If what you want you is an easy decadent TRUE fudgy flourless keto cookie, then you’ve come to the right place! This recipe will give you an amazing keto fudge flourless cookie that will not disappoint.
With only a few basic ingredients you can produce the richest most fudgiest keto cookie recipe, dare I say, you will ever have.
You may have guessed that this girl L O V E S chocolate. In fact, I’ve dedicated an entire category to low carb keto chocolate recipes.
It appears that often I am gravitating to something chocolatey to make for dessert. It’s not that I don’t enjoy other flavor profiles but chocolate always seems to find me.
Rest assured though, I also have plenty non-chocolate treats for you to enjoy. Just visit the category section of our blog and have a look for yourself. Besides other keto recipes and I have lots of lifestyle tips.
With that being said, my love affair with chocolate means I am constantly looking to create a keto friendly option that will satisfy my chocolate cravings.
Keto Flourless Cookies
Challenge conquered. What challenge do you speak of Hilda? That of creating a true keto flourless cookie.
You see for a while now I kept attempting this feat. You would think it would have been somewhat easy to make a flourless cookie using only low carb ingredients.
But that my friends was sadly not the case.
Here’s the thing, in a traditional chocolate flourless cookie recipe, you are simply combining powdered sugar, some egg whites and cocoa powder.
Logically, you might conclude that swapping the powdered sugar for a sugar substitute would mean success. The kind of success that allows you to put your feet up, eat your flourless keto cookies and call it a day.
Unfortunately, life is just not that easy. It was a nice fantasy but not one that would manifest for a L O N G time for this girl.
I had already tried that reasoning and it was an epic fail, one that resulted in trashed ingredients.
So I kept searching for the right combination of keto ingredients that would produce the PERFECT keto chocolate flourless cookie I was after.
I was just about to give up this elusive idea, when the inspiration literally landed on my lap. Stay with me for this, you’re gonna want to read how this happened.
Baking Successfully With Keto Ingredients Is A Science
Let me start off by saying, that I am not going to give you a false sense of security on this blog, one that leads you to believe that baking keto is a breeze. Truth is, if you end up with the wrong recipe, you could just find yourself tossing a lot of pricy ingredients. And that is soooo not cool with this girl.
Not only does it mean that you wasted a ton of product but you’re also left feeling defeated by a failed keto recipe.
Well, I for one aim to not let that happen to you. If I can spare you from this I will. After all who want’s to feel defeated by a recipe? That’s just not acceptable in my book.
Although, I encourage to try to convert your favorite recipes into a low carb keto option, I warn you to start with tried and true recipes first. Do yourself and your pocketbook a favor and stick to this advice.
Otherwise you may find yourself giving up completely. For tips on baking with keto ingredients visit my post on this very subject.
Once you understand the basic science behind keto baking, and you’ve baked a few of our recipes 😉 you will be set to start your own experimenting.
Let me know once you do, so I can celebrate this milestone with you. I remember how thrilled I was when I began to understand the intricacies of keto baking. But do promise you will still visit us once you don that keto baking master hat.
With all that being said, this is why a recipe like my keto flourless hazelnut cookies is a great place to start. For one, you won’t be using ANY flour alternatives, making the low carb baking process smoother.
That’s because this keto flourless cookie uses ZERO nut or coconut flours in the recipe. None, nada, not even a tiny amount.
Secondly, these keto cookies only require a handful of basic ingredients. Can I hear an A M E N for keeping things simple?
So all this means, is that there is no need to feel intimidated by baking keto when you have recipes like this one.
Pull out your apron, and get ready to finally bake a keto treat.
Creating New Keto Recipes
Have I told you how much I love our readers? And that I pray regularly for you? Well, I do. This is because it is our mission to see you succeed. To assist you on your journey of truly being whole in spirit, mind and body.
Which is why I truly appreciate your input and why it thrills us when you take the time to leave a comment or send us an email. Finding support within this community is truly a powerful thing.
Whether it’s for keto diet advice, a prayer request, or to simply suggest a new recipe, we welcome the opportunity to interact with you.
It’s always been our desire to serve your needs and make your decision to go keto a sustainable, transformative one.
Connecting With Our Readers
Recently, I had Jaime Markovic, my keto buddy from Instagram, reach out to me about how she tweaked my Keto Fudge Pie recipe. In fact, you can thank her for giving me the inspiration I needed to finally create a keto fudge flourless cookie.
Hilda, I have to tell you what I did…doubled the keto fudge pie filling recipe. The store was out of bakers chocolate so I used some 100% dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s instead. I also added a dash of vanilla and baked only the filling in a 8X10 pan, like when one would do for brownies. I then cut them into little squares and dusted them with Swerve’s powdered sugar substitute. Then I hid them from kids. They are sooo good!! Again, thanks for the recipe.
That lovely comment opened the doors for me to ask her for details. I wanted to know what her creativity actually produced.
I asked her, if using only the filling of the keto fudge pie produce a cookie, a brownie or a cross between the two?
As far as I can tell from our conversation, Jaime came up with her own little keto gem, a type of brownie that had a mousse like texture. She did exactly what I tell people all the time to do. She customized my recipe and made it fit her personal needs.
In this case, she opted to not make the crust of my keto fudge pie, and ended up with an entirely new dessert.
It’s brilliant because I understand that not everyone has the time to make a full on dessert that includes a keto crust or has all the ingredients on hand to execute a recipe exactly.
Jaime Got My Thinking…
Jaime’s ingenuity got me pondering the possibility of using the base of my keto fudge pie filling as a launching pad for a true flourless chocolate keto cookie.
I wondered if with just a couple more tweaks I would be able to finally conquer a flourless cookie. I didn’t know what to expect but I was way too curious not to try.
After all, most of the recipes that are now a favorite here started as an experiment. A willingness to take a few risks in that keto kitchen of mine.
A Keto Flourless Cookie Like No Other
Now I realize that there are quite a few good flourless cookie recipes out there. But what makes this one standout, is that it’s also keto friendly. AND that it does not use any nut butters, nut flours or even coconut flour.
That my friends, I could not find out in the keto universe. Maybe I am wrong but I checked and checked and checked some more and kept coming up empty-handed.
My keto fudge flourless hazelnut cookie is extra special because it doesn’t just not have any regular high carb gluten loaded flours in it, it’s flour alternative-less( having zero flour alternatives ). Did I just try to make up a new word?
Without any flour alternatives you may be asking yourself how does this cookie hold up? Well, perfectly.
How? What gives it, it’s structure?
You see these keto fudge flourless cookies may not have any form of flour or flour alternatives, but what it does have is a heavy dose of chocolate. You’re welcome chocolate lovers 😉 Why don’t we take a quick moment and say a blessing over Jaimie’s life for this amazing inspiration?
Rich In Flavor, Yet Low In Carbs
All it takes is one bite of these keto flourless cookies, and you’ll understand my enthusiasm.
Be prepared to experience an explosion of guiltless rich chocolate flavor.
They are glossy and near black in color due to the overwhelming amount of chocolate goodness in them.
In fact, it was a bit of a mission to photograph them perfectly for you. Thankfully our beautiful daughter Michelle, came to her mama’s rescue and was able to capture the richness of these flourless gems.
When I told Jaimie what my idea was, she was a true sweetheart and encouraged me to go for it. With Jaime’s brilliant idea safely in my back pocket, I had the courage to tweak that pie filling recipe and make a fabulous cookie for you to enjoy.
I added 1/3 cup unsweetened dutch processed cocoa powder to the dough mix. That little extra cocoa powder was the magical key that transformed the keto fudge pie filling and made it into a flourless cookie option.
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I also chose to add hazelnuts and stevia sweetened chocolate chips to the keto cookie batter, because I just couldn’t help myself.
However, this recipe doesn’t need any nuts to make it work. So for my friends who cannot consume any nuts, you are free to leave them out. Or you could use any other nut option if you can’t get your hands on hazelnuts.
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These cookies are super rich and extra fudgy and one cookie will satisfy even the most intense chocolate craving.
I can’t wait for you to try and share.
A Favorite Keto Tip Of Ours
There are times that even the best keto cookie recipe can’t stop a carb craving. Although, I try my best to offer you an iron-clad solution for when temptation strikes, sometimes you need something stronger.
This is where the use of Prüvit’s exogenous ketones can prove to be an effective tool.
Not familiar with the fact that you can now also drink ketones? That you can take them exogenously? Well, it’s a game-changer and you can read more about ketosis and how to enter into it quicker here.
Randy and I love sharing the benefits, because we have seen firsthand how it’s helped many in our Fittoserve group community.
If getting into ketosis is the goal and if wanting to raise ketones can be a key to staying committed, then maybe you should consider the use of them too.
As always, feel free to reach out to us with your questions. It would be our joy to assist you. Just fill in the comment section at the end of this post.
If you are wanting to do a keto diet effectively, don’t forget to test your ketone levels. Although ketone strips work well initially, the Gold standard is the blood ketone test.This test is taken just like the glucose test that diabetics use to track their sugar levels.
After 10 seconds the ketone meter will give you an accurate reading. Testing is not necessary in order to do a ketogenic diet, but it can serve as a powerful tool to track your ketone levels and help you see your ketosis progress.
Keto Fudge Flourless Cookies
Yields 2 dozen cookies
A recipe for keto fudge flourless hazelnut cookies. The recipe does not use any flour or flour substitute making it a great gluten-free option. If you omit the cup of hazelnuts, it is also a nut-free option.
45 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
55 minTotal Time
- 4 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate
- ½ cup of (I stick) unsalted butter
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup of sugar substitute (I used Swerve Confectioners)
- 1/3 cup of Dutch processed cocoa powder
- ½ cup of sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily’s brand)
- 1 cup of chopped hazelnuts (you can substitute any nut or leave the nuts out completely)
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt the butter and chocolate together either in a double boiler or in a microwave. If using a microwave use the lowest setting and melt in intervals of 35 seconds.
- Allow the chocolate and butter mixture to cool completely. (at least 15 minutes)
- In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs and sugar substitute on high until the mixture is thick and pale yellow. Up to 3 minutes.
- Then add the melted butter and chocolate mix and beat another 3 minutes allow the batter to thicken.
- Next fold in the cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until fully combined.
- Lastly add the sugar-free chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts.
- Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 20 minutes before baking.
- Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Add your cookie dough to the cookie dough by using a tablespoonful
- Slightly flatten the cookies and bake for 10-12 minutes. (you do not want to over bake these)
- Allow the cookies to fully cool before removing them from the sheet and eating.