Keto Lemon Cookies made with French Butter
serves 12 cookies
  • Prep Time
    30 minutes
  • Additional Time
    18 minutes
  • Total Time
    48 minutes
  • Cookies
  • ½ cup French butter softened
  • ⅔ cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk room temperature
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • ¾ tsp lemon extract
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

  • Lemon Frosting
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 tbsp French butter softened
  • ¼ cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Natural food coloring (optional)
3-Step Recipes, Dessert

Keto Lemon Cookies

Crafted with the finest European butter from France. These low-carb delights bring together the refreshing zing of lemons and the creamy richness of butter. It's a match made in keto heaven! Credit Caroline Ketchum, @fooddreamer

STEP 1: Cookies

Preheat the oven to 325ºF and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sweetener together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, and extracts and beat until well combined. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and salt and beat until the dough comes together.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the sheets at least 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand to about ½ inch thick.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes, until just golden around the edges, switching the pans halfway through baking. The cookies will be very soft still but will continue to firm up as they cool.

STEP 2: Lemon Frosting

Beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Beat in the sweetener and vanilla extract until well combined.

Beat in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Add one tablespoon of cream and beat until smooth. If the frosting is still thick, beat in the additional cream. Beat in a bit of yellow food coloring at a time until a lemon yellow is achieved.

STEP 3: Decorate

Spread the frosting over the tops of the cooled cookies. Decorate with a bit of grated lemon zest.

To make lemon sandwich cookies, spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting on the bottom of one cookie and top with another cookie. Your dessert is ready!

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