Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies


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These keto chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and full of chocolate chips, you won’t believe they are low carb! Made with just 6 simple ingredients and 2 grams net carbs. 

Love keto desserts? Try my keto brownies, keto cheesecake, keto chocolate cake, and keto pudding.

keto chocolate chip cookies.

Out of all the low-carb recipes on here, my keto chocolate chip cookie recipe is my #1 favorite. It tastes like any good cookie out there and is one of the easiest and tastiest desserts too.

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make keto chocolate chip cookies
  4. Arman’s recipe tips
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More low carb cookies to try
  8. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • 6 Ingredients. Simple and easy-to-find keto ingredients that you probably have in your pantry now!
  • Quick and easy. The entire recipe takes less than 12 minutes to make, and there is ZERO chill time required.
  • Perfect texture. Crisp edges, soft and chewy in the middle, and loaded with chocolate chips.
  • Flourless. Most cookies need either some almond flour or coconut flour to bind, but not these ones.

Ingredients needed

  • Cashew butter. Gives the cookies a buttery texture without the need for any butter or oil! You can substitute this with tahini. You can replace the cashew butter with tahini, almond butter, or peanut butter.
  • Allulose. Unlike other sugar substitutes, allulose dissolves exactly like white sugar does and has no bitter aftertaste. I’ve tested these with monk fruit sweetener (okay), baking stevia (had a weird aftertaste), and swerve brown sugar (too grainy) and none come close to allulose.
  • Baking Soda. It helps the cookies from overspreading while helping them hold their shape. 
  • Eggs. Room temperature.
  • Pure vanilla Extract. A must for any good cookie recipe! 
  • Keto dark chocolate chips. The star ingredient. I used homemade sugar-free chocolate chips. You can also chop up a keto chocolate bar if you’d like pools of chocolate throughout. 
  • Kosher salt. Just a pinch to bring out the sweetness.

How to make keto chocolate chip cookies

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Make the cookie dough. In a large bowl, whisk together the cashew butter, allulose, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla extract, until just combined. Fold through the chocolate chips.

Step 2 -Shape. Form 12 balls of cookie dough and place them on a lined baking sheet.

Step 3- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely. 

keto cookies.

Arman’s recipe tips

  • Avoid over-mixing the dough, as it can affect how thick they remain, and soft and chewy.
  • If you prefer thicker cookies, refrigerate the dough for 45 minutes. 
  • Do not over-bake the cookies as they continue to cook as they are cooling 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 from the oven around the 8-minute mark and adding a few more on top.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftover cookies will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator. 

To freeze: Place leftover cookies in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

low carb chocolate chip cookies.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many carbs are in each cookie?

There are just 2 grams of carbs in each chocolate chip cookie.

Can I make this recipe without eggs?

You can replace the eggs with a tested egg substitute.

More low carb cookies to try

keto chocolate chip cookies recipe.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1842 votes
These keto chocolate chip cookies need just 6 ingredients to make and yield soft, chewy, and rich cookies! They take less than 12 minutes to bake. Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen.
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 14 minutes




  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large tray or cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your cashew butter, granulated sweetener, egg, baking soda, and mix until combined. Fold in your chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator. 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 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just start to brown. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray completely.


TO STORE: Leftover cookies will keep at room temperature in a sealed container, for up to 2 weeks. They will keep longer when stored in the refrigerator. 
TO FREEZE: Place leftover cookies in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 23IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Originally published March 2019, republished March 2023, republished again April 2024

Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh! All I had in the house was hemp butter and these came out beautifully. Taste like a PB Chocolate Chip cookie. Crispy texture, not too sweet. Awesome recipe, thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    LOVE a lot of your recipes BUT I wish they could be pinned to my Pinterest account. To print means it gets lost in paper shuffle. You are on Pinterest so why not have Pin tab?

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent cookies!!!
    After eating everything for the last 30 years now I’m doing the keto Diet, these have really helped my cravings and I’ve gotten my A1C to 5.8…. almost there:)

    Chef Andrew

  4. 5 stars
    This is the best keto cookie recipe!! So easy to make and only a few ingredients! I was worried about how the cashew butter would taste but its surprising very tasty!

  5. 5 stars
    So tasty! We used tahini as it’s what we had in the house but using nut butter and no flour as a base for the cookie is so clever and results in something really delicious. I look forward to trying more of your recipes, thanks for sharing this one.

  6. LOVE these cookies!! 💕 I have a hard time finding anything that is low/no sugar (diabetic) AND gluten free (celiac). It’s a real treat! I had a hard time staying away from them!🤯☺️

  7. 5 stars
    I made these for Christmas as a treat and they are SO good and so easy to make. This will now be my go-to cookie. I used the chia because my son is also vegan. How nice to have a cookie that we can both eat. I also used tahini. Thanks!

  8. 5 stars
    These were amazing! I used tahini (I don’t care for the aftertaste) but they were still really good. I loaded them with chocolate chips and pecans😋 !! Next time I’ll use the cashew butter and a bit more salt. I also added a couple drops of caramel extract. Mann I was impressed. Thank you 😊