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4.78 from 9 votes
Low Carb Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Low Carb Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with crispy, buttery edges and a sweet and fudgy cookie dough centre! KETO OR LOW CARB RECIPE!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Low Carb
Keyword: keto, low carb
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Karina
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 large egg*
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar substitute/sweetener (or coconut sugar if not strict KETO)
  • 1/4 cup natural granulated sweetener (Swerve Granular or Natvia Baking Blend)**
  • 2 cups almond flour***
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips (Lily's Dark Chocolate Premium but you can use Enjoy Life chocolate chips for a dairy free option)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Heat the butter in a 9-inch cast iron skillet over high heat until bubbling. Reduce heat down to low; cover pan (optional but prevents butter spitting everywhere), and continue to cook while stirring occasionally until the butter begins to brown. (Be careful when lifting the lid off the pan as the butter may spit.) Once browned, remove from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

  2. While butter is cooling, whisk together the egg and vanilla extract. Add the sugar and sweetener and whisk again until combined. Add the butter once it has cooled and mix well.
  3. Sift in the almond flour (press any lumps gently over the sieve to sift quicker); add the salt and half the chocolate chips; mix through gently until the batter is well combined and creamy. It will be a little thicker than cookie dough. Spoon batter into skillet; top with remaining chocolate chips.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until set on the top when pressed lightly and a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cookie comes out clean.
  5. Serve with No Sugar ice cream or frozen yogurt and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*Replace egg with 1 flax egg for VEGAN substitute

**Natural sweetener can be subbed with coconut sugar or regular white sugar if you like. You will need to recalculate nutritional macros.

***Make sure you use fine almond FLOUR (light yellow in colour) and NOT almond MEAL.

If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can brown the butter in a normal pan and use a pie dish to bake the cookie.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.