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Brown Butter Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe – Better Than Grandma’s!

Keto chocolate chip cookies with brown butter are so good so don’t make a lot of these! Let’s start low carb baking.

I know. You are doing great doing low carb, but then you really just want something chocolate, but don’t want regular keto chocolate candy. You want something warm, yummy. What you want is keto chocolate chip cookies.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s talk quickly about keto chocolate chip cookies. When I say keto – what this means is that keto means it that from this cookie you will get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates.

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brown butter keto chocolate chip cookies

These low carb chocolate chip cookies are not an all day everyday treat. That said, if you are needing a sweet and craving a cookie – enjoy one without wrecking your entire dirty keto diet.

Brown Butter

So you have had regular keto chocolate chip cookies, so what’s up with the brown butter, you ask? You guys, by browning the butter you are introducing a yummy delicious nutty buttery taste to this treat.

Let’s dive in and make some deliciousness and start baking.

keto chocolate chip cookies low carb recipe
Yield: 12

Brown Butter Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Our brown butter keto chocolate chip cookies are the yummy treat that you have been craving. If you are a cookie monster but hate the carbs, you are welcome. These delicious low carb cookies are a great alternative without the blood sugar spike and carbs!


  • Almond Flour - 1 cup
  • Butter - 1 stick
  • Xanthan Gum - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1/8 teaspoon
  • Egg - 1
  • Swerve - 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 teaspoon 
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Chips - 3 Ounces

Cookie Baking Supplies

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Mixer


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
    350 degree oven temperature low carb cookies
  2. Brown the butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Make sure to move the butter as it melts and watch that it does not burn. This will create a brown butter nutty taste so it is worth this step! The melted butter will turn from a bright yellow color to an amber color and will smell like heaven. When browned, the butter will have brown butter residue at the bottom of the saucepan.
    brown butter for keto chocolate chip cookies recipe
  3. Remove browned butter from the stove and place in the fridge for around 20 minutes or until completely cooled.
  4. While the brown butter is cooling, lets start the cookie dough!
  5. Mix your almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, xanthan gum in a mixing bowl.
  6. Once the butter is cooled, you will want to mix the butter, with the dry ingredient and add in the swerve sweetener.
  7. Next add in your egg and the vanilla extract.
    mix keto chocolate chip cookie ddough
  8. Last but not least, mix in the star of this recipe - the sugar free chocolate chips.
  9. If you can fit a cookie sheet into your freezer, follow this: Using a cookie scoop, make take the keto cookie dough and place the 12 keto cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place in freezer for approximately 10 minutes (the dough should be firm - may take a few minutes longer depending on size and your freezer.)
    low carb chocolate chip cookies dough keto
  10. If you can't ft a cookie sheet into your freezer - place the cookie dough bowl into the freezer for around 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and using cookie scoop, place 12 cookie dough balls on to parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
    low carb chocolate chip cookies dough recipe
  11. Bake these delicious keto cookies for approximately 12 minutes. If you like your cookies harder, cook for up to 14 minutes.
  12. I know, you want to eat the cookies - but wait a hot second. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and stare at them for 2 minutes.
  13. You have earned a cookie. Eat, enjoy and don't eat them all. You also may want to hide these as this delicious cookie is known to be stolen frequently by people who are not on the keto diet but can't resist the yumminess.


A few things, our brown butter keto chocolate chip cookies are not a super quick make. These do take a little more time with freezing the dough. These may take a few more minutes but we do think you will agree that they are worth the extra few minutes!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gSugar Alcohols: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional data provided and calculated by Nutrionix is approximate. Use your specific ingredient and quantity to determine the accurate nutritional data for your keto chocolate chip cookies.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

For those curious about the low carb chocolate chip cookies ingredients while on the dirty keto diet, let’s break these down individually.

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  • Butter – we brown the butter to deepen the flavor. This is a game changer in adding flavor to this sweet keto treat
  • Sweetener – personally, we like to use Swerve sugar replacement for low carb baking
  • Eggs – because eggs make things stick together
  • Almond Flour – no white flour here, we use almond flour. Read below we are sharing how to use coconut flour instead of almond flour in this recipe!
  • Baking Powder – helps create fluffy keto cookies!
  • Salt – for taste and who doesn’t like being a little salty?
  • Vanilla Extract – flavor baby – its all about the vanilla
  • Cinnamon – just a hint, and totally optional but love the sneak flavor this gives the cookies
  • Xantham Gum – provides elasticity and stickiness to our keto chocolate chip cookie dough. Xantham gum is a binding agent
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Chips – because regular chocolate chip cookies are a no. Plus these sugar free chocolate chips and delicious but don’t eat a ton of them (see post of diarrhea on keto)

Using Coconut Flour Instead of Almond Flour

Looking for an almond flour alternative? If you are making these keto chocolate chip cookies and either don’t have almond flour or use coconut flour, no worries. We got you!

Coconut flour is a half of almond flour. 1 cup of almond flour is 1/2 cup coconut flour. This is generic info. Look at your dough and figure out and test – but coconut flour can be used as an alternative (though we recommend almond flour to get the great brown butter chocolate chip cookie taste!)

Xantham Gum Alternative

Don’t have xantham gum? If you are desperate and don’t mind adding some extra carbs, we have a xantham gum alternative. Corn starch! Do know that corn starch will up your carb count hence why we recommend using xantham gum.

Sugar Alcohol – Swerve and Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Remember to not over do it on the sugar alcohol.

About Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

A few things about the sugar free chocolate chips used this in recipe.

No Baking Chips

Make sure that you are using sugar free chocolate chips and not baking chips. Baking chips contain oil that melts faster and easier, which isn’t good when making these brown butter keto chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Chip Alternative – Carob Chips

If you don’t do chocolate, or perhaps (God BLESS, YOU) have a chocolate allergy – you can use carob chips. Make sure to check out carb counts.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Tips

Here are a few Keto chocolate chip cookie tips for when making this delicious treat.

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keto chocolate chip cookie baking tips

Short on Time?

If you are short on time and don’t have the 15 minutes to freeze the keto chocolate chip cookie dough, you can bake without it. They should taste similar but just warning your cookies may come out looking like mini pancakes. (Delicious low carb mini pancakes, though!)

Looking for grocery store keto chocolate chip cookies? We got you! Try these Highkey Cookies – they are just 1 net carb per serving and don’t disappoint in taste!

Make Them Crispy

If you like crispy chocolate chip cookies, leave them in the oven for a little bit longer.

Lessen the Carbohydrates

If you are really watching your carb count, here are a few things to try with this low carb cookie recipe. While you won’t be getting the exact delicious keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies that this recipe calls for, these make for a great fewer carb alternative.

  • Use half the egg (or no egg!)
  • Use less sugar free chocolate chip cookies
  • Don’t eat as many cookies (I know, rude!)
  • Make the cookies smaller

Remember, you will need to test and play around with the recipe. These are just suggestions for cutting the cookie carb count to an even lower number.

brown butter chocolate chip low carb cookies

Freeze Cookies for Later

This low carb cookie recipe is for 12 cookies. Here’s a tip! Double the recipe, make the cookies and then freeze them.

You will want to wait until the cookies are cooled before freezing, but they make a great keto snack and in the freezer they take a little bit of work to eat, so you won’t be tempted to eat them all in one sitting!

Perfect Low Carb for Christmas

The holiday season is here, and maybe you are looking for a treat to give to your low carb / keto dieting friend. Make up some of these low carb Christmas cookies. Or better yet, make them for you as a great treat to help avoid all of the other sweets that seem to be inevitably around during the holidays!

I hope you enjoy this brown butter keto chocolate chip cookie recipe! Make sure to check out this great roundup of amazing low carb desserts for more sweet keto recipe finds.

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