Cookies are everyone’s favorite snack to munch on. People on keto have their right to eat chocolate chip cookies too. I know cravings.
When we think of chocolate chip cookies, the first thing that comes to our mind is sugar which is carbs and which means a big NO in keto. But guess what! That’s not true. Even on keto, you can enjoy chocolate chip cookies with least net carb value.
They are easy to make and as yummy, as your normal cookies are, sometimes people find it even yummier than the normal cookies.
So let’s dig into the recipe and see what makes it special.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
These fluffier and yummy chocolate chip cookies are easy to make.
Things that you would be needing for the keto-friendly chocolate chip cookies are:
- Butter – ½ cup, not melted
- Coconut oil – ¼ cup, melted
- Monkfruit sweetener – 1/3 cup
- Brown monk fruit sweetener – ¼ cup
- Egg – 1
- Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
- Almond extract – ½ tsp
- Almond flour – 2 cups
- Baking soda – ½ tsp
- Salt – ½ tsp
- Dark chocolate chip – 1 cup
- Coconut flour – 1-2 tbs
Kitchen essentials for making cookies:
You would be needing some basic items to make chocolate chip cookies which includes:
- Baking sheet – if you have an oven you must have one of those at your place.
- Beaters – people who love baking usually have it as it helps to blend everything smoothly and nicely.
- Bowls – you would be needing two bowls in this recipe
How to make:
To make the chocolate chip cookies, follow the following steps:
- Set your oven to preheat at 350 degrees.
- Take your cookie sheet and grease it if needed.
- Now take a medium-sized bowl, now add coconut oil in it with butter. Beat them together with a hand mixer. If the butter is hard, warm up the coconut oil to soften the butter.
- Now in this mixture add monk fruit, egg, coconut flour, almond and vanilla extract. Mix them all well with hand beater.
- Take another medium-sized bowl, add almond flour, salt and baking soda in it. Mix these dry ingredients.
- Next add both the mixtures together and mix them well with a beater.
- Now add chocolate chips and give a final mix to everything.
- Next is to roll the dough in cookie shape and spread it on the baking sheet
- Put it in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes.
- Take it out and let it cool on the kitchen counter.
And that’s all, your cookies are ready in 10 simple steps. It will take 20 minutes in total. 10 minutes of preparation time and 10 minutes of baking time.
This amount of ingredients will yield about 32 cookies. The nutritional value of a single cookie includes:
- 100 calories
- 5 g fat
- 5 g carbohydrates and 2.5 g net carbohydrates
- 98 g protein
- 1 g fiber
- 94-gram sugar
- 39 mg sodium
Crunchier or fluffier cookies:
Everyone have their preferences, some like their cookies to be fluffier while the others want it to be crunchier. I personally like the fluffier one but you can make both. Only one ingredient is playing its part in texture.
If you add coconut flour, your cookies will be fluffier and chewy in texture.
And if you want your cookies to be crunchier, skip the coconut flour from the recipe.
Monkfruit as a Sweetener:
Monkfruit is used as a sweetener in this recipe. It is quite good and sweet in taste. Although the replacement ratio is suggested as 1:1 but the less amount also works fine as it is really sweet and plays a great replacement of the sugar especially brown sugar.
Chocolate Chip Cookies and Keto Diet
Well, usually people ask that whether they can eat these cookies on keto diet or not? Actually you can. These cookies fit into keto diet as long as you are counting your calories and carbohydrates count.
You can either munch on them as it is or enjoys them with keto-approved shakes as we all know that cookies and shakes make the best combo. It might not be a full meal but it is a perfect option for a change.
Additional Ingredients In a Chocolate Chip Cookie:
There are things which you can add in your cookies to change the taste and give your cookie a new feel. Things which you can add in the cookie are:
- Shredded coconut
- Peanut butter
Mix and match these things and enjoy the combinations in your chocolate chip cookie.
If you want softer and fluffier cookies later, you need to store them properly. For this, store the cookies in an air-tight container when the cookies are soft.
Keeping them outside or in a normal jar will make them hard due to airflow.
A tip is to keep a piece of bread in the jar, the bread will become hard itself while keeping the cookies soft and chewy. Replace the bread slice when it is stale.
People who like crunchy and hard cookies can store the cookies in the cookie jar too. Air-tight containers are not required.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Are these chocolate chip cookies gluten-free?
Actually yes, these cookies are gluten-free because they are made up of almond flour. If you are gluten intolerant, you can easily have them with no fear.
Apart from this, it is also suitable for people with diabetes as it has monk fruit as a sweetener and no sugar is added.
Q. What makes my cookies so hard?
You are having hard cookies due to any of the following reasons:
- You are using too much flour, more than recommended.
- When are not storing the cookies properly. You need an air-tight container to store them.
- Not adding the appropriate amount of fat.
- Over-baking them. This is usually the cause of hard cookies.
Avoid these factors and try again for soft fluffy cookies.
Q. What makes my cookies flattened?
If your cookies didn’t rise after you bake them and comes out flat, then there is some problem with your baking soda. Either you didn’t put the given amount or it is expired.
An old baking soda doesn’t usually help the cookies to rise and you have flat cookies.
Another reason might be that you are over mixing the batter, it also leads to flat cookies. And make sure the batter is cold. The warm batter makes the crispier brown cookies.
Q. What difference does baking powder or baking soda gives in the cookies?
Baking powder will make the cookies fluffier but less brown in color. Whereas baking soda will make it more brown.
You can make chocolate chip cookies while on keto. Monkfruit sweetener is a best replacement which gives the sweet taste with less carbs value. These cookies are suitable in keto diet, for gluten intolerant people and for diabetic patients.
You can make these cookies chewy or crispy, as you like with a single ingredient and storing them properly. Take care of some tips and tricks and have the best cookies as your snacks.