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Keto lemon cookies with a lemon glaze and sprinkled with zest on a sheet of baking paper and lemon halves
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Keto Lemon Cookies

Who would have thought that cookies can taste REFRESHING? These easy Keto lemon cookies are the perfect combination of tart, zesty and sweet. A must make for lovers of summer and of all things lemon!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 150kcal

Ingredients

Lemon Cookies

  • ¼ cup / 55g / 2 oz cream cheese full fat
  • ¼ cup / 55g / 2 oz butter unsalted
  • 5 tbsp powdered erythritol (So Nourished) (6 tbsp if you like a sweet cookie)
  • 1 egg medium
  • 2 cup / 200g almond flour NOT super-fine. Ground almonds / almond meal works well
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice (circa 1 large lemon)
  • zest of 1 lemon

Lemon Glaze

Instructions

  • Cream the butter, cream cheese, 4 tbsp lemon juice and lemon zest together with the powdered erythritol until smooth. Use a food processor or an electric mixer.
  • Add the egg and mix until well-combined. Last, add the almond flour and mix.
  • The dough is fairly soft at this stage. Wrap it in cling film and place either in the fridge for 20 - 30 minutes or in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 Celsius / 356 Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Form 12 cookie dough balls and place them on the tray, flattening them slightly with your hand.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned at the bottom (and ever so slightly browned on top).
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  • Stir together the lemon juice, powdered erythritol and lemon zest for the glaze and spread over the cooled cookies.

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Notes

One cookie weighed on average 30 grams and has 2 g net carbs. The cookies are generous in size and I think one cookie makes a good portion.  
The cookies are very fragile when hot. They firm up once they cool down. Avoid handling them wile they are still warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 30g | Calories: 150kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 14.3g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 23mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 1.1g