Best Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

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Soft, chewy, and full of flavor, these low carb cream cheese cookies are made with just a few ingredients. Whip the best keto cookies in just one bowl!

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Whether you are following a keto diet or not, these gluten-free cookies are perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat with your coffee or tea.

Cream cheese is not only a versatile ingredient for desserts, but it also adds creaminess to cream cheese pancakes. One of my all-time favorite creations is the low carb cheesecake, which is truly popular on the blog.

These cream cheese cookies are a hit with everyone when it comes to keto treats! You only need a few simple ingredients and basic kitchen tools to whip up these delicate and buttery low carb cookies that are perfect for any occasion. Best of all, they require just a few minutes of prep time.

So try these keto cream cheese cookies if you want to stick to your keto goals and enjoy something sweet but with fewer carbs. Nobody will believe they are keto since they taste incredibly delicious like regular ones.

Believe me when I say you will love these delicious cream cheese cookies since they are so easy to make using a few naturally low-carb ingredients. 

What Are Cream Cheese Cookies?

Cream cheese cookies are soft and moist cookies that use cream cheese as one of the main ingredients. These cookies often have a delicate buttery texture, making them a delightful treat for any occasion. Cream cheese cookies are super versatile and can be made in various flavors, such as vanilla, chocolate, orange, and lemon.

They are a popular choice for those following a keto or low-carb lifestyle since they can be made with low-carb sweeteners and almond flour instead of traditional wheat flour.

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies texture

Why Make This Recipe

  • You can make them ahead of time.
  • Easy to make with just a few low carb ingredients
  • Naturally gluten-free and sugar-free.
  • 2g net carbs per serving.
  • Only 10 minutes of prep.
  • They are perfect for a grab-and-go sweet treat or snack.
  • Made using only one bowl.
Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Ingredients Needed and Substitutions 

These gluten-free cream cheese cookies require only 7 low-carb ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. Here is a list of everything you will need:

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies Ingredients
  • Almond Flour and Coconut Flour – Use super fine almond and coconut flour to avoid creating any clumps. If you can’t find superfine flour, use a food processor to make it.
  • Butter – add a delicious buttery flavor. Ensure that you are using softened butter to mix easily. 
  • Cream Cheese – provides the cookies with a rich, creamy texture and flavor.
  • Sweetener – feel free to use your favorite sweetener. Just ensure that it is powdered to combine well with the cookie batter.
  • Egg – helps everything to bind together.
  • Baking Powder – helps the cookies rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Vanilla extract – use the best quality for a more intense flavor.
  • Salt – used to enhance all the flavors.

How To Make Cream Cheese Cookies 

These delicious sugar-free cream cheese cookies are extremely delicious and easy to make in less than 25 minutes. So check the list of ingredients and follow the next steps to enjoy the best cookies you have ever tried.

Making the Cream Cheese Cookie Dough

Add softened butter, cream cheese, and sweetener to a large mixing bowl and mix until fluffy and light in color.

Beat the egg, salt, and vanilla extract into the butter mixture until well combined.

how to make keto cream cheese cookies

Add the almond flour(1/2 cup at a time) and mix until the cookie batter is ready.

Forming the Cookies

Now it’s time to shape the cookies. Take a medium ice cream scoop and scoop portions of the dough onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or greased. Use your palm to gently flatten each cookie, creating a uniform thickness.

how to make cream cheese cookies

Baking Keto Cookies

Preheat your oven to 350F and then bake the cookies for approximately 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them and remove them from the oven when the edges turn lightly golden. The baking time may vary depending on your oven, so adjust accordingly.

Once the low carb sugar free cookies are baked, remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely. This cooling process will help the cookies become crisp and enhance their texture.

a tray of baked cream cheese cookies

Tips For Making The Best Cream Cheese Keto Cookies 

  • Sift all dry ingredients to ensure no clumps in the cookie batter.
  • You can chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes to make it easier to handle and help the cookies hold their shape while baking.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies. Otherwise, they will become dry and crumbly.
  • Don’t overmix the dough. This will make the cookies tough.

Recipe Variations

  • Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Chips Cookies – fold 1/4 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips into the cookie batter.
  • Make citrus flavor cookies. Add 2 tsp of orange or lemon zest for a refreshing flavor.
  • After the cookies have chilled, drizzle some homemade caramel sauce over them.
Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Storing Ideas

  • Room-Temperature: you can store these gluten-free cream cheese cookies in an airtight jar or container at room temperature. 
  • Freezer: the recipe for these Keto Cream Cheese cookies is also freezer-friendly. After completely chilling the cookies, place them in a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to six months.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Sure, you can double or triple the recipe and save half of the dough wrapped in plastic foil in the fridge or freezer until you want to enjoy some freshly baked soft cookies.

Are Cookies Keto-Friendly?

Regular cookies are not good for a keto diet since they are made using sugar and flour, both known to be high in carbohydrates. But fortunately, you can easily turn a regular cookie recipe into a keto one by making a few changes to the ingredients, as we did in this recipe.

Can I Substitute Coconut Flour For Almond flour In Keto Cream Cheese Cookies? 

I don’t recommend replacing the almond flour with coconut flour in this recipe since the coconut flour absorbs more liquid than almond flour, and I will have to change the amount of the rest of the ingredients.

Can I Use Other Type Of Cheese Instead Of Cream Cheese?

Sure, if you don’t have cream cheese, you can easily replace it with the same amount of mascarpone or ricotta cheese.

More Keto Cookies Recipes

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yelds 18 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Soft, chewy, and full of flavor, these low carb cream cheese cookies are made with just a few ingredients. Whip the best keto cookies in just one bowl!
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  • Preheat your oven to 350°F/ 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the butter, cream cheese, and sweetener until fluffy and light in color.
  • Add in the egg, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Mix in the almond flour and coconut flour until a soft dough forms. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the dough and place cookie balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookies using your palm, then bake them for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool to crisp up.


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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Keto Cream Cheese Cookies
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