These keto cream cheese chocolate chip cookies are simply divine. They are not only delicious but super easy to make and made with only wholesome ingredients.
It’s a soft-baked keto-friendly cookie that uses cream cheese for the ultimate texture and sugar-free chocolate chips for a classic twist.
Imagine the ability to have a healthy, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie that is also flat-out amazing!
I have a few very popular cream cheese-based cookies, like my keto cream cheese cookies that are made with coconut flour and no eggs, and my keto chocolate cream cheese cookies with a chocolate ganache topping, it’s one people always rave about.
I also have a keto chocolate chip cookie, that has the perfect texture and revivals its high carb counterpart. But this is the first time I make a cream cheese cookie that uses coconut flour and is loaded with sugar-free chocolate chips for a soft-baked option.
Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’m a big fan of adding cream cheese to keto recipes, hence why I have a growing collection on the site.
Why cream cheese? Oh for many reasons. You see it really works well with alternative flours and keeps them from making the baked goods dry.
I also love that cream cheese adds to the texture and body of the cookie while also adding a little extra fat, which is always welcomed on the keto diet.
What’s more cream cheese adds a special taste to cookies that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Fresh out of the oven these cookies are soft and tender courtesy of the addition of cream cheese in the dough.
You’ll note that as the cookies cool, they firm up and have a more crispy texture. Both ways these low-carb chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese are addictive, and hard to believe they are healthy.
How To Make Cream Cheese Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
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The most important thing to keep in mind when making cream cheese chocolate chip cookies is to ensure you start with room temperature, softened cream cheese.
Note that the softer the ingredients, the easier it will be to make the cookie dough. After all, you want to make sure that everything is perfectly incorporated.
I use an electric mixer to beat all the ingredients together since it makes the process so much faster. Of course, you can also make it by hand and get great results too.
When placing the dough on the cookie sheet I like to use a small cookie scoop but a spoon also works well.
I place my cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and then I slightly flatten the dough with a spoon or my fingers.
Since these keto chocolate chip cookies made with cream cheese do not spread much when baking, slightly flattening the cookie dough ensures an even bake.
The following are all the ingredients needed. Note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the post.
- Coconut flour
- Softened unsalted butter
- Softened cream cheese
- Granulated brown sugar substitute
- Eggs, room temperature
- Heavy whipping cream, a small amount to keep the cookies moist.
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
- Sugar-free chocolate chips
- Vanilla extract
- Optional maple extract, a small amount to give more of a brown sugar flavor. It’s a great option if you cannot easily source a brown sugar substitute.
Best Sugar-free Sweetener Options
As far as which sugar substitute to use for these sugar-free cream cheese chocolate chip cookies, I have a few recommendations. If you are regular on our site you know I’m a huge fan of Lakanto Monk Fruit.
This is because the texture of Lakanto is spot on and since there is barely any aftertaste. It is a monk fruit and erythritol blend. If you have not given this all-natural sweetener a try, you have no idea what you are missing.
I love that Lakanto Monk Fruit is all-natural and it gets its sweetness from antioxidants called mogrosides, instead of fructose or sucrose. And it has zero calories and zero glycemic impact.
For this recipe, their granulated brown sugar substitute works beautifully, although you can also use their white sugar and get a nice cookie.
That being said, I’m also partial to Swerve another erythritol blend. It works well in this keto-friendly sour cream pound cake recipe and is a great choice if you are looking for a sugar substitute that has no bitter aftertaste and measures just like sugar.
Swerve is made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors. Like Lankanto, Swerve has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.
Swerve has a brown sugar option that is quite nice and that I recommend for these cookies too.
Surkin gold is also a great brown sugar substitute and one I also turn to. What’s nice about this brand is that the texture and flavor mimic its high carb counterpart quite well.
I know some of you are stevia fans, If that’s you, you can use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure in this recipe. However, it’s important to note that if you are using Pyure you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter option.
As far as I know, Pyure has not yet come out with a brown sugar substitute.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Options
When it comes to choosing which chocolate chips to use in this recipe I personally love Lily’s semi-sweet chocolate chips for their rich chocolate flavor and great melting point.
If you prefer a more intense chocolate flavor you could also use Lily’s dark chocolate chips, either one works beautifully and gives consistent results.
But if you can’t get your hands on Lily’s chocolate, you can also use Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate chips. However, in this case, the chocolate flavor is not rich.
Another nice sugar-free option is ChocZero’s Dark Chocolate Sugar-free Chips. As you can see you have several options that will keep the carbs low enough for you to enjoy.
How To Store Keto Cream Cheese Cookies
The use of only natural ingredients means that the cookies should be refrigerated once they cool. These cookies will harden as they spend time in the fridge, giving them a crunchier texture. But once they are allowed to come to room temperature again the cookie softens up slightly.
Other Keto Cream Cheese Based Cookies To Try
- Keto cream cheese cookies
- Keto cream cheese chocolate cookies
- Keto peanut butter cream cheese cookies
- Keto pumpkin cream cheese cookies
- Keto lemon cream cheese cookies
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Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¾ cup of coconut flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
- 4 ounces of softened cream cheese
- ¾ cup granulated brown sugar substitute
- 4 eggs , room temperature
- 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of maple extract (optional)
Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare two cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease the pans.
- In a medium-sized bowl mix together the coconut flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.
- In another bowl using an electric beater, mix together the softened butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and maple extract if you are using it, and combine until fully incorporated.
- Then add the 4 eggs one at a time beat well after each addition.
- Add the whipping cream and combine until well combined.
- Then add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mix well until batter is combined.
- Next, add the chocolate chips and stir until incorporated.
- Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop add the cookie dough to the prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for 3 weeks.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 1.9gNet Carbohydrates: 1.7gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 1.5g
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