Caramel chocolate chip cookies that won’t budge your waistline! Low carb caramel chocolate chip cookies are a bit healthier, but delicious! This low carb cookie recipe is low in sugar and high in flavor! They’re one of the best easy cookie recipes in my collection!
This past weekend, I volunteered to make dinner for a single mom and her 12-year-old son who attend the church I do. Mom had surgery last week and needs some help with meals while she’s on the mend. I love being able to help out others, so I was more than happy to sign up.
I did find it a bit shocking that the meal was to be absent of cheese. Wait… what?! This is Wisconsin… America’s Dairyland! Cheese is what we do! Nevertheless, I overlooked her apparent lack of food judgement. 😉 I made them mango chicken, my perfect mashed potatoes, and fresh green beans with bacon.
As I was packing everything up for delivery, I realized that I had forgotten to include a dessert! Lack of common sense on my part.
Since joining Weight Watchers 3 weeks ago, I’ve been trying to keep the kitchen clear of my “trigger foods”, which is a nice way of saying, I threw away all of my sugar. I can’t be trusted with it. *sobs*
All sobbing will end, however, after a bite of these low carb caramel chocolate chip cookies.
Not completely free of carbs, but definitely on the healthier end of the dessert spectrum. They’re chewy like a good cookie should be, and I used my new favorite sugar substitute, Erythritol, to sweeten them with. There’s a touch of real sugar in the chocolate chips and I didn’t skimp on the fat, which I admit was not the best idea for the weight watcher in me. But I was confident that the real butter and eggs would keep these cookies tasting pretty darned close to a full fat, sugar-loaded cookie.
One of the things I’ve learned about adjusting recipes to reduce the fat and calories is that if you try to change every single ingredient, you end up with a “treat” that tastes a lot like cardboard and very little like a satisfying snack.
It’s the mantra… say it with me… all good things in moderation!
If you want to cut the fat content in these caramel chocolate chip cookies, you can use applesauce or Greek yogurt as a replacement for some of the butter. Of course, you can always make the cookies a smaller size, too.
But come on, are smaller cookies really an option? 😉
I hope you love these low carb caramel chocolate chip cookies!
Low-Carb Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy caramel cookies kissed with bittersweet chocolate chips to make them soft and sweet, just like a good cookie should be! Only 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus per cookie!
- Heat oven to 360 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In the bowl of a stand or electric hand mixer, add butter and sugars. Beat on medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined before adding the other.
- Add vanilla extract and caramel flavoring and mix to combine.
- In separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips. Turn mixer speed to low and slowly incorporate the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined so as not to overwork the dough. Stir in chocolate chips using a wooden spoon.
- Using a 2-Tablespoon sized cookie scoop, place dough onto the cookie sheets, approximately 2 inches apart. Bake at 360 F. for 9 minutes. Cookies will still appear moist on top. Remove pans from oven and allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on pan before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
More low carb cookies and sweet recipes to try:
Raspberry Almond Low Carb Cheesecake Bites
- Low Carb Orange Chocolate Almond Meltaways, from 2 Desserts a Day.
- Coconut Almond Macaroons, from Kalyn’s Kitchen, are low sugar and gluten-free!
- Low Carb Salted Caramel Snickerdoodle Cookies, from The Sugarfree Mom.
- Low Carb Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies, from All Day I Dream About Food.