The Best Easy KETO Cookies Recipe

The Best Keto Cookies Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Something we can all hopefully agree on, cookies are delicious and usually not made to be diet friendly (let alone low carb friendly) but today that changes! Hopefully you can get on board with these super easy to make keto cookies…

Start this one by melting a stick of salted butter. Make sure your butter is salted or they won’t taste nearly as good! Add in 1/2 cup of erythritol and mix those together. You could use another sweetener here but erythritol is my choice for anything keto since it’s keto friendly.

Mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 large whole egg. Continue with 1 cup of almond flour, 1 scoop of optional protein powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 of teaspoon of xanthan gum. Mix everything together. I only add protein to give them a bit more fluffiness and help with the macros.

Next, lightly mix in some sugar free chocolate chips. Look for chocolate chips made with erythritol. If you can’t find those you should be able to find sugar free chocolate made with erythritol that you can just break up yourself. You could just use nuts or something else too!

Keto Cookies are almost done!

Last, take out a baking pan, line it with some parchment paper, and shape your cookies however big you want them. I find pressing them down onto your pan will give you the best result. Throw those in the oven on 350F/176C for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

Want more cookies? Check our Easy Vegan Chickpea Protein Cookies cookies out!

The Best Keto Cookies Recipe
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The Best Easy KETO Cookies Recipe

Looking for a low carb or keto friendly cookie recipe that actually tastes like a cookie? These super easy Keto Cookies are absolutely delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip, cookie, cookies, keto, keto cookies, low carb, low carb cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 145kcal
Cost: $3


  • 1 Stick Salted Butter 113g
  • ½ Cup Erythritol
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder *Optional / Change it up with different flavors
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Chips *Optional / Use nuts or anything else you want instead


  • Melt your Butter and mix it together with your Erythritol
  • Mix in your Vanilla Extract and Egg
  • Mix in everything else but your Chocolate Chips
  • Lightly mix your Chocolate Chips in
  • Shape and press down your cookies onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper
  • Bake them on 350F/176C for around 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown



Let them cool before eating them for more of a crunch!
Calories Per Cookies (Makes 12):
  • Calories: 145
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4g
  • Sodium: 78.8mg
  • Carbs: 2g (Net Carbs: 1g)
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: .4g
  • Protein: 4.9g


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Sodium: 78.8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g
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The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.

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