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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

cream cheese cookies with chocolate chips

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These chocolate chip cream cheese cookies are a delicious low carb and gluten free cookie that are quick and easy to make.   They have a texture that is almost like shortbread and are utterly addictive.

I have a popular cream cheese cookie recipe made with coconut flour, but these ones use almond flour. I found the dough to be less sticky than the coconut flour to handle with less firming time in the fridge required. We have declared these my best low carb cookies to date and enjoyed them so much that another batch was made that week. Purely for research purposes of course.

cream cheese cookies with chocolate chips

When baked, these cookies are warm and soft with the chocolate chips slightly melted. Pure cookie comfort food in a bite.  The next day the cookies firm up slightly and have more of a crunch to them.   Either way they are a tasty cookie.

cream cheese cookies

HOW TO MAKE CREAM CHEESE COOKIES

You need to make sure that the cream cheese is soft to make the cookie dough. The softer the ingredients, the easier it is to make the cookie dough. I made the mixture by hand, beating the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon but you could just as easily make this recipe with a food processor.

If the dough seems too soft to make into cookie shapes, place the dough in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.

When making the cookie shapes, damp hands are best when handling the dough. It can get a bit sticky but the damp hands help.

The cookie mixture does not spread much so you need to press down the mixture with a spoon or a hand.  I make balls of the cookie dough, place them on the baking tray and then press them done to make their shape.   

Almond Flour Cookies

If you want an alternative to coconut flour and are out of cream cheese you can still enjoy a batch of keto chocolate chip cookies. Almond flour with butter, sweetener and a dash of cream yield tasty cookies too.

cream cheese cookies with chocolate chips

HOW TO STORE CREAM CHEESE COOKIES

Once cool, store the cream cheese cookies in a Tupperware container in the fridge.  They will harden overnight to become a crunchier cookie.   If you have more self-restraint than us, they should keep for about 3-4 days.   Ours didn’t make it past day 2.

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cream cheese cookies

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almost shortbread like in texture, these almond flour chocolate chip cookies are low carb and gluten free
4.36 from 14 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond flour recipes, Low carb cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Angela Coleby

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • 2 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips unsweetened (high cocoa solids)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper. (I used two large trays to cook the whole batch)
  • In a bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese and erythritol (or sugar substitute of choice).
  • Add the vanilla extra and egg. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the almond flour, baking powder and salt and beat until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • With damp hands, make walnut sized balls from the dough.
  • Place the cookie balls on the tray, evenly placed.
  • Either using your hand or a large spoon, press down on the cookies to shape them.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until golden around the edges
  • Gently remove from the oven and allow to cool. When warm, the cookies are more delicate when cooled.
  • Store in the fridge.

Notes

The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by http://nutritiondata.self.com from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 2g
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Lori
    August 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    These are the best Keto cookies I have found so far. Delicious!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      August 25, 2019 at 8:23 am

      Thank you. I think so too!

  • Reply
    Bea
    August 8, 2019 at 10:46 am

    These look delicious!
    Unfortunately, at 3g net carb per cookie, it won’t work for my keto diet macros. 🙁
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, though. 🙂

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