These Delicious Chocolate Keto Cookies are sophisticated and just plain good.
I have always loved ricotta cheese and ricotta cookies. But adding chocolate to these makes them extra special.
They taste like little dark chocolate cakes....these cookies are very soft and are excellent with hot buttered rum, coffee or tea.
My Grammy used to make almond ricotta cookies for Christmas and Easter every year. This recipe is a take on hers with chocolate added. I love chocolate and it compliments the delicate flavor of the ricotta perfectly. I don't like to brag too much...but these were an awesome idea.
I hope you like them as much as we do.
They only take a few minutes to mix up and they are best when they have completely cooled. I like them best the next day...if they last that long. My super mom trick for that is to make them once everyone goes to bed.
If you were left with just one cookie for the rest of your life this would be a great choice, but we have more great cookie recipes so you will never have make that choice.
- These are best with vanilla extract but it's been expensive lately. If you don't have any on hand you can use bakers extract or almond extract.
- Keep this dough cold. Don't let the dough hang out on baking sheets in a warm kitchen.
- The melted butter shouldn't be hot when you start mixing.
- Smaller cookies hold together better once baked. They are a soft cookie.
- Almond Flour and Coconut Flour are not interchangeable in this recipe.
- These work best with a preheated oven. They spread too much if your oven is still warming up.
- I used an x-large egg in this recipe. If you don't have x-large or your dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of olive oil.
- I use organic cocoa powder that I bought online. It's much less expensive than buying the kind in the box at the grocery store ( the non-organic stuff).
- The baking soda and baking powder are both necessary..lest your cookies come out like chocolate crisps. They're good but not as pretty.
Keto Chocolate Ricotta Cookies
- 1 cup Almond Flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- ½ teaspoon Baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder (unsweetened) I like dark chocolate so I use ½ cup.
- ½ cup erythritol
- 4 oz full fat ricotta cheese
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 1 Egg x-large
- ½ teaspoon bakers extract Vanilla works well too but has been expensive latley.
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small mixing bowl combine all of the dry ingredients well. Use a fork to get rid of any lumps in the almond flour (we freeze ours to keep it fresh).
- Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. I use a kitchen-aid for this bit but you can do it with a hand mixer too.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture while continuously beating. Your finished batter should look like this.
- Scoop out 24-30 equal sized cookies onto the baking sheets. These will really spread out so don't situate them too close to one another. Keep the dough refrigerated while you are waiting for the first batch to bake. You want the dough cold.Keep them small and they will hold together better once cool.
- Don' press these down with your fork, they will flatten out and you don't want them to run together too much.
- Bake for 14-18 minutes depending on your oven. They shouldn't be "runny" in the middle.
- You won't be able to see when the edges start to brown. So remove from the oven when the middle no longer "jiggles" and allow to cool completely before eating. DON'T OVER BAKE.
- Let them cool on the cookie sheet for ten minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. They are very crumbly right out of the oven and will fall apart if eaten while warm. They are honestly are better the next day and are much sturdier...I guess it gives the flavors time to develop too.
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The nutritional information in this recipe is based on 28 cookies...
They only have 1 net carb each but if you make them larger or smaller it should be fairly easy to calculate.
These are really easy and fast to make...
But there have been a ton of new "low carb cookies" popping up at the store recently. I haven't found any that weren't loaded with preservatives so make your own when you can. Buy them instead of getting derailed when you can't.
I know that it can be daunting to have to make everything from scratch. And, I am not arrogant enough to suggest it either. I run my businesses from home and I don't always have the energy to make a complicated dinner...
I have the advantage of having a test kitchen at my disposal but I do run another business that takes up a lot of time on some days. I can only imagine having to make everything from scratch after a long commute after an even longer day.
In fact, I did it for years...the commute part, not the making everything from scratch bit. I did my best but we ate our fair share of take-out and convenience food. My crockpot was really my best friend during those days and we ate a ton of chili because it could cook all day while I was gone. I know, I know fire danger.
Choose your battles...but I think these cookie are worth the time and are far superior to store bought, low carb cookies.
The office parties can be hell for your waistline this time of year...
Before I made the break from the nine to five world I worked 10 hours a day in an office setting with an hour commute each way.
Some days, the commute was even longer because of the snow conditions. I didn't have the energy nor the time to make "all whole food" every single day, let alone cookies. My office was filled with treats from Thanksgiving to Easter and it was really hard to resist.
I had sort of forgotten about those days until I was talking to a friend who has really been trying to make the Keto Diet work for her but is having a hard time planning ahead. She does well on days off but works six days a week and is a single Mom. I have been there too. I know the struggle.
If this sounds like you or someone you know there is only one thing you can do to stay on track. When you do have time, plan ahead. Try to make extra food at dinner so that lunch will be a cinch.
I don't like to eat the same thing day after day but having easy portable foods like cut veggies, pepperoni or even pre-made cookies can help you stay on track...just don't eat too much of the packaged type low carb stuff and you will still make progress.
Speaking of staying on track...
I realize that it may seem like I have strayed but here is the point... Keep this cookie recipe on hand for when you need something sweet and chocolaty. It will help, I swear.
Do you have a favorite Holiday cookie? What is it, I bet we can find or make up a recipe to replicate it...Leave a comment below!
Love chocolate? How about some brownies.