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Monday, February 3, 2020

Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

 These chewy chocolate cookies are keto, dairy-free, grain-free, and delicious! They satisfy so many food plans so they are perfect to share with friends.



  So many people have diet restrictions these days so it is hard to satisfy everyone when you make cookies. Many of my friends are on the keto diet and they avoid those carbs like the plague. So finding a dessert that I can share with these friends can be tricky. I totally understand the avoidance of certain ingredients as I have many food allergies. My allergies to dairy, soy, and mushrooms can make it hard for me to eat out or enjoy the food at social functions. One bite of the food that I am allergic to can cause an asthma attack and or leave me sick to my stomach for hours. So I play it safe and always bring food that I can eat to social functions. I am that person who always has an allergy-friendly protein bar in my purse.

 So when I created these soft and chewy salted caramel chocolate cookies, I was thinking about making a sweet treat that was safe for me to eat but also on the healthy side. I do love cookies and I can eat way too many at one time. All that sugar that is in regular cookies is not something that I desire if I want to keep my body healthy. White flour also has way too many carbs and not much nutrition. So substituting almond flour gives my body some additional protein which is good for me as I am working on getting stronger muscles.

A cookie that tastes like a chocolate coconut brownie

 These keto cookies taste so good. They are chewy and full of flavor. When my family tasted them they had no clue that they were keto. My husband said they reminded him of a Mounds chocolate flavor. The boys said that they tasted like a chocolate coconut brownie. I loved how the sprinkling of salt brought out the chocolate caramel taste. These cookies did not last that long as my family enjoyed them. These are the perfect cookies to share with friends.

 These cookies are perfect for so many food plans beyond keto. So you can share these cookies with people who are diabetic, on a gluten-free diet or following the paleo diet. These delicious cookies are allergy-friendly for those who have dairy or soy allergies.


How To Make Cookies Low-Carb And Keto Friendly



 The white flour, sugar, and other high-carb ingredients in most cookies, as I am learning, will kick people out of their keto. So I have learned that a few ingredient substitutions will make a cookie recipe keto-friendly.



Four healthy ingredient swaps to bake a batch of keto cookies

#1: Replace Flour With Nut Or Coconut Flour

Those cups of wheat flour that most cookie recipes call for are loaded with carbs and lacks nourishing ingredients. I was amazed to learn that one cup of white flour has 95 grams of carbs. An ingredient that is high in carbs is not keto-friendly. Wheat flour is also high in gluten and I have many friends who are sensitive to wheat. Swapping out wheat flour for low-carb flours will add additional nutrition to your cookies like fiber.

Here are the best keto flours to use for baking cookies:

Almond flour (sometimes called almond meal)
Coconut flour
Hazelnut flour
Protein powder


#2: Swap out The Sugar For Keto-Safe Sugar Substitutes

 Most sugar that is in cookies will spike up your blood sugar and insulin levels and kick you out of ketosis. Sugar is also a bad thing for diabetics and can make some kids hyper. Some also say that sugar can be addicting and that sugar craving may make you get too many cookies. One cup of white sugar contains 200g of carbohydrates!

 I like to use natural low-carb sweeteners as artificial sweeteners not only are made with chemicals but can cause unwanted side effects like bloating, gas, and diarrhea. My favorite natural sweeteners to use in baking are stevia and monk fruit.

#3: Use a Healthy Fat


 Since you are on the keto diet to help your health, it is only wise to use a fat that is healthy. Healthy fats are good for a healthy heart diet. Fats like lard, shortening, and processed oils like vegetable oil are bad keto fats that are not good for your health. Bad fats are linked to higher rates of inflammation, weight gain, heart disease, and even poor mental health.



Choose healthy fats for your keto cookies like:

Grass-fed butter(not dairy-free)
Coconut oil
Avocados- check out some desserts that I used avocado in 

#4: Think before you add flavor additions

When you make keto desserts like keto cookies and keto treats, it is tempting to add additional ingredients for more flavor. Sure those nuts and sugar-free chocolate chips sound delightful but these can add additional carbs and mess with your daily macros. Check out this keto macro calculator.



The best keto cookie flavor additions include:

Nuts like macadamia, pecan, and hazelnut
Stevia-sweetened chocolate chips
Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice
Cocoa powder
Coconut (raw or toasted)
Keto Collagen adds flavor and is great for your skin and nails


#5: Follow the recipe

 Baking any recipe can be tricky, as baking is a science and one ingredient change can mess up the recipe. Keto baking can be even more tricky. So read the whole recipe before mixing up the ingredients. It also helps to have all the ingredients and baking items like measuring spoons ready.

Here are some good baking tips for making cookies:

Preheat oven to your recipe’s temperature as it will help your cookies cook evenly and according to the time on the recipe.
Use parchment paper on the cookie sheet as this will prevent the cookies from burning and sticking.
Use a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop so your cookies are uniform in size.

Cookies with benefits and awesome taste


Get this amazing keto collagen HERE and use code momknowsbest for 15% off all Perfect Keto individual products!

 These delicious cookies are not only keto-friendly and dairy-free but have an ingredient in them that is great for your skin and joints. I used a delicious Keto product that has collagen in it so I could add a caramel taste to the cookies that are also dairy-free and low in carbs.

 A scoop of flavored Keto collagen adds amazing flavor to cookie recipes that are made for the keto plan. This delicious keto collagen comes in flavors like salted caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Not only does this collagen add flavor to keto desserts but it also has amazing skin, nail, hair, and joint benefits.


Want strong nails, healthy hair and glowing skin? Just add collagen to your daily routine.

  Collagen protein is the main protein that makes up your tendons and ligaments. Daily supplementation helps support your body to keep your joints happy and healthy.

 I love using the salted caramel keto collagen in my morning smoothie or my daily cup of coffee. The collagen not only adds some delicious flavor but it gives me some healthy protein. When I add the keto collagen to my coffee, it acts as a coffee creamer so I have no need to add any plant-based milk.


Collagen helps my skin and joints

  I recently started using collagen on a daily basis, about a month ago. and I am loving what it does for my skin and joints. My skin seems firmer and those fine lines as less noticeable. My knee joints are loving the benefits of collagen too as they no longer hurt after I do way too many squats at the gym. I like that this keto collagen has MCT oil and stevia in it. Stevia is my preferred sweetener for my coffee and MCT oil gives my body some healthy fat that helps with my thinking. So this chocolate keto cookie is a sweet treat that has healthy benefits.



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Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

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These Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies are soft, chewy, and totally irresistible!

ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup monk fruit sweetener 
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 scoops Perfect Keto Collagen, salted caramel
  • Flaky sea salt

instructions:

How to cook Keto Salted Caramel Chocolate Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together coconut oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until well-combined.
  3. Then add monk fruit sweetener, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cream of tartar. 
  4. Mix well until fully incorporated.
  5. Add almond flour and Perfect Keto Collagen and mix together until well combined.
  6. Form the cookie dough into balls, it is ok to use your hands.  Then place the cookie dough balls on the cookie sheet, placing them 2-3 inches apart.
  7.  Lightly press the cookie dough balls down and sprinkle them lightly with the coarse sea salt.
  8. Bake cookies for about 15-18 minutes. To check if the cookies are done, poke a toothpick in the center of one cookie. If it comes out clean, it is done.
  9. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely on the cookie sheet before removing from the parchment paper.
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27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness those look SO YUMMY. I have been CRAVING sweets lately and maybe these will help. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

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  2. I'm all about the salty/sweet craze! I will have to try these!

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  3. These look so delicious and I like that they are keto. I am actually trying to eat keto as much as I can.

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  4. My husband is on the keto diet and is loving his experience so far. I have never tried monk fruit before but I'd love to test it out, especially through these delicious-looking cookies!

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  5. I do love chocolate desserts, so I'll have to make these. I am sure that my family will love them!

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  6. These keto cookies look absolutely amazing! Do you ship overnight :)

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  7. These sound lovely! I'm a big fan of salted caramel!

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  8. It's so hard to find good Keto recipes!! Thanks for sharing these!

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  9. Wow, these cookies look amazing! My husband who is on keto would really love them!

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  10. I'm seriously limiting carbs right now, but chocolate and caramel are definite weaknesses. This looks like a great recipe!

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  11. I like this from the sweet and decadent perspective, without feeling guilty about having a couple for a snack. This is an awesome recipe that I can't wait to make.

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  12. Chocolate desserts are welcomed in my household! I will sure make this recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I'm always looking for good keto desserts! These cookies look amazing! I totally need to try making them!

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  14. Yum! I've been wanting to try keto diet but I know I will crave some chocolate treats. This would make it easier for me.

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  15. These look really good!! Would love to give this a try!

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  16. Keto seems to be all the rage for weight loss this year. I would try this recipe on a keto plan or not!

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  17. Oh my goodness, yum! These look and sound absolutely incredible. I want to make them.

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  18. These cookies are looking so delicious and perfect for Keto diet. I'd love to try them.

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  19. These cookies look so very delicious and crunchy. Are they really that easy to make? It is great to see that you don't sugar but fruit to sweeten the dish.

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  20. These look so yum! I can't wait to try them, thank you!

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  21. Those salted caramel cookies looks quite delicious! I bet my friend who is on a keto diet would totally love this.

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  22. Oh these sound so good and on the healthier side!

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  23. I am a huge cookie lover, but am trying to get myself on a healthy eating pattern. These would be great for those times I want something sweet.

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  24. These look gorgeous and sound like they would taste great!

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  25. These look amazing! I would probably skip the salt on mine, but add it for my boys. They love the salty/sweet thing.

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  26. You got me after chocolate and carmep�� I love that combination. Your cookies look so yummy that I want to prepate them!

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  27. Oh yummy, I'm going to try these tonight. I hope I can find the ingredients.

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