I've made many different low carb/keto chocolate chip cookie versions over the years, and here is one more. I really liked the way these turned out for flavor and texture. They are slightly crunchy on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside. It depends on what you prefer in a chocolate chip cookie. Some like a hard crunch. This is not that. I tend to like my cookies softer. It's what I grew up with as a kid. I have warm memories of helping my mom make her homemade cookies and loved the soft cookies that came out of the oven. These will not flatten completely. I used Pyure sweetener which is a combo of erythritol and stevia. I think if you use all erythritol (double the amount) you would get a flatter cookie if that's what you want. I like these just the way they came out. So I thought I'd share. There are so many good keto/low carb chocolate chip cookie recipes out there that it's hard to decide on what to try! I just decided to open my very old Betty Crocker Cookbook and adapt the recipe from there. I cut it in half, and adjusted the amounts a bit, and voila... turned out great.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Recipe By :Ginny Larsen
Serving Size : 23
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup Pyure sweetener
1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 scoop whey protein isolate, Isopure, unflavored
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
127 grams Lilly's dark chocolate premium baking chips, 55% cocao -- (half 9 oz. bag)
Preheat oven to 375F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In mixing bowl add butter, Pyure sweetener, and blackstrap molasses. Beat with electric mixture until smooth and well combined.
Add egg and vanilla and beat some more to incorporate.
Add almond flour and xanthan gum. Beat together.
Add whey protein, baking soda, and baking chips. With wooden spoon mix together until it forms a dough.
With cookie scoop, scoop out 12 balls on first cookie sheet and 11 on another. You should come out with 23 cookies altogether.
Bake for 9 to 10 minutes. Leave sitting on cookie sheet after removing from oven until completely cooled. They will "finish" while they cool.
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Per Serving: 87 Calories; 8g Fat (67.6% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber
NOTES : 1g net carbs per cookie