Rich and decadent keto cream cheese chocolate cookies, the perfect low carb chocolate treat.
I created these keto cream cheese chocolate cookies knowing that if you loved my keto lemon cream cheese cookies, my keto orange cranberry cream cheese cookies, and my nut-free, egg-less keto cream cheese cookies, then you would also love these.
Can you tell that I am a huge fan of adding cream cheese to my keto baked recipes? But why is this? Well, because the creaminess and richness that it adds are unmatched. Make sure you remember to also checkout our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for other delicious recipes that feature cream cheese.
Cream Cheese In Keto Baking
BUT…can I tell you that I didn’t start adding cream cheese to my cookie recipes until I made eating low carb a lifestyle?
I began to use cream cheese in my keto baked goods to test a theory I kept toying with. I wanted to see if adding it to recipes like these keto cream cheese chocolate cookies, would add structure and moisture to my low carb recipes.
Thankfully, my theory proved to be right and thus began my love affair with adding cream cheese to my keto baking strategy.
Of course, without a doubt, the star on the blog regarding cream cheese is my recipe for low carb keto cream cheese pound cake. It’s a favorite not only on our site but in the keto community.
You wouldn’t think that cream cheese would add such a great impact when baking with low carb keto flours. BUT… I’ve personally found that it really does help a lot with giving gluten-free items structure and flavor.
Learning this firsthand has come in handy when keto baking. Although not a must per say, it is a great option for those who have no problem with dairy.
The end result of these keto cream cheese chocolate cookies is a recipe for soft-batch buttery cookies.
These are rich chocolate cookies that melt in your mouth, but that you can somehow still sink your teeth into. I hope that describes this cookie adequately.
You see the addition of cream cheese to low carb cookies, gives a deep richness to the cookie dough and frankly intensifies the buttery flavor.
How can you go wrong with more butter taste? You can’t. So enjoy my keto friends!
Embrace Healthy Fats
Keep in mind, that you must use the cream cheese that comes in a block and not the one that is spreadable. This is key to getting the right results with this keto cream cheese (chocolate) cookie recipe, or any of my other recipes that use cream cheese.
AND… for goodness sakes, use full-fat cream cheese. This is, after all, a keto recipe blog.
Do take full advantage of the rich ingredients that you can have on a low carb, keto plan instead of focusing on what you can’t have.
I think that’s a mistake that people make when they first embark on a keto diet. Instead of looking longingly at the list of not permitted ingredients, enjoy the rich list of keto foods that you can have.
You do know that all the flavor is in the fat right? It’s why when our country went low-fat they loaded up the food with sugar to compensate for the lack of flavor.
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Ugh, how on earth did we fall for this big fat lie? Probably the worst health propaganda we bought. The consequences of which we are still dealing with.
I wonder 100 years from now what will the history books say about the way we shunned fat and made ourselves sicker by pouring sugar on everything? I do pray that the truth will set people free.
So, do yourself a favor and enjoy every bite of these keto cream cheese chocolate cookies knowing that the added healthy fats will help put you into a state of ketosis. And have the cookie in front of your non-keto friends to help spread the news of this wonderful life-giving lifestyle.
Keto Hack To Stay On Track
A tip we like to share is the use of exogenous ketones. Randy and I are able to enjoy higher in carb keto treats by using this supplement.
BUT…what is exogenous ketones? It simply means you are able to take ketones externally, rather than depending on your body alone to create them in the liver.
Why should you even consider taking exogenous ketones?
Especially if our body can make them? The answer is mainly to be able to get into ketosis and to remain in a fat-burning state.
It’s a great tool especially when you are first embarking on a keto diet. Or in the event, you eat something that is higher in carbs and it kicks you out of ketosis.
For example, Randy and I will have a serving of exogenous ketones after consuming healthy foods that are higher in carbs. We also take them for a boost of energy.
However, this does not mean that we advocate eating a diet full of junk, nor does it give a license to cheat.
You can’t just take ketones exogenously and ignore what you eat. In our book, that is not being good stewards of our body and in the end can lead to poor eating habits.
On the contrary, we believe in combining the keto diet with our Christian faith for optimal results. For us, its a lifestyle and you should know that what constitutes as “cheat” for us would be whole foods we don’t normally consume, like a serving of beans or sweet potatoes.
Scientific Studies On The Benefits Of Ketosis
Testing Your Ketone Levels
Are you testing your blood level of ketones? It used to be prohibitive to test your level of ketosis on a regular basis. With each strip costing upwards of $5 dollars.
Thankfully, you can test your ketone levels on a consistent basis because of the Keto Mojo. The strips they use are only $1. This makes testing your ketones accurately a more viable option.
- 1 cup of coconut flour
- 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
- 2 ounces of baking chocolate
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
- 1 tsp instant espresso coffee
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup of unsalted butter
- 1 tsp of MCT oil or coconut oil
- 1/2 cup sugar substitute ( I use Swerve confectioners)
- 2 ounce baking chocolate
- ½ tsp instant espresso coffee
- Pinch of sea salt
Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Dough
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Melt the baking chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave (20 seconds) then set aside
- Using a mixer on high combine the cream cheese, butter, sugar substitute, vanilla extract
- Once fully combined add the 4 eggs one at a time, making sure that the batter is fully incorporated.
- To the cookie dough add the melted chocolate and beat dough until it's perfectly mixed.
- Next stir in the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, instant coffee, salt and mix well.
Keto Chocolate Icing
- Melt the butter and baking chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in increments of 10 seconds
- Add sugar substitute and stir (I used Swerve confectioners Or make your own powdered sugar substitute in a grinder.)
- Add the MCT oil or coconut oil
- Stir in the pinch of sea salt and instant espresso coffee.
- Add the cookie dough in spoonfuls to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes (Do not over-bake)
- Allow cookies to fully cool
- Spread about a teaspoon of icing onto each cookie.
- Allow the icing to set about 5 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188 Total Fat: 17.1g Saturated Fat: 10.7g Cholesterol: 81mg Sodium: 127mg Carbohydrates: 6.2g Fiber: 1.1g Sugar: 3.9g Protein: 3.5g