Keto Cream Cheese Cookies are so chewy, sticky, and soft, you won’t believe they are low carb! Made with 5 simple ingredients, they are a simple and delicious cookie that is sure to impress. 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
Easy Keto Cream Cheese Cookies
When it comes to easy keto cookies, my favorite recipes are Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coconut Flour Cookies, and these Keto Cream Cheese Cookies.
For the past few weeks, I’ve found myself craving something sweet in the afternoon. I’m not generally a snack but with the longer days (I’ve gotten up at 5.30 am!), The afternoon pick-up has become a necessity. I try to keep my snacks on the healthier side, but sometimes you need something that goes well with coffee. While some people go for a cake or muffin, I am happy with a good cookie.
One of my all-time favorite cookies is the humble peanut butter cookie. It is a classic that I have grown up with and continue to do to this day. I love trying variations, like making them with almond flour, a coconut flour version, and even one with oatmeal. However, my current obsession is making them with cream cheese!
I’ve been wanting to share a recipe for keto cream cheese crackers for quite some time. It has taken my humble cookie to another level, and I have even hooked my friends. You only need 5 main ingredients and it takes less than 15 minutes to make.
No sugar, flour, or grains are needed, but you’d never say it. The texture is smooth and sticky in the middle, with crisp edges. They are sweet and with a hint of cream cheese flavor, without being overpowering!
I invited some friends over for coffee the other day and served them these cookies and NO ONE believed me when I told them they had cream cheese and were low carb. They thought they were bakery cookies!
Honestly, when you take a bite out of these cream cheese crackers, you won’t believe it’s keto. Don’t worry, it won’t get you out of ketosis. If you follow the directions and ingredients, you are definitely within the ketogenic diet guidelines.
IS CREAM CHEESE ALLOWED IN A KETO DIET?
It absolutely is. Cream cheese is one of the foods that seem to be made specifically for the keto diet. It’s low in carbs and high in fat, making it great to add to many main dishes or fat bombs to keep your macros on track.
If you need help figuring out what your macros should be for a ketogenic diet, check out my free Macro Calculator.
DO COOKIES MADE WITH CREAM CHEESE HAVE TO BE REFRIED?
As with many keto bakes, you need to carefully wrap and store these cookies in the refrigerator. When they’re first ready, these Keto Cream Cheese Crackers are likely to be a little soft and crumbly.
But if you let them cool completely (if you have so much patience!), You will receive a great reward.
You can store these cookies in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days. They also freeze well, but you have to be patient when thawing them. Do not try to defrost in a microwave. That didn’t work out so well for me!
VARIATIONS OF CREAM CHEESE BISCUITS
These tasty low-carb cookies are delightful because of the way the recipe is written, but I consider most of my recipes to be a guide. The fun in the kitchen is making something perfect for YOU.
With that said, here are some variations I tried when making these cookies that might give you a little more inspiration as well.
How do you make cream cheese peanut butter cookies?
Cream cheese: softened to room temperature. Dairy-free cream cheese can also be used.
Peanut Butter: smooth and creamy peanut butter, with no added sugar.
Granulated Sweetener: I used brown sugar, but monk fruit sweetener and erythritol can also be used.
Baking soda: prevents cookies from spreading too much.
Eggs: Eggs at room temperature are best.
Vanilla Extract – Optional, but highly recommended for any good cookie recipe.
Start by mixing all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until just combined. Next, use a cookie scoop to scoop two tablespoon portions of the batter and place them on a lined baking sheet.
Now, bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely in the skillet.
Tips for making the best low carb cream cheese cookies
If you want thicker cookies, you can chill the dough for 45 minutes before baking.
Do not overbake the cookies as they continue to harden as they cool.
Avoid using low-fat or reduced-fat cream cheese, or your cookie dough will be super soft and lose stability once baked.
Feel free to add some chopped chocolate chips or nuts to the batter.
Storing and Freezing Keto Cream Cheese Crackers
To store: Leftover cookies can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to 5 days. If you want them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
To freeze: Place cookies in a zip-top bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.