If chocolate chip cookies are delicious, and cookie dough is delicious — why not combine the two for a decadent treat? If your sweet tooth is off the charts and you’re looking for a cookie recipe that’s both crunchy, soft, and tastes just like cookie dough, you’re in the right place.
But your days of guiltily sneaking bites of cookie dough are over. This recipe is low-carb, keto, and contains chunks of Perfect Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough protein bars.
That means you’re getting a sweet treat, and it’s packed with ingredients you can be proud of.
Buttery, with a brown sugar taste (but none of the brown sugar), you can enjoy these cookies on their own, use them with some keto ice cream in an ice cream sandwich, or spread some peanut butter or nut butter on top.
However you eat them, these cookie dough cookies won’t stay on the cookie sheet for long.
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3 Health Benefits of Cookie Dough Cookies
#1: Assists Weight Loss
It may sound counter-intuitive — eat cookies to help with weight loss?
But these aren’t just any cookies. The carefully selected ingredients in these chocolate chip cookie dough cookies are meant to crush your sugar cravings and keep you satisfied. And how exactly do they achieve this goal?
Through satiating ingredients like almond flour and nut butter.
Research shows that consuming nuts can be a great tool on your journey towards weight loss. In one study, participants that ate almonds had greater weight loss than those who didn’t consume nuts. And another study showed similar results, with a large portion of the weight loss coming from the loss of harmful abdominal fat[*][*].
#2: Source Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
It can be tough getting enough omega-3’s in your diet. Omega-6 fatty acids seem to be everywhere, but unless you’re eating fatty fish and algae on a daily basis, you may not be getting enough of the precious omega-3 fats.
No, you’re not adding fish or algae to these cookies, but grass-fed butter happens to be another source of omega-3 fatty acids. This is an important distinction though; the butter must be grass-fed as grain-fed butter does not contain the same amount of omega-3’s.
Getting the proper ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids is vital to your optimal health. Research shows having the proper ratio of the fatty acids can lower your risk for many of the chronic diseases prevalent in Western societies.
Monk fruit is truly a fantastic sweetener. It not only acts as a sugar-free stand-in for table sugar, but studies show that its antioxidant activity may lead to anti-inflammatory responses in the body.
In one study, researchers gave mice extracts of monk fruit and assessed edema (inflammation) in their ears. The mice given monk fruit showed a significant reduction in inflammation, and researchers concluded that the effect came from monk fruits ability to inhibit inflammatory chemicals and also up-regulate anti-inflammatory genes.
Cookie Dough Cookies
Are you ready to make some delicious chocolate chip cookie dough cookies?
Before you start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees f, so it’s ready to go. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Now grab one large mixing bowl and one small bowl, and gather your ingredients.
In the large mixing bowl add all of your dry ingredients; monk fruit, almond flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until well combined. Chop up the cookie dough bar and leave on the side for now.
In the small bowl add in all your wet ingredients; nut butter, grass-fed butter, egg, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
Add all wet and dry ingredients together and fold in cookie dough bar.
With a tablespoon scoop out the mixture and roll into cookie dough balls, and place on the baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes, until golden brown and then let cool on a wire rack for 10-15 minutes.
Save any extras in an airtight container to enjoy all week.
Cookie Dough Cookies
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 12 Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients, except the cookie dough bar.
- In a small bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until well-combined.
- Fold in the cookie dough bar.
- Using a tablespoon to scoop out a heaping tablespoon and, using your hands, roll into a ball and place on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 132
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 8g (6g net)
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4.4g