Can’t decide what flavor cookie sounds best? Now you don’t have to! These low carb neapolitan cookies combine strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate to satisfy all cravings. And they’re as beautiful as they are delicious!
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Okay, how fun are these neapolitan cookies?
First of all, they just look cool. Second of all, they combine three of the most classic flavors of all time — chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry — into one delicious cookie!
But don’t let their unique appearance intimidate you. In fact, these adorable cookies are actually very simple to make. And the result is so worth it.
This is one of my favorite recipes to bring to parties or family get-togethers. Everyone always comments on how cute these cookies are… and once they take a bite, they ALWAYS ask for the recipe!
No one ever suspects that they’re actually low carb. That’s how I know this dessert is a winner. I mean, besides just tasting them for myself.
So if you’re looking for a fun cookie to shake up your dessert routine, or you’re feeling indecisive when it comes to flavors, these neapolitan cookies are the answer.
What Makes A Neapolitan Dessert?
Okay, what exactly is a “neapolitan” flavor combination?
It started in Naples (hence the name) as a special treat that included one scoop each of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream. The scoops weren’t mixed together, but rather served side by side.
Somewhere along the way, we all realized that this combination is way too delicious to only be used for ice cream. So these days, you can find all kinds of neapolitan desserts like cheesecakes, macarons, cupcakes, and now cookies!
Pro tip: you don’t have to wait until dessert to enjoy these flavors together. Just whip up a batch of my easy neapolitan chaffles for a super tasty low-carb breakfast!
How Many Carbs In Neapolitan Cookies?
Sure, there are a lot of cookies out there. That makes it a little hard to figure out how many carbs are in a “normal” cookie.
But according to the USDA website, a 1-ounce chocolate chip, peanut butter, or sugar cookie is going to have between 16 and 18 grams of carbs. So not worth it!
Want to know how these Keto neapolitan cookies compare? Well, I have good news my friend. If you bake 12 cookies total, each one will have 3 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber. That’s only 2 net carbs per cookie!
Multiple flavors in one dessert? Check. Super easy to make? Check. Perfect for a guilt-free treat? Check, check, and check!
How To Store Low Carb Neapolitan Cookies
For me, it’s rare that I need to store these cookies. I swear, I can bake a batch in the afternoon, and by the time night rolls around, they’ve all “mysteriously” disappeared.
I guess I should take it as a compliment.
But if your family doesn’t put away a whole batch of cookies in a matter of hours like mine does, then I would suggest you store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When it comes to baked goods with almond flour, I think the texture gets even better after chilling overnight!
How To Make Keto Neapolitan Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, combine the mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave the cheeses at full power in 30-second intervals, stirring with a rubber spatula between each one, until the cheeses are melted and well combined into a dough.
Place the almond flour, baking powder, and confectioners sugar substitute in a mixing bowl, then add the cheese dough. Knead with your hands until completely combined.
Blend the egg and vanilla into the dough until everything is well-incorporated.
Place the dough into the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
Once chilled, separate the dough into 3 equal portions. Leave one ball of dough as-is, mix the second one thoroughly with the smashed strawberries, and blend the last one with the cocoa powder. This will give you your chocolate, strawberry and vanilla dough mixes.
Separate each ball of dough into 12 smaller balls of dough. Take one chocolate ball, one vanilla ball, and one strawberry ball, then form the three together into a cookie shape. Repeat the process until you’ve formed 12 neapolitan cookies.
Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked through.
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the mozzarella and cream cheeses. Heat at 30 second intervals until the cheeses are melted and well combined into a dough.
Add the cheese dough to a mixing bowl with the almond flour, baking powder and confectioners sugar substitute. Knead with your hands until completely combined.
Blend the egg and vanilla into the dough until incorporated well.
Place the dough into the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
Form the chilled dough into 3 equal pieces. Leave one ball of dough plain, mix the other thoroughly with the smashed strawberries, and blend the last ball of dough well with the cocoa powder. This will give you a chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ball of dough each.
Separate each ball of dough into 12 smaller balls of dough.
Combine one chocolate, one vanilla and one strawberry ball of dough, and form it into a cookie shape.
Repeat the process above with the remaining dough to create 12 cookies.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until cooked through.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!