This Low-carb, Keto-friendly cheesecake cookies are to die for!
If you are worried about the erythritol taste on cookies, don’t worry because the taste is amazing in this citrus cheesecake cookies.
This Citrus Cheesecake Cookies are a bit crunchy on the outside and oh so soft on the inside. They seriously melt in your mouth!
The perfect holiday cookie to make for gatherings and a guaranteed that your coworkers and family will beg you to make them again and again.
For this recipe, we made them with orange and lemon zest, but you can pretty much use any extract or essence you like.
Can I substitute Orange and Lemon Zest?
Yes, you can use any extract you want as stated above, you can swap the orange and lemon zest for cinnamon and nutmeg, mix some shredded coconut and a bit of coconut extract. Or you can just use vanilla.
You can use all variations with this keto cookie recipe, and it will be good!
Can you freeze this Keto cheesecake cookies recipe?
Yes, you can freeze the dough. To freeze we recommend you shape the dough into small balls and freeze them this way to make it simple to bake later.
Try our Keto Lemon Cookies !
What is erythritol?
Erythritol is an artificial sweetener that you will find in low-sugar and sugar-free foods.
How to make Cheesecake Cookies
What are the ingredients to make citrus cheesecake cookies?
To make this low-carb cheesecake cookies recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:
- cream cheese
- coconut flour
- vanilla extract
- orange zest
- lemon zest
Now that you have all the ingredients to make cheesecake cookies follow the steps below.
Using a large bowl, add the butter and cream cheese and creamed well.
Once the butter and cream cheese are creamy add the erythritol and mix until it is slightly fluffy.
Add the orange and lemon zest, vanilla extract and egg to the mixture.
Mix the ingredients well.
Once you have mixed all the ingredients it is time to slowly add the coconut flour and mix until no lumps are showing.
The cookie dough will be firm, if it is not firm, add a Tablespoon of coconut flour to the mixture.
Cover and refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes and after that pre-heat the oven to 350F degrees.
Remove the mixture from the fridge and using a tablespoon form small cookie and place them to a parchment paper covered baking pan.
Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Allow the cheesecake cookies to cool before removing them from the baking tray.
Keto-Friendly Cheesecake Cookies
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- 4 Tbsp cream cheese
- ½ Cup coconut flour
- ⅓ Cup + 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Egg
- ½ Cup erythritol
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp orange zest
- 1 Tsp lemon zest
In a bowl beat eggs until light and fluffy (around 2 minutes). Incorporate erythritol and vanilla extract.
Mix in coconut flour, baking powder, and melted butter mixing well after the addition. Slowly incorporate almond flour.
Place a skillet over medium heat, pour around ⅓ Cup of batter and cook for 2 minutes or until bubbly, flip and cook for 1 more minute.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
This nutrion calculations are not often accurate.