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Keto Friendly Shortbread Cookies Recipe

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

We have the recipe to get you your keto-friendly shortbread cookies any time of the year.

In this article: 

  1. Keto Shortbread Cookie Ingredients
  2. Directions for Baking Shortbread Cookies
  3. Keto-Friendly Cooking for Young Sweet Tooth
  4. Keto-Friendly Desserts 

Shortbread Cookie Recipe for Your Keto Diet


Keto Shortbread Cookie Ingredients

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  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp soft butter, cut into small bits
  • 3 ½  tbsp confectioner- sugar substitute (coffee grinder to powder.)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Directions for Baking Shortbread Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F before you begin. 

2. In a medium bowl, put almond flour (instead of all-purpose flour), salt, powdered sweetener substitute, and mix.

3. Add chunks of butter and mix well. You can use a stand mixer, but your hands will do, to mix and pinch in the butter until well-blended. 

4. Next, add vanilla. 

5. Then, knead the dough into one big ball. 

6. Pinch off chunks and roll into balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place on a parchment or silicone matt lined pan. Press the balls slightly with the palm of your hand so they would be ½ - ¼ inch thick. 

7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes. Be sure to pull them out before they turn brown. 

This recipe does not make a lot of cookies, so you may want to double or triple it. Enjoy!

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Keto-Friendly Cookies for Your Sweet Tooth

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The main goal of a ketogenic diet is to eliminate harmful sugar and limit carbohydrate intake. But how can you do it if you’ve got a sweet tooth? An easy solution for that is to make your own keto-friendly desserts at home. Some of the best keto-friendly snacks to make are cookies. You can store them and eat them at a later time, especially when you suddenly crave classic shortbread cookies or sugar cookies. 

By using almond flour and powdered sugar substitutes, you won’t have to worry about carbs or sugar disrupting your keto diet. You can also add berries and nuts, which are jam-packed with protein, fat, and a little bit of carbohydrates. Using almond flour, unsweetened chocolate, and alternative sweeteners like erythritol and xylitol, you can make chocolate chip cookies, chewy ginger cookies, and even peanut butter cookies.

What are erythritol and xylitol? Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that can be found naturally in certain fruits which do not spike blood sugar or Fat Storing Hormone levels. Meanwhile, xylitol is also sugar alcohol with supposed benefits to dental health.


Keto-Friendly Desserts 

You don’t have to stop at keto cookies either. You can try making a wide range of desserts and snacks without compromising your keto diet. Some of the keto-friendly desserts you should try making include:

  • Low-carb chocolate mousse - This dessert uses unsweetened cocoa powder, gelatin, and keto-friendly whipped cream. It’s still as chocolatey as ever, less the saturated sugar.
  • Chocolate chia pudding - Not only does this use unsweetened cocoa, this dessert also contains chia seeds, which contains Omega-3 fatty acids! Try the vanilla version, too.
  • Sugar-free raspberry jam - Make pies with deliciously sweet raspberry jam but still stay within the boundaries of your keto diet.

You don’t have to sacrifice dessert when going on a keto diet. Keep your sweet tooth satisfied and stay healthy at the same time with this easy shortbread cookies recipe.

What dessert do you want to try but don’t know how to turn keto-friendly? Maybe one of our recipes can help you. Let us know in the comments section below. 

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Disclaimer: Our Educational Content is Not Meant or Intended for Medical Advice or Treatment.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 19, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


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