thumbprint cookies with marmalade

Keto Thumbprint Cookies with Low Carb Sugar-Free Marmalade

Cream cheese makes amazing desserts, such as cheesecakes, pies, cakes, or cookies. It’s super easy to work with it since its texture can soften using only a fork. Always choose the one with the highest fat amount. Your desserts will taste richer and it’s the perfect ingredient for the keto diet.

With all that being said, we have some easy keto thumbprint cookies with the aforementioned ingredient. They are amazingly chewy and covered with sugar-free orange marmalade.

Place all ingredients in a bowl, mix everything then divide the dough into smaller sized cookies. It’s as simple to make as that!

keto thumbprint cookies with marmalade

The glaze is the most important part here because the cookie dough needs something to be as good as it. It is sugar-free but sweet enough, so we solved the mission for perfect low-carb cookies.

You’ll never guess they don’t contain sugars or some hidden carbs. We recommend sharing them with your friends or hiding them somewhere to avoid eating them all in one sitting. The first solution may work best for all of us.

Be sure to use a brand of sugar-free marmalade that does not contain sugar alcohols. It’s best to make your own from scratch using keto-approved sweeteners. Research shows that some sugar alcohols, such as aspartame, may cause digestive upset and even increase the risk of cancer (*). 

Instead, try using stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol. These sweeteners come from natural plant sources, making them easier to digest. They also have naturally-occurring antioxidants to help combat inflammation and protect against diseases. 

Each has minimal impact on blood sugar levels as they pass through the digestive tract unabsorbed. They also taste just as sweet (or sweeter) than real sugar, which makes them ideal to cook with in all of your favorite recipes. 

low carb thumbprint cookies with marmalade

Try these Low Carb Thumbprint Cookies with Sugar-Free Marmalade today! We are sure you’ll fall in love with them.

How to

Combine cream cheese with powdered sweetener in a bowl. Add in one egg and stir until smooth.

mix cream cheese egg sweetener

Add in coconut and almond flour. Mix everything with a spatula then place the dough in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Using coconut flour on keto diet is a perfect choice as it’s low in carbs and high in fiber.

mix almond flour make dough

Preheat the oven to 370 F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Form ten cookies from the cookie dough and place them on the tray.

form cookies from dough

Flat them with a fork.

flatten cookies with fork

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until lightly brown. Make the glaze by stirring together a sugar-free marmalade with cream cheese. When the cookies are cool completely, spread the glaze over them. Enjoy!

spread glaze over cookies

Keto Thumbprint Cookies

These yummy keto cookies are very easy to prepare and feature gluten-free, sugar-free marmalade on top. They are the perfect way to satisfy your sugar cravings!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Chilling Time15 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: thumbprint cookies
Servings: 10
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Zlata Radivojevic


For the cookie dough

For the glaze (optional)

  • 1 tbsp sugar-free marmalade keto-friendly
  • 1 tsp cream cheese melted


  • Combine cream cheese with powdered erythritol then add in one egg. Stir until smooth.
  • Mix in almond and coconut flour to make the cookie dough. Refrigerate it for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 370 F and line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Form ten balls from the cookie dough on the tray and use a fork to flatten.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden.
  • For the glaze, combine sugar-free marmalade with melted cream cheese.
  • Top each cookie with the glaze and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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