Keto Cream Cheese Caramelized Sea Salt Hazelnut Cookies
The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Cream Cheese Caramelized Sea Salt Hazelnut Cookies. Enjoy this delicious dessert at only ~1.5g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Cookies
- 1 1/2 Cup Almond Flour
- 1/4 Cup Monkfruit, Swerve or Sweetener of Choice
- 1/3 Cup Salted Butter
- 2 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
- 1/4 Cup Roasted Hazelnut
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Gather all the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 325F.
In a small Teflon fry pan, add butter on medium-low heat. Melt and continuously mix the butter until color turns amber/light brown, about 3-4 minutes. Once browned, remove from heat and let it cool down.
In the meantime, use a food processor and pulse roasted hazelnuts until coarsely chopped and set aside. If you don't have a food processor, you can place the nuts into a plastic bag and use rubber mallet to break into chunks.
In a large mixing bowl to combine Almond Flour, Swerve/Monkfruit, sea salt, chopped roasted hazelnut, cream cheese, vanilla extract and browned butter. Mix well for about 1 minute with a hand/stand mixer. Note - make sure browned butter is at room temperature when pouring otherwise it will 'cook' the batter.
Roll the dough into 1 inch size balls and place on a silicone baking mat or greased baking sheet.
Press down the dough balls using your palm of your hand to roughly 1/4 inch thickness.
Bake at 325 F for 16-20 minutes (ours took 16 minutes) or until bottom edges start to slightly brown. Once done, wait at least 10 minutes for cookie to cool down prior to handling. We prefer enjoying the cookies once they have completely cooled down and hardened, which takes about 1 hour, but it's up to you!