The Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Even though I have said often that I’m not a big sweets person, every now and then, I get a craving — never for anything too sweet. My keto blueberry muffins always hit the spot and on hot days, a bite of my strawberry cheesecake ice cream is all I need. When it comes to cookies, these keto chocolate chip cookies are THE BEST recipe I’ve found, because if I’m craving a cookie, it has to be perfect. I whipped up a batch of these for an after-school snack the other day for my kids and the combination of the sugar-free Lily’s semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chunks (ChocZero also makes great keto-friendly chocolate chips!) make for a ketolicious chocolate treat! And, at only 2g of net carbs per cookie, who can pass one up?

What is Xanthan Gum?

Xanthan Gum is a keto chef’s must-have – it can be used in a variety of recipes, not only baking – to thicken and bind recipes as an alternative to cornstarch, which is not keto-friendly. Xanthan gum also has some nutritional benefits thanks to soluble fiber, so this is something I ALWAYS recommend you have in your pantry!

These keto chocolate chip cookies will stay fresh for up to five days in an airtight container – I recommend warming them up for about five seconds in the microwave for a warm, gooey, chocolate treat!

The Best Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Calories 154 kcal


  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter
  • 3/4 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar free dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 360?
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Transfer the melted butter to a mixing bowl, add the Swerve (or your preferred sweetener) and beat with a hand mixer on low until combined.
  • Add the vanilla and egg, and beat on low for another 15 – 20 seconds.
  • Add the almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt. Beat on low until combined. Don’t over mix!
  • With your hands, form a ball with the dough and place on a flat surface.
  • Knead in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a tablespoon or cookie dough scoop, to divide the dough into 12 round balls and place on a lined baking tray about 1-inch apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from oven and keep on the baking sheet to firm up (they might look underdone — but trust me, they will firm up and be perfect!)
  • You can store these in an airtight container for up to a week – but I doubt they’ll last that long!


Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 145mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 13gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 256IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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