Something we can all hopefully agree on, cookies are delicious and usually not made to be diet friendly (let alone low carb friendly). Today that changes with these super easy to make keto cookies!

Start this one by melting a stick of salted butter. Yes, make sure your butter is salted or your keto cookies won’t taste nearly as good!

Add in 1/2 cup of sweetener and mix those together.

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As long as the sweetener you’re using is keto friendly, you’re good to go! I prefer erythritol here for mine.

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.

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Mix everything together. I only add protein to give the keto cookies 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!

Line a baking pan with some parchment paper and shape your keto cookies, you can make them whatever size you want.

I find pressing them down onto your pan will give you the best result.

Put those in the oven on 350F/176C for 12-15 minutes. You can pull them out when your edges are golden brown!

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

The Best Keto Cookies Recipe

The Best Keto Cookies

Looking for a low carb cookie recipe that actually tastes like a cookie? These super easy Keto Cookies are absolutely delicious!
4.58 from 14 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip, cookie, cookies, keto, keto cookies, low carb, low carb cookies
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 145kcal
Cost: $3

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  • 1 Stick Butter - Salted
  • ½ Cup Sweetener - Your Choice (I like 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
  • Chocolate Chips - Sugar Free *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


  1. Jacquelynn on February 22, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious for a keto cookie! My non-keto son liked them as well. I used Ghost peanut butter cereal milk vegan protein and kept everything else the same and they turned out great. I also always use Lily’s chocolate chips. I made 20 in the batch so they baked evenly, maybe better than a larger cookie. I’ll make them again.

  2. Kelsey on May 25, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    4 stars
    I tried these this morning, and I feel like your “one scoop” of protein powder may be different than my scoop. My dough was more wet and oily for sure, and looking at the video your scoop looks much bigger.
    How much in volume is the scoop you used, please? 😊

    • Derek Howes on June 16, 2021 at 7:09 pm

      Hi Kelsey! 30g per scoop – hope this helps!

  3. Anjum Pathare on May 8, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    They sound delicious. Are they chewy or crispy?

  4. Stella Hale on June 20, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    5 stars
    Hi Derek and thank you for this great post!

    I have been a regular reader for many weeks and I appreciate the quality of the articles:)

    As a mother of 3, cookies are always a big hit in our home. So I am starting to be more mindful about sugars and carbs in our diet.

    Stay safe everyone,


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