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Keto Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


These Keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies are everything great about traditional chocolate chip cookies with the incredible flavor of brown butter. Filled with sugar-free chocolatey goodness and rich nutty, butter flavor, these are sure to become a new favorite.

You’ll find it hard to believe it after trying them but these delicious cookies are not only keto-friendly, but also sugar-free, grain-free, and gluten-free! Oh, and did I mention they’re also only 2.5 carbs each??

You can make these keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies as an after-school snack, a small treat, or my personal favorite use them to make a keto ice cream sandwich!

I promise you’re gonna love these keto chocolate chip cookies with a twist.

If you’re a brown butter lover like me, you’ll definitely love my other keto brown butter recipes such as keto brown butter donuts. Or my family’s favorite, keto brown butter cake. 

I also have a great collection of keto cookies that I’m absolutely sure you’ll love! It’s jam-packed with all my low-carb, sugar-free cookie recipes waiting for you to try them out!



Keto Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies

What makes these keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies so great is that they start with a base made with both almond and coconut flour that creates the perfect texture. Add brown butter to the mix and you’ve got a real winner!

The browned butter adds an extra dimension of richness to these cookies that will have you coming back for more!

These keto cookies are also strong enough to stand up to being used for keto ice cream sandwiches! I love to use them with whichever favorite keto ice cream I have on hand. It makes for an extra special treat that’s simple and easy to prepare ahead for a gathering. You can set up an ice cream sandwich-making station and let your guests have fun preparing their own dessert! 

A delicious keto dessert plus a fun activity makes for a great party and memory!

How To Make Keto Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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The great thing about these sugar-free brown butter chocolate chip cookies is that they’re pretty simple to make! The brown butter takes a little more time to make and the recipe requires a brown sugar substitute and unflavored gelatin but making them is still very easy.

I know that might sound intimidating but I promise it’s worth the little bit of extra time and ingredients you might not have on hand. These keto chocolate chip cookies are seriously delicious and it’s really thanks to the brown butter.

It adds a richness and depth that’s so perfect for a keto chocolate chip cookie.

The keto cookies come together like most, by first creaming together the (brown) butter and sugar substitute. Then add in the eggs one at a time, combining well after each egg.

Next, you’ll add the unflavored gelatin and the rest of your dry ingredients. Once your dough forms, you can mix in your sugar-free chocolate chips, scoop the dough using a cookie scoop and drop them on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly and enjoy!

Mixing ingredients in a glass mixing bowl to bake keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

Mixing ingredients in a glass mixing bowl to bake keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

How To Brown Butter

Now, we’ve talked about brown butter before here and if you’re not familiar with my keto brown butter cake you’re missing out! This recipe very quickly became my family’s new favorite keto pound cake and is still the reigning champ!  

Making browned butter is really so much easier than you may think. It’s really as simple as cooking your butter using a pan that is stainless-steel so that you can see the bits of browning start to form at the bottom! 

Then you’ll simply let the butter cook on medium-high heat until it begins to bubbles. After 2 minutes or so, you’ll start to see the brown bits of deliciousness starting to form on the bottom of the pan. 

Remove from the heat and continue to stir until the butter begins to lightly brown to a golden amber color. Allow to cool and harden completely. 

I recommend making your brown butter the day before to make it easier on time but you can definitely make it the same day. It should take about an hour or 2 to solidify in the refrigerator, so make sure to plan accordingly. 

The Best Sweetener For Sugar-Free Brown Butter Cookies

keto brown butter chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches on a white plate fit to serve

keto brown butter chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches on a white plate fit to serve


As far as which sugar substitute to use for these keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies, I have a few recommendations since this recipe calls for both brown and regular sugar substitutes.

Lakanto Monk Fruit is my favorite since the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and because the flavor fools your taste buds like nothing else I’ve found in the market.  

I am recommending you use their brown sugar substitute in this recipe, although you can use their white granulated sweetener exclusively it will not have the same depth of flavor. 

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve brown sugar which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure if you prefer to use a stevia-based sweetener. But Pyure does not make a brown sugar substitute.

Due note, that if this is your pick make sure you reduce the amount called for in the recipe by half since it’s a much sweeter option.

You will need also need a sugar-free maple syrup for this cookie recipe. Thankfully, Lakanto has a great one! 

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Options

When it comes to choosing which chocolate chips to use in these low-carb brown butter chocolate chip cookies I personally love Lily’s semi-sweet chocolate chips for their lovely chocolate flavor and melting point. 

If you prefer a more intense chocolate flavor you could also use Lily’s dark chocolate chips, either one works beautifully and gives consistent results.

But if you can’t get your hands on Lily’s chocolate, you can also use Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate chips. However, in this case, the chocolate flavor is not as rich. 

Another nice sugar-free option is ChocZero’s Dark Chocolate Sugar-free Chips. As you can see you have several options that will keep the carbs low enough for you to enjoy.

What You’ll Need

The following is a list of materials and ingredients you will need to bake your keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies:

You can read more about my keto baking tips to assist you with all of your baking needs with keto-friendly ingredients.

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keto brown butter chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches on a white plate fit to serve

Keto Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These keto brown butter chocolate chip cookies make the perfect recipe for any occasion. The extra step of browning the butter is worth the delicious nutty flavor it provides. Whether you are wanting a low-carb treat for yourself or a healthy snack for the kids.


Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a small saucepan, preferably a stainless steel pan brown the butter for the cake over medium heat making sure to stir constantly. The butter will begin to foam and bubble and after 2-4 minutes and you should begin to see brown bits on the bottom of the pan. At this point remove from the heat immediately and continue to stir until the butter begins to lightly brown to a golden amber color.
  4. Transfer the brown butter to the refrigerator and allow the butter to become opaque and solid, this can take up to two hours.
  5. Once the butter is solid bring it to room temperature about 20 minutes so that it softens.
  6. In a large bowl beat the room temperature butter, sugar substitutes, and tablespoon of sugar-free pancake syrup.
  7. Mix until light and fluffy.
  8. To this mixture add the eggs one at a time and beat well.
  9. Then sprinkle the gelatin powder and combine well.
  10. Next mix in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  11. Lastly, add the sugar-free chocolate chips, and walnuts.
  12. Drop the dough by heaping tablespoons and space about 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookie slightly.
  13. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes.
  14. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 10.2gSaturated Fat: 7.4gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 4.6gNet Carbohydrates: 2.5gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 0.9gProtein: 4.1g

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