5 Ingredient Keto Chocolate Cookies

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Before I get to my recipe, I'd like to thank Emma of Noodlechips for the amazing and thorough review of my cookbook! My KetoDiet Cookbook has been out the beginning of this year and Emma's review will guide you through it in detail.

These keto cookies are for everyone who likes to have a crispy treat with their coffee. They are quick, easy to make and freezable. One cookie contains 25% of your your daily magnesium requirement - a delicious way to beat keto-flu! :-)

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Nutritional values (per cookie)

3.1 grams 4.8 grams 6.8 grams 14.4 grams 1.5 grams 195 calories
Total Carbs7.9grams
Net Carbs3.1grams
of which Saturated1.5grams
Energy (calories)195kcal
Magnesium97mg (25% RDA)
Potassium281mg (14% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (16%), fat (77%)

Ingredients (makes 12 cookies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C / 320 F. Place the almond butter, eggs, unsweetened cacao powder, ...
  2. ... powdered Erythritol, and salt into a food processor. You can also use your hands or a spatula to mix the dough.
  3. Process until well combined.
  4. Using your hands, create 12 equal cookie dough balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick silicon baking mat. Using a fork, press down to flatten each cookie ball until about ½-inch (1 cm) thick.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for about 12 minutes or until crisped up. When done, remove from the oven and let them cool down before serving. Store them in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for longer. I made two batches when creating this recipe. The first batch (left side below) was made with one egg and slightly less almond butter. I loved the strong chocolate taste but the cookies were way too fragile and crumbly. For the second batch, I used one more egg. The cookies (right side below) were not as sweet but the texture was better - crispy and slightly chewy.

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By Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I made these today, hoping for something to put out for Santa, but they were really terrible and the whole batch went into the trash.  Never really "crisped up", even after cooking for 30 minutes.  Tasted really bitter and like they had no sweetener at all.  Broke apart and had a brownie-like consistency when I eventually tried to move them off the Silpat.  Looked like they might still taste good, maybe as an ice cream topping?  But no, tasted like I took a bite of baker's chocolate.  I measured everything I could by gram weight (where grams were listed in the recipe).  I used almond butter, Swerve confectioners, and even added the optional 20 drops liquid stevia, as I know we have a huge sweet tooth in our house.  A waste of a lot of expensive ingredients, and now I need to figure something else out for Santa.  Very disappointing!


Do you live in high altitudes? If you do, foods take longer to cook. I've made them several times and they always came out great. Keep in mind that when they re warm, they are always soft and you need to let them cool down to get them crispy.
I think that when it comes to sweeteners, you should always use them to taste. I generally use less erythritol because I don't like my treats too sweet. It's a matter of preference. I made these last year for Christmas and some of my friends actually found them too sweet 😊


New to Keto, started 3-4 weeks ago so still getting used to things. Going well so far but felt I needed a biscuit pick me up. So when I found these I to say I was delighted was an understatement. Now Im not the greatest baker/cook in the world but wow these are super easy and just what I needed. Next time I will have to add a couple of drops of stevia to sweeten them up (waiting for it to arrive from Amazon), but even without they just did the trick. So many thanks for sharing recipes, they are a huge help to a Keto Newbie. Massive 👍🏻'S up


Thank you for your kind words, Kim!


Will this work with stevia too, or does it need to be erythritol? Thank you!!


You can use sweetener of choice to taste - even monk fruit sweetener will work.


I came home today and just needed the perfect lo carb/keo chocolate cookie.  I think my faith in finding the best one led me here.  I want you to know this was SO easy...I had ALL the ingredients at home.  I ate every last one myself.  These are like crack...no kidding..


What about using "normal" butter is it a good idea ?


I'm afraid that regular butter, which is pure fat, won't work. You need to use nut, seed or coconut butter (made by blending nuts, seeds or shredded coconut).


Great with peanut butter!


Thank you for this recipe.


I was really excited to make these cookies but I'm not sure mine turned out right. I think it might have been the almond butter I was using. It doesn't look as creamy as yours did. While cooking, the cookies wept a lot of oil out. They were foaming with it as they cooked. The final product turned out very grainy and crumbly, though still tasty. I think the difference in nut butter is the only culprit because I used the exact measurements for everything else. Do you have a brand of nut butter you like to use if you don't make your own?
These were still good but looking for a better texture.


I'm using my own nut and seed butters and this one was from blanched almonds. I think the oil always leaks out and when I took them out of the oven, they soaked the oil back in a few minutes. My first attempt with only one egg was very crumbly - it was tasty but too crumbly. Did you use 2 eggs or just one like I did in my first attempt?
These are the perfect texture - very crispy like "real" cookies but not crumbly: 5 Ingredient Keto Green Cookies I'd try making the chocolate cookies with sunbutter instead of almond butter in case it makes a difference 😊


I used two large eggs. I think the almond butter is the problem. It was store bought made from whole almonds instead of blanched. I think I will try sunbutter or try to make almond butter at home with blanched almonds in my Vitamix.


I hope the next batch is perfect!


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