Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Paleo)

An easy, fool-proof recipe for keto flourless cookies with chocolate chips, and without eggs! Made with just 4 ingredients and ready in 12 minutes, these chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy and loaded with chocolate chips- it’s also completely nut-free and flourless!

A stack of keto flourless chocolate chip cookies

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Just last week, I shared my all-time favorite healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Made with wholesome ingredients and tasting absolutely delicious, I thought I’d leave it there.

However, no chocolate chip cookie recipe is the same and I had to share an updated and even easier cookie recipe!

I’ve barely adapted my flourless peanut butter cookie recipe, but with a few key swaps. I made it nut-free (not using peanut butter) and also tried out a few new sweeteners (monk fruit, being the main one!). I also LOADED them with healthy chocolate chips!

Taste-wise, these cookies are sweet, buttery and rich tasting, which is a surprise as they contain no butter and no flour!

In terms of texture, they are soft, chewy and almost gooey in the center!

To make these flourless chocolate chip cookies, you only need FOUR ingredients-

  • Smooth tahini
  • Granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 large egg or tested substitute
  • Chocolate chips

That’s it!


Wanting to keep these flourless cookies nut-free and allergen-friendly, I opted to use smooth tahini. I love using tahini, as the flavor is very mild, and it produces a delicious, rich cookie flavor.

You can still keep these cookies nut-free by using sunflower seed butter or wow butter.

If you don’t have nut allergies, almond butter and cashew butter can be used, and will still ensure these cookies are paleo-friendly.

As always, peanut butter can be used, but this will no longer be suitable if you follow a strict paleo diet.


These flourless cookies are VERY forgiving, and any sugar free granulated sweetener will work.

Saying that though, not all sugar substitutes tastes the same, and some are infinitely better than others.

I prefer using either monk fruit sweetener or swerve, which both have the same consistency as white sugar, and a very pleasant taste.

If you can tolerate sucralose, baking Splenda can also be used. I tried this for my father, who is a regular user, and he had no complaints on the texture or overall flavor.

Any other granulated sweetener which can measure up cup-for-cup with sugar can be used, but just be sure you enjoy the taste.


To make these flourless cookies egg free, swap out the whole egg with ground chia seeds – Please be wary that this is NOT the same as a chia egg, as we won’t need any liquid added! 

Please note, this is the ONLY egg substitute I have tried, and cannot vouch for any other method.

ground chia seeds


There are several keto-approved chocolate bars and chocolate chips which work well for these cookies.

I used stevia sweetened chocolate chips, but you can also use Splenda sweetened chocolate chips.

If you don’t follow a strict ketogenic diet, these dairy free chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips work beautifully.


When preparing the cookie dough batter, don’t over-mix them! Over-mixing cookie dough will often lead to cookies over-spreading when baking, which we don’t want to happen!

To ensure your cookies are soft and chewy, do not over-bake them. Check on them around the 12-minute mark and if they are slowly starting to brown, they are done. This is due to the cookies firming up once they cool down.

If you enjoy your cookies loaded with chocolate chips and evenly dispersed, mix half the chocolate chips in the batter and reserve the other half for the top of them. Also, consider removing the cookies out of the oven around the 8-minute mark and adding a few more on top.

These flourless chocolate chip cookies will keep at room temperature, in a sealed container. They will maintain their freshness for up to 5 days.

These cookies can also be stored in the refrigerator and will last for up to 2 months. They are also freezer friendly and will keep frozen for up to 6 months.

Do not freeze the cookie dough to bake at a later time- You’ll be left with dense crumbles.

More healthy cookie recipes

Paleo Breakfast Cookies

Flourless Banana Bread Cookies

Keto No Bake Cookies

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

Keto flourless chocolate chip cookies without eggs

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Paleo)

The BEST Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe made with just 4 ingredients and ready in 12 minutes! NO eggs and no dairy, these soft and chewy cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, and are paleo, vegan and gluten-free!
5 from 144 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, australian, English
Keyword: cookies, eggless, flourless, keto, vegan
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Arman



  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Line a large tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your tahini, granulated sweetener, egg or ground chia seeds and mix until combined. Fold in your chocolate chips. 
  • Using your hands, form 12 small balls of cookie dough. Place each ball on the lined tray and press each one into a thick cookie shape. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 20 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 


* Start with 3 tablespoons and if the batter is too thin, add an extra tablespoon. You can also replace this with 1 egg.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Paleo) can keep at room temperature, for up to 5 days. They can keep refrigerated for up to 2 months and freezer friendly, for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.5mg | NET CARBS: 2g
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

A stack of keto chocolate chip cookies

Free email series!

My secret tips and tricks to DELICIOUS healthy desserts that DON'T taste healthy!

    We won't send you spam.

    The Big Man’s World ® Arman Liew owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes, pictures and content to be reproduced anywhere other than this site unless authorization is given. If you enjoyed this recipe and would like to publish it on your own website, please re-write it, in your own words and link back to my site and recipe page. Copying and/or pasting full recipes and pictures to social media or personal blogs is strictly prohibited. Read my disclosure and copyright policy. This post may contain affiliate links.


    Cookies Desserts Gluten Free Keto Paleo recipe Vegan



    14 thoughts on “Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Paleo)

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for the recipe! I’ve made this once and the cookies were a great treat! I keep coming back to it to make it again. Who knew tahini would be so great in cookies? Kind of reminds me of the texture peanut butter cookies (:

    2. These cookies are so surprisingly good. We serve them to company.
      My ingredients were: cashew butter and 1 egg, Monk fruit sweetener, and chocolate chips. I lightly blended, as directed, added half the chips and pressed the other half into the cookie tops. Baked 15 minutes then let the cookies cool before moving from the pan.

    3. We have restrictive food intolerance in our house, so its hard to find recipes that will work for us. I modified the recipe, changing out for honey and adding 3 tbsp of coconut flour (helped to bind the dough given the liquid honey). It worked perfect! A nut free cookie, GAPS legal cookie my kid could take to school!

    4. I enjoy all your delicious recipes! But if you could please provide metric amounts for the ingredients. It is much more accurate. Thank you.

    Have a comment? Go for it!