Low Carb Shortbread Cookies – Keto Friendly Recipe

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Low Carb Shortbread Cookies – Keto Friendly Recipe

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

I am so excited to share my Low Carb Shortbread Cookies – Keto Friendly Recipe I just made!  Guys, you can have cookies on the Keto Diet!!!  Shortbread cookies are my absolute favorite!  These cookies have the same texture and the same buttery flavor!!!  They pretty much melt in my mouth!

I used to top my shortbread cookies with a light vanilla frosting.  I haven’t attempted anything that technical on the keto plan yet but if I do I will be sure to let you know.  I feel like I am open to a new world of possibilities when cooking and baking keto style!

I’m so excited to try new recipes I can hardly contain myself!  Wanna know the best part??!!  I get to make all the mistakes and you guys only get the final recipe!  I will show photos of our failures though.  For example, we tried this exact recipe with coconut flour and that’s a big no-no.  It was a mess and the ingredients never came together.  We even added cream cheese and sour cream.  We wasted so many ingredients testing different flours on this one.  See our failure photo at the very bottom of this post.

Let me tell you how to make these low carb shortbread cookies!  It only takes four ingredients and about 15 minutes to whip up the dough!  You will need some cookie cutters and a rolling pin though.  These cookies bake best if they are rolled out.

There is a printable recipe at the very bottom of this post!

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies Ingredients List

  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered stevia (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Use a mixer and whip the butter and sugar substitute together until it becomes light and fluffy.  This step is important.

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

Now add the vanilla and mix it together.

Slowly add 1 cup of almond flour at a time combining it together as you go.

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

When you are done mixing it the dough will look crumbly but when you pick it up and squeeze it together with your hands it will stick together nicely.

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

Roll out the dough between two sheets of wax paper to avoid sticking.  I like to roll them out to about 1/3 inch thick.  You can make them as thin as you want them.  This dough recipe will not flatten when it cooks.  It will hold it’s shape.

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

Bake these cookies for about 12 minutes on the top rack.  If you do roll the cookies thinner you will want to bake them at a shorter timeframe.  They may only take between 8 and 10 minutes if they are really thin.  I personally prefer these cookies a bit thicker.  They are delicate cookies and easier to handle when they are thicker.

Allow these cookies to completely cool before you pick them up.  They will harden up after they cool down.

We have Keto friendly cookies y’all!!!!

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies Recipe Nutrition

Serves 18 (1 cookie)

Calories 40, Total C 0.2g, Fiber 0g, Net C 0.2g, Sugars 0.1g, Fat 4g, Protein 0.2g

 

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

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Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

4.19 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 40

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Use a mixer and whip the butter and sugar substitute together until it becomes light and fluffy. This step is important.
  • Now add the vanilla and mix it together.
  • Slowly add 1 cup of almond flour at a time combining it together as you go.
  • When you are done mixing it the dough will look crumbly but when you pick it up and squeeze it together with your hands it will stick together nicely.
  • Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper to avoid sticking. I like to roll them out to about 1/3 inch thick. You can make them as thin as you want them. This dough recipe will not flatten when it cooks. It will hold it's shape.
  • Bake these cookies for about 12 minutes on the top rack. If you do roll the cookies thinner you will want to bake them at a shorter timeframe. They may only take between 8 and 10 minutes if they are really thin. I personally prefer these cookies a bit thicker. They are delicate cookies and easier to handle when they are thicker.
  • Allow these cookies to completely cool before you pick them up. They will harden up after they cool down.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 40 | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Net Carbs: 0.2g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy.

Tried this recipe? Mention @ISaveA2Z or tag #KetoFriendlyRecipes!

 

So remember earlier when I told you we had a failed recipe attempt.  Well here’s that photo.  It’s funny now!  This is what it looks like if you try to make this recipe with coconut flour.  Low Carb Shortbread Cookies - Keto Friendly Recipe

 

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14 Comments

  1. This is a great recipe! I cut it in half and used it as a crust for a sugar-free lemon chiffon cheesecake. It was delicious!

  2. The recipe says powered stevia… did you make it into powdered sugar or do you mean just the regular granulates?

  3. 5 stars
    These are the best almond flour cookies I have made since I gave up wheat! Thanks so much! They were so good that my husband, who has not really liked any desserts I have made without flour, loved them!!! That’s sayin’ somethin’….. 😉

  4. 5 stars
    Made these Keto Shortbread for my Type 1 Diabetic husband! We half dipped them in sugar free chocolate! So delicious!!

  5. These are the best version I’ve found online! All others make a cake texture but these are just like shortbread! I add 1tbsp of cocoa and do a half/half erythropoietin/stevia and these are awesome!

  6. I made these yesterday, however, I added pecans, rolled the dough into a log, refrigerated over night, then sliced and baked the cookies. They came out perfect.

  7. 5 stars
    My doctor just put me on the Banting diet. Been depressed thinking about holiday baking. Can’t wait to try these!

  8. Ha, the coconut flour! That’s hilarious, except that you spent the money for the ingredients. You do know you can probably salvage those, right?

    I would be curious to know the differences/similarities between almond flour and peanut flour, if you have any experience with that? I plan to find out myself but if you have any pointers, that would be nice!

  9. 5 stars
    These look tasty…I’ll have to try them this weekend. I have been on a keto cheesecake kick lately…I used the basic recipe from Low Carb Yum then tweaked from there. Right now we have a Key Lime one in the fridge and the Salted Caramel will be for Easter! At 6g/serving (16 servings/cheesecake) it is the bomb!

  10. 4 stars
    Hi, These look great! Do you cook them on a greased pan or parchment paper? I will have to hand shape them as I do not have cookie cutters nor a rolling pin.
    Also coconut flour requires less quantity and more egg or oil, it really absorbs liquid.. Coconut flour and almond flour are not equal. Thanks for a nice recipe.

    1. 4 stars
      A “glass” works as a cookie cutter…makes round cookies!!! lol

      I cannot wait to try these. I love shortbread cookies…

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