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This easy Keto Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe is the perfect low-carb dessert to cozy up with this holiday season. It has the warm chocolate chip goodness that everyone loves. But, it’s gluten-free and grain-free since it uses almond flour, an all-natural sugar alternative, and sugar-free chocolate chips. Top this with a few scoops of your favorite keto ice cream or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.
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Why Make a Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet
Whether you follow a keto diet or not, after your first bite, you’ll definitely want to add this to your list of keto cookie recipes.
Here are a few reasons you should:
- Easy: This easy recipe just requires you to mix the ingredients in a stand-mixer, press the dough in the skillet & bake. Since it’s one giant chocolate chip cookie, no need for things like a cookie sheet or cookie scooper.
- A sweet treat for a range of ways of eating: This keto chocolate chip cookie recipe skips on grains and added sugar, making it perfect for those who are looking for low-carb, grain-free, gluten-free, and keto Christmas cookie recipes.
Here are the cookie dough ingredients you need to bake the best keto chocolate chip cookie in a skillet:
- Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Almond Flour: This almond meal is blanched with the almond skins removed. I love this one because it is superfine – something that allows the texture of this cookie to be more similar to cookies baked with regular flour.
- Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum: this helps to give the cookie a bit of structure.
- Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder
- Butter: I’m using salted butter, which is my personal favorite and preference for baked goods. I don’t recommend unsalted butter in baking unless you absolutely need to use it.
- Keto Sweetener: I’m using the granular variety, but a powdered sugar substitute would work as well. For baking, I use a monk fruit and erythritol blend.
- Sugar-free Milk Chocolate Chips: These are available at most markets now in the baking aisle. I personally prefer milk chocolate, but you could also swap these for dark chocolate.
- Keto Sprinkles: I purchased these from Etsy. To keep with the Christmas theme, I chose red, white and green. But, you can use your favorite colors anytime of the year.
- Egg: I’m using a regular egg for this recipe.
- Vanilla extract
- Sea Salt:
- Avocado Oil Spray: I’m using this to grease the skillet, but you could also use another cooking spray, butter, or round parchment paper to help the cookie lift out of your pan easily.
How to Make Chocolate Chip Keto Skillet Cookies
- For best results, cream together the butter and sweetener in a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
- Add the eggs and continue to mix until incorporated.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix until the dough forms.
- Press the dough in a flat layer in a cast iron skillet and bake in a preheated oven.
Top Cooking Tips & FAQs
- Use room temperature ingredients.
- Use an 8-inch round cast-iron skillet: This keto chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe works best in an 8-inch round cast-iron skillet.
- Bake until the edges are browned: Unlike regular chocolate chip cookies, an almond flour chocolate chip cookie won’t get as browned. You don’t need to be alarmed. For an end result, simply look for the edges of the cookie to get a beautiful golden brown color and the center to come out clean when poked with a toothpick.
- Don’t substitute the flour: I did not test this recipe with coconut flour. So, you should not attempt to swap it for almond flour in this recipe.
Create themed cookies for any occasion by adjusting the sprinkles: You can make these cookies fit any holiday by choosing festive colors for the sprinkles.
Make a brown butter chocolate chip skillet cookie: simply heat the butter used in this recipe over medium-low heat until it turns amber in color. You can see how I did this in my cookie fluff bars.
Make a mini skillet cookie for everyone in the whole family by using the small egg or mini cast iron pans. Be sure to adjust the cooking time since they will need less time to cook.
How to Store Leftover Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you have leftovers from this keto skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe, the best way to store it is in an airtight container for next time (up to 5 days).
Alternatively, you can simply cover the pan with aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator for next time.
More Keto Skillet Cookie Recipes
If you love this idea, you’ll also enjoy these other keto-friendly recipes:
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Keto Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
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Almond Flour Cookie Base
- ¾ cups Sugar-free Milk Chocolate Chips
- 2 tbsp Keto sprinkles, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Cream together the butter and sweetener in a stand mixer on low
- Add the egg and continue mixing on low
- Add the remaining almond flour cookie ingredients and mix until the dough forms.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and half the sprinkles – to keep them whole, I just use a rubber spatula or the dough hook on the stir setting
- Spray the cast iron skillet with avocado oil
- Press the dough into the skillet so that it’s evenly spread
- Top with the remaining sprinkles
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, the edges will brown slightly & the sprinkles will melt
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes
- Optional: Top with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and more sprinkles
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!