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Easy Keto Low-Carb Soft Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

These Easy Keto Low-Carb Soft Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies are a simple and sugar-free recipe. They are made with almond flour and perfect for Christmas cookies and the holiday season.

keto low carb sugar cookies on a red plate with cream cheese frosting

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Looking for Christmas cookies? This recipe is perfect. It makes soft cookies that aren’t crispy at all. Kids and adults alike will love them.

ingredients for keto low carb gluten free sugar cookies

Is Cream Cheese ok on Keto Diet?

Absolutely! 2 ounces of cream cheese has 2 net carbs, which is really small when divided among multiple servings.

How to Make Keto Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

  1. Line a cookie sheet or sheet pan with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Add the sweetener and butter to a mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer. Add the cream cheese, egg, and vanilla. Add the almond flour and mix.
  3. Use a cookie scoop to scoop 10-14 cookies onto the sheet pan or cookie sheet. I made mine using 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough which made 10 cookies.
  4. Bake.
ingredients for keto low carb gluten free sugar cookie dough
ingredients for keto low carb gluten free sugar cookie dough

How to Store the Cookies

Store the cookies in an air tight container. They can be left at room temperature for 4 days.

ingredients for keto low carb gluten free sugar cookie dough

Can You Use Coconut Flour?

Coconut flour absorbs flour differently in comparison to almond flour. Coconut flour is highly absorbent and will absorb a lot of moisture.

As such, I did not use any coconut flour in this recipe. For desserts and baking, I typically stick to almond flour.

Check out more Tips on Baking with Coconut Flour here.

keto low carb gluten free sugar cookies on a plate
keto low carb gluten free sugar cookies on a plate
keto low carb gluten free sugar cookies on a plate

Freezer Tips

The cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature.

More Keto Cookie Recipes

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Keto Double Chocolate Cookies

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Keto Pumpkin Pie
Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Add cream cheese royal icing!

keto low carb gluten free sugar cookies on a plate
keto low carb gluten free sugar cookies on a plate

Cooling is Important

The longer the cookies cool, the firmer they will be. Patience is crucial. I let these cool in a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes so they could firm up.

keto low carb sugar cookies on a red plate with cream cheese frosting
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Easy Keto Low-Carb Soft Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

These Easy Keto Low-Carb Soft Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies are a simple and sugar-free recipe. They are made with almond flour and perfect for Christmas cookies and the holiday season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword keto Christmas cookies, keto sugar cookies, low carb Christmas cookies, low carb sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 91kcal

Ingredients

Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet or sheet pan with a silicone baking mat.
  • Add the sweetener and butter to a mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer.
  • Add in the cream cheese and mix.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix.
  • Add the almond flour and mix until cookie dough forms.
  • With wet hands, use a cookie scoop or spoon to shape the cookies. For large cookies I make them with 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of cookie dough. This will produce 10- 12 cookies. Flatten each using the palm of your hands.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes until the cookies begin to brown. Mine were done around 11 minutes. You don’t want the bottoms to turn brown, this will result in burnt cookies. The bottom should be golden when removed from the oven.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Icing

  • Combine the ingredients and spread on the cookies. If this doesn’t produce enough icing for you, add more cream cheese and confectioners sweetener as needed.
  • Ice the cookies after they have cooled completely.

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Notes

If you plan to add icing to the cookies you may want to use 1/2 cup of sugar. 3/4 cups of sugar will produce sweet cookies.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g
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Recipe Rating




Amy Jones

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Loved this!So easy to make, tastes amazing and love that it's gluten free since my daughter has Celiacs. I found my new Christmas sugar cookie!

staysnatched

Saturday 7th of November 2020

Yay! So glad you enjoyed them!

Cathy

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

Made these today and they were spectacular! I doubled the recipe except I used 4 cups of almond flour, 1 cup of sweetener and 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of almond extract. I made 48 cookies and they turned out with almost a macaroon-type texture. I can see making these with many different varieties. Another great recipe - thank you!

staysnatched

Tuesday 29th of September 2020

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed them.

Cindi

Thursday 27th of August 2020

These are great! And easy! I just made a second batch & put some lemon juice in the icing... SO yummy & perfect with a late morning cup of coffee thanks for sharing.

staysnatched

Saturday 29th of August 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Jessica

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

We made the recipe!! Very good!!! When we did the calculations though, it comes out to 1.8 net carbs!!!! Are we doing something wrong?

staysnatched

Tuesday 4th of August 2020

Probably not. Your calculation should always differ as we use different brands with different macros. It isn't meant to be exact for what you will prepare.

Valerie B Williams

Sunday 12th of July 2020

I made these today and they were delicious. I actually ran out of Almond flour, so used 3 c almond and 1/8 coconut which worked perfectly. I also added a half cup of pecans and a bit of baking powder. 20 lushious cookies

staysnatched

Sunday 12th of July 2020

Yum! that sounds so good!