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Keto Fudge Cookies

Maria Emmerich
Servings 12


  • 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil softened
  • 1 cup Natural Sweetener or allulose
  • 1 tsp stevia glycerite omit if using Swerve
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Redmond Real Salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla or other extract like cherry!


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, sweetener and stevia together. Add in the eggs, stir until well combined. Finally mix in the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla. Form 1 inch balls. Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet before removing.
  • VARIATION: Smoosh in-between my easy keto ice cream recipe!


Traditional Cookie = 151 calories, 9.4g fat, 1g protein, 21 carbs, 2g fiber
“Healthified” Cookie = 97 calories, 9.4 g fat, 2.4g protein, 6.5 carbs, 4.6g fiber (1.9 effective carbs)
Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Lisa, motyok says:


    My son has some pretty major gut issues, and was greatly helped by the SCD/GAPS protocols, which do not allow starches. They do allow honey, but I am wondering if this product would be beneficial. He is currently having a flare up–first in over a year–due to some major life stress. I am doing bone broths and fermented foods to help out. Should I look into this sweetener?

  • YES LISA! This would be a HUGE help for your son!

    FYI: The honey bear is the only animal found in nature with a problem with tooth-decay (honey decays teeth faster than table sugar). Honey = highest calorie content of all sugars with 65 calories/TBS, compared to the 48 calories/TBS found in table sugar.

    Happy Eating!

  • Hi Maria–I just received both of your books (the mood/cravings one and the Nutricious and Delicious ) and am SO excited to start using them! I also passed them on to all the other women on my weight loss message board so hopefully you’ll be getting more orders 🙂

    My question is…do you recommend Just Like Sugar over Truvia? I cannot stand Stevia (I am a super taster and it leaves a horrible aftertaste in my mouth) and I like Truvia as long as it’s not in something hot (like my coffee–I also get a weird taste with Truvia in hot stuff).

    Thanks for your help and the wonderful customer service I received from you!

  • Lisa, motyok says:

    Thanks Maria, I will order some for him to try. Gotta help where I can.

  • Lisa, this info will help too:
    Chicory Root Benefits
    1. CHOLESTEROL: It decrease the levels of serum LDL cholesterol in the blood.
    2. INFLAMMATION: It contains vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants.
    3. DIABETES: The inulin content is not digestible, so its lack of glucose can help promote optimal blood sugar levels while also increasing stool bulk and consistency.
    4. CONSTIPATION: It provides soluble fiber, which improves digestion.
    5. GALL BLADDER ISSUES: It builds your body’s resistance to gallstones and liver stones. By increasing the flow of bile, it assists the body in digesting foods and liquids. The extra bile also helps break down fats in the body.Chicory root has a mild laxative effect, increases bile from the gallbladder, and decreases swelling.
    6. URINARY INFECTIONS, KIDNEY STONES and GOUT: It has diuretic properties that provide protection for the urinary tract system and kidneys. Toxins are removed and the cleansing of the body is stimulated because of an increase in urine flow. It has been used to expel gravel, calcium deposits, and excess uric acid from the body, which helps to prevent gout and kidney stones.
    7. WEIGHT LOSS: Chicory root benefits weight loss because of the effect it has on the digestive system. It is an excellent source of fructooligosaccharides which help promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. It also increases the rate of the break down of fats. It also helps with weight loss because it helps keep insulin levels low while enjoying sweet foods.
    8. NATURAL “Liver” CLEANSER: Chicory root also supports the body’s detoxification system through the liver and kidneys, and is believed to help with calcium absorption. Chicory also helps prevent jaundice and an enlarged liver when mixed with water. Because of Chicory Root’s potential for removing contaminants from the digestive system, the liver does not have to work as hard to filter out toxins that may have escaped into the bloodstream. It also acts as a gentle laxative and diuretic for removing excess water and toxins, and this can also reduce strain on the liver.
    9. ANXIETY: It is a natural sedative and anti-inflammatory for the nervous system. If you have anxiety issues and still drink coffee, this sweetener can help.
    10: INDIGESTION: It acts as an herbal antacid, the root neutralizes acid and correct acid indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, vomiting, upset stomach. Because it stimulates bile production, this helps to speed up the digestive process after eating too much rich food.
    11. SKIN: Used externally, the Chicory Root has healing properties for cuts, sunburn, swellings, hemorrhoids, and poison ivy. It reduces the inflammation of rheumatism and the pain of stiff and sore joints.

  • Tranquil Baby Coach-
    Thank you SOOOOO much for your support!

    I have a few clients who are super tasters and they like Just Like Sugar. I like the components and benefits of Just Like Sugar better than Truvia.

    Another sweetener you would like better is xylitol. Xylitol occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables and is even produced by the human body during normal metabolism. Manufacturers make it from plants such as birch and other hard wood trees and fibrous vegetation. Some people prefer the taste of xylitol.
    1. Reduces Cavities: It does not break down like sugar and keeps a neutral pH level in the mouth. Xylitol prevents bacteria from sticking to the teeth, which protects the teeth from tooth decay. Acid-producing bacteria falls as much as 90%. After eating xylitol, the bacteria do not stick well on the surface of the teeth which decrease plaque buildup.
    2. Reduces Ear Infections: It has be used as medicine in stopping bacterial growth to help prevent ear infections in young children. It also clears out excess earwax and inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria in the pharyngotympanic tubes.
    3. Helps with Asthma: Since asthma is linked to chronic post-nasal drip, xylitol can also help by breaking the cycle of bronchial inflammation.
    4. Help clear up Candida (yeast overgrowth).
    5. Increases White Blood Cells: Increasing immune health and protects us from chronic disease and bacterial infections.
    6. Protects newborns from streptococcus if the nursing mother consumes this. It is proven to help decrease this oral bacteria by 80%.
    7. Decrease Allergies and Sinus Infections: They now have a nasal spray made of xylitol because it decreases the harmful bacteria that gather in the cells of our nose.
    8. Reduces Ovarian Cysts, PCOS and Breast Cancer: Consuming sugar creates high insulin levels which increase the production of estrogens, leading to an estrogen-dominant condition, and also interfere with healthy ovarian function. Insulin resistance is a major cause of a growing hormonal problem called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Signs that the body is being exposed to higher levels of the male hormones include acne, loss of head hair, and an increase in body hair. Lowering insulin levels is crucial for not only treating PCOS but also resolving most other hormonal imbalances, including those leading to breast cancer.
    UNDESIRED PROPERTIES = Xylitol has very few known side effects, although some people report diarrhea when adding xylitol into their diets.

  • Lisa, motyok says:

    Thanks for the extra info. You Rock!

  • Susan Pelter says:

    Maria, once again, you’ve created a hit! My boyfriend says these cookies are so delicious they are “scary.” He worries that he really shouldn’t eat them because they’re so good they must be bad for him, SOMEHOW, LOL. Thanks for all you do — I now own all of your books!

  • Thanks SO much Susan! You totally made my night!;)))

  • Rischa says:

    Hi Maria, Do you happen to know when Just Like Sugar will be back in stock in your Amazon store? I would love to try these. Is there something I could use to replace it in the mean time?

  • Hi Rischa! You can find it here on sale: http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/B00430EJY6

    Happy Baking! Thank you for ordering from my aStore! It helps me keep practicing recipes!!!

  • DM800 says:

    Prebiotics are fiber found in certain foods. These fibers are not digested and reside in the intestine, where food that stimulates the growth of probiotic bacteria. Some foods that contain prebiotics are: onions, garlic, bananas, asparagus, tomatoes, honey, oatmeal, barley and other whole grains and many kinds of beans.

  • Anonymous says:

    No flour at all? Guess that’s the ‘fudge’ part…
    I used butter and my cookies flattened out into thin wafers. Still yummy. But not cookie-like.
    Any ideas? Suggestions?

  • Yes… No flour. If you use Just Like Sugar the cookies turn out. No one else has had a problem… I feel bad:(

    I wonder what happened…

  • Anonymous says:

    Used JLS, brown…you think that made the difference?
    Yummy, nonetheless….

  • Hmmm, I would think that would work…Other people have made them and I have only heard good things.


  • Anonymous says:

    Is there a way to substitute the eggs and butter for a vegan recipe? (not a fan of coconut either. :-\ )

    • Sorry, coconut oil is my standard replacement for butter for vegan. I’m not sure about eggs. It needs to bind the ingredients. I guess you could try whatever you usually substitute for eggs (maybe ground flax and water) and see how it turns out. 🙂

  • Amy says:

    These are so good! Made these for a preschool class, I don’t think anyone believed these were actually healthy. Put these in your next kid cook book.

  • Anonymous says:

    I was so excited about this sugar until I used it. The taste was horrible. I havent tried your recipe.. Maybe it was the recipe I used..? The taste was very strong chemical like taste, kind of like a strong sweet & low taste. I used the table top version of this sugar because the recipe I used specifically said to use that one.

  • Denise says:

    I’d like to make these. Can I substitute Swerve? If so how much should I use?

    Thank you.

  • Elaine R says:

    OMG Maria, these are amazing! They taste like a brownie, I have been missing something like this since I have been low carb (3yrs) Thanks so much for this fantastic recipe!

  • Shaunie says:

    Just made these into Ice cream sandwiches!!!! Yumm!

  • Amanda says:

    Hi Maria! I’ve just recently found your site and am so impressed with the recipes and information you offer. I’ve removed sugar and incorporated lowcarb/hi fat/moderate protein in my diet for quite some time now, but it’s always wonderful to get new inspiration for yummy recipes and I’m very interested in reading your books as well 🙂

    I’m a lover of hard copy books but living in Canada, most of them are not available here, and Amazon.com won’t ship them here; is there any particular reason why? I don’t mind the high quality pdfs as an option but I always love having a physical book, particularly for recipes 🙂

  • Heather says:

    I made these cookies tonight (along with your tomato parmesan soup from the slow cooker cookbook) and they were both really delicious. For the cookies I did cut the Swerve down to 1/2 cup and still thought they were really, really sweet. Next time I will cut the swerve down to a little more then 1/4 cup to see if that is the right sweetness for our tastes. I think these would be really great with Chocoperfection chunks in them but I will have to abstain from now until I get to my goal weight!

    Thanks for yet 2 more fantastic recipes!

  • Amanda says:

    Just wanted to comment and say I’ve made these cookies twice in the past week and a half (and that’s for only two of us!) because we are eating them constantly!! LOL My boyfriend is a sugar fanatic, whereas I am off sugar completely, so I try to make sugar free treats as much as possible – he can’t believe these are actually good for him! 🙂

    I use xylitol as my sweetener of choice, and I found that even without using any Swerve, that 2/3 cup total sweetener is more than sufficient for this recipe, for our tastes – not sure if it maybe converts differently but thought I’d mention that in case anyone else is using xylitol as well 🙂

    I have a queue of recipes of yours to try now but I keep getting requests for these cookies!! LOL

  • Judith says:

    Just Like Sugar gives this cookie it’s brownie chewy goodness. I made then in foil cupcake liners in muffin tins to create brownie bites. The raw cocoa powder I used gave them a super chocolate punch! They would be perfect mixed into ice cream.

    One tip is to cream the butter then add the Just Like Sugar 1/4c at a time. I dumped mine all together and it solidified against the side of the bowl. Had to scrape it off with a knife. Adding the eggs softened it up and it did not effect the finished product.

    Next batch I will use 3/4c cocoa powder and see how that works.

    These will be a regular addition in our house.

  • Barbara Chase says:

    My pantry contains Just Like Sugar, Baking and Brown. I was not sure which one of their products you were referring to and the link I clicked on to find out didn’t work. Could you please clarify this for me? I never ordered the Table Top product. I ended up with crumbly cookies the first time so I crumbled them some more and used them as a chocolate crust for my cheese cake cookie bars and sprinkled the extra crumbs on top! They were yummy so no loss!

  • Carol says:

    Just made these-texture is good but the taste is off to me. Used Swerve and erythritol and taste is weird. Also should state in directions to use a blender cause I was mixing by hand it the dough stiffened up on me and wouldn’t mix up right.

  • Yomi says:

    This recipe appears to be almost the same recipe as the Mint Cookies in Quick and Easy Ketogenic Cooking. I made the mint cookies, using 1 3/4 cups Swerve confectioners and I’m not sure what happened. They never spread out in the oven. The were puffy domes, not flat as pictured. Any idea why that happened?

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