Keto Chocolate Cookies

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keto chocolate cookies

These keto chocolate cookies prove you can still have a treat even if you’re on a low carb diet. In fact, that’s one of the best things about the keto diet – you can still indulge in delectable pastries, even chocolate ones!

The key is to be creative with substituting the ingredients for low carb ones to ensure that it complies with your diet requirement.

If you find yourself craving your favorite cookies while on keto, here’s a keto chocolate cookie recipe from Gerri of My Keto Kitchen you should try.

Can You Eat Baked Treats on Keto?

When following the keto diet, you must be mindful of your carb consumption. But it does not have to be as restrictive as you might think. You can still eat many baked goods. But make sure they are made using low carb ingredients.

Related reading: Keto Diet Pros and Cons

For instance, flour and sugar are the two main sources of carbs in most baked goods. Thankfully, there are low carb substitutes for both ingredients. Almond flour is the most common flour substitute, which is the flour used in this recipe for keto chocolate cookies .

You can also use coconut flour, tigernut flour, oat fiber (not flour) or other low carb substitutes. Almond flour is the most popular since it has a similar texture to the usual four. Also, it has a neutral flavor and won’t alter the recipe’s overall taste.

Related reading: 3 Best Low Carb Flour Alternatives

Low carb sweeteners for Keto Chocolate Cookies

You will not have a hard time substituting sugar, since there are now several low carb alternatives to sugar. Swerve is the most popular keto-friendly sweetener used in various baked goods. While it is not as sweet as Stevia, it can make for a great baking ingredient. Monk fruit is also an ideal choice.

Related reading: No Added Sugar Diet For Immense Health Benefits

Experiment with different sugar substitutes until you find something to suit your palate. For these keto chocolate cookies, the author used Swerve Brown Sugar sweetener, which is an ideal choice for cookies. You can also try other low carb sweeteners if you don’t have Swerve.

Related reading: 4 Best Natural Low Carb Sweeteners

If you need to use cocoa powder, just like these keto chocolate cookies, make sure it is  unsweetened.

Related reading: Sugar Withdrawal on Keto

If you just love chocolate chips in your cookies then try this Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe or these Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies made with walnuts and cashews. 

These delicious Keto Butter Cookies are glazed with chocolate along one edge and decorated with chopped nuts.
For Halloween or other special occasions choose from this round up of fun Keto Halloween Cookies.

Recipe note for Keto Chocolate Cookies

I’ve tweaked the ingredients to include the organic produce as I usually do because they provide more nutrients than conventially produced products. They are better for your health. It really pays to eat as well as you can.

Keto Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups Almond Flour (organic if possible)
  • 1 tsp gluten free Baking Powder
  • ⅓ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (organic if possible)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar Sweetener
  • 2 large organic/pasturedEggs
  • ½ cup softened Unsalted Grass-fed Butter
  • 1 tsp Natural Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Gelatin Powder

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F/176°C
2. Using a large mixing bowl sift in the dry ingredients –  almond flour, baking powder, and unsweetened cocoa. Mix well, and set aside.
3. Place the butter and Swerve brown sugar sweetener into another mixing bowl and beat well for 2 to 3 minutes using a hand mixer until you achieve a pale and creamy texture.
4. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
5. Finally, add the vanilla and gelatin, and mix well.
6. Using a spatula fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Mix well.
7. Line a cookie sheet with non-belached parchment paper. Scoop balls of dough into the cookie sheet using a #60 cookie scoop.
8. Using a spatula gently press each of the dough balls to form a thin cookie. The thinner you make the cookies, the crispier they will turn out.
9. Place the tray in the oven and bake for up to 15 minutes or until the keto chocolate cookies start to become firm around the edges.
10. Leave them to cool for about 15 minutes during which they will harden up. Enjoy!

Here’s Gerri’s video of how to make these delicious keto chocolate cookies.

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