Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Keto chocolate chip cookies- Have your cookie and eat it too. These low carb chocolate chip cookies are as close to the real thing as you can get. Plus the base is great for any flavor and even muffins! Carbquik cookies that will curb that cookie craving without making you deter your healthy eating lifestyle.

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Closest to the REAL Thing! No really. 

(That I have had anyways)

Hey everyone! So, for the last week, I have been working on a new low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe that will satisfy my cravings.  Since eating low carb I usually don't crave anything.... except for a specific few days each month.

Nuff said. This cookie recipe is extra special cause it uses carbquick, which makes it easy and delicious. 

Being inspired by a recipe from one of my favorite food bloggers, I Breathe I'm Hungry- Her Keto Lemon Sour Cream Muffins are simply delicious.  After I started to make them one day and realized I didn't have all the ingredients.

And so then I played around and ended up with yummy chocolate chip muffins. Which.... we then eventually turned into cookies!  She hit the nail on the head adding sour cream. That ingredients absolutely make her muffins and these cookies.

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Here is how to make our low carb chocolate chip cookies:

This recipe was made with Carbquik. Not all keto chocolate chip cookies can be made with carbquik so we made some notes below to help those who don't care for Carbquik. 

Our recipe Makes 18-20 cookies.  Cookie base is 98 calories and 1 net carb per cookie. Depending on what you use for add-ins this will change so plug the ingredients into a nutrition analyzer or your fitness app for specifics.

Ingredients

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sweetener (I used granulated erythritol)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder, vital wheat gluten or xantham gum
  • ¾ cup carbquick *
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • Add-ins of your choice- we used Lily's sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream butter, sweetener, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Whip in sour cream. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon onto a greased sheet pan. (about 3" scoops)
  6. Bake for 10 mins or until edges are golden and cookies are set.
  7. NOTE* these will not brown on top as much as they do on the bottom. You may peek in the oven and think they aren't cookies. Lightly tough with your fingers for firmness, check the bottom for browning.
  8. Cool on wire rack.

low carb chocolate chip cookies

Can You Use An Alternative Flour Besides Carbquik

Yes.  We tell you how to To make these keto approved below:

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Almond flour alternative-  Use 3 eggs instead of 2. Start with ½ cup almond flour. You may need a bit more sour cream to get the right consistency.

Coconut flour alternative- I have not made this exact recipe with coconut flour so try at your own risk.  If I was to try, I would use 3 eggs instead of 2. as well as 2 additional tablespoon of butter and start with ¼ cup of flour.

Carbquik recipes like this are a super simple short cut, but I also wanted to offer variations. Some will argue that Carbquik is not clean keto.  

low carb chocolate chip cookies

Carbquik Cookie Notes

Additional notes about Carbquik, low carb, and keto.  Carbquik is one of those products that people on strict keto say NO NO.  I am very much fat adapted and have never been kicked out of ketosis from eating it. It is not on the list of approved keto foods.

I do not eat strict keto.  If you do, use an alternative flour.  If you don't mind using Carbquik I highly suggest you make this low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe with it. I love the carbquik baking mix, it really does a great job making an incredible base for these cookies. 

Can Sugar-Free Cookies Taste Good

I get asked this a lot and the answer is yes. These sugar-free cookies taste JUST as good as classic chocolate chip cookies in my opinion. If not even better. Give it a try and see for yourself! 

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More Low Carb Desserts To Try

Best Way To Store Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies 

I recommend storing these cookies in an airtight container on the counter or fridge. If you are going to layer these cookies in a container simply place a layer of parchment paper or wax paper in between to ensure they don't stick together. 

Can You Freeze Sugar-Free Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yes! You can easily freeze these cookies with no troubles. Just allow your sugar-free low carb chocolate chip cookies to fully cool on a baking rack. Once cooled place in an airtight container that is freezer friendly or in a freezer bag. Then toss in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw on the counter and serve! 

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Best Chocolate Chips To Use for Cookies 

I used Lily's sugar-free chocolate chips. You can use any low carb or keto chocolate chip you like. Or dice up a chocolate bar and use that for the cookies. 

How Long Will Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Last 

You can expect these cookies to last anywhere from 3-4 days sitting out. They will begin to dry out and become less desirable. If you know you are not going to eat them all, consider freezing them. This is a great keto low carb snack option to break up the work day. 

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When To Serve These Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies 

  • Bake Sales
  • Holidays
  • Events 
  • Parties 
  • Birthdays 
  • After School Snack
  • Treat for The Week

There is no wrong time to eat these cookies. I love to have them on hand and keep some in the freezer for unexpected guests. Everyone gobbles them right up, and sometimes I even catch them reaching for a second one. 

This is a simple and great recipe to keep on hand. Grab that baking sheet and get cooking. If you are feeling extra lucky pair with some keto ice cream and dig in, with a warm cookie. 

Making our Carbquik Cookies 

Plus 2 other versions! See recipe notes. 

 

Yield: 12 People

LOW CARB CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

keto low carb chocolate chip cookies

Have your cookie and eat it too. These low carb chocolate chip cookies are as close to the real thing as you can get. Plus the base is great for any flavor and even muffins!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sweetener, I used granulated erythritol
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk powder, vital wheat gluten or xantham gum
  • ⅔ cup carbquick *
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • Add-ins of your choice- we used Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer cream butter, sweetener, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  4. Whip in sour cream. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon onto a greased sheet pan. (about 3″ scoops)
  6. Bake for 10 mins or until edges are golden and cookies are set.
  7. NOTE* these will not brown on top as much as they do on the bottom. You may peek in the oven and think they aren’t cookies. Lightly tough with your fingers for firmness, check bottom for browning.
  8. Cool on wire rack.

Notes

If you wish to use these instead of Carbquik-

Almond flour alternative- Use 3 eggs instead of 2. Start with ½ cup almond flour. You may need a bit more sour cream to get the right consistency.

Coconut flour alternative- I have not made this exact recipe with coconut flour so try at your own risk. If I was to try , I would use 3 eggs instead of 2. 2 additional tablespoon of butter and start with ¼ cup of flour.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 8gCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gProtein: 8g

Nutrition facts are auto- populated by the app for this recipe card, numbers may vary. For best results, input your exact brand ingredients into a recipe analyzer like Verywell or MyFitnessPal.

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4 thoughts on “Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Tried it with just 1/2 cup almond flour and don't feel it was enough. I want to try carbquick but don't have the money so trying with what I have.. Maybe a few more tbsp or 1/4 cup of almond flour more?. :/

    • If you feel it needs more almond flour it can't hurt to try! The dough is light and fluffy though. Have you seen the Facebook LIVE video I did ?

    • I used 3/4 cup almond flour. I also used xanthangum(3/4 teaspoon). We like nuts so I added some slightly crushed walnuts with the lily chocolate chips. I did have to cook for 12 minutes. Because we like icing I made icing with swerve powered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and half & half. So delicious, Yummy!

  2. I poured batter into a loaf pan and ate slices like pound cake.The best dessert I’ve had in a year. I had to add more sugar, but Yum! Thanks!

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