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Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

yield: 26 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups Swerve sweetener, granular
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces Lily's chocolate bar, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 oz. Lily's chocolate bar, melted
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Swerve sweetener, confectioners
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

1

For the Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and Swerve granular. Mix ingredients together using an electric hand mixer for 10 seconds or so until creamy.  Add in eggs one at a time and mix.

2

In a small glass dish, add chopped chocolate bar pieces and microwave for about 20 seconds until smooth and melted. Add to batter mixture.

3

Add almond flour, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Use a spoon to stir, and mix until cookie dough forms.

4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon tablespoon mounds of dough onto a cookie sheet, leaving a couple of inches of room in between cookies.

5

Bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes on 350 degrees. Remove then from the oven, and let sit for a few minutes to cool. Transfer the cookies to cooling rack.

6

For the Frosting: Melt the chocolate in a small dish in the microwave for about 20 seconds, or until smooth.  Combine it and the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, and cream together using an electric hand mixer.

7

Spread a small amount of frosting on top of each cookie, about a teaspoon.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 26 cookies, Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar Alcohols: 7g, Net Carbohydrates: 2g, Total Fat: 13g, Protein: 2g

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Ready to indulge in some guilt-free chocolate?!

You’re gonna love these rich and soft keto cream cheese chocolate cookies! Yep, this dessert recipe is low-carb and uses keto-friendly ingredients. And most importantly?! They taste SO GOOD. Hooray!

The process is pretty easy, and the rich buttercream frosting makes for an over-the-top cookie experience. Grab your apron and let’s get into the kitchen to bake some yummy keto cookies!

mixing up keto chocolate cookies

Hip Tips:


  • Add instant espresso for a delicious coffee flavor! Coffee is a great flavor enhancer to chocolate, and it really works well in this recipe. You can skip it you don’t like coffee.

  • Cover your baking sheet in parchment paper. This will help avoid the cookies from sticking (and for easy clean-up).

  • If you haven’t tried Swerve yet, try it on this dessert! I used both Swerve granular and Swerve confectioners to make the frosting. I find they both mimic traditional sugar so much, and they are perfect for keto baking!

  • Grab one 3 oz. Lily’s chocolate bar for this recipe. I used 2 oz. in the cookie dough and 1 oz. in the frosting. It’s already sweetened with stevia and so good!

tray of keto cookies on a baking sheet

spreading chocolate icing on keto cookies


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Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

yield: 26 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 45 MINUTES

Soft chocolate cookies with chocolate buttercream frosting.

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cups Swerve sweetener, granular
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ounces Lily's chocolate bar, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

For the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 oz. Lily's chocolate bar, melted
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Swerve sweetener, confectioners
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

1

For the Cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and Swerve granular. Mix ingredients together using an electric hand mixer for 10 seconds or so until creamy.  Add in eggs one at a time and mix.

2

In a small glass dish, add chopped chocolate bar pieces and microwave for about 20 seconds until smooth and melted. Add to batter mixture.

3

Add almond flour, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Use a spoon to stir, and mix until cookie dough forms.

4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon tablespoon mounds of dough onto a cookie sheet, leaving a couple of inches of room in between cookies.

5

Bake the cookies for 15-17 minutes on 350 degrees. Remove then from the oven, and let sit for a few minutes to cool. Transfer the cookies to cooling rack.

6

For the Frosting: Melt the chocolate in a small dish in the microwave for about 20 seconds, or until smooth.  Combine it and the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, and cream together using an electric hand mixer.

7

Spread a small amount of frosting on top of each cookie, about a teaspoon.

Nutritional Information

Yield: 26 cookies, Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132, Total Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar Alcohols: 7g, Net Carbohydrates: 2g, Total Fat: 13g, Protein: 2g

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

plate of keto chocolate cookies

I’d give up chocolate, but I’m not a quitter!

I love that chocolate can still be included in a keto lifestyle with a few simple tweaks to make it healthier. This chocolate and cream cheese cookie recipe makes a super soft and rich cookie that’ll take care of your sweet cravings – and that’s something to celebrate! I think the frosting is the BEST part (it’s so YUM)!

middle of keto chocolate cookies


Check out these other easy keto cookie recipes! 

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