Low Carb Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

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These Low Carb Lemon Thumbprint Cookies are sweet little bites filled with a delicious sugar free lemon curd. I served them up next to a hot cup of Bigelow Lemon Ginger Probiotics Tea to celebrate hot tea month and the feel better goal accomplishments I made over the last year!

Low Carb Lemon Curd Thumbprints

A little more than a year ago I decided that I was going to get healthy and stay healthy and the way I was going to do that was incorporate exercise and healthy eating habits into my life!

Low Carb Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

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Mid-year I decided to go to a low carb lifestyle and that made a huge difference in how I felt! This year, I plan to continue with my lifestyle change and plan to have an improved report for next year. This of course, continues to incorporate the use of my favorite Bigelow Teas!
Low Carb Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

Last year I incorporated more exercise and changed my eating habits. To date, have lost over 30 pounds and have just recently met 51% of my goal!!

There has been nothing “easy” about it, other than it is easy for me to enjoy the food and drink that I do put into my body. Recipes like these Low Carb Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies, paired with a hot mug of Bigelow Tea help to keep me on track and feeling great about myself.

Low Carb Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

When the temps turn as cold as they have here in New York recently, celebrating hot tea month is even more satisfying! I love my tea and drink it throughout the day whether at home or in the office. I love how drinking hot tea not only warms me up, but it also makes me feel good about myself!

How about you? Have you made lifestyle changes that have made you feel better about yourself or are you thinking about making those changes? Many people choose to do so at the beginning of a new year. Never fear, even though the year has already started, you can still make those changes and reach your goal! While your doing it, enjoy a cup of Bigelow Tea and make a batch of these cookies. Promise, you will feel the immediate results of feeling better about yourself!

Low Carb Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies

Low Carb Lemon Thumbprints

These Low Carb Lemon Thumbprint Cookies are sweet little bites filled with a delicious sugar free lemon curd. A perfect sweet treat for your Keto diet!
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Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Keto, keto recipe, Lemon Curd, low carb, low carbohydrate, Shortbread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 79kcal


For the cookies:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 6 tbsp butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated Swerve
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Lemon Curd

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered Swerve
  • 3 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tsp lemon zest


  • Make the lemon curd ahead of time and place in refrigerator to chill.

To make the Lemon Curd:

  • Whisk together lemon juice, sugar free sweetener, and eggs until well combined. Place in a double boiler with a hot simmer and stir constantly until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add butter and lemon zest. Stir until combined and creamy. Chill until ready to use.

To Make the Cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter. Blend in sweetener until well combined.
  • Add almond flour, coconut flour, salt, and vanilla extract. Mix until stiff dough forms. Measure about 3/4 tablespoon dough and shape into ball. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and put a small indent in dough with thumb.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • When ready to serve, place 1 teaspoon lemon curd in center of cookie. Store unused lemon curd in refrigerator.


Updated 4/7/19: You can choose to use powdered or granulated swerve in the cookie dough, whatever your preference is. I have used both and have had good results every time.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 60g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g

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About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Courtney Buteau January 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    These cookies look so delicious! I agree with you, drinking hot tea just makes me feel good. I’ve been drinking multiple cups this winter! My nana always had cookies with her tea, I need to start doing that more. A nice way to slow down! 🙂 #client

  2. Megan @ MegUnprocessed January 25, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Mmmm lemon thumbprint!

  3. Rebecca | Let's Eat Cake January 26, 2018 at 1:00 am - Reply

    I love thumbprint cookies and I think these would be super fun to make!

  4. Carolyn January 26, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    You had me at lemon! I can’t wait to try making this recipe!

  5. Michelle April 29, 2018 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    Which sugar free sweetener do you use? Would Truvia or Pyure work?

    • Shelby April 30, 2018 at 6:22 am - Reply

      Yes, I’m sure Pyure would work, I have used that one before. I normally use Swerve granular and powdered. I’m thinking truvia would probably work but I don’t recommend the blend as that has sugar in it (if you are trying to completely eliminate sugar).

  6. Jonell May 15, 2018 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    This recipe is DELICIOUS! My son loves key lime pie so we substituted lime for the lemon, and instead of vanilla extract, we used 1/2 tsp rum extract and 1/2 tsp coconut extract. You can use this base cookie recipe for just about any flavor, and also, I absolutely love, love, love that this cookie is soft and chewy. 😀 Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • Shelby May 16, 2018 at 8:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you for sharing Jonell! I love the lime twist too (am a huge fan of lime here also!)

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  11. Angela Mansell April 6, 2019 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    The cookie recipe says granulated swerve but then the cookie instructions say mix in powdered sugar. So is it granulated swerve or powdered sugar?

    • Shelby Law Ruttan April 7, 2019 at 6:18 am - Reply

      Hi Angela, in the recipe it indicates granulated swerve for the cookie dough and powdered swerve for the lemon curd. However, since I posted this recipe, I have used powdered swerve in the cookie instead of granulated and it does work.

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  21. Brooke April 10, 2020 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Do you think I could get away with just lemon extract?

    • Shelby Law Ruttan April 11, 2020 at 11:01 am - Reply

      It depends on what you want to use it in place of. If you want to use lemon extract instead of zest, that should be fine. But lemon juice is essential for the lemon curd. I hope that answers your question. Shelby

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