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Keto Style Chocolate Chip Cookie


chocolate chip cookie


As fall begins, I always get in the mood for baking. The cooler days allow us to have our windows open and enjoy the fall air. The smell of fresh baked cookies right out of the oven reminds me of making homemade chocolate chip cookies when I was young.  So, to be able to have a keto style chocolate chip cookie was important to me. As my keto journey began over 3 years ago, I had to find treats that I could have to satisfy my sweet tooth. This keto cookie hits the spot.  As with any keto treat, you have to limit how much you eat if you are trying to lose weight.

When I was young, I did not like any dessert with nuts. Now as an adult, I find the addition of nuts to be more satisfying and know that they can add nutritional value. You could make these cookies without the walnuts, however I would advise you to at least try it first. They really do make the cookie more delicious and add some omega 3 fatty acids too.

I worked on this recipe for a while and got it to where it is incredibly good. I have brought these cookies to gatherings and people did not know they were low-carb or keto.

I prefer my cookies crunchy but if you prefer yours on the softer side, you might consider using some Swerve brown sweetener  in place of some of the granulated sweetener.  I prefer to use the Lakanto golden monk fruit granular sweetener as it gives the flavor of brown sugar.



With an electric mixer, cream the sweetener and the softened butter until creamy. Next add vanilla and egg and mix well. Add the almond flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

Cookie dough1

Chop the walnuts into small pieces and add to the dough

Now add the Lily’s chocolate chips and stir to combine.

chocolate chip cookie dough with chocolate chips added

Keto chocolate cookie dough



Drop by 1 1/2 – 2 Tablespoons onto a cookie sheet with parchment or other non-stick surface. I prefer to use a scooper to make the cookies uniform and insure that my macros are correct and the cookies are uniform. I then press them down a little to make them flatter so that they cook evenly. I have experimented with leaving them in the balls but they seem to brown too quickly on the bottom and not uniformly,


keto chocolate chip cookie dough on cookie sheet 1

Keto chocolate chip cookie dough on cookie sheet 2

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Leave on the cookie sheet until cooled before removing them.

Chocolate chip cookies baked

Keto Style Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto chocolate chip recipe, keto cookies, keto desserts
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Jan Wallin


  • Hand mixer


  • 8 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup Golden monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cup Blanched almond flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Redmond's Real Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup Lily's dark chocolate baking chips


  • With electric mixer, cream the butter and sweetener
  • Add the vanilla and the egg and mix until well combined
  • Add the almond flour, salt and baking soda and mix again until well combined.
  • Add the chopped walnuts and the chocolate chips and stir to combine
  • Using a 1 1/2-2 tbsp scooper, scoop onto a cookie sheet prepared with parchment paper.
  • Press each cookie until a little flattened.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes until slightly browned.
  • Let cool completely on the cookie sheet before removing them.