Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies, A Decadent Treat!

Keto Chocolate cream cheese cookies

These keto cream cheese chocolate cookies make the perfect low carb chocolate treat. They are low in carbs, gluten-free, sugar-free, and nut-free. 

What makes these keto cookies extra special is the rich chocolate glaze that tops them. And because these cookies are so decadent one cookie will satisfy your chocolate craving. If that’s not a winning low carb cookie recipe I don’t know what else is.

I created these low carb cream cheese chocolate cookies after so many 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.

I figured if you loved those other cream cheese cookies, you would embrace a chocolate one too. Thankfully, I was correct and today it’s helping people stay faithful to the ketogenic diet.  

And that my friend is what keeps this girl encouraged to keep coming up with keto recipes.

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 check out our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for other delicious recipes that feature cream cheese. And if that’s not enough I have a complete list of Keto Cookies that as a fan of cookies I encourage you to also visit.

Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies


Keto Cream cheese chocolate cookies
Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

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.

I am so grateful 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 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 se, 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.

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Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies
Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

How To Make Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate 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!

In order to make these keto cream cheese chocolate cookies, you will need the following basic ingredients:

NOTE: The full recipe and instructions are at the bottom of this post. 

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.

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.

I sure hope you will give this recipe a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.

Also, check out our Amazon Store for recommendations. You might be surprised by how many great keto options are at your disposal.

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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.

To further learn how to experience ketosis I encourage to look at the scientific data coming out from sites like that of our friends from Ketogeniccom  or  The Ketogenic Bible 

Scientific Studies On The Benefits Of Ketosis

Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in overweight patients

Ketogenic diets and physical performance

Effects of exogenous ketones on cognition 

Dietary ketosis enhances memory in mild cognitive impairment

Ketones suppress brain glucose consumption

Ketogenic diet and the brain

Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A rich and decadent recipe for Keto cream cheese chocolate cookies. The addition of cream cheese makes it a soft-batch cookie and a perfect keto treat.


Chocolate Icing


Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookie Dough

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Melt the baking chocolate in a double boiler or in microwave (20 seconds) then set aside
  3. Using a mixer on high combine the cream cheese, butter, sugar substitute, vanilla extract
  4. Once fully combined add the 4 eggs one at a time, making sure that the batter is fully incorporated.
  5. To the cookie dough add the melted chocolate and beat dough until it's perfectly mixed.
  6. Next stir in the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, instant coffee, salt and mix well.

Keto Chocolate Icing

  1. Melt the butter and baking chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave in increments of 10 seconds
  2. Add sugar substitute and stir (I used Swerve confectioners Or make your own powdered sugar substitute in a grinder.)
  3. Add the MCT oil or coconut oil
  4. Stir in the pinch of sea salt and instant espresso coffee.

Baking Instructions

  1. Add the cookie dough in spoonfuls to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  2. Flatten the cookies slightly.
  3. Bake cookies for 15-20 minutes (Do not over-bake)
  4. Allow cookies to fully cool
  5. Spread about a teaspoon of icing onto each cookie.
  6. Allow the icing to set about 5 minutes.

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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

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  1. These were fabulous!
  2. Hello. I have just looked over your recipe for the cream cheese chocolate cookies and when i was down to the bottom of the page, there wasnt any nutrition label. Can you let me know how many net carbs there are per serving? Thank you
  3. This looks like a fantastic recipe. I was just wondering what a good (healthier) Thanksgiving dessert might be. I agree that the creamy products really make a difference in cooking and baking.
    • Hi Kim! I am glad you stopped by and left this comment. On this post I share a keto pumpkin cake that many are already enjoying plus I mention several other pumpkin recipes that would be great for Thanksgiving. I hope one of them graces your table during the holidays.
  4. You had me at chocolate - gorgeous, thanks xx Maria
  5. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!
  6. Guilt-free and yummy, the perfect combo!
  7. If I'm using splenda how much will I need
    • Hi Scott! If you are using the Splenda that measures cup for cup for sugar it would be the same amount as listed.
      • Hi! I really hate coconut. Is there a substitute for the coconut flour or can you tell me if these taste like coconut at all? Thanks!
      • Hi Jayme, Unfortunately swapping out the coconut flour would change the recipe completely. However, because of the amount of chocolate in this recipe, I don't think the coconut flavor is noticeable. At least none of my friends and family have ever commented on the coconut flavor. Let me know if you decide to try.
  8. Do you make the instant coffee and add to the recipe in liquid form or just use the instant coffee grounds?
  9. Hi, I made these cookies and followed the recipe, but the dough was very cakey and when I baked them they flattened out and didn’t hold any shape
  10. I used real butter, and made sure to only soften that and the cream cheese. I changed the flour to almond flour and someone informed me that it is less absorbent, so I should have used more!
    • Oh Grace you must understand that low carb flour alternatives act completely different from regular all purpose flour. And coconut flour is DRASTICALLY different from almond flour. This recipe was specifically made for coconut flour and to use almond flour instead would have meant a completely different recipe. Just adding more almond flour would not work. That’s exactly why the cookies didn’t turn out right for you. I encourage you to read my keto baking tips to help you understand.
  11. Hi there, these look and sound delicious! I track total carb count versus net so I wanted to ensure that I have it correct that there is 11.2 grams of carbs in a single cookie? I have not seen where the sugar is broken out from carbs and fiber count.
    • Hi Alisha, the recipe card does list total carb and fiber. The issue you are having is that your counting the sugar substitute but every low carb keto food blogger doesn’t count this because it’s not necessary. Here is an explanation from Swerve and includes a short video. I hope this clarifies things for you darling. I assure you that you can enjoy these treats: Erythritol is only 0.2 Calories per gram. It is listed as 25 grams of carbs by difference. In the US at least, anything that is not protein or fat when tested is automatically listed as a carb by difference. Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is 90% processed in the small intestine. The human body cannot derive energy from erythritol (hence the low calorie count), and it has 0 glycemic impact and load (no insulin response).
      • Hi Hilda, thanks for the info on the sugar and the link. Just to ensure I am understanding the #’s, is it safe to say that the total carb count is 7.3g? And of that 7.3g the sugar amount is 3.9g? I have an app I use to track and it is simple total carbs, total fat and total protein, that is as detailed as it gets. I wanted to put this recipe in that appt journal so I can track correctly.
      • Hi Alisha, usually what people deduct is the fiber from the carbs. In this case, the recipe has 6.2 total carbs of which you subtract 1.1 for net carbs of 5.1 per cookie.
  12. When you say baking chocolate do you mean unsweetened chocolate squares? Or do you mean semi-sweet chocolate? Thank you
  13. Thanks Hilda! Good to know that 6.2 is the total carb count. My mother and I made these and they turned out delicious! We will make again. The batch ended up making 27 cookies though versus 16. We followed both wet and dry ingredients so not sure why the extra. The cookies ended up being about 1.5- 2 inches in diameter.I also found this recipe on my Senza app so tracking will be easy. 😁
  14. Hi Hilda, Thank you for the recipe.🙂 I made these and are very good. My frosting was more of a glaze. Is that how is supposed to be? I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you
  15. Do you know what the carb count is without the icing?
  16. Hi, Just wondering after I make cookie dough, can I prepare it in a roll and freeze, then cut and bake? Thanks Judy
  17. Have you tried freezing the cookies.
  18. What exactly do you use for the instant expresso coffee? That’s the only thing I don’t have in the house. Can you use regular coffee?
    • Hi Heidi, If you do not have any on hand just leave it out. The coffee just enhances the flavor. You can't use regular coffee because it would add unnecessary liquid. This is an example of what I mean by espresso instant powder: If you happen to have regular instant coffee this also would work.
  19. These are the best!!! I used a pamper chef cookie scoop, so it made about 40. I used a different glaze (one I am in love with), however the cookies are great with no glaze. Definitely will make many times.
  20. Hi! I do not have coconut flour on hand. I have finely milled almond flour or carbalose flour. Could I try either of these or a mixture of the two?
    • Hi Tobey, unfortunately to swap the coconut flour would mean a complete overhaul of the recipe. This is because coconut flour is very dry and so it would not be an easy recipe adjustment. I would just pin this for when you are able to get some coconut flour.
      • Thank you I will get some! I just tried the cream cheese pound cake and it is amazing! The only problem is only eating one slice. Next time I think I'll them cupcakes so I can portion control a little easier.
      • Yup, Making them the pound cake in cupcakes is a great way to keep portions down. You can also freeze the cake in individual slices so that you only defrost as needed.
  21. Megan M Putnam
    From a Pinterest pin, I came to your site for the cream cheese pound cake recipe and it came to these delicious looking cookies instead. I will search your site for it but I wanted to give you a heads up. And, thank you for your low-carb pioneering. We all appreciate you.
    • Hi Megan,Not sure why that happened but I apologize for this. Unfortunately, I have no way to correct this. But I appreciate you making me aware. Here is the link to the pound cake recipe So you can access it quickly. Hope you’ll find other great options while your here. Thanks again!
  22. For the butter , is it 1/2 for the dough and 1/4 for the icing? I’m a bit confused , ingredients calls for 1/2 cup . Thanks , Kami
    • Hi Kami, if you notice on the recipe card there are instructions for the cookie dough and cookie icing separately. The dough calls for 1/2 cup of butter and the icing calls for 1/4 cup. I hope this clarifies things for you.
  23. I just made these cookies and they are delicious. Any thoughts on the nutritional count if I decidet to omit the frosting next time.

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