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Easy Keto Lemon Cookies

These keto lemon cookies are a lemon lover’s dream. They have the perfect flavor combination of tart, tangy, and sweet, yet are still keto-friendly. 

With a light, soft, buttery texture, these low-carb lemon cookies are bursting with citrus flavor.

When I created these lemon coconut flour keto cookies, I made sure they had a combination of lemon juice, lemon zest, and extract.  It uses the entire lemon to impart as much lemon flavor as possible.

I chose to make these keto lemon cookies with coconut flour and cream cheese for the perfect tangy, cakey cookie.

If you love all things lemon as much as I do, these keto lemon drop cookies are not only delicious but also gluten-free.

If that’s not all, I added a keto lemon glaze that makes these healthy lemon cookies extra special. The lemon juice in the icing is what gives these cookies their tart and tangy taste.

In case you don’t know, I have a complete list of Keto Cookies that any cookie lover doing keto would enjoy exploring. 

If you’re a fan of lemons, be sure to check out our ever-growing collection of keto lemon recipes

Keto Lemon Cookies

Keto Lemon Cookies

Keto Lemon Cookies With Coconut Flour

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These soft coconut flour lemon cookies clock in at only 1.7 net carbs per cookie, perfect for anyone doing a keto diet who needs to silence their sweet tooth! 

You can enjoy classic lemon cookies that taste like their high-carb counterpart, minus all the gluten and carbs!

Traditional lemon cookie recipes are made with sugar and wheat flour and have a prohibitive amount of carbs, but thankfully, that is not the case with this keto-friendly lemon cookie recipe.

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Keto lemon cookies on a pink plate

Coconut Flour Lemon Cookies

These cookies are tangy, zesty, and easy to make. They have a lovely soft and moist texture and are great as an afternoon treat with coffee or tea or as an after-meal dessert!

When I created this recipe, I wanted a thick and soft keto lemon cookie that could be made with super common ingredients. 

In fact, if you’re on a ketogenic diet, chances are you have everything you need to make these easy cookies.

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Keto lemon cookies displayed on two pink plates

Keto Lemon Cookies With Coconut Flour 

When I came up with the recipe for these coconut flour lemon cookies, I had just run out of almond flour, and I wanted a little keto-friendly treat after dinner.

So, 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 takes these healthy lemon cookies to the next level is the tangy lemon glaze.

These lemon keto cookies are the best way to enjoy a keto treat without worrying about overconsuming carbs.

Clocking in at only 1.7 g net carbs per cookie, it’s one cookie recipe you will want to make on repeat!

Ingredients Needed to Make Low-Carb Lemon Cookies

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make these delicious lemon cookies: Note that the full printable recipe card, along with the nutritional information, is at the bottom of the page.

Keto Lemon Cookie Dough

Keto Lemon Glaze:

Tools Needed

  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • Cookie baking sheets
  • Parchment paper

How To Make Easy Keto Lemon Cookies

best keto lemon cookies on pink pedestal plate
Easy keto lemon cookies on a pink pedestal plate

As I mentioned earlier, these cookies are super simple to make. You’ll start by combining the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt and setting them aside.

Then, in another bowl, using an electric mixer, blend together the softened butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, lemon zest, and lemon extract until thoroughly combined.

Next, add the eggs one at a time, and beat them well after each addition. Once combined, add a small amount of whipping cream. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well until the batter is well combined and fully incorporated.

At this point, you’ll need to chill the dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator before baking to ensure the cookies have the best texture.

After the cookie dough has chilled, you’ll then use a tablespoon or small cookie scoop to measure out the cookie dough and roll the dough to form balls.

Then, you’ll lightly flatten the cookie dough balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment-lined pan and bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.

It’s important to allow the cookies to cool completely before icing them with the keto lemon glaze.

To make the tangy lemon glaze, combine the confectioner’s sugar substitute, lemon juice, and lemon extract in a small bowl.

Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to thin the glaze. Be sure to start with one tablespoon of heavy cream and add more if needed.

Lastly, drizzle the top of the fully-cooled lemon cookies and allow the glaze to set before eating.

Best Sugar-Free Sweeteners For Sugar-Free Lemon Cookies

When it comes to making these sugar-free lemon cookies, I have several sweetener options.  I like Lakanto Monk Fruit because the texture mimics regular sugar well. And as far as any aftertaste, there is barely any.

Honestly, it’s the one sweetener that never gives me an issue. I’m also partial to Swerve, an erythritol blend, although it does have a cooling aftertaste when used in a larger quantity.

Personally, it’s not an issue for our family, and that’s why I am a fan. You could also use the stevia- and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods. 

However, if you use a stevia erythritol brand, you’ll need to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it is a much sweeter option.

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda with great success.

I know not everyone would agree with me here, and I respect that, but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar. 

When it comes to the keto lemon glaze, you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones. 

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Lemon Cookies With Coconut Flour 

I used coconut flour when I developed this recipe because I get many requests for keto coconut flour recipes.

If you’re wondering if these cookies taste like coconut, they don’t. The lemon flavor is pronounced enough to neutralize it. So, even if you are not a fan of coconut flour, you might want to give this keto lemon cookie recipe a try. 

After seeing how much my readers enjoyed this lemon keto cookie, I created some Keto Cranberry Orange Cookies.

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 version.

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

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Keto lemon cookies

Keto Lemon Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

These keto lemon cookies are zesty, tangy, keto lemon cookies. If you are a fan of all things lemon these low carb lemon cookies are sure to please This recipe is made with coconut flour and features a tangy lemon icing.


Keto Lemon Cookies

Keto Lemon Glaze:


Keto Lemon Cookies

  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix together the coconut flour, baking powder, salt and set it aside.
  2. In another bowl using an electric beater, mix together the softened butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, lemon zest, and lemon extract, until fully combined.
  3. Then add the 4 eggs one at a time beat well after each addition.
  4. Add the whipping cream and combine until fully incorporated.
  5. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mix well until batter is combined.
  6. Chill the dough for ½ hour in the refrigerator before baking.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
  8. Using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop measure out the cookie dough and roll the cookie dough to form balls.
  9. Lightly flatten the cookie dough balls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or parchment lined sheet.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges.
  11. Allow cookies to cool completely before icing with the keto lemon glaze.
  12. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Keto Lemon Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar substitute, lemon juice, and lemon extract.
  2. Then add 1 to 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream to thin the glaze. Start with 1 tablespoon of cream and more if needed.
  3. Drizzle the top of the fully cooled lemon cookies and allow the glaze to set before eating.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 1.9gNet Carbohydrates: 1.7gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 1.5g

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