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Keto Shortbread Cookies

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There’s nothing better than a sweet, crunchy cookie. Simple keto shortbread cookies are easy to make a will give you that yummy cookie taste we all love!

Keto Shortbread Cookies
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When I was young, I remember my grandmother always having around a circular, blue tin of shortbread cookies close-by. Every time I went to her house, they were somewhere within reach, it seemed.

Sometimes they were in the cabinet. Sometimes, they were on top of the refrigerator. The rest of the time they were sitting in the middle of the kitchen table taunting me. If I got extra lucky, she had them in her hand, lid off, ready to go by the time I had gotten out of the car and made it to the front door.

Keto Shortbread Cookies

After a quick Google search, it turns out these cookies still exist. They are made by a company named Royal Dansk and are called “butter cookies”. I think it’s just a fancy way of saying “yummy and delicious shortbread cookie awesomeness”.

I’d always eat a few (or a lot) of them each time I visited. I even had to be fair, too, since each tin contained several different cookie “designs”. A few of each wouldn’t hurt, right?

The bad news is, these keto shortbread cookies don’t come in a tin, nor do they come in various designs. The good news is, they are buttery, sweet, and yummy.

Keto Shortbread Cookies

When we were looking to make these, our main goal was to recreate the crunchy, buttery taste. Finding the “just right” level of sweetness was also a priority, kinda like the porridge that was not too hot and not too cold; just right.

It takes just a handful of “keep on hand” keto ingredients to make these cookies extra delicious. Do yourself a favor and make a batch for a sweet treat after your next meal!

Keto Shortbread Cookies

Keto Shortbread Cookies

Keto Shortbread Cookies

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
There's nothing better than a sweet, crunchy cookie. Simple keto shortbread cookies are easy to make a will give you that yummy cookie taste we all love!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a medium bowl, mix almond flour, sweetener, and salt
  3. Add butter (in small chunks) and vanilla; continue mixing
  4. Knead dough mixture into a ball
  5. Using your hands, pinch off chunks of dough and roll into balls (about an inch each)
  6. Place on a baking sheet with a silicone liner and press slightly with the palm of your hand
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until barely starting to brown
  8. Let cool and gobble down!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 2 cookies
Amount Per ServingCalories 163 Total Fat 16g Carbohydrates 1g Protein 4g
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21 Comments

  1. Do you have to use a silicone liner?

    • Logan Childress

      Robin,

      You do not have to use the silicone liner, it just greatly helps with cleanup and keeping the cookies from sticking. You can grease the baking sheet you are using before use and that should work just as well.

  2. Can I use Splenda instead if the monkfruit?

    • Logan Childress

      Megan,

      You can use Splenda, but be very careful about the hidden carb count of Splenda (especially the powdered kind)!

  3. Nancy Scarselletta

    I just made these cookies and they are awesome! So delicious! When I tried them, they were just warm…they crumbled easily. Maybe they needed to cook longer???? I was going to put them back in the oven but they were not raw. I sprinkled them with xyletol which gave them a sparkle and added crunch.

    • Logan Childress

      Nancy,

      As long as you liked the taste, that’s all that matters! Next time if you want, bake them longer and see which you prefer! Glad you liked them!

  4. These are pretty awesome…
    My biggest issue – not eating the whole dang batch! Thank You

  5. Lanette Tapia

    What are the macros on this?

    • Logan Childress

      Lanette,

      The nutrition information should be displayed at the bottom of the recipe (it shows up for us, at least). If you can’t see it on your browser for some reason, let us know!

  6. These cookies look yummy. What is the net carbs on 1 to 2 cookies?

    • Logan Childress

      Mel,

      The nutrition information should be displayed at the bottom of the recipe (it shows up for us, at least). If you can’t see it on your browser for some reason, let us know!

  7. What are the Macros for this recipe. Net Carbs, fat etc.

    • Logan Childress

      Michelle,

      The nutrition information should be displayed at the bottom of the recipe (it shows up for us, at least). If you can’t see it on your browser for some reason, let us know!

  8. I love shortbread cookies. Can you sub almond flour for coconut flour? I am allergic to almonds.

    • Logan Childress

      Aylin,

      You probably can substitute it, but we aren’t really sure how that would taste or what the result would be. It should measure equally, however. Hope this helps!

  9. How much almond flour is used; I don’t see that listed?

    • Logan Childress

      Hayley,

      Thanks for bringing our attention to this. For some reason, our new recipe plugin has it out for us. This has happened on a couple of our recipes. We have updated the recipe to reflect that amount (again) and it should be good to go!

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