Keto Berger Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies

Keto Berger Cookies

The Berger Cookie is a Maryland Classic. It is a cake-y cookie topped with a thick layer of chocolate fudge.


For the Cookie Layer
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup sweetener (used Swerve erythritol; add a tablespoon extra if you prefer these to be a little sweeter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
For the Fudge Layer
  • 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar-free syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons confectioner erythritol (used Swerve)


For the Cookie Layer
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter, salt, vanilla, and baking powder in bowl. Add in sweetener and egg.
  2. Mix xanthan gum and flour in separate bowl. Gradually add flour mix and milk to the butter mixture, alternating, starting with flour and ending with flour.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place about 1.5 tablespoons of dough on sheet in circle shape. Flatten the tops, so that the circle ends up being about 2" wide. Space 2" apart.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or until bottoms start getting golden brown, but tops are still a beige color. The final cookie should be about 3" in diameter.
For the Fudge Layer
  1. Put cocoa powder, coconut oil, syrup, vanilla, and heavy cream is microwavable bowl. Microwave for about one minute or until mixture is bubbly. Remove and stir. 
  2. Whisk in salt and sugar until smooth. If consistency is too thick, add a little more cream. If too runny, add more cocoa powder and confectioner sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. Spoon a thick layer of fudge on top of each cookie, spreading it slightly so that it runs to the edges. Store in a cool area away from heat.


3 grams of carbs per cookie, 17.9 grams of fat per cookie
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Sweets & TreatsKarissa Long