I am a foodie on a keto diet who loves experimenting in my kitchen. I'm quite inventive, so you'll find recipes I have created from scratch.
If you're looking for the best soft keto chocolate chip cookie recipe, you're at the right place! I have personally experimented on several chocolate chip cookie keto recipes I found around the web and sadly have never really attained anything that fully satisfied my sweet tooth.
The Problem With Sugar Substitutes
I think the biggest problem is that the sugar substitutes always gave too much of that unpleasant "cooling" effect that are a big turn down for me.
I have never been fond of Stevia as it always gave a bitter aftertaste, so the next artificial sweetener in line was erythritol. However, as much as this sugar tastes better, that cooling effect is unforgiving in my opinion. Personally, I don't want to be eating chocolate chip cookies and feel as if I am sucking on a mint!
I have never messed with xylitol because I have dogs and I have read too many scary stories of dogs ingesting things with this dangerous ingredient in it. Sure, you can store the cookies out of reach, but why risk it?
The Problem With Texture
I have baked many keto chocolate chip cookies in the past, but I was never able to attain that nice and soft texture that makes you want to dip your teeth into which to me is the most distinct feature of the traditional chocolate chips cookies I crave.
When I used coconut oil in many mixes, the cookies would come too crunchy. I even burned some cookies as they came too thin and couldn't cope with the high temperatures.
The Moment of Revelation
I was really just about to give up on making my own keto chocolate chip cookies. There were stores selling keto chocolate chip cookies already done after all, so I could make peace and just eat those, but they were always too crunchy for my taste.
So after mixing several cookie batters with high hopes, I decided to raise a white flag and stop experimenting. I thought, why keep working so much for something so unsatisfactory?
Leaving it Up to the Pros
Things changed though when I stumbled upon my first keto yellow cake mix batter. I said why not give this cake a try? The fist time I baked my first keto yellow cake made out of a pre-made mix, I was like: "Wow!" Big companies for sure work harder to attain keto foods that taste better than anything you could ever make in the kitchen. "
For sure, they have that strong internal drive of making sales so they must have professionals experiment a whole lot until they reach that perfect concoction that makes them marketable. I had to admit that, this drive to succeed, must be stronger than my personal desire to just make a batch of cookies to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings!
Baking My First Batch of Soft Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
The first time I baked my first keto yellow cake, I knew that this would open up a whole world of new recipes to me. How cool is that? So I though to myself, why not try to make keto chocolate chip cookies from this mix and see what happens?
The results were A-M-A-Z--I-N-G. I mean amazing to the point that family and friends wanted the recipe and soon my whole neighborhood was baking these beauties. And the best part was when I told them these cookies were not only sugar-free, but keto-friendly too! It was fun watching their jaws drop! I got so many "really?" and "wow!"
I think the ultimate best part of it all was when I discovered that these cookies did, not only taste great, but they turned out being super soft and chewy too!
I was like: "WOW "this is the best of both worlds! You know like when you find that perfect mix as when tinkering with genetics and your specimen starts winning the first ribbons at shows?
No, I am not talking about breeding dogs or horses, I am still talking about chocolate chip cookies!
The Easiest Chocolate Chip Cookies You'll Ever Bake!
So this recipe is not only to die for, when it comes to us sugar-deprived keto followers, but it is also very simple to make and you'll need only 4 (yes only four!) ingredients. This will therefore likely be the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe you have ever made!
So are you ready to have your kitchen smelling like a cookie shop? Go grab your apron, pre-heat that oven and get ready to make the best keto soft chocolate chip cookies on earth!
Yup, These are the Only Ingredients You'll Need!
Ingredients (Short Version)
- 1 box Duncan Hines Keto Yellow Cake Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup Lily's sugar free chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews (optional), chopped
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About 20 cookies
Pre-heat over to 350 and bake 12 to 15 minutes
Instructions (Short Version)
- Pre-heat oven to 350
- Place yellow cake mix, eggs and oil inside a metal bowl.
- Combine carefully, then fold in the chocolate chips and chopped cashews (optional)
- Form into balls and place on a baking sheet.
- Place in the pre-heated oven and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on a rack.
Ingredients (Long Version)
Here are some extra details on the ingredients used to make these cookies. It may be helpful to learn more about them so to stay informed!
Duncan Hines Keto Yellow Cake Mix
For these soft keto chocolate chip cookies, I used keto yellow cake mix by Duncan Hines. I was a little bit tentative before using this because I wasn't sure how good it would be.
The mix is made of almond flour, coconut flour, chicory root fiber, erythritol, cream of tartar, baking soda, modified tapioca starch, salt, xanthan gum, stevia and natural flavor.
It packs only 4g net carbs, 21g total carbs, 5 g dietary fiber and 8g sugar alcohol.
Warning: As many sugar-free products it mentions that eating large amounts may have a laxative effect so to all the cookie monsters out there, beware of this!
I always like to use some type of organic eggs from chickens who are free to range. I have raised chickens before and know for a fact how important it is for them to be able to scratch, peck and move around.
Free-range chickens also get too idea a variety of healthy things and having more space makes them less likely to become sick.
I also like to use organic olive oil. I know it may sound strange to use a strongly flavored oil such as olive oil in cookies, but the good thing is that you won't taste it once the cookies are baked.
Lily's Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
The keto world was a sad place before these chips were invented! Before Lily's sugar free chocolate chips invention, I could have forgotten about eating keto chocolate chips. It would have been virtually impossible!
So I am very glad that Lily's chocolate chips were invented. Although they may seem expensive, the good news is that a pack lasts long. I am able to make several batches of chocolate chips with this so they last me about a couple of months.
Lily's baking chocolate chips are made of Unsweetened Chocolate, Erythritol, Inulin, Stevia Extract, Organic Soy Lecthin, Vanilla.
If you are trying to save extra money, consider that several other brand have made sugar-free chocolate chips which cost considerably less, although I haven't had the opportunity to try any of them yet. A cheap one is 365 by Whole Foods Market, Chocolate Chips Dark.
You can use really any nut that you like here. I picked cashews because that was what I had at the moment, and things turned out well. I am sure macadamia nuts would be a great option too.
Instructions (Long Version)
Start by pre-heating your oven at 350 degrees. It takes a while to pre-heat and you may be surprised that, by the moment your oven is ready (mine beeps when it has reached the selected temperature), you will have finished (or almost finished) preparing your cookies.
All you really need as kitchen utensils is a metal bowl, a whisk and a baking sheet lined with some parchment paper.
In your metal bowl, place the yellow cake mix, two whole eggs, and the 1/2 cup of olive oil.
Mix with your whisk (you may need to use a spoon once the mixture is more dense) and once it's all well mixed, you would then fold in your chocolate chips and chopped cashews.
Mix all together ensuring everything is well incorporated and then start making some round balls out of the dough. It doesn't matter how round they are, as they cook, they will spread out into the typical chocolate chip cookie shape.
Place the cookies on your baking sheet lined with parchment paper and then place them into the oven once it has reached the temperature of 350 degrees.
Baking time is 12 to 15 minutes. You will have to take a look at how they look. In my case, I took them out around 13 minutes because I noticed the bottom was started to color dark.
When you take the cookie out, they may look like they aren't cooked very much, but as they're cooling down they settle and that's the secret for their soft and chewy texture!
While warm, I tasted one and that's when I felt very happy about the results. I had to have another one and then another one to re-live the experience. I had to stop at three because of the possible laxative effect, but later that evening I managed to eat a fourth, but fortunately didn't have any tummy troubles!
I really hoped you enjoyed this soft keto chocolate chip cookies recipe and that you'll be adding it to your keto or low carb recipe box!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Alex Ferris