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Keto diet cookie recipes: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m incredibly excited to share some of my top keto diet cookie recipes that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth without drifting away from your low carb diet lifestyle.

Let's face it, finding the perfect recipe that is both delicious and keto-friendly can be a bit of a challenge. But fear not, because today I've got you covered with a collection of the most delightful keto cookie recipes that even the cookie connoisseur would approve of!

slice of keto cookie

Are you embarking on a keto journey but don't want to give up on sweets? Discover the top "keto diet cookie recipes" that will satisfy your sweet tooth without any guilt. Our curated collection includes cookies crafted with low carb ingredients like almond and coconut flour, coupled with keto-friendly sweeteners, offering you a delightful baking experience. 

From chocolate chip to peanut butter, these recipes bring classic flavors to your keto kitchen, ensuring a delightful treat that aligns with your dietary choices. Dive into our hand-picked selection and enjoy a baking spree that doesn't deviate from your keto goals. Remember, the best keto diet cookie recipes combine taste and wellness seamlessly, offering you treats that are both delicious and nourishing.

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It is the perfect addition to your keto dessert recipe list. This such a delicious treat to wrap up a skillet night. You can make my Keto Unstuffed Pepper Skillet or my Italian Keto Ground Beef Skillet, then end the night with this recipe.

You can really turn this into a fun weekend dinner plan with the whole family. Everyone is sure to be happy and full when all is said and done!

keto skillet cookie with ice cream

How to Make Keto Skillet Cookie

  1. Oven and pan prep - Preheat oven to 325 and grease up an oven-proof skillet.
  2. Dry ingredients - Mix together almond flour, coconut, salt and baking soda.
  3. Wet ingredients - Cream butter in a bowl, then add sweetener, egg and vanilla. Combine and add to the dry ingredients. Finish by adding chocolate chips.
  4. Bake - Add mix to skillet and bake for 25 minutes. Let it set for 15 minutes. It will not look finished when removed, but will continue to cook and firm in the skillet. Enjoy!
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Recipe tips:

  1. Choosing the Right Skillet: Any oven-proof skillet will do, but for the best results, use one with a non-stick coating to ensure easy removal and even baking.
  2. Preheating is Key: Before you start mixing your ingredients, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. This will ensure that your cookie bakes evenly from the moment it enters the oven.
  3. Greasing the Skillet: Lightly grease the skillet to prevent the cookie from sticking. You can use a bit of coconut oil or butter for this, which will also add a hint of flavor.
  4. Even Spreading: Ensure that the dough is evenly spread in the skillet to promote uniform baking. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to smoothen the top.
  5. Keeping an Eye on the Edges: Since it's baked in a skillet, the edges might cook faster. Keep a close watch to prevent them from burning.
  6. Patience is Virtuous: Even though the cookie might seem very soft and undercooked when you first take it out, resist the temptation to bake it further. It will continue to cook as it cools in the skillet.
  7. Cooling Time: Give your cookie ample time to cool and firm up in the skillet itself before attempting to cut it into slices. This will make it easier to serve and enjoy.
  8. Serving Suggestions: To elevate your cookie experience, serve it with a dollop of sugar-free ice cream or a generous splash of sugar-free whipped cream.
  9. Customization: Feel free to add a sprinkle of sea salt or a hint of cinnamon to the dough for an extra flavor kick.
  10. Storage: If you have leftovers, store the cookie right in the skillet covered with aluminum foil to maintain its freshness.
  11. Reheating - Reheat using the microwave or oven. 
  12. Add more ingredients - If you want to mix up the flavor or texture of this cookie, you can toss in some other ingredients. For example, chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds would be a great idea! Some dried berries such as blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. would also be a delicious idea. Unsweetened, organic coconut is another fun choice.
  13. Use other flavors of sugar free chocolate chips - You don’t have to stick with the usual chocolate chip. If desired, you can use white chocolate chips, caramel, butterscotch, etc. 
  14. Make it into normal cookies - Instead of baking these in a skillet, roll out the dough on baking sheets covered in parchment paper. Bake them at 350 for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. 
  15. Make it vegan - You can make this skillet cookie vegan by using a flax egg in place of the egg and vegan butter. A pretty easy swap out, honestly.
keto diet cookie in a skillet

Common Questions About Keto Skillet Cookie

How to Make Mini Skillet Cookie?

Simply use a smaller skillet or even a skillet that’s got fun shapes in it! I’ve even used one of those skillets that has the separate sections for pancakes. As long as you have a cast iron skillet, you should be able to use it for this cookie recipe. Just be sure it’s filled appropriately or it might not turn out right.

What I mean by that is, you may have to adjust the times, depending on the thickness and overall size you have the cookies at. You don’t want to cook them at the same temperature and time as the original recipe since it might not be the same.

ready to eat keto skillet cookie

Can You Freeze a Skillet Cookie?

As long as the cookie has cooled completely, it can store in the freezer for several weeks! Use a freezer bag or an airtight container to keep this cookie protected for as long as you have it stored. I wouldn’t keep it past 3 months, as this is a pretty good rule of thumb to follow. You can definitely eat it past that, I just don’t as foods rarely taste very good beyond that point.

ingredients for keto diet cookie recipes

Dive into the Perfect Keto Skillet Cookie Recipe!

Dive into a world of guilt-free indulgence with our Keto Skillet Cookie, a harmonious blend of nutty almond flour, fragrant vanilla, and rich, sugar-free chocolate chips. It's a heavenly bite of sweetness that perfectly aligns with your keto journey. Let's get started:

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cups shredded coconut or you can also use more almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
cookie dough in a mixing bowl

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease an oven-proof skillet – does not have to be cast iron.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut, salt and baking soda
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add in sweetener, egg and vanilla extract. Once fully mixed, add in almond flour mixture until well combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips
  5. Spread dough in skillet and bake for 25 minutes, until light golden brown.
  6. Cookie will be very soft when removed from oven (it won't seem cooked through- but it is)
  7. Allow it to cool at least 15 minutes before serving. It will continue to firm up as it cools so if cutting to serve in pieces allow it to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy! Serve with sugar free ice cream or sugar free whipped cream.
ready to cook keto diet cookie

Remember, the joy of a skillet cookie lies in its rustic charm and simplicity. Happy baking!

Exploring the Cookie Galaxy: 10 Must-Try keto diet cookie recipes!

Alright, now that you're equipped with the ultimate skillet cookie recipe, it's time to explore further into the keto cookie galaxy. Here’s a curated list of ten keto diet cookie recipes that you must try. I've included a personal touch and a hint of description for each, just to tickle your taste buds a bit more!

  1. Keto Shortbread Cookies: Think buttery, crumbly, and just the right amount of sweetness. Made with almond flour and sweetened with a keto-friendly sweetener, these cookies are a real treat for those leisurely tea times.
  2. Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies: These are made with simple ingredients such as almond butter and sugar-free chocolate chips. Trust me, they are as close to the real thing as it gets!
  3. Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies: If you're someone who prefers a chewier texture, this recipe uses xanthan gum to give you that perfect chewy bite.
  4. Keto Cream Cheese Cookies: These are soft, slightly tangy, and utterly delicious. The cream cheese gives it a delightful texture that will have you coming back for more.
  5. Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies: Made with a sugar substitute and a good quality peanut butter, these cookies are a perfect balance of sweet and salty.
  6. Keto Butter Cookies: Basic steps, common ingredients, but the end result? Absolutely delightful. A hint of vanilla extract elevates the flavor profile of these cookies.
  7. Keto White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies: Think chunks of macadamia nuts and sugar-free white chocolate chips coming together in a cookie that's both crispy and chewy.
  8. Keto Dark Chocolate Cookies: Made with cocoa powder and sugar-free dark chocolate chips, these cookies are for the ultimate chocolate lover.
  9. Keto Coconut Cookies: Using coconut flour and shredded coconut, these cookies are a coconut lover's dream.
  10. Keto Lemon Cookies: Refreshing and zesty, these cookies use both the zest and juice of a lemon to bring that tangy burst of flavor.
keto diet cookie recipe in a skillet

Let's dive deeper into some frequently asked questions to help you navigate through your keto cookie journey with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I ensure my cookies are of the right texture?
    • Choosing the right flour: Depending on the recipe, opting for either almond or coconut flour can significantly influence the texture of your cookies. Typically, almond flour gives a softer texture, while coconut flour results in a more crumbly outcome.
  2. What are the best sweeteners to use in keto cookies?
    • Choosing your sweetener wisely: Keto-friendly sweeteners such as erythritol, monk fruit, or stevia are excellent choices. Each has its own unique flavor profile, so you might want to experiment a bit to find your personal favorite.
  3. How do I prevent my cookies from spreading too much?
    • Chilling the cookie dough: Before you scoop the dough onto your cookie sheet, make sure to chill it for at least 30 minutes. This will prevent the cookies from spreading too much while baking.
  4. Can I use coconut oil instead of butter?
    • Substituting fats: Yes, you can substitute butter with coconut oil to add a different flavor profile and to keep the recipe dairy-free.
  5. What is the best method to store keto cookies?
    • Storing your cookies: Once baked, allow your cookies to cool completely on a wire rack. Store them in an airtight container to retain their freshness for a longer time.

Now that we've covered some of the essential aspects of baking keto cookies, here are some vital takeaways that you would find beneficial.

Key Takeaways: keto diet cookie recipes

  • Choosing Quality Ingredients: Always opt for high-quality ingredients to get the best results. Whether it's grass-fed butter or fresh eggs, quality matters a lot.
  • Baking Tips:
    • Parchment Paper: Using parchment paper on your baking sheet ensures easy release and clean-up.
    • Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure that ingredients like eggs and butter are at room temperature before starting.
    • Cookie Scoop: Utilize a cookie scoop for uniform and well-shaped cookies.
  • Experimenting with Flavors: Don't shy away from experimenting with flavors. Whether it's adding a hint of sea salt or trying different flavor extracts, experimentation can sometimes lead to delightful outcomes.
  • Learning from Every Batch: Each batch you bake is a learning experience. Take notes and don't be disheartened if the first time doesn't yield the perfect cookies.

More Keto Dessert Recipes You Might Like:

Keto Skillet Cookie

Keto Skillet Cookie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

A classic chocolate chip cookie without all the crazy carbs and calories. Super easy to make with few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  •  3/4 cups shredded coconut or you can also use more almond flour
  •  1/2 tsp baking soda
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/2 cup butter softened
  •  1/2 cup granulated Swerve Sweetener
  •  1 large egg
  •  1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  •  ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and lightly grease an oven-proof skillet –
      does not have to be cast iron.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut, salt and
      baking soda
    3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add in sweetener, egg and
      vanilla extract. Once fully mixed, add in almond flour mixture until well
      combined.
    4. Stir in chocolate chips
    5. Spread dough in skillet and bake for 25 minutes, until light golden brown.
      Cookie will be very soft when removed from oven (it won't seem cooked
      through- but it is)
    6. Allow it to cool at least 15 minutes before serving. It will continue to firm up
      as it cools so if cutting to serve in pieces allow it to cool completely.
    7. Enjoy!

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As we come to the end of this delightful keto cookie journey, I hope you're equipped with new recipe ideas to treat yourself and your loved ones without straying from your ketogenic diet. Remember, baking is both an art and a science. Sometimes, even the smallest tweaks can make a significant difference to the end result.

Feel free to explore, experiment, and most importantly, enjoy the process of baking these delicious keto cookies. Always remember, the best part of any recipe is the joy and satisfaction it brings to you and those you share it with. Here's to many more delightful baking adventures together, filled with the sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through your home!

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