Easy Keto Nut-free Tangy Lemon Cookies

Keto Nut-Free Tangy Lemon Cookies

It’s a recipe for keto nut-free tangy lemon cookies, it’s a light cookie that features a zingy lemon icing.

These keto nut-free tangy lemon cookies are zesty lemony keto goodness. If you are a fan of all things lemon these low carb lemon cookies are sure to put a smile on your face. It’s a cakey cookie that gains its structure from the added cream cheese.

As far as I am concerned the lemon icing is what takes this keto cream cheese lemon cookie over the top. Although the cookie batter has both lemon zest and lemon icing, the lemon juice in the icing is what gives these cookies it’s tart and sweet taste.

If you’re a fan of cream cheese, here are some other Keto Cream Cheese Recipes you must also check out. 

A Recipe For Low Carb Keto Nut-Free Tangy Lemon Cookies made with coconut flour

Keto Nut-Free Tangy Lemon Cookies

Have you ever wondered how I come up with low carb keto recipes, like these keto low carb nut-free tangy lemon cookies? Well, you may be in for a surprising treat. You see for me it usually starts with rummaging through my baking cupboard and saying a prayer.

I don’t mean like a casual prayer. This girl truly invites Jesus into her baking process. If that sounds strange to you, you have lots to learn about me. Because this is exactly how I created these keto lemon cookies. Can I be truly transparent with you? I think my baking pantry may shock some of you because of its simplicity and lack of ingredients.

I am pretty certain that most food bloggers trying to come up with a recipe like my keto nut-free tangy lemon cookies probably have an array of ingredients to work with. But that’s not the case for this girl.

Does this mean I sometimes secretly envy some of them? Well, I admit I have been guilty of this. However, the way my mind works is that keeping my low carb baking cupboards only stocked with some basic staples forces me to be creative.

Does that sound odd to you?

Have you ever heard the saying “necessity is the mother of invention”? Yeah, I live by those words.

Here’s the thing, I think my low carb keto baking cupboard probably looks a lot like yours. It too is probably not always fully stocked, and it’s not full of rare exotic ingredients.

Am I correct in assuming this? It’s one of the reasons why my recipes, are kept simple.

Keto Lemon Cookies
Keto Lemon Cookies

Keto Lemon Cookies

I say all this to say that, when I came up with the recipe for these keto nut-free lemon cookies, I had just run out of almond flour, and Randy was wanting a little keto friendly treat after dinner.

So being the great wife that I am 😉 I rolled up my sleeves and created this little number using coconut flour.

I love that today I can share a low carb nut-free option with you that allows my friends who are allergic to nuts to enjoy them too. What makes this low carb lemon cookies to the next level is the tangy lemon glaze.

UPDATE: Based on the fact that you all have enjoyed this recipe so much, I created Keto Cranberry Orange Cookies that was inspired by this lemon cookie. So if you love this low carb lemon cookie, you’ll also love my cranberry orange ones. AND my Keto Cream Cheese Cookies.

PLUS check out my Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate cookies for a rich chocolate treat.

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.

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Keto Nut-free Tangy Lemon Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
A lketo nut-free tangy lemon cookie made with coconut flour and has a tangy lemon icing.


  • ¾ cup of coconut flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick of butter 1/2 cup
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • ¾ cup sugar substitute
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon extract
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lemon peel

Low Carb Lemon Glaze:


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together coconut flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, lemon peel, and extract, until fully combined.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time beat well after each addition.
  5. Next at the whipping cream and combine.
  6. Then add the dry ingredients to wet mixture, mix well until batter is fully combined.
  7. Chill the dough for ½ hour in the fridge.
  8. Using a tablespoon measure out cookie dough and roll the cookie dough to form balls.
  9. Flatten the cookie dough balls slightly unto a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
  11. Allow cookies to cool for 30 minutes before drizzling the low carb lemon glaze.


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69 Total Fat: 6.5g Saturated Fat: 3.9g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 53mg Carbohydrates: 1.9g Fiber: 0.2g Sugar: 0.5g Protein: 1.5g









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  1. Hi, I see the nutritional info for one cookie but i do not see anywhere how many cookies the recipe makes. Am I missing it somehow? Thanks!
    • Hi Marcelle! In the nutritional info it shows that it makes 24 serving and that a serving is one cookie. Of course I highly doubt you could have just one ?Enjoy in good health! ?
  2. Oops! My bad! Don't know how I missed that. I will DEFINITELY be making these this week. My mouth is watering just reading the recipe! Thanks sooo much!!
  3. I don't have any lemon extract, though I saw a post on how to make some a couple days ago. Can I use lemon essential oil, which I do have? And would I need to make adjustments to the recipe since I'd probably only need a couple drops?
  4. I don't keep extracts in in the house usually. I do happen to have a lemon tree though. I know that grated lemon peel adds a ton of lemon flavor to muffins, etc. Can I just sub that? Any idea how much?
    • Hi Linda! By all means feel free to use your homegrown lemons instead of the lemon extract. I would say at least two teaspoons would be needed. By the way, you just made this girl very jealous. It must be a thing of beauty to be able to pick your lemons from the backyard.
  5. So good! We made sandwiches out of them with cream cheese in the middle and some blueberries! Such a satisfying treat. Thanks for the yummy recipient!😄
  6. I have been using Pyure, available at Walmart, it is a Erythritol/Stevia blend, that doesn't leave an after-taste. When I ran the Swerve cookies through MyFitnessPal, it gave me 8g of carbs, and I am sure that's due to the sugar alcohols, but I don't do well with those. When I ran the recipe through with the Pyure, it came up as 2g carbs and 1 gram fiber, leaving the cookies at 1 net carb per cookie. I love that. The other thing I did was use citric acid, which gives the lemon taste without the carbs of lemon juice. I get using all natural ingredients, but for a sweet that's going to last about 3 seconds on my lips and forever on my hips, cutting those carbs is important to me, especially since only get 15g per day right now!
    • Hi Susanne! Pyure is also a great option. Know that Swerve is also an erythritol. Here is some more information regarding it and why you don’t count the carbs: Swerve is the name brand of Erythritol it's unlike other sugar alcohols has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. (unlike Xylitol and Malitol) It is completely safe to eat on a keto diet and you do not need to count the carbs in your Net carb count for the day. 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). https://swervesweet.com/videos/swerve-and-carbohydrates
  7. Hi...can i replace the coconut flour with almond flour?
  8. I would like to make these cookies for my daughter who has a tree nut allergy. Since we are not following a keto diet, do you think these could be sweetened with honey? I have everything else on hand and honey if that works. Thanks!

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