Keto chocolate cookie recipe

Just because you’re following the keto diet doesn’t mean you can’t have a treat. And yes, that includes cookies—even chocolate ones. It just requires a few creative substitutions to make a baked good that still complies with the diet.


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 sticks/12 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup sugar-free sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • Garnish: Sea salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line two sheet pans with parchment paper.
  2. Add the almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda to a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.
  3. Cream the unsalted butter and sweetener using a hand or stand mixer. Beat until lightened in color and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the eggs and the vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in the flour mixture, just until incorporated, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop out approximately 1 1/2-ounce balls onto two prepared sheet pans. Note that these cookies will spread a little so keep them a couple of inches apart on the baking sheets.
  7. Very slightly flatten the top of each cookie and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until just set. The cookies will be very soft, but will firm up slightly as they cool.


  • These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


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