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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 Pumpkin Pie
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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.
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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

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

Can you use salted butter?

staysnatched

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

If you like.

Melissa Brown

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

I made these cookies using 2 cups of almond flour. When I entered the recipe into my carb manager app, it calculated 10.6 grams of net carbs per cookie. I made the cookies smaller and thus had 18 cookies instead of 12. Kind of disappointing don’t you think?

staysnatched

Wednesday 13th of January 2021

No, because using the brand of almond flour I use and point out my number is accurate. I recommend calculating your macros using the brands you use before making a recipe. 10 grams of net carbs sounds like an error, no matter what brand of almond flour you used.

Olivia

Monday 28th of December 2020

Thank you for the delicious recipe looks so tasty! Here's a great way I found to better your Keto Diet. I Hope it helps some others.

staysnatched

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

I hope you enjoy the cookies!

Lucy Bratanch

Monday 7th of December 2020

What type of sugar do I need to make these cookies😄

staysnatched

Friday 11th of December 2020

I use sweetener. There a link to what I recommend in the recipe card.

Sonserae F.

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Good Lawd! These were AMAZING plus as an added bonus they fit in perfectly with the custom keto meal plan I have been following for the last 6 weeks with much success (15lbs down, Hallelujah!) This has been a total game changer.

staysnatched

Friday 4th of December 2020

That's wonderful to hear!