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Even though I posted a dozen keto cookie recipes during the holiday season, I’m actually not the biggest cookie eater.

Don’t get me wrong, cookies are amazing but if I could choose, I’d probably choose something like this delicious passionfruit cheesecake in a jar or my popular brownie bites.
The only exception to that rule are chewy and soft cookies, just like subway cookies.

If they’re chewy – gimme!
That’s exactly what these soft and chewy Keto chocolate chip cookies are.

And they’re soooo goood.
The only thing I’m a bit sad about is that I can’t have them with a glass of “normal” milk.
But hey – a sacrifice like this is easy if you can still have cookies that taste that good.

Normally I store my finished cookies for quite a while (among other things to see how long they are good to eat), but these little guys were gone within 2 days.

Oops.
Sorry, not sorry.
And the best thing is: you can make them in about 20 minutes!
This one’s a keeper.
 
Soft Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
 

OTHER KETO COOKIES:

  • Keto Pecan Snowball Cookies
  • Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
  • Keto Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  • Keto Vanilla Crescent Cookies
  • Keto Cinnamon Star Cookies
  • Keto Coconut Macaroons
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    Soft Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
     

    KETO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS:

    This section is where I share a few suggestions and explanations for the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

    (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card at the end of this post.)

  • finely ground almond flour
    the finer, the better!
    If your almond flour is very coarse, I recommend adding it into a food processor and grounding it up a bit more – this way your texture will be finer and thus: more “real” cookie like!
  • white erythritol & brown erythritol:

    I got my brown erythritol from a local brand in Germany and unfortunately, it’s not available in the US.

    I haven’t tried both of the following products myself but the reviews are very good so I feel confident in suggesting them to you:

    1. Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener
    (I really want to try monk fruit sweetener myself but it doesn’t ship to Germany! Hopefully, I can get my hands on it when I’m in the US next year.)

    2. Sukrin Gold Brown sugar substitute
    (This is pretty close to the product I used but it differs in the fact that this is a 1:1 replacement for sugar whereas the erythritol I used is only 70% as sweet as sugar.
    I adjusted the amounts you would have to use if you use a 1:1 replacement in the recipe card!)

    Why erythritol?
    In my opinion, it’s the BEST keto-friendly sweetener.
    – it doesn’t spike your blood sugar,
    – it’s completely safe and
    – has a very fresh & natural sweet taste.

    Because of it’s natural origin and natural production process (fermentation with a certain kind of yeast) I also consider erythritol to be paleo-friendly!

    Even though I’m a bit biased towards erythritol, you can use other granulated keto-friendly sweeteners that won’t spike your blood sugar as well, but be aware that you may have to add more or less sweetener if you do so.

    Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar whereas other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are much sweeter than sugar.
    Keep that ratio in mind and adjust accordingly.

  • butter: the butter doesn’t have to be soft because we’re going to melt the butter anyway.
  • whole egg

  • sugar-free vanilla extract
  • sugar-free chocolate chips

  • xanthan gum:
    Xanthan gum acts as a keto-friendly thickening agent and will make your cookies softer and chewy (just as cookies should be, in my humble opionion!)

    You don’t have to use xanthan gum, you can also use guar gum and locust bean gum in the same ratio. (Depending on what’s easier to find in your region.)

  • pinch of salt

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    Soft Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
     

    HOW TO MAKE SOFT KETO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES:

     

    Category, , , , , DifficultyBeginner

    Can't have chocolate chips cookies on the keto diet? Yeah, you can! These chewy & soft keto chocolate chip cookies will make your day!

    Soft Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Yields8 Servings
    Prep Time10 minsCook Time8 minsTotal Time18 mins

    Keto Chocolate Chips Ingredients:
     ¼ cup butter, melted (approx. 60g)
     4 tbsp white erythritol (approx. 52g)
     2 tbsp pure brown erythritol (approx. 26g) or 1.5 tbsp (20g) Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener or 1:1 brown erythritol blend)
     ¾ cup finely ground almond flour (approx. 100g)
     1 egg
     ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips (approx. 70g)
     ½ tsp xanthan gum, guar gum or locust bean gum
     pinch of salt

    Instructions:
    1

    Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
     

    2

    The first step is to melt your butter.
    You can either put it in your microwave for 20-30 seconds or heat it in a small pot until it melts.
    Be sure that the butter doesn't boil though!
     

    3

    Add the erythritol and vanilla extract to the melted butter and whisk with an eggbeater until well combined.
     

    4

    Add the egg as well and whisk for a few seconds until the egg and the remaining ingredients are well combined.

    ☝︎Don't add the egg to the butter if it's still hot!
    If you've added the erythritol before you should have incorporated enough air so that the butter won't be hot anymore but just make sure to test it still.

    ☝︎Don't whisk the egg for too long because this may cause the egg to denature and that won't be a delicious addition for our recipe.
     

    5

    Add the dry ingredients (almond flour, salt & xanthan gum) and knead with your hands until you get a smooth and chunk-free dough.
     

    6

    Incorporate the sugar-free chocolate chips into the dough.
     

    7

    Separate the dough into approx. 8 equal sized balls. (May be more or less depending on how big you want your cookies to be.)
    Place the balls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and press them down using the palm of your hand.
     

    8

    Bake the cookies for approx. 8-9 min in your preheated oven.

    ☝︎ Keep an eye on your cookies!
    In my experience, almond flour tends to burn faster than wheat flour.

    We also don't want to overbake our cookies, because the chewy and soft consistency is what makes these keto chocolate chip cookies so special and delicious!
     

    9

    Let the cookies cool down completely before enjoying them.
    (Psst, I love to dip them in a glass of almond milk or a cup of coffee! Yum!)
     

    10

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    **(I try to be as accurate as possible with the nutrition information below, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 cookie

    Servings 8


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 169
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 13.5g21%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.1g2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
    Protein 8.1g17%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Ingredients

    Keto Chocolate Chips Ingredients:
     ¼ cup butter, melted (approx. 60g)
     4 tbsp white erythritol (approx. 52g)
     2 tbsp pure brown erythritol (approx. 26g) or 1.5 tbsp (20g) Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener or 1:1 brown erythritol blend)
     ¾ cup finely ground almond flour (approx. 100g)
     1 egg
     ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips (approx. 70g)
     ½ tsp xanthan gum, guar gum or locust bean gum
     pinch of salt

    Directions

    Instructions:
    1

    Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
     

    2

    The first step is to melt your butter.
    You can either put it in your microwave for 20-30 seconds or heat it in a small pot until it melts.
    Be sure that the butter doesn't boil though!
     

    3

    Add the erythritol and vanilla extract to the melted butter and whisk with an eggbeater until well combined.
     

    4

    Add the egg as well and whisk for a few seconds until the egg and the remaining ingredients are well combined.

    ☝︎Don't add the egg to the butter if it's still hot!
    If you've added the erythritol before you should have incorporated enough air so that the butter won't be hot anymore but just make sure to test it still.

    ☝︎Don't whisk the egg for too long because this may cause the egg to denature and that won't be a delicious addition for our recipe.
     

    5

    Add the dry ingredients (almond flour, salt & xanthan gum) and knead with your hands until you get a smooth and chunk-free dough.
     

    6

    Incorporate the sugar-free chocolate chips into the dough.
     

    7

    Separate the dough into approx. 8 equal sized balls. (May be more or less depending on how big you want your cookies to be.)
    Place the balls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and press them down using the palm of your hand.
     

    8

    Bake the cookies for approx. 8-9 min in your preheated oven.

    ☝︎ Keep an eye on your cookies!
    In my experience, almond flour tends to burn faster than wheat flour.

    We also don't want to overbake our cookies, because the chewy and soft consistency is what makes these keto chocolate chip cookies so special and delicious!
     

    9

    Let the cookies cool down completely before enjoying them.
    (Psst, I love to dip them in a glass of almond milk or a cup of coffee! Yum!)
     

    10

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    Thank you for supporting my site!

    **(I try to be as accurate as possible with the nutrition information below, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)

    Soft & Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

     
    Soft Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Q: How do you include Erythritol in your calculations?

    A: The short answer is: I don’t, and I can tell you why.

    
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol which your body can’t digest.
    If you ingest it, it won’t spike your blood sugar & it won’t release insulin (which is a good thing if you want to stay in ketosis).

    It passes through our system basically “untouched”.
    Because of this, you can subtract the carbs from erythritol completely, which is what I always do. 

    (I try to be as accurate as possible with this information, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)


     

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