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Lemon Coconut Cookies

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Chewy lemon coconut cookies that will have you reaching for another.  At only 2g net carb per cookie you can help yourself!

If you enjoy my cream cheese cookies, you will love these lemon coconut cookies too.   They are made in a similar way with the softened cream cheese and butter but this time I used almond flour.  I have not tried a version with coconut flour but if you adjust the quantity of the flour it could work.


These lemon coconut cookies are very delicate when handling so be careful.  I found it best to gently flip them over half way through baking to ensure an even colour.  Some I had to gently “reshape” with a spoon.   

I found the mixture of the soft butter and cream cheese to be moist enough that I did not use an egg.  However, ingredients can vary so if your cookie mixture seems too dry for you, then by all means add an egg.


The smell of these cookies baking is just divine.   My stomach was rumbling as I took them out of the oven and as soon as they were cool enough to eat I devoured one all under the guise of taste testing.  Once the Chief Taster pounced on them, there was talk of rationing as the whole batch could have easily been eaten by us both that day.

I would recommend that once they are cool, and you have shown a degree of self-restraint, you keep these in the fridge.  They will harden and be easier to handle.  Well, hold as you munch down upon them.

The Chief Taster declared these my best cookie for a while and I tend to agree.   I found them utterly addictive and every time I opened the fridge, came eye to eye with them, had to eat one.   It got to the point that I was finding any excuse to go to the fridge!  I will make another batch of these chewy lemon cookies again for sure!

Lemon Coconut Cookies

A chewy lemon coconut cookie that is low carb, gluten free and egg free.
4.34 from 3 votes
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: family friendly recipe, gluten free low carb recipes, Low carb cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 Cookies
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 4 oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted softened
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol or sugar substitute
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 1 Lemon - juice & rind
  • 2 cup Almond flour


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • In a bowl, cream together the butter, cream cheese and erythritol (or sugar substitute of choice).
  • Add the lemon juice and rind. Beat until smooth.
  • Add the desiccated coconut, almond flour and salt and beat until combined. The mixture will be sticky.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Using damp hands make a walnut sized ball from the dough and place on the baking tray. Press down gently with either your hands or the back of the spoon into a cookie shape.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden BUT flip the cookies over gently and carefully halfway through cooking. Reshape if need be as they will be very delicate.
  • Cool and store in the fridge to firm.


Makes 20 cookies
Nutritional Info per cookie: 144 Calories, 14g Fat, 3g Protein, 4g Total Carbs, 2g Fibre, 2g Net Carbs
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Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 2g
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    August 5, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I would like to make these cookies soon, but I don’t see the recipe for the glaze on top. Please advise.

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      Angela Coleby
      August 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

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    Molly Slechta
    February 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    What did you put on top of these Lemon cookies? Is is low carb too? Recipe please!

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      Angela Coleby
      February 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      It was a blend of cream cheese, lemon juice and powdered erythritol. I used about a tablespoon of cream cheese, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of powdered erythritol and blended until smooth. You could substitute the lemon juice with vanilla extract.

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        Molly Slechta
        February 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm

        Thank you so much for getting back to me so fast!!😀 I am just about to roll the dough!!

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          Angela Coleby
          February 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm

          Hope you enjoy them. They are better the next day I think.

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    Bobbi Convery
    July 31, 2018 at 1:15 am

    Lemon Coconut Cookies are so so good! My husband and I love them. They are delicate and a bit hard to flip over, but once I got the hang of it they turned out wonderfully. I reduced the baking time in my oven to 16 minutes. Yum, thank you!

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      Angela Coleby
      July 31, 2018 at 6:29 am

      Huzzah! They are rather delicious aren’t they!

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    Bobbi Convery
    July 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Hello! I made this recipe yesterday, oh my, we can’t keep our hands off of them, they are so good. They are so easy to make. I had a little experimenting on how long to bake each side, and burned a few on the bottom, and lost some into chunks, but the second batch out of the oven was better. They are dang good, thank you for the recipe!

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