Cream Cheese Cookies

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

With the holiday season coming up, of course, we’re starting to think about holiday cookies and treats! Even though my sons are in their late teens, decorating Christmas cookies has been a tradition we have maintained since they were kids. My older son has joined the low carb lifestyle with me for the most part, so this year, we’ll be decorating holiday cookies with this keto cream cheese cookies recipe – which I whip up often for a sweet treat but they’re they perfect low carb, gluten free cookie option for the holidays!

You can use cookie cutters for fun shapes with this keto cream cheese cookie dough – it retains shapes really well and with under 1g of net carbs per cookie – this is a delicious recipe to experiment with flavors like lemon or almond extracts in place of vanilla extract. Get creative! What I love about these keto cream cheese cookies is that they are delicious on their own and have almost a cheesecake-like texture!

As with most of my baking recipes, I use a mixture of coconut flour and almond flour for the best texture. I also used Swerve in this as my sweetener, however I alternate between monkfruit sweetener and Swerve…both work well!

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

This simple cookie recipe is delicious on it's own but also great with lemon extract and low carb lemon icing or for holiday shapes!
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Servings 10
Calories 110 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup Swerve sweetener or your favorite alternative
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

Instructions
 

  • Using a hand or stand mixture, whip the butter and Swerve until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the cream cheese.
  • Add the egg.
  • Using a wooden spoon, add in the flours and xanthan gum and mix until just combined.
  • Add the vanilla extract.
  • Form a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 3 hours, or overnight ideally.
  • When ready to use, roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to create your cookies.
  • Preheat oven to 350?.
  • Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 8 - 10 minutes, until they begin to brown. You can keep them in for another minute or so if you like crispier cookies.

Notes

Makes about 36 cookies. 4 cookies per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 120IUCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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