Chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate comfort dessert. And the great news is you can enjoy them freely on a low-carb diet with my keto mini skillet cookie recipe! Discover how to make guilt-free chocolate chip cookies with this scrumptious skillet dessert.
Why you'll love this mini skillet cookie recipe
What's more delicious than homemade chocolate chip cookies?
A GIANT chocolate chip cookie!
This cookie recipe tastes just like your childhood favorite cookies without any of the high-carb ingredients. That's right – this cookie is 100% keto-approved.
With smart substitutions like Swerve sweetener and low-carb chocolate chips, you can enjoy an ooey-gooey skillet cookie without breaking your ketosis.
In this post, I'm sharing all you need to know about how to make a skillet cookie, along with ingredient breakdowns, step-by-step instructions, and fun ways to customize the recipe!
I've also included yummy serving suggestions for how to best enjoy this sweet treat.
My chocolate chip skillet cookie is super easy to make with simple ingredients (and has just 3g net carbs per serving!).
Here's everything that goes into this yummy dessert:
Experienced keto dieters know – almond flour is a friend to all!
This keto flour substitute is made from whole, ground almonds without any additives. This makes the flour low in carbs while also containing bonus fat and protein.
I love using almond flour in my keto baking because it gives a satisfying, chewy texture to my cookies. Whenever I bake with it, people are so surprised by just how soft and buttery the cookie turns out – that extra fat content really helps!
And as an added bonus, this flour is naturally gluten-free, perfect for celiacs and gluten-intolerant folks alike.
Note: For more information on almond flour, check out The Ultimate Guide To Baking With Almond Flour.
Swerve sugar substitute
For desserts, I often bake with sugar substitutes. I really enjoy Swerve products because they can be used in any of your favorite recipes with a 1/1 substitution for traditional sugar.
This recipe calls for Swerve Confectioners sugar substitute; you get all the sweetness that processed white sugar has to offer without the high carb count!
Swerve also sells granulated sugar and brown sugar alternatives for all of your baking needs.
Eggs are a wonderful keto ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes because of their very low carb count. One large egg contains just 0.6g of carbs.
In this recipe, I use one large egg (egg yolk and all!).
The egg helps to bind the cookies, which is really important when baking with gluten-free flours because they tend to get a little bit crumbly if you're not careful with your ingredients and ratios.
This recipe is made perfectly rich with the addition of melted butter. Beyond flavor, butter adds fat content that will make your keto macros happy!
Did you know that leaveners like baking soda and baking powder are keto-friendly?
It's true! While they may look suspiciously like high-carb ingredients, they're actually made from sodium bicarbonate which is perfectly suitable for a keto diet.
Baking powder also contains a bit of cornstarch which isn't a keto ingredient but is okay in very small amounts like this.
Keto chocolate chips
The true star of this recipe is most definitely the chocolate chips!
You can use any kind of chocolate chips that you prefer or have on hand – just make sure that they're a keto brand.
A bit of vanilla extract makes a cookie recipe taste just right! It gives your cookie dough that sweet, confectionary smell that is begging you to lick the spoon.
Luckily, vanilla extract is unsweetened and made simply with vanilla beans, ethyl alcohol, and water. This makes it an amazing keto-baking ingredient.
Here are a few baking tips for my keto mini skillet cookie recipe:
- Pre-measure your ingredients for a quick, family-friendly baking experience.
- Don't overmix your cookie dough; this will dry out your mini skillet cookie.
- Serve warm for maximum deliciousness!
How to make a keto mini skillet cookie
Making this mini skillet cookie is truly as easy as mixing and baking! Just follow these simple steps, and you'll be enjoying a home-baked chocolate chip cookie in no time.
Prep for baking
First, prepare for baking by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
You can also pre-measure your ingredients for ultimate baking ease!
Mix cookie dough
Next, add your ingredients to a large bowl, including almond flour, Swerve sugar substitute, egg, butter, baking powder, and vanilla extract.
Mix your ingredients until you form a smooth, well-combined cookie dough.
Fold-in chocolate chips
Once your batter is fully formed, fold in your low-carb chocolate chips. And just like that, your cookie dough is complete and ready for baking.
Bake and enjoy
Spread your prepared cookie dough into a small, oven-proof skillet. A cast iron skillet works well.
Bake your mini skillet cookie for 20 minutes until it's baked through and golden brown.
Then, let cool slightly before serving.
Fair warning: the skillet will be really hot, so keep eager young (and old!) hands away.
How to serve
This mini skillet cookie is best served warm; the soft texture and melty chocolate chips make all the difference.
To amp up this dessert, I suggest serving it with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice cream. I have recipes for keto vanilla ice cream, protein ice cream, and homemade almond milk ice cream that would work wonderfully.
And don't forget to add a drizzle of keto peanut butter sauce for even more yum!
If you feel like getting creative with this skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe, here are a few fun variations for you to try:
- Swap out your chocolate chips for white chocolate or butterscotch baking chips.
- Add a dash of almond extract for a surprising twist on a classic cookie.
- Include crushed nuts like almonds, pecans, or macadamia nuts in your cookie dough.
- Add a handful of dried fruit to your batter, like sugar-free dried blueberries or shredded coconut.
These are a few common questions I get about my mini skillet cookie recipe. If you don't see your question answered, please leave it for me in the comments down below.
My skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe contains 3g net carbs per serving, with 4 servings in total.
So, if you don't feel like sharing, you can eat the entire mini skillet cookie for 12g net carbs. I recommend, however, that you share this skillet cookie so you can add yummy toppings like ice cream, crushed nuts, and sugar-free chocolate sauce.
And remember, this carb count will differ based on any recipe you follow and any substitutions or additions you make.
Always double-check the macros before digging in!
Whoever said you can't eat dessert on keto was gravely mistaken. You can absolutely enjoy a cookie (or a couple!) on a keto diet. You just need to make sure that you're eating low-carb cookies.
Luckily, there are tons of keto-friendly cookie recipes and store-bought varieties for you to choose from.
A few of my personal favorite keto cookies recipes include:
- Gluten-Free Keto Oreo Cookies – 2g net carbs/serving
- Almond Ricotta Cheese Cookies – 1g net carbs/serving
- Keto Pumpkin Cookies – 1g net carbs/serving
And, if you don't feel like baking, I've still got you covered. You can find several keto cookies online or at your local grocery store, like Nunbelievable Snickerdoodle Cookies, High-Key Mini Cookies, and Catalina Crunch Cookies.
Like most foods, keto cookies do contain some carbs. Even low-carb cookie brands and recipes will contain a small amount of carbohydrates.
The goal of a keto diet isn't to consume zero carbs – it's to limit your carb intake in order to achieve the major benefits. Keto cookies are a wonderful treat to enjoy in moderation, some with as few as 1g net carbs per serving!
If You Like This Recipe, Try These!
Are you inspired by this tasty keto skillet cookie? I have several low-carb dessert recipes for you to try.
- Brown Butter Coconut Cookies are naturally gluten-free – filled with dried coconut, brown sugar substitute, and a ton of buttery flavor!
- Keto Pecan Pie is incredibly decadent with melted butter, whole pecans, and optional caramel syrup. It's so good, it transcends the holidays.
- Low-Carb Keto Cheesecake tastes just like New York-style cheesecake. It is totally customizable based on the flavor of your choice – I highly recommend adding fresh raspberries and berry compote!
- Easy Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies are great for warm weather when baking in a hot oven is far from appealing. Keep a batch in the freezer for a satisfying dessert on a whim.
- Keto Lemon Cake is insanely easy to make by using a slow cooker! Serve it with fresh whipped cream and berries for a light dessert, eaten best on a sunshiny day.
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- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Mix together the almond flour, Swerve, egg, butter, baking powder and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
- Spread the mixture into a small oven-proof skillet, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite keto ice cream, and enjoy!
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