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Soft ‘N Chewy Cookie Pie For-1 (Or Two!) ๐Ÿช gluten free, keto & paleo

Looking for an easy (and portioned!) low carb dessert? This soft and chewy gluten free, paleo and keto cookie pie for one (or two!) is most definitely for you!

Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie-For-1
Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie-For-1

Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie-For-1 (Or Two!)

Soft ‘N Chewy!

This keto cookie pie is a cross between two of our most popular grain free cookie recipes on the site: our bakery-style chocolate chip cookies and toasted almond shortbread cookies.

The results? A soft and chewy cookie, that’s both incredibly tasty and aromatic. And, think only 15 minutes active time- ideal to satisfy individual cravings!

Pop it in the oven right after dinner and feel free to spoon warm (right off the dish!) with a generous scoop of our (no-churn & super luscious!) vanilla ice cream.

Alternatively, allow it to cool completely for a cookie that’s lightly crisp around the edges and even chewier.

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The Flours

Almond flour. You truly need a super finely ground almond flour here, as if you use meal your cookies will turn out dense and oily. Super fine almond flour brands includeย Anthonyโ€™sย ,ย WellBees and Bobโ€™s.

Coconut flour. I favor Anthonyโ€™sย (best taste & texture by a mile), but Bobโ€™s works great too.

Flaxseed meal. ย Youโ€™ll want to use golden flaxseed meal (I use Bobโ€™s), and regrind the flakes in your (very dry!) bullet or blender until finely powdered.

Oh, and donโ€™t forget a light sprinkle of flakey sea salt on top. Itโ€™ll cut through the chocolate and sweetness beautifully.

The Sweetenerย 

Youโ€™ve got options here. Think Lakantoย (least aftertaste and best texture),ย Swerve,ย Pyureย (at half the amount) and xylitolย (no aftertaste but very soft texture).ย Xylitol takes (much) longer to dry out and crisp up though, so just keep that in mind.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup around the house, as itโ€™s highly toxic to the little guys!ย ๐Ÿ•

Oh, and if just paleo or gluten free (or not restricted by sugars), simply sub 1-to-1 with coconut or regular sugar.

Don’t forget our (no churn!!) keto vanilla ice cream!!

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No-Churn Paleo, Low Carb & Keto Vanilla Ice Cream ๐Ÿฆ #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #icecream
Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie-For-1 ๐Ÿช #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #ketodesserts #cookies
Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie-For-1 ๐Ÿช #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #ketodesserts #cookies

Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie-For-1 ๐Ÿช #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree #paleo #healthyrecipes #ketodesserts #cookies

Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Cookie Pie For 1

Looking for an easy (and portioned!) low carb dessert? This soft and chewy gluten free, paleo and keto cookie pie for one (or two!) is most definitely for you!
Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.
4.95 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo
Servings 2
Calories 264 kcal



  • Lightly toast almond flour in a dry skillet or pan over medium heat, until fully golden and fragrant (2-4 minutes). Transfer to a plate and allow to cool completely. This is very important taste-wise, so don't skip! 
  • Prepare a small pie plate (roughly 4-inches/11cm in diameter) or ramekin. The cookie has a tendency to stick, so if you aren't eating it straight from the dish, grease and butter (or line) your baking dish. 
  • Add toasted almond flour, coconut flour, flaxseed meal, baking powder and salt to a small bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined and set aside.
  • Cream butter with sweetener in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl a couple times, 3-4 minutes. Add in vanilla and mix until fully incorporated.
  • With your mixer on low, add in half of your flour mixture- mixing until just incorporated. Mix in the rest.
  • Fold in chocolate and pecan bits. Press into prepared baking dish and chill in the freezer for 20 minutes. 
  • Preheat oven to 350ยฐF/180ยฐC while the cookie pie is in the freezer. Bake for 15-18 minutes until it just begins to brown. 
  • Allow it to set for 15 minutes prior to serving. Feel free to spoon it warm (right off the dish!) with a generous scoop of our (no-churn & super luscious!) vanilla ice cream. Alternatively, allow it to cool completely for a cookie that's lightly crisp around the edges. Store in an airtight container for up to three days (if there's any left!).  


*Please see section on Sweeteners for deets and possible substitution.ย 
Note that the shaped dough can be frozen for up to 3 months, and it can be baked straight from the freezer (adding 2-3 minutes more to the baking time).
Please note that one batch yields a 4-inch/11cm cookie pie (the equivalent of roughly 3 cookies). Nutrition facts were estimated per 1/2 the pie.ย 


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 300mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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  1. Sam F says:

    Not sure what happened. It came out super crumbly. Like no moisture at all. The flavor is great. But just not the texture I was hoping for.
    I toasted my Anthony’s almond flour. Whipped butter and golden swerve. It all climbed together when I incorporated choc chips and pecans. Froze in a glass ramekin. I was worried the glass would break freezer to oven. So I pulled it out and put it on a baking sheet.

  2. Sio says:

    I LOVE this recipe! What an amazing treat. I do NOT have a 4″ dish to make it in. I used two 3″ ramekins instead and the result was perfect! I don’t like Lily’s chocolate chips and used Montezuma’s Absolute Black (100% cacao) and it was divine! My only feedback is that the calorie count is absolutely incorrect. This is a dessert so I accept that this is a treat therefore you need to be flexible with the calories. I’m not just saying the calories are wrong because of what I got when I added into my calorie counter. I went through all your links for the ingredients and calculated the following:
    32 g of Anthony’s Almond flour: according to their label, 28 grams is 170 calories so that’s 182 calories.
    8 g of Anthony’s Coconut flour: label says 7 grams has 30 calories.
    1/4 tsp Golden Flaxseed meal: this is barely 2 grams so I’m going to give a pass on this since it’s no more than 15 calories.
    42 grams of grass-fed butter: 300 calories
    30 g of Lily’s chocolate: the label says 40 grams is 170 calories so 30 grams is about 125 calories
    20 grams of pecans: the label says there are 200 calories in 28 grams so 20 grams is about 143 calories.
    Math: 182+30+15+300+125+143= 795 calories. You’ve posted there are 2 servings at 264 calories each. 795/3=265. Did you mean to say this makes 3 servings?
    I love your recipes. You are an inspiration! I hope this doesn’t come across as rude, I simply want to help. Please feel free to delete this or let me know how much of a jerk I am. Sorry in advance.

  3. Marie says:

    5 stars
    You are brilliant. All of your recipes are absolutely amazing! This one is such a gift. Thank you! Flavorful beyond imagination. You make it easy for me to stay well. Really appreciate all you do!

  4. JoAnn M says:

    Very yummy. I used remakins and made two batches. They turned out crisp, the way I like them. Had company who was a low career, served 1/3 of a cookie for each of us along with low carb vanilla ice cream. I think they will travel well too.

  5. Julie says:

    I just finished eating this and it was amazing! So good. But Iโ€™m wondering about the calories. I entered everything into MFP and I got 385 calories, 3 net carbs, 37 g fat and 6.6 G protein per serving. Any idea how itโ€™s so far off? Iโ€™ve double checked everything and it seems right. Thanks so much

    • Heidi N says:

      At least he net carb is accurate… ๐Ÿ™‚ as ketoer, for me that is most important. I have found at times bat the brand of almond flour matter a lot, when it comes to calories. I have no idea why, beside thinking it can be that some almond flours have higher fat content than others depending on type of almond/if fat is taken out while grinding etc

  6. Cony says:

    Paola , I just want to wish your recovery continues on! Iโ€™m subscribed and I read the touching letter that was on the mail , I canโ€™t imagine the torturous process of healing youโ€™ve been through and for so long ! I know you read all of our comments and I want to send your way positive energy and lots of love . Iโ€™m so waiting for you to tell us you are full recovered and back on track again !. Iโ€™m so grateful you didnโ€™t stay away from gnom gnom , because I love your site , recipes and the commitment and passion you put in this for us , making our journey in low carb /keto much enjoyable!! Xoxo!!

  7. Joan says:

    This looks so good! I cannot wait to try it. However, I am looking for a suggestion on the pie plate or ramekin that could be frozen and then baked. Most ramekins are ceramic and I am afraid it would crack going from the freezer to the oven. Can I form it and pop it into the freezer without it being in the pan then pop it back in and bake it?

    • LJ says:

      I sextupled the batch and used a non stick mini pie pan / muffin top pan by USA pan. They fit perfectly, and it all came together nicely, but I fear I overbaked it because the center was so pale and unappealing and I kept hoping it would improve but then the edges got pretty brown. Still, if I hadn’t overdone it I think it would be quite nice. I added 1/8 tsp of almond extract to the mix, as I always have in the past for my non keto cc cookies and it was quite good. Remember only 1/8 for all the extra I made. I wouldn’t go over a 1/4 tsp depending on your brand.

  8. patricia says:

    Oh my gosh these look delicious……Plus, NO EGGS !!! Wonderful since I am allergic to them. Love recipes with egg substitutes! Thank you so much.

  9. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    Made this cookie pie for myself on this Christmas Eve. I used hazelnuts and served it up with Paola’s vanilla ice cream. I only ate half a cookie after practicing some serious restraint. Tomorrow if I go downstairs and find the other half of my cookie missing, there will be a reckoning. Santa Claus this means you! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ‘€

  10. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    Quick question here! I vastly prefer this recipe to the more popular “bakery style salted cookies” on your blog (purely just a personal taste preference thing!), but would like to occasionally make it into individual cookies rather than a cookie pie. Do you think I’d need to tweak anything in order to make it work as cookies (add an egg, etc)? It’s virtually perfect as is, so I’d hate to change anything unnecessarily ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•. Thanks for any thoughts you may have!

    • Paola says:

      Hi Sarah! I mean, these are a cross between the bakery-style ones and the toasted almond shortbread… so I get why you love them ๐Ÿ˜‚! Egg is optional? If you add it they’ll turn out more cakey (like the bakery-style) and without it a bit crumblier (like the shortbread). Hope this helped!

  11. ketofy says:

    5 stars
    this looks so good!! issit possible to use swerves confectioners and would it be the same amount as the lakanto? Thank you!

  12. Solora says:

    Hi Paola! This looks amazing! Do you know how much I’d have to multiply the recipe /time for to fill a 9 inch pie tin of the same shape as yours?

    • Paola says:

      Hi Solora! I think 4x should be enough to cover a pie (you could do 5x to be sure its 9-inch vs 8-inch?). You can always keep it frozen for future need ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo!

  13. Sher says:

    5 stars
    Our fav keto dessert ever. I would rate these highly even if I wasn’t on a keto diet. SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!!!! Taste like pecan buttery shortbread (yea we try not to eat all of the dough before baking but it’s hard) crossed with chocolate chip. I use some sukrin gold sweetener (1/3 ratio) mixed with the the lakato sweetener. Thank you!

  14. Jen Butler says:

    5 stars
    I write this with the last bite of my cookie cake in my mouth. While also smiling.

    I’m good at multi-tasking.

    It was my boss’s birthday and he’s on a keto journey, which often brings a case of the sads when he wants something sweet. I decided to be the hero.

    I followed the recipe to a T (doubling it to make enough for an employee luncheon, figuring each person could have a small square) and then got sassy and used your cream cheese frosting recipe for icing on top! I’d never tried cookie cake with cream cheese icing before, but dear god… It was an amazing mix.

    I set the cake out at the luncheon and put a sign in front of it “warning” people that it was keto-friendly and sugar-free. I directed sugar-eaters to the publix cupcakes.

    Well… Every single person tried some of the cookie cake, even the normies. And every person loved it.

    It was a HIT.

    And only 2 cupcakes were consumed. ::smug smile::

    I’m saving and sharing this recipe. I loved it. I love this website.

    (It’d be cool if you had a place for followers to post pics of what their recipe outcomes looked like!)

    • MaryAnn says:

      Cat and Paola,
      I was so enjoying reading about this delicious cookie! Then to see the Vulgar comment ๐Ÿคฎ Cat made! Putting that out of mind, gonna make the cookie!
      Thank You Paola for the hard work and dedication it takes to create the recipes that are gnom-gnom.
      Thank You

      • Becky says:

        I’m with You Mary Ann… no need subject the rest of the Paola’s followers to Your limited vocabulary. I also felt this was a clean and safe site; So classy and SO excellent. Since we don’t know one another and this isn’t a private chat, lets all just use our company language. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Tiffany Alessi says:

    Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a newbie to Keto (and absolutely in love with your website btw) and still trying to figure out carbs vs. net carbs. Does this recipe have 6 net carbs per 1/2 cookie or would the net carbs be lower than that because of the fiber content?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  16. Ginny B. says:

    5 stars
    Just made this tonight. Wow. Very delicious. I doubled the recipe, but used only four tablespoons of butter (trying to lower calories a bit). I did add two tablespoons of sour cream while creaming butter and sugar to make up for reduced butter. I have to admit I was skeptical because there were no eggs and I have never before toasted almond flour before using. But I was happily proven wrong! This recipe is a definite keeper. Thank you so much for your terrific creativity!

    • Paola says:

      Ginny that’s wonderful to hear! And yes on toasting the almond flour, adds a lot of depth to baked goods ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! xo

  17. WrenX says:

    5 stars
    This was AMAZING. I made it for my DD’s birthday–only my DH is Keto and gluten-free–and everyone loved it. Delicious! Thank you!

    • Paola says:

      That’s SO wonderful to hear Wren! So happy you all enjoyed it so much and thanks for leaving a comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Anna D says:

    I am obsessed with your recipes! I’ve made the brownies three times, and every single recipe I’ve made from you has turned out well. I’m so excited to try this recipe – and I’m also excited to see you mention Lakanto! It’s my favorite sweetener to date. Anyway, this is just a very long way to say thank you for your efforts and keep up the great work!

    • Paola says:

      Oh lol that’s seriously wonderful to hear Anna! And I get you on Lakanto, I’ve recently been experimenting more with it and I must say I’m falling in love ๐Ÿ˜‰ xo and thanks so much for your lovely comment!

  19. Francesca says:

    Paola, you glorious wizard…I have a challenge for you: a keto stroopwafel! *
    Every single one of your recipes has been a hit (the magical tortilla dough and bakery-style choc chip cookies are my favourites as of now) , and I’m making my way through all of them, don’t you worry haha, but I would love to see a stroopwafel recipe. I feel like if anyone can do it, you can!

    *also no pressure, really, sorry if this sounds like I’m making demands of you. Really appreciate the time & effort you’ve invested into this site xxx

    • Paola says:

      Is it just me Francesca or we both have Italian first names and Dutch last names?!! I was actually thinking of stroopwafels last week (I’m working on ice cream cones!)- so it’s a definite possibility ;)! And no worries, I love getting requests. A bunch of recipes on the site are the result of readers cravings lol!

      And so awesome you’re enjoying the recipes so much, comments like this literally make my day ๐Ÿ™‚

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