Keto Cannoli Cookies Recipe (2024)

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This keto cannoli cookies recipe features a shortbread cookie, cannoli filling, and chocolate! Keto sandwich cookies have just 5 grams net carbs.

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You’ll love these keto cannoli cookies! They are like a cross between a cookie and cannoli, without the complicated process of making the shells. Instead, these keto sandwich cookies have layers of shortbread cookies, cannoli keto filling, and a chocolate drizzle.

Serve this cannoli cookie recipe with your favorite keto Italian meals… or let’s face it, any time at all!

Ingredients In Keto Sandwich Cookies

The ingredients in these keto cannoli cookies are simple and you probably have many of them in your kitchen already!

For the cookies:

  • Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour – The base of our keto sandwich cookies.
  • Butter – A must for cannoli cookies! (And any cookies in my opinion.)
  • Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – I love this keto sweetener, I know you will too!
  • Vanilla extract – A must for cannoli cookies and any desserts.

For the filling:

  • Ricotta cheese – Base of the baked cannoli cookies filling.
  • Cream cheese – Adds even more smooth creamy flavor to the cannoli cookie recipe.
  • Besti Powdered Allulose – Sweetener of choice for the filling of this cannoli cookie recipe.
  • Lemon zest – Brings out the sweet and creamy flavors of the gluten free cannoli filling.

For the chocolate drizzle:

  • Sugar-free dark chocolate chips – Used in the keto cannoli cream and chocolate drizzle.
  • Coconut oil – This helps keep the chocolate drizzle nice and smooth.

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How To Make Keto Cannoli Cookies

  • Mix the cannoli sandwich cookies batter. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat butter and powdered sweetener together, until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and almond flour.
  • Form the cookies. Scoop rounded tablespoons onto a prepared cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie to about 1/3 inch – you can make them as thin as you’d like them to be when they are done as they won’t spread during baking.
  • Bake the cannoli keto cookies until edges are golden. All them to cool completely.
  • Drizzle the cannoli cookies with chocolate drizzle. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler and drizzle over cookies. Chill to harden the chocolate before handling.

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  • Make cannoli filling. Use a hand or stand mixer to beat together ricotta and cream cheese, then mix in allulose, lemon zest and vanilla. Chill to firm up.

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  • Assemble cookies with cannoli filling. Fill a cookie with cannoli cream filling. Place another cookie on top and roll in a bowl of sugar-free chocolate chips to cover the filling side.

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Can You Freeze Cannoli Cookies?

Yes, you can freeze this cannoli cookie recipe for up to 3 months.

In fact, they are delicious right out of the freezer… almost like ice cream sandwiches. If your keto sandwich cookies are too hard out of the freezer, just let them warm up a bit on the counter first.

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Keto Cannoli Cookies Recipe

This keto cannoli cookies recipe features a shortbread cookie, cannoli filling, and chocolate! Keto sandwich cookies have just 5 grams net carbs.

Course Dessert

Cuisine Italian

Keyword cannoli cookie recipe, cannoli cookies, keto cannoli, keto sandwich cookies

Calories 362 kcal

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Author Maya Krampf from

Servings 12 sandwich cookies

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Cannoli Filling

  • 1 1/4 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz Cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Besti Powdered Allulose
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Sugar-free dark chocolate chips

Basic Keto Shortbread Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour
  • 6 tbsp Butter (softened; can use coconut oil for dairy-free, but flavor and texture will be different)
  • 1/3 cup Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend (or 1/2 cup pure allulose or pure erythritol)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1/2 cup Sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp Coconut oil


Click on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.

Keto Shortbread Cookies

  1. Make the shortbread cookie recipe according to the instructions here, except you'll make them a little smaller (tablespoonfuls of cookie dough that are not very rounded), to get 24 cookies total.

  2. Allow the cookies to cool completely in the pan before handling (cookies will harden as they cool).

Cannoli Filling

  1. Meanwhile, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to blend together the ricotta and cream cheeses, until smooth and creamy.

  2. Mix in allulose, lemon zest, and vanilla.

  3. Refrigerate mixture for 1-2 hours.

Cannoli Cookies Assembly

  1. Melt sugar-free chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler.

  2. Drizzle chocolate over cookies in a zig-zag pattern. Place in the fridge to allow chocolate to completely harden in fridge before adding filling.

  3. Take one cookie and fill it with 1 tablespoon of cannoli cream filling. Place another cookie on top and roll in a bowl of chocolate chips to cover sides. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 keto cannoli cookie sandwich

Video Showing How To Make Cannoli Cookies:

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.

Calories 362

Fat 30g

Protein 10g

Total Carbs 13g

Net Carbs 5g

Fiber 8g

Sugar 1g

Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. You can find individual ingredient carb counts we use in the Low Carb & Keto Food List. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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  • Meagan

    When making cannolis, it’s usually recommended to let the ricotta drain overnight. Do you recommend this fo this recipe?


    • Maya | Wholesome Yum

      Hi Meagan, We didn’t drain it but the cookies were gone fairly quickly. You may want to drain it if you plan to keep them for multiple days.


  • Mary Ann

    I just made them. They should be called Disappearing cookies as they disappeared as fast as I finished them, Thank you for taking the time to share your recipes.


  • Shelly. C

    These look amazing! Do they taste like almond flour?


    • Maya | Wholesome Yum

      Thank you, Shelly! We don’t think they taste super almond-y when using our super fine blanched almond flour, which is very neutral in taste, but you might notice a hint of almond flavor. The texture of the cookies is like a shortbread cookie, and it’s common for shortbread to have almond extract added to get that flavor anyway.


    • Cee

      I am glad that Shelly asked if this tastes like almond flour. I search for good keto recipes every day and so many of them called for almond flour. Well I have bought and cooked with the almond flour in keto recipes and it turns out I don’t really care for that flavor. I am hoping that your suggestion of the Super fine blanched almond flour Will be better and thank you for mentioning it.


  • Denise Cecilia

    I made the filling as the recipe said but it’s been in the frig for 3 hours and hasn’t harden enough to use,,any suggestion


    • Maya | Wholesome Yum

      Hi Denise, The filling is not supposed to harden, it will be soft and spreadable.


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