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Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Low-Carb Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a fun and easy dessert! This easy dairy-free, sugar-free cookie recipe is made with almond flour, cacao powder, and sugar-free sweetener for a grain-free healthier treat. The recipe is also dairy-free!

Bake up a batch or two for the family, a cookie exchange, or to give away as holiday gifts.

Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - low-carb sugar-free crinkle cookies that are ultra rich and delicious!

When I bake a batch of crinkle cookies during the holidays, I wonder to myself why I don’t bake them more frequently throughout the year. 

They’re just so vivacious and fun with their deep crevasses and puffs of powdered sugar. 

I whipped up a low-carb keto chocolate crinkle cookies recipe for those of us who are all about those little indulgences but try to keep our blood sugar within the realm of sanity.

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Ingredients for Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies:

Coconut Oil: The fat portion of the recipe, which brings flavor and helps bind everything together. In order to keep these crinkle cookies dairy-free, I use coconut oil. If you aren’t dairy-free, you can use butter or ghee!

Sugar-Free Granulated Sweetener: In making low-carb sugar-free chocolate crinkle cookies, I use sugar-free granulated sweetener. You can use your favorite brand. My top three favorites are Swerve, Monk Fruit Sweetener, and Truvia.

Vanilla Extract: A little vanilla extract goes a long way in adding a nice warmth to the cookies. If you don’t have any on hand, you can skip it, but it does add beautiful flavor.

Egg + Egg Yolk: 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk helps keep the cookies together, fluffs them up, and also adds some fat. You can save that extra egg white for an omelette or scramble!

Almond Flour: The flour portion of the chocolate crinkle cookies! To keep it gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb, I use Bob’s Red Mill’s super fine almond flour. Do note that the absorbency of almond flour varies across brands, so if you find your cookie dough is too crumbly, add more coconut oil. I would start with 1 tablespoon and go from there.

Raw Cacao Powder: Making the crinkle cookies rich and chocolatey, I use raw cacao powder. I prefer raw cacao over unsweetened cocoa powder because I find it has a creamier, smoother flavor, whereas cocoa powder is a bit bitter. Either work, though, so feel free to go with regular cocoa powder!

Baking powder + baking soda: The leavening and binding agents! Don’t skip these, lest the cookies will spread out and not hold together.

Sea salt: That element that makes everything taste better 😉

Sugar-Free Confectioners Sugar – use sugar-free confectioners sweetener (a.k.a. sugar-free powdered sugar) for rolling the crinkle cookies!

Keto Crinkle Cookies - sugar-free low-carb chocolate crinkle cookies are a healthier dessert!

 

How to Make Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies:

Beat the coconut oil, sugar-free sweetener, and vanilla extract together in a stand mixer until creamy and fluffy.

how to make dairy-free crinkle cookies

Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until well-incorporated.

how to make dairy-free crinkle cookies

Add the almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and ground cinnamon and beat until a thick dough forms. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour (up to 3 days).

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Roll a portion of dough into a ball, creating a ball about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Flatten the dough into a disc and press together the edges if they break apart. Roll the disc in confectioners sugar, place the disc of dough on the parchment-lined baking sheet, and repeat for the remaining cookie dough.

rolling crinkle cookies in confectioners sugar

Bake on the center rack of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool completely. Transfer 3 tablespoons of sugar-free confectioners sugar to a small bowl and dip each cookie in the confectioners sugar, and enjoy!

Low-Carb Keto Crinkle Cookies - Sugar-free chocolate crinkle cookies made with almond flour are a healthy dessert recipe

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Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Yield: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Low-carb sugar-free chocolate crinkle cookies made with almond flour

Instructions

  1. Beat the coconut oil, sugar-free sweetener, and vanilla extract together in a stand mixer until creamy and fluffy. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until well-incorporated. Add the almond flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and ground cinnamon and beat until a thick dough forms.
  2. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour (up to 3 days).
  3. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Roll a portion of dough into a ball, creating a ball about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter. Flatten the dough into a disc and press together the edges if they break apart. Roll the disc in confectioners sugar.
  5. Place the disc of dough on the parchment-lined baking sheet, and repeat for the remaining cookie dough.
  6. Bake on the center rack of the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool completely. Transfer 3 to 4 tablespoons of sugar-free confectioners sugar to a small bowl and dip each cookie in the confectioners sugar.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 of 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 15gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 5g

Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies made with almond flour, coconut oil and sugar-free sweetener. Low-carb, dairy-free, healthy cookie recipe

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How much cinnamon do you use? It’s not in the ingredient jeanette

Saturday 19th of June 2021

How much cinnamon do you use? It’s not in the ingredient list

Meg

Thursday 31st of December 2020

Just made these! Amazing flavor. I used coconut sugar, butter and semi sweet cocoa powder. Will definitely make again and again!

Julia

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

I'm so happy you like them, Meg! That's great to know they turn out well with coconut sugar, because I hadn't tested that yet. xoxo

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