Cream cheese chocolate chip cookies are super soft on the inside, crispy around the edges, and simply irresistible! They’re also gluten-free, keto-friendly, and only take minutes to prep.
Do you ever find yourself craving a thick and chewy cookie, but without all the extra sugar or carbs? That’s the best time to whip up a batch of these easy and delicious cream cheese chocolate chip cookies!
The cream cheese makes the cookies super soft while the edges still get perfectly crispy. After one bite, they may become your new favorite way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
How to make cream cheese chocolate chip cookies
This recipe is as easy as mixing the ingredients, popping the cookies in the oven, then letting them cool. Ready to see how it’s done?
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F (160°C).
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a large mixing bowl. Mix well, making sure the flour is fully incorporated.
Step 3: Fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 4: Roll the dough into 10 balls and place them onto a cookie sheet, evenly spaced apart. Press the dough balls into flat circles with your hands or a fork.
Step 5: Bake for 25 minutes or until the middle of the cookies are set and the edges are slightly brown.
Step 6: Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.
I know it’s hard to resist biting into a cookie as soon as they come out of the oven, but allowing them to cool is SO important for the texture! So do your best to give them at least 15 full minutes, then go ahead and dive in.
Is cream cheese allowed on the keto diet?
1 ounce of cream cheese is going to contain around 8 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of protein. This makes it a great ingredient to incorporate into a low-carb or keto way of eating!
Just make sure that you are buying regular cream cheese as opposed to the light or low-fat version, which will contain more sugar and carbohydrates.
In general, when companies remove the fat from something, they usually add more sugar to make sure it still tastes good.
And since eating fat on a keto diet is actually a good thing, we don’t need those light versions anyway!
This recipe will make 9-12 cookies, depending on how many pieces you break the dough into. However many you choose to make, hopefully, you’ll have some leftovers to enjoy throughout the week!
Because of the dairy in these cookies, I recommend storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to a week (if they aren’t all eaten before then!)
Other keto-friendly dessert recipes
Looking for more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without kicking yourself out of ketosis? There are so many delicious options for indulging while still keeping things low-sugar and low-carb. Here are a few of my favorite dessert recipes I know you’ll love:
For even more low-carb inspiration, make sure to check out my roundup of 10 Keto-Friendly Dessert Recipes!
Once you’ve tried these cookies, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked them and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies (Keto)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (160°C).
- Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a large mixing bowl. Mix well, making sure the flour is fully incorporated.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Roll the dough into 10 balls and place them onto a cookie sheet, evenly spaced apart. Press the dough balls into flat circles with your hands or a fork.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the middle of the cookies are set and the edges are slightly brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 15 minutes.