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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups are so rich and chewy, you’d never know they were low carb, gluten free and keto friendly! Filled with low carb chocolate buttercream these easy to make cookie cups will impress any guest!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream frosting

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups With Chocolate Buttercream

Who could imagine a life lived without cookies in it at all? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t survive. Chocolate chip cookies are a weakness of mine which is why I’m obsessed with these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream. 

These cookie cups are a sugar-free, low carb treat topped with a light and fluffy chocolate buttercream, that is literally and figuratively the icing on the cake when it comes to this recipe. 

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With a keto friendly dessert this good, you’ll never have to pass on dessert again. Even those who aren’t trying to eat keto will be snagging these up by the arm full.

2 Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream frosting and 1 with a bite taken out

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Making cookie cups is just as easy as making regular cookies, with just a few small differences in ingredients. 

For the cookie cups, cream together the butter and Lakanto, and then cream in the egg, vanilla, molasses, and stevia glycerite. Stir in the almond flour, salt, and baking soda, and then fold in the chocolate chips.

Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the cookie dough and chill. Get out a mini muffin tray and spray the inside of the wells with coconut oil. Divide the cookie dough between the wells, and press it down. Bake until golden and cool to room temperature. Lastly, just pop out the cookie cups with a butter knife.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream frosting

Can I Make These Cookie Cups With Another Icing?

Yes, you can absolutely change up the icing flavor to whatever your preferences allow. Just be mindful of the carbohydrate content if you’re still trying to stay keto or low carb.

If you want to take this specific recipe and make it vanilla instead of chocolate, it’s actually really simple. The recipe is actually already set up as a vanilla base, the only thing that turns it into chocolate is the addition of cocoa powder and dark chocolate. So, to make this icing vanilla, simply skip the steps and ingredients that involve the chocolate and cocoa powder. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream frosting with a bite taken out

What’s The Best Way To Apply Buttercream Icing?

There’s really no right or wrong way to apply your buttercream icing to the chocolate chip cookie cups. You can spread with a knife, spatula, or pipe it on using a piping tip and bag. 

I recommend piping the icing on because it makes them look super cute! But they will, by all means, come out just as tasty with spread on icing as well. 

A little tip if you still want that bakery piping look but don’t have the tools. You can put the icing into a ziplock bag, scooping all the icing into one corner of the bag.

Once the icing is in, simply snip off the corner of the bag to make a hole big enough for the icing to come through in the thickness desired. Then just apply the icing as you would if you were using a piping bag. 

1 Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream frosting

Tips For Making Buttercream Icing

  • When it comes to buttercream frosting you want to make sure that the sugar base you are using is alway confectioners (or powdered) you do not want granulated because it will give the icing a gritty, or lumpy texture instead of the soft creamy texture we want. You can use powdered erythritol or powdered monk fruit if you don’t have Swerve Confectioners on hand. 
  • If your frosting is too thick add a little more swerve confectioners until you’ve reached your desired consistency. If the frosting is too thick, add a small amount of extra whipping cream until you reach your desired consistency. 
  • Don’t just throw away unused frosting. It can be used to top any of your other keto friendly desserts, like the ones listed below. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream frosting

Other Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

More Keto Desserts Perfect For Indulging

We all have those cravings for a good dessert, and who says you can’t give into them? Keto will allow you to feed into your sweet tooth without overindulging. 

Next time you want to reach for a big slice of cake, or a sugar-filled cookie, check out one of these ket friendly recipes instead. All recipes are low carb, and low sugar complaint. 

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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups are so rich and chewy, you'd never know they were low carb, gluten free and keto friendly! Filled with low carb chocolate buttercream these easy to make cookie cups will impress any guest!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Chocolate Buttercream

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 211kcal
Author: Faith

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Chocolate Buttercream:

Instructions

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

  • Cream together the butter and Lakanto, and then cream in the egg, vanilla, molasses, and stevia glycerite. Stir in the almond flour, salt, and baking soda, and then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the cookie dough and chill (about 25 minutes in the freezer or 2 to 3 hours in the fridge).
  • Preheat oven to 325F. Get out a mini muffin tray and spray the inside of 20 wells with coconut oil. Divide the cookie dough between the 20 wells, and press it down.
  • Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature, and then pop out the cookie cups with a butter knife.

Chocolate Buttercream

  • While the cookie cups are baking, make the buttercream. Melt the cacao butter in a microwave or double boiler.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted. Mix in the Swerve Confectioners, cocoa powder, vanilla, stevia glycerite, and salt. Beat in the cream (the mixture will look curdled). Beat in the melted chocolate until smooth.
  • Pipe the buttercream into the cooled cookie cups.
  • Serve, and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.

Notes

The stevia-sweetened baking chips + Lakanto contain 148g sugar alcohol per entire recipe.
Net carbs per serving = 2.6g net carbs

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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