Roger is a huge cookie fan, and I must say, that for me, it's a toss up between cookies and cake--but I do love cookies (especially keto cookies). That's why I came up with these tasty Cream Cheese Cookies. They're perfect for when the Cookie Monster strikes!
What Makes These Keto Cream Cheese Cookies So Great?
- Easy - As simple as every other cookie recipe you've ever made.
- Fast - Done in under 30 minutes (not counting prep time).
- Gluten-Free - Great for a gluten-free snack or dessert.
- Low Carb - Only 3 net carbs per serving
Keto Cream Cheese Cookies | Keto Cookies Recipe
I truly love my cookies when it comes to dessert or snack options. I've come up with these Cream Cheese Cookies along with some other low carb desserts that really help you when you're' just dying for a little something indulgent, but something that won't knock you out of ketosis.
Honestly, when you take a bite of these Cream Cheese Cookies, you won't believe it's keto. No worries, it won't throw you out of ketosis. If you follow the directions and ingredients, you are definitely within the keto diet guidelines.
Is Cream Cheese Allowed On A Keto Diet?
Absolutely, it is. Cream cheese is one of the foods that seems to be made specifically for the keto diet. It's low carb and high fat, which makes it ideal to add to many main dishes or fat bombs to keep your macros on track.
If you need help figuring out what your macros should be for a ketogenic diet, check out my free Macros Calculator.
Do Cookies Made With Cream Cheese Need To Be Refrigerated?
As with a lot of keto baking, you should carefully wrap and store these cookies in the refrigerator. When they're first done, these Keto Cream Cheese Cookies are likely to be a little soft and crumbly.
But if you let them cool completely (if you have that much patience!) you will be richly rewarded.
You can store these cookies in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days. They also freeze well, but you have to be patient about defrosting them. Do not try to defrost in a microwave. That didn't work out so well for me!
Cream Cheese Cookie Variations
These tasty low carb cookies are quite the delight the way the recipe is written, but I consider most of my recipes a guide. The fun in cooking is making something perfect for YOU.
That being said, here are a few variations I've tried when making these cookies that might give you a little more inspiration as well:
- Press down in the middle of the cookie with your thumb before baking to create an indent. Fill with sugar-free preserves and bake.
- Omit Almond extract and use 1 tablespoon orange zest and orange extract.
- Use 1 tablespoon lemon zest and lemon extract.
What To Serve With These Keto Cream Cheese Cookies
I do love these Keto Cream Cheese cookies dunked into a hot cup of masala chai. or alongside my Keto Iced caramel Macchiato recipe.
You can also serve them with a small dollop of sugar-free preserves if you'd like. But honestly, I'm not sure they need anything else.
They're moist, soft little morsels of delight.
Can I Have Cookies On A Keto Diet?
You may assume that since cookies are known to be a sweet treat, that you can't have them on a keto diet. Well, you would be wrong. With the right keto-friendly ingredients, you can have cookies that rival even your sweetest favorites while staying in ketosis.
If you're looking for more great keto cookies, check out my Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're delightfully warm, gooey, chocolaty and completely low carb!
These Gluten-Free Spiced Keto Cookies are another great example of some cookies that are so delicious you won't be able to tell they're low carb. Give them a try as well!
Another fantastic keto cookie recipe is my Keto Almendrados Cookies recipe. They're a popular Spanish almond cookie and they're so good!
Another great keto cookie is my Almond Flour Cookies recipe! They're simple, delicious and keto 5-ingredient cookies.
I know it can be hard to believe that these are keto cookies. However, they definitely are. So, throw a batch together and enjoy knocking that sweet tooth craving out of the water while still complying with your planned way of eating.
In this Keto Cream Cheese Cookies recipe, the cream cheese really helps not just provide creaminess, and a slight tang, it actually also helps hold that almond flour together and makes the cookies easy to hold together.
They are a little crumbly when hot, so if you can be patient and let them cool off completely, you will be a lot happier with these keto cookies once you are done.
Not that I'm the most patient person in the world, but for a good cookie?
Yeah, I think I will hold a little!
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- 2 cups (224 g) Superfine Almond Flour
- 1/4 cup (30 g) coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) Kosher Salt
- 1/2 cup (113.5 g) Butter, at room temperature
- 4 ounces (113.4 g) Cream Cheese, at room temperature
- 1/3 cup (0.33 g) Truvia
- 1 (1 ) Eggs
- 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) Almond Extract
- In a small bowl, stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
- Using a paddle attachment on a stand mixer, or using a hand mixer, cream together the cream cheese, butter, and Truvia until fluffy.
- Add the egg and almond extract and beat until well incorporated.
- Gradually add in the almond flour, baking powder and salt. almond extract and egg.
- Cover the bowl and chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9 x 13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the dough from the fridge and scoop out the 2 tablespoons of dough at a time. Flatten each cookie.
- Bake for 22 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Press down in the middle of the cookie with your thumb before baking to create an indent. Fill with sugar free preservers and bake.
- Omit Almond extract and use 1 tablespoon orange zest and orange extract, or use 1 tablespoon lemon zest and lemon extract.
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Originally Published March 27, 2019
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I made these today and they turned out really yummy. I increased the sugar to 1/2 cup and used 1 tsp of coconut extract. Before a baking them I used a cream cheese filling in the thumb print and topped it with 3 chocolate chips. The dark brown edges added a toasted coconut flavor. The plus was that my house smelled amazing for hours after.
These cookies are eady and delicious. My first attempt at Keto cookies. Next time I might try jelly in center.
Christine A Mills
Is the nutritional information given PER cookie?
You will definitely want some coffee to go with it as it is a little dry. It’s also not a sweet cookie. More like a tea biscuit.
Not very sweet, but the dab of sugar free jam helped. I would make them again
I wonder if my oven is way hotter than yours. Or if cooking on tinfoil and nonstick spray makes it a lot hotter than cooking on parchment, because at 10 minutes, (not 22, TEN) the bottoms of my cookies were starting to be dark and burnt while the top didn’t have a hint of color.
I taste tested the darkest one, and I’m pretty happy with it anyway so far. 🙂 Then I turned the oven down to 300 and put the rest back in because I’m not convinced they’re actually cooked through, 🙂
Not very sweet and not that cream cheesy. Also, a bit dry. Found they can easily get dark on bottom before cooked on top. Not for me. Easy to make at least. My guest wasn't a fan either so I put a bunch of keto cream cheese frosting on it that helped a lot.
Omg these were so easy to make. They are delicious. I want to add a jam but it honestly is good by itself.