These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are absolutely perfect! So easy to make with simple to source ingredients and they are just like a real cookie.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked on a wire rack.

Why We Love Them

Easy – using simple pantry ingredients this low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe is quick and simple to make at home.

Gluten free – made with almond flour these choc chip cookies are perfect coeliac friendly cookies.

Thermomix friendly – yes you can whip these low carb chocolate chip cookies in a Thermomix too.

Make Ahead – prepare the cookie dough and freeze. Slice and bake when you want to bake some.

Related Recipes: Easy Homemade Keto Milk / Chocolate Protein Brownies

Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

A very simple recipe for sugar free chocolate chip cookies. The beauty of the keto cookie dough is that you can change these cookies to any flavour you want.

These are perfect sugar-free diabetic biscuits / diabetic cookies. They are low in calories, sugars, and carbohydrates.

Read on for some tips, FAQs and a few flavour ideas using our keto choc chip dough.

We have loads of amazing keto cookie recipes in our best-seller The Cookie Jar eBook.

The Ingredients

Jump to Recipe for exact measures of what is needed for these low carb cookies.

choc chip cookie ingredients

If you have a well-stocked keto pantry then these bad boys will be a cinch for you to whip up at any time.

Almond meal. Almond flour can be used in place. Coconut flour is not a suitable replacement for almond flour.

Sweeteners. I use Sukrin:1 in this recipe. Sukrin:1 is an Erythritol sweetener. You can use brown sugar (if not following a low carb die), a brown sugar replacement (erythritol-based) or Monk Fruit sweetener. Most monk fruit sweeteners are 98% erythritol based. Liquid or concentrated sweetener is recommended.

Salted butter – I use salted as it adds extra flavour. Unsalted butter or coconut oil (not liquid coconut or MCT) can be swapped if you need a dairy free keto cookies recipe.

Gelatin – I use the gelatin to hold the cookies together. It stops them from being overly crumbly. It can be left out if you need to.

Sugar free chocolate chips – I use a mix of milk, dark, and white keto chocolate chips. There are various brands available or you can make your own with our Keto Chocolate recipe. These turn out much like a regular chocolate chip but sugar free and perfect for the low carb diet.

How To Make Them

Step 1. Mix all cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.

Step 2. Use a tablespoon-sized cookie dough scoop to measure out dough. Scoop out cookie dough, roll into a ball and place onto the baking tray.

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Step 3. Slightly flatten with the back of a fork (only a little). Chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

Step 4. Preheat a fan forced oven to 170℃ (350F)

Step 5. Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden (the cookies will still be soft). Cool on a wire cooling rack. Cookies will continue to firm up when cooling.

Tools You’ll Need

These are just a few of my favourites for baking keto cookie recipes and making my own sugar free choc chips.

Keto Choc Chip Moulds. Make your own choc chips or even make your own sugar free chocolate then make it into chips. These moulds make it super easy. PLUS there is a super-sized version too with these Extra Large Choc Chip Moulds too.

Silicone Mat. I love silicone mat liners for baking cookies. Place onto the baking sheet and scoop the cookie directly onto them. They are non stick and perfect for spacing the cookies out as well.

Baking Trays – I use the full-size or two USA Baking Half Sheet Pans to bake the cookies on.

Cookie Scoop – I use a 5cm / 2 inch cookie scoop for each cookie.

Storing & Freezing Cookies

Storing – store in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeping the cookies chilled makes them firmer. You can store at room temperature but they will be softer.

Freezing – place into a ziplock airtight bag or container and freeze. To defrost leave in the fridge overnight.

Keto Choc Chip Cookies in a coconut bowl with milk

Megans Hot Tips and FAQs

Why are my cookies soft?

These cookies should be slightly chewy and crunchy. If yours are soft check what sweetener you used. Xylitol will make softer cookies.

Can I make them dairy free?

You can. Use dairy free (and keto) chocolate chips and swap the butter for firm coconut butter or coconut oil. MCT oil is not suitable.

Do I need to freeze the cookie before baking?

Yes, if you don’t want them to spread. Freezing keeps the dough firm when first placed into the oven. Baking them when cold takes longer for them to heat up and stops spreading of the cookies and makes them blonder (whiter) in appearance.

My cookies are still soft when the timer goes off!

These are magic cookies. They firm up after they come out of the oven. They should NOT be baked until golden or firm. If you bake them longer they will burn and set hard.

A close up of sugar free chocolate chip cookies on a wire cooling rack.

Next Recipes To Try

Try some of our lowest carb cookies recipes and keto snacks.

  1. Keto Brookies
  2. Almond Flour Cookies
  3. Homemade Monte Carlo Biscuits
  4. Easy Keto Truffles with Chocolate Mint
  5. Japanese Coffee Jelly
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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are absolutely perfect! So easy to make with simple to source ingredients and they are just like a real cookie.
5 from 104 votes!
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian Keto
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 24 cookies
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Ingredients 

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Mix all cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Leave to rest for 5 minutes. Prepare 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  • Use a tablespoon-sized cookie dough scoop to measure out dough. Scoop out cookie dough, roll into a ball and place onto baking tray. Slightly flatten with the back of a fork (only a little). Chill in the freezer for 15-20 minutes
  • Preheat a fan forced oven to 170℃ (350F)
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden (the cookies will still be soft). Cool on a wire cooling rack. Cookies will continue to firm up when cooling.

THERMOMIX METHOD

  • Add cookie ingredients into mixer; mix 20 sec/speed 4. Leave to rest for 5 minutes. Follow from Step 2 above.

Notes

INGREDIENTS AND SWAPS
1. Any white granular erythritol-based sweeteners can be used in the cookies. Look for ones with a ratio of 1:1 with sugar. I do not recommend reducing the quantity of sweetener, liquid sweeteners or gold sweeteners for this recipe.
2. I always use Bobs Red Mill Aluminium Free Double Acting Baking Powder.
3. I use blanched almond meal. Almond flour, or hazelnut meal can also be used.
4. I use Purewellness Gelatin. Any brand can be used, however, pasture-raised gelatin is always best. The gelatin is used to give the biscuit a “chew” and consistency. It is not recommended leaving this ingredient out.
5. You can use a range of sugar free choc chips or make your own with our Keto Chocolate Recipe.
VARIATIONS
Use sugar or regular chocolate chips. Use any kind of chocolate and cut it into chunks.
Chocolate Keto Cookies – add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder to the cookie dough to make chocolate choc chip cookies.
Zest, extracts, and sprinkles can be added to the low carb cookie dough.
Store in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.
This keto cookie recipe is suitable to mix in a Thermomix (instructions above). The chocolate chips can be added during mixing or folded in afterwards.

Your Own Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve (1 cookie) | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg | Magnesium: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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59 responses to “The BEST Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Cindy

    Love your recipes, but wish i didn’t have to change it to us customary all the time..

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy you are enjoying my recipes. I am an Aussie so it makes sense to set my recipes to metric but I am happy to know you know I have the option to flick them over to US Customary on the website. xx

    2. Melanke

      I have gelatin powder, can we just add it to ingredients or do I have to put in liquid first

  2. 5 stars
    I love the idea of freezing the sliced cookie dough ahead of time and baking just what you need. We need some of these in our freezer!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Always xx

  3. Debra

    5 stars
    Delish! Exactly what was missing in my keto life.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Woohoo! So happy to be able to help. x

  4. 5 stars
    These cookies are soft and moist. I love using almond flour. It adds another dimension.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I am so happy you enjoyed them Helen.

  5. Emily

    5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious! So easy to make, they went fast! Time to make them again 😉 Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Emily.

  6. Amy Liu Dong

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these cookies are so delicious and look so easy to make. Yum!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yum YUm!

  7. Amanda Cunningham

    5 stars
    These are a favourite cookie in our household. I made them again today and just to mix it up a bit I added the zest of one lemon and used sugar free white choc chips. Absolutely delicious 😋

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Good to hear you love them Amanda. thanks for taking the time to come back and leave a review.

  8. Anne-Marie

    5 stars
    to get anything extra crispy,I place in the dehydrator after cooking, best keto biscuits I have tried so far.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy you enjoyed them

  9. Katie Crenshaw

    5 stars
    I am so surprised on how good these turned out. I made a batch of these for my friend that was watching her carbs. She loved them! I am not watching my carbs, and I loved them too.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So excited to hear you enjoyed them

    2. Mary Wood

      5 stars
      Just checking this instruction “2 cups (2 cups) almond meal See Note 3 (240g). Shouldn’t it be 2 cups = 500g if using australian measurements for 2 cups? Can you please clarify? Thanks.

      1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

        Sorry but all ingredients in a cup do not weigh the same. A cup is a vessel that measures volume not weight. 1 cup of almond meal weighs 120g. Think of it this way. If you filled two buckets. 1 with feathers and the other with water. They will different, right? Same size “cup” but not the same weight.

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