Test Kitchen: Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family doesn’t eat keto with me, so today there’s a raspberry pie and a bunch of pumpkin bread on the counter. Argh! Keto chocolate chip cookies to the rescue!

(original recipe, improved recipe, and video below)

To deal with living in a flour and sugar household, I like to always keep a keto treat around. Otherwise, sometimes I suddenly come to, and find I’m shoving a hunk of pie in my face.

So I tried a recipe I found in the Amazon reviews for Lily’s Chocolate Chips, and I modified it a little. I’ve never in my life followed a recipe exactly the way it was written, and I wasn’t about to start today.

Here’s the video so you can get a visual:

Here’s how the test kitchen went today.

Original Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe:  
[see my improved version below]

2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup Lily’s chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla 
1/2 cup Pyure or Swerve (keto sweeteners)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe - the original
this Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe is on an Amazon review for Lily’s Chocolate Chips

Original recipe called for one bowl for dry ingredients, and one for wet… but I find with keto cookie recipes like this one I can get away just fine with simply mixing everything in one bowl, so I did that. Honestly, who has time and energy to use another bowl for no reason? One less bowl to wash, if you ask me.

***Note: Don’t pour hot melted butter onto your eggs in the bowl, or you’ll cook your eggs – blech!  Either cool the butter first, or pour the butter over the almond flour. ***

Spoon dough onto cookie sheet lined with silicone mat or parchment paper. Recipe says to flatten ’em, which is fine if you want flat cookies. I tested them rounder, too, and they came out just as well, so leave ’em scoopy-style if you want.

Bake for 8-12 minutes (mine took 13) at 350F.  Let them sit for 10 minutes on the hot cookie sheet to firm up, then move to cooling rack. I got 26 nice little cookies out of this batch.

How I made the process simpler:
It’s an easy recipe, but honestly that’s partly because I ignored all the complicated mixing directions and just put everything in a bowl and stirred.  The recipe says to flatten the scoops of dough once you get them on the cookie sheet, but I didn’t find that was necessary. Flatten them if you want flat cookies, leave ’em scoopy-style if you want them rounder.

My Improved Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe: [*changes*]
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup walnuts (optional, but they add nice crunch)
1/2 cup Lily’s chocolate chips
1/2 cup *salted* butter, melted (cuz it’s what I had)
2 large eggs
1 *tablespoon* vanilla (more flavor)
1/2 cup *granulated monk fruit* (it’s what I had)
1/2 tsp salt (left it out cuz I used salted butter)
1/2 tsp baking powder

and I added:

  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • a handful of pumpkin seeds

I think this recipe is crying out for some spices like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice for flavor, and a tablespoon of vanilla instead of just a teaspoon, because I’m a fan of more flavor rather than less. 

Fats can make all the difference, so in the future I’d like to play around with different fat combinations in this recipe. If I use a little coconut oil in place of some butter, I wonder if they might brown up a little better. A little cream, or cream cheese, might also give them a even richer consistency. I’ll try that next time.

All together, I give the original recipe:

  • B+ overall
  • B- for flavor
  • A- for consistency
  • A for keto-ness
  • B for ease

With my improvements, it earns:

  • A- overall
  • A- for flavor
  • A- for consistency
  • A for keto-ness
  • A for ease

It’s not “sex in a pan” or anything, but it’s a good keto standby cookie and will keep my face out of the sugar bombs tempting me all around the house, while giving me a little great fat to sustain me.

Here are three Pinterest pins I made to show off this recipe. Which do you like better? Pin your favorite!

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies on Pinterest

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies-green

 

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

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