my Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Put the dough ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in the food processor and pulse until a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips. Scoop with a cookie scoop to make 12 cookies.
- Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. They are delicate at first and firm up as they cool. Refrigerating them for a bit helps if the first you try to remove breaks.