Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

The Best Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

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Want to make something that will leave your family and guests wanting more? This keto cream cheese cookies recipe is an easy keto dessert for all occasions!  Get playful with the toppings and enjoy!

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Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Cookies are difficult sometimes.  Flour.  No flour.  Eggs. No eggs.  Bake.  No bake.  Dairy.  No Dairy.

There are so many people looking for good cream cheese cookie recipes and for good reason!  They are AMAZING!  Now, finding a KETO cream cheese cookie recipe that is amazing is another story.  Until now!

These keto cream cheese cookies are the first cookies that I've made that actually have the consistency of "regular" cookie dough.

Before I chose to partake in a keto lifestyle, I baked cookies, cakes and pies ALL the time.  I baked them for friends, family, parties, just about anything.  In fact, I was known for my baking.

It was the hardest thing for me to give up when first transitioning to keto.  And it was the most difficult for me to LEARN.  But I did learn!

I think these might be good with a bit of keto peanut butter.  Almond butter perhaps?  Isn't everything better with a bit of nut butter?  Hmmm.....  I might have to try that.

Don't be surprised if you make a batch and they disappear.   That's what happens with a house full of teens and tweens in my house!

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Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

I tried 3 different "toppings".  And truthfully, you don't need any toppings, I just wanted to make it fun!  I tried Lily's dark chocolate chips, another with cinnamon, and the last with powdered monkfruit.

The consensus was the powdered monkfruit was the best!  I happen to think so too.

These were super easy to make too which is always a bonus in my house!

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keto cream cheese cookie dough

You might be wondering....

Is Cream Cheese Keto Friendly?

YES!  Most definitely!   As with most cheeses, I stick with the full-fat version.  Cream cheese does have carbs so it is not a FREE food, but as long as you account for it all, then enjoy your cream cheese!

Kitchen Essentials

There really isn't anything exotic that you need to make keto cream cheese cookies.

Baking sheet -  You will definitely need a baking sheet, that is kind of a given!  I happen to love baking with the ceramic baking sheets like these ceramic ones!

Hand beater - a good old fashioned hand beater will do!  Nothing fancy needed!

Wire rack for cooling is always nice.  I think it adds a little extra something when cookies cool off on a wire rack.

I am a fan of erythritol. liquid stevia and monkfruit.  Those are my goto sweeteners.  These are the three that I suggest to always have on hand.  When I use erythritol,  I will almost always mix liquid stevia along with it.  Not always though!

I chose monkfruit for these cookies as well as the topping.

Of course, the toppings act as sweeteners to some degree as well.  This is where you get to be creative and playful!


Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

There are 2 things that really make these keto cream cheese cookies the BEST!

The first is the cream cheese.  I love cream cheese.  It makes everything taste better, kind of like butter.

The second is almond extract.  I've seen many cream cheese cookie recipes, but never any with almond extract.  It adds to the cream cheese flavor with perfection.

Special Notes

I encourage you to consider what your favorite topping might be and then test it out.  My favorites happen to be chocolate chips, powdered monkfruit and cinnamon.  But YOU might enjoy some other ones!

As I noted, the dough will be sticky and look (but not feel) crumbly.  This is perfect.  Just ball it up and you can see how it smooths out.

keto cream cheese cookie dough
keto cream cheese cookie dough

The recipe calls for you to lightly flatten the cookie dough balls.  What does that mean?  Well, take a look below at my lightly flattened dough balls!  You'll see an unflattened row and a flattened row.

keto cream cheese cookies

Are you wondering how to make powdered erythritol?  Check out this quick instructional video!  Yes, I am wearing my Nightmare Before Christmas Jammies!

The details:  If you have a high powered blender and some regular granular erythritol then you are all set.  In this video, I am using monk fruit, but erythritol works the same.

All you have to do is place some granular sweetener in a blender such as a magic bullet or ninja and blend for about a 30-60 seconds.  Make sure to shake it up on occasion to keep things circulating!



Other Keto Desserts From The Keto Option

Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butter Glaze Cookies

No Bake Coconut Cream Pie Cups    

Let's dive into how to make keto cream cheese cookies!


The Recipe

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Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

Keto Cream Cheese Cookies

4.48 from 115 votes
Servings 24
Calories 232.76 kcal



  • cinnamon powdered monkfruit, and/or dark, Lily’s dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly grease baking sheet with your choice of grease (I use coconut oil).

Base recipe

  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, monkfruit, egg, vanilla extract and almond extract with a hand beater. Make sure it is well blended.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together almond flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add almond flour mixture to cream cheese mixture and continue beating with hand beater.
  • The mixture will be sticky. Form a large ball and just manipulate it a bit and it loses the stickiness.
  • Form 1 inch ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Flatten just a tad so they are flat on the top yet still very thick.
  • Bake for 11 minutes or until the bases just starts to get brown.
  • Allow to mostly cool on the baking sheet and then move to cooling rack.


  • Play around! I sprinkled some with cinnamon, some with powdered erythritol and put a few Lily's chocolate chips on others!


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 232.76kcalCarbohydrates: 2.98gProtein: 3.73gFat: 23.66gSaturated Fat: 10.9gSodium: 31.46mgFiber: 1.51gSugar: 0.66g
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keto cream cheese cookies



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