Patriotic Cheesecake Cookies (Low Carb)


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Patriotic Cheesecake Cookies

Fresh summer produce makes for wonderful patriotic dishes. If you celebrate the Fourth of July, berries make the best additions to your Independence Day themed treats. From drinks to dessert, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries help you wave your red, white and blue and eat healthy and low carb. These simple cheesecake cookies are bursting with strawberries and blueberries and won’t blow your healthy diet.

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour

2 tbsp coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

4 oz cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener or other erythritol sweetener

1 large egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp liquid stevia extract

1 cup chopped fresh strawberries (1/4-inch pieces)

1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 325F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together with sweetener until light and slightly fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and stevia extract until smooth.

Add almond flour mixture in two additions, scraping down beater and sides of bowl as necessary. 

Carefully fold in chopped strawberries until mixed in. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and space 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Gently flatten balls with the palm of your hand to about 1/2 inch thick. Press 4 or 5 frozen blueberries into the top of each cookie. 

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until just firm to the touch and barely beginning to brown, rotating the pans halfway through baking.

Remove and let cool  on pans.

Serves: Makes 30 cookies. Serves 15 (2 cookies per serving)
Nutrition Info: Per Serving:  Food energy: 108kcal, Saturated fatty acids: 3.81g, Total fat: 9.00g, Calories from fat: 80, Cholesterol: 16mg, Carbohydrate: 4.34g, Total dietary fiber: 1.56g, Protein: 2.56g, Total lipid (fat): 5.74g, Sodium: 84mg
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Comments (9)

  1. Cheesecake AND cookies?! What a double whammy–Carol gets extra points for this!

  2. What can I use instead of stevia extract and can I use fresh blueberries?
    Thanks

  3. Eva Mattox at

    These tasted EXACTLY like mixed berry muffins that you buy as a mix however, mine did not turn out like they should have. My dough was not thick enough I could roll them into balls, it was more of a pancake batter consistency and the cookies did not stay in cookie form, they turned into a thin sheet of cookie pancakes because they were so flat; which was SOOO disappointing because they tasted so good. Also, when I tried to store them (large ziplock baggie not closed) they got REALLY soggy and were ruined and I didn’t want to leave them out on the counter for days. Needless to say after eating about 6 of them the batch got tossed. I used Bob’s Red Mill almond meal/flour and Mama’s coconut flour, not sure if specific brands make a difference.

  4. Hi Ava,

    Yes, the Bob’s Red Mill would definitely have something to do with it. I don’t know about the Mama’s Coconut Flour because I have never used it. I love Bob’s products but their almond flour is just not that finely ground and it doesn’t gel with the liquid ingredients as much. If you were to make them again, with Bob’s, I would add an additional tbsp or two of coconut flour to thicken up the dough. As for storing, I left mine on the counter in an uncovered container. They would do fine in the fridge too, uncovered. But since they do have a high moisture content, you don’t want them in a closed container.

    Hope that helps!

    Carolyn 

  5. Sarah B at

    Eva, I don’t have the Mama’s coconut flour but I *think* it’s actually a blend of coconut flour and something else – which might be partly why the cookies were runny. Check the bag. If so, try again with coconut flour (I use Coconut Secret) and see if that works better. :) 

  6. Carley at

    I just made these and had a similar problem. Dough was too gooey to roll into balls so i just spooned and flattened. I had to cook closer to 30 minutes and they were still soggy on top. I use honeyville almond flour and used lets do organic coconut flour. Disappointed because I made up a double batch for relatives this weekend. Flavor was good but consistency was way off.

  7. Stacey at

    Has anyone tried these with fresh blueberries? 
    I’d like to try that way but wondering . . .

  8. Lisa Bostick at

    Had trouble with the consistency too.  Dough was not soupy but not firm enough to roll.  Wonder if I should have chilled the dough?  Taste good but not good texture.
     

  9. Tracy at

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I decided to substitute the fruit for dark chocolate chips and it was AMAZING. even my kids, who are VERY picky, LOVED them.

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