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Keto Cookie Dough

This is our latest recipe, for keto cookie dough. Yes, you heard me right, cookie dough on a diet. Like all of our other recipes you can eat some of your favorite foods as long as you learn how to convert them to low carb recipes.

Low Carb Keto Cookie Dough

You will be so surprised how tasty this edible cookie dough is, without having to worry about eating raw cookie dough because there aren’t any raw eggs in it.

I was pleasantly surprised by how good keto edible cookie dough was the first time I tried making it, and I found it very quick and easy to prepare.

At the same time, it is delicious to eat and I’m sure your kids will ask you to make it over and over again, probably not even knowing they are eating diet cookie dough. You also probably have the ingredients in your kitchen already so don’t waste any time and give it a try today!

If you like this recipe you will also love some of our similar recipes like Keto No-bake Cookies and our famous Keto Shortbread Cookies!

What is Edible Cookie Dough?

Keto Cookie Dough Balls Recipe

What is equal to, or perhaps even better than our keto chocolate chip cookies? Yup, you guessed it, edible keto cookie dough. Just whip up a batch, chill it for a few minutes and then start eating. 

What makes it edible? Since you are not going to bake it, there are no eggs in it, and since there are no raw eggs then you can eat as much of it as you want to without worrying that you may get sick from eating raw eggs.

Is Cookie Dough Keto-Friendly?

Edible Keto Cookie Dough

Generally speaking, cookie dough is not keto-friendly because of the high-carb ingredients in it like flour and sugar.

However, we’ve fixed that, and now you can make a cookie dough that you will be able to eat without all of the unwanted and unnecessary carbs. NO Guilt!

How Many Carbs are in Cookie Dough?

1 tablespoon of traditional cookie dough is about 12 Net Carbs, so only eating a few spoonfuls will put you way over your carb allowance for the day and possibly for the entire week.

Instead, with our low carb cookie dough, you can indulge yourself for only 2 Net Carbs per tablespoon.

Is Cookie Dough Safe to Eat?

Keto Cookie Dough Recipe

When you make traditional chocolate chip cookies, as I have made for years, everyone is always taking a spoonful of cookie dough right out of the bowl.

I always wondered why they would do that because it’s not really that safe to eat raw eggs in cookie dough before baking. A little probably won’t kill you, but too much can make you sick with salmonella from the raw eggs.

Edible cookie dough is different and is safe to eat because it is not made with any eggs. There is nothing in it that is not safe to eat raw, so help yourself and enjoy it. Trust us…you will.

What Ingredients are in Edible Keto Cookie Dough?

  • Almond Flour – Flour made out of finely ground almonds. Our favorite is Kirland’s brand from Costco.
  • Coconut Flour – Also a finely ground flour made up of just unsweetened coconut.
  • Granulated Sweetener – Monk Fruit
  • Coconut Oil – Use refined type if you do not want your cookie dough to taste like coconut.
  • Butter – Any type, salted or unsalted. Your choice.
  • Vanilla – One of the best flavors in most desserts.
  • Salt – A flavor enhancer in foods. I like to use sea salt but any salt will be fine.
  • Chocolate Chips – Use Lilly’s brand that has no sugar in them, and as a result keeps your cookie dough low carb.
Keto Cookie Dough Ingredients

Best Chocolate Chips for Cookie Dough?

From the time we were kids we’ve all loved chocolate chips, whether in cookies or in ice cream.  It must be the combo of vanilla and chocolate together.

However, when you are on a keto/low carb diet you have to be careful to get chocolate chips that are not loaded up with sugar. One of our favorite low carb chocolate chips to use in our recipes is Lilly’s because of the taste and low carb count.

Here is a comparison of low carb chocolate chips to use as a guide:

  • Lilly’s – 60 chips (more than 1 Tablespoon) are only 4 net carbs for their dark chocolate with no added chocolate.
  • Enjoy Life – There are 8 net carbs for 1 Tablespoon.
  • Nestle – There are 9 net carbs for 1 Tablespoon.

Sweetener Options

There are a few options for sweeteners in the cookie dough recipe but In my experience when I am making low carb cookie recipes I usually use a granulated sweetener. In this case, I use Lakanto Monkfruit. It tastes good and it measures just like sugar 1 to 1.

Here are a few other options, it’s a personal preference:

  • Powdered Swerve – I like this in powdered form for quite a few of our low carb desserts. I like the taste and the texture makes things smooth, which is good for many treats. It also measures 1 for 1 like sugar.
  • Granulated Swerve – If I am going to use a granulated sweetener I prefer the taste of the Monkfruit instead, but if you can’t find it then use this brand. This will measure the same as the other 2 products.
  • Boccha Sweet – This is another brand of sweetener, use a bit less than the recipe calls for because it’s a little sweeter, but good tasting too.
  • Stevia – This is a liquid and I personally don’t like it because it is very sweet and has a huge aftertaste.

Different Variations of Low Carb Cookie Dough

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Once you have your base recipe for low carb cookie dough you can change the flavor many times. Here are some suggestions that you can try:

  • If you are a real chocolate lover you can make double chocolate low carb cookie dough by adding some sugar-free powdered chocolate to the mixture.
  • Nuts to me are the best addition to any cookies.
  • Coffee makes a nice flavor with your cookie dough, so add a couple of tablespoons of brewed iced coffee at a time until you reach your desired taste.
  • Peanut Butter is an all-time favorite taste mixed with chocolate chips. Of course, you will want to use one without any added sugar.
  • Pumpkin is a nice fall flavor.
  • Gingerbread is an all-time favorite from our childhood and great in cookie dough.

Extracts 

These can add some extra flavor to your cookie dough without any extra calories or carbs. Just a couple of drops go a long way.

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Cherry
  • Almond

Add-Ins

Variety is always good. Here are a few suggestions for ingredients to add to your cookie dough:

  • Nuts – I love nuts, the more the merrier. Feel free to add as many as you want to and whatever type you like.
  • Fruit – This is also an acceptable thing to add for variety. The best, in my opinion, are berries, like blackberries and blueberries. That way you think you are eating mini muffins.
  • Coconut – As long as it’s a sugar free type use shredded type.
  • Craisins – Sugar free varieties are ok to use in moderation. They give the cookie dough balls a sweet and chewy result.

Nut-Free Cookie Dough

If you want your cookie dough to be nut-free then you have to replace the almond flour with something else.

Do not use coconut flour instead of almond flour because it is very dry without adding a bunch more liquid. It will not come out the same. But you can use ground sunflower seed flour instead.

Keto Cookie Dough Recipe

Dairy-Free Cookie Dough

In our cookie dough recipe, you can take out the butter and replace it with coconut oil. Make sure to use refined oil if you do not want to taste a coconut flavor in your cookies.

Can I Use Coconut Flour?

I would not substitute the almond flour in cookie dough with coconut flour. It will make your moist cookie dough turn into a dry mess, so I would not recommend it, it just won’t work.

However, adding a small amount into the recipe, as we did, will add a little different flavor and it’s just enough to add a little stability and still keep the moist texture that you want to have.

Adding Collagen

You may have heard of the latest craze of adding collagen into your daily diet,  so adding some to your cookie dough can be a wonderful way to “kill 2 birds with one stone” so to say. Here are some benefits:

  • Protein
  • Helps with joint pain
  • Strengthens nails and bones
  • Helps your hair growth

How to Make Edible Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 

Now we will give you the easy step-by-step instructions in order to make this edible chocolate chip cookie dough.

  1. The first step is to get your mixing bowl and add the dry ingredients, one at a time, the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, and salt. Mix them together.
  2. Now add your wet ingredients, also one at a time, the butter, vanilla, and coconut oil. Blend well.
  3. The last step is to add your chocolate chips and blend them into the dough.
  4. This is the best step of all! Get your personal size spoon and begin to eat!

FAQs and Best Tips

Since you have never made keto edible cookie dough before you may have some questions running through your head and we will try to address these for you.

We will also share with you any helpful tips that we may have encountered along the way in order to make it easier for you to make a yummy cookie dough.

  • Working with room-temperature ingredients is easier to blend together than super cold stuff right out of the refrigerator.
  • If for some reason your flour has some lumps in it then feel free to sift it before using.
  • If you don’t have any sugar free chocolate chips in the house you could always cut up some low carb candy bars. Lilly’s also has a line of these, which are good to keep in your kitchen in case of a chocolate attack!!
  • You can also form your cookie dough into balls and refrigerate them for at least an hour to help them to hold a tightly rolled shape.
  • In that case, if most of the chocolate chips are on the inside of the cookie balls, then feel free to put extra chips on the outside.
Best Keto Edible Cookie Dough

The Cookie Dough is Too Dry and Crumbly

If your cookie dough is dry and crumbly it won’t be as appetizing as smooth and creamy that can be eaten with a spoon. If that happens it only makes sense that it needs to be hydrated with more moisture added to it.

First, make sure that you have measured out the ingredients properly.  If that is already correct and it is still too dry, you could add some extra butter to the dough to help pull the other ingredients together.

Do I Have to Refrigerate the Dough First?

When you make the cookie dough you can eat it right away because it’s meant for that. You do not have to refrigerate it unless you want to eat cool dough instead of room temperature. 

When there is extra cookie dough leftover then stick it in the refrigerator to store it.

Does Almond Flour Have to be Heat Treated?

Wheat flour should not be eaten raw because it can cause salmonella.

On the other hand, almond flour is different and does not have to be heat-treated. Since almonds that are used in flour are heat-pasteurized at 165 degrees, it makes almost flour safe to eat if not heated at all.

Easy Sugar Free Cookie Dough

Can I Make Cookies with This Cookie Dough Recipe?

You can make cookies with this dough but there is no need to because the reason you are making this specific is to have edible cookie dough.

If you want to bake cookies then make a different recipe that has eggs in it and is made specifically for baking, they will come out as better cookies. Our Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is perfect for that.

Can I Make Cookie Dough Spreadable? 

If you want your cookie dough to be more like a spreadable dip then add some cream cheese to it which will make it thinner and also very compatible to eat with a spoon.

Can I Eat Molasses on a Low Carb Diet?

Molasses may have some vitamins and minerals in them that are beneficial, but it is not a food that is good on a low carb diet because it is exclusively made up of a lot of sugar. 

In only 1 Tbsp of molasses, there are 15 grams of carbs and 15 grams of sugar. In all 58 calories, there is no protein, fat, or fiber…just sugar.

How to Serve Sugar Free Cookie Dough?

Easy Keto Edible Cookie Dough

Our sugar-free cookie dough is perfectly great on its own. You don’t need to eat anything with it if you do not want to. 

Just stick a spoon inside the bowl and start eating, one spoon at a time, over and over again.

Is Cookie Dough Better Bite-Sized or with a Spoon?

When you make traditional cookie dough, with eggs, before you bake the cookies, you may tend to eat just a small bite or 2 because of the raw eggs in it.

However, with this edible cookie dough, you can just eat it by the spoonful as much as you want without having to worry about getting sick from it because there are no eggs in it!  Eating it with a spoon can be rewarding because by filling a small bowl with it you will feel like you are eating a big fancy dessert!!

How to Store Cookie Dough

When you are done eating your cookie dough, it’s best to store the rest of it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-6 days.

Does Keto Cookie Dough Need to Be Refrigerated?

It is best that you keep the cookie dough in the refrigerator to retain the best freshness. It will go stale quickly by leaving it out on the counter for days.

Can I Make Sugar-Free Cookie Dough Ahead of Time?

If you have some extra time to prepare this cookie dough recipe ahead of time you can absolutely do it. Since the cookie dough stays fresh in the refrigerator for a few days it is perfectly ok to make it ahead of time.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Can You Freeze Edible Sugar-Free Cookie Dough?

Edible cookie dough can certainly be kept in the freezer for about 1 month. It is best to put it in an airtight container and then into a freezer bag for added protection against freezer burn.

Tools to Use

This is one recipe that does not require a lot of tools.

  • Bowl – A medium-size one to mix your dough in.
  • Spoon – A large one to mix up your dough with.
  • Spoon – A small one to eat the dough with.
  • Parchment paper – If you make this dough into round balls then put them on a piece of parchment paper so they won’t stick to the plate.

Other Diets This Recipe is Good For

  • Keto/Low Carb – This is a wonderful way to eat a dessert without all of the carbs.
  • Sugar-Free – Also no sugar in these amazing spoonfuls of dough.
  • Gluten-Free – Another winner recipe for our gluten-free readers.
  • Vegetarian – You can eat this yummy dessert.
Keto Edible Cookie Dough

Other Low Carb Cookie Recipes

Looking for some other great keto cookie recipes, check out these: 

Keto Oatmeal Cookies recipe

All of them are Keto-friendly and low carb, and will have your friends raving!

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Best Keto Cookie Dough Recipe

Keto Cookie Dough


  • Author: Stephanie Parlegreco
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings (2 Tablespoons Per Serving) 1x
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Keto Edible Cookie Dough is a great way to “have your cookies and eat them too!” In this recipe, you don’t have to worry about getting salmonella from eating raw cookie dough because there are no eggs in them. Making up a batch is so easy to do and delicious to eat with only a few ingredients that you probably have right in your kitchen. These are a great dessert for your kids too, delicious and healthy.


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  • 1 cup almond flour  
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour 
  • 4 tbsp monk fruit sweetener 
  • 4 tbsp melted coconut oil 
  • 2 tbsp melted butter 
  • 2 tsp vanilla 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • 4 tbsp lily’s dark chocolate chips 

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
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  • Category: Desserts
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  • Cuisine: American

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