A plate of freshly glazed Keto Italian Lemon Cookies on a striped cloth, with a cut lemon and a mug in the background.

Italian Lemon Cookies (Keto, Gluten Free)

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A keto cookie twist on a classic Italian cookie. These Italian lemon cookies are the perfect combination of sour and sweet and will keep you coming back for more.

Italian lemon cookies

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Italian Lemon Cookies

Who doesn't love a sweet treat? But for those who love the ketogenic diet, finding delicious low carb dessert options can be quite challenging. Not anymore my friends. This is where Italian Lemon Cookies come in! These mouthwatering treats are the perfect indulgence without the guilt.

The citrusy flavor of the lemon pairs beautifully with the almond flour base, which provides a nice crunch and nutty flavor. This combination creates a deliciously tasty cookie that certainly doesn't hold back on the sweet. Plus, the lemon juice used in the recipe adds a bright, zesty flavor that will get you salivation just by thinking about it.

So, if you're looking for a new dessert to add to your recipe book, look no further!

Italian Lemon Cookies (Keto)

Tools Needed

Following are the tools you will need to make these delicious cookies!

How to Make Italian Lemon Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the butter and ½ cup sweetener into a mixing bowl and blend until creamy. Add the remaining ingredients for the cookies into the bowl and continue mixing until well combined.

How to Make Italian Lemon Cookies

Form the mixture into 15 evenly sized cookies and place them onto the baking sheet.

How to Make Italian Lemon Cookies

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let the cookies cool to room temperature.

How to Make Italian Lemon Cookies

Whisk together the lemon juice, zest, and sweetener. Add in almond milk as needed until the desired glaze consistency is reached.

How to Make Italian Lemon Cookies

Drizzle the glaze over the cookies.

Italian Lemon Cookies Substitutions

These cookies provide quite the platform for swapping out flavors. You can easily swap out the lemon for lime or orange. With that simple swap, you can create a whole new cookie with a whole new flavor.

Swapping the almond milk for macadamia nut milk, coconut milk or oat milk is also an option. Exercise caution when using oat milk as that is much higher in carbs, but it does give it a nice flavor.

Italian Lemon Cookies (Keto)

Are Italian Lemon Cookies Keto Friendly?

Regular Italian lemon cookies are not keto friendly. This recipe, however, is definitely keto friendly. With the use of almond flour and low carb sweeteners, it comes in at 2g net carbs per cookie. Not bad at all.

What to Eat with Italian Lemon Cookies

Do you need to eat anything with these cookies? I think not. But if you really want to pair these Italian Lemon Cookies with something, then I highly recommend this chocolate protein mud drink or keto dalgona coffee. Both of these will help fill your tummy while offering a tasty beverage to accompany your cookie.

Tea would be another nice option to enjoy with these cookies.

Italian Lemon Cookies

Tips For Decorating

Who am I kidding? I don't decorate anything very well! The icing drizzles really nicely as is. If you wanted to make it thicker, you could pipe it or spread it. But I personally think the drizzle adds the perfect finishing touch.

A plate of freshly glazed Keto Italian Lemon Cookies on a striped cloth, with a cut lemon and a mug in the background.

Italian Lemon Cookies (Keto, Gluten Free)

5 from 1 vote
Calories 83 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cookies

For the glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and ½ cup sweetener into a mixing bowl and blend until creamy.
  • Add the remaining ingredients for the cookies into the bowl and continue mixing until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into 15 evenly sized cookies and place them onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies cool to room temperature.
  • Whisk together the lemon juice, zest, and sweetener. Add in almond milk as needed until the desired glaze consistency is reached.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cookies.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 180mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
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