Easy 5-ingredient keto shortbread cookies with almond flour ready in less than 15 minutes to fix all your sweet cravings with only 1 gram of net carbs. Bonus, these almond flour shortbread cookies are keto, vegan, and gluten-free!
It’s very easy to whip a batch of keto shortbread cookies that taste like your favorite traditional shortbread!
All you need to make low carb shortbread cookies are 5 ingredients:
Next, add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and using an electric beater or paddle attachment of a stand mixer, combine until a crumbly dough forms.
Finally, use your hands to gather the dough crumble and for a cookie dough ball.
Refrigerate the dough for 10 minutes in the mixing bowl.
It’s up to you to press out cookies or roll out the dough and cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. I personally prefer option 1 because it’s faster.
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Divide the dough into 16 balls – one ball is about 1 tablespoon size. Roll each ball between the palm of your hands and place it on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, leaving half thumb between each cookie.
While these keto shortbread cookies won’t expand in the oven, it’s preferable to prevent them from touching each other.
Using the back of a fork, press the top of each cookie gently to flatten them into about 1/2 inch thickness (1 cm).
The thinner, the crispier they will be, so play with thickness regarding your expectations.
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To roll out the dough, encase the cookie dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper and start rolling with a rolling pin. Don’t roll too thin, or the dough becomes fragile, and the cookies bake too fast.
Cut out dough with a cookie cutter and transfer the cut-out cookies on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Gather leftover dough to reform a dough ball and roll for more cookies.
These low-carb shortbread cookies with almond flour bake very fast. Place the cookie sheet in the center rack of a preheated oven at 350F(180c) and bake for 8 to 11 minutes.
Baking time depends on the thickness of your cookies. If you roll out the dough and cut out thin cookies, they will bake super fast.
Cool down the cookies at room temperature for 10 minutes on the cooking rack.
Then, transfer on a cooling rack and wait 20 extra minutes before eating. The cookies are soft when out of the oven and firm up at room temperature. They reach their best texture after 30 minutes.
These keto-friendly shortbread cookies are crunchy, slightly sweet, buttery, and even more delicious with a drizzle of sugar-free dark chocolate on top!
Of course, you can play with flavor and create a range of shortbread cookie flavors with this recipe. Add some of the below ingredients into the dough to change the flavor.
To decorate the cookies, simply melt the following in a saucepan over medium heat:
Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate on top of each cookie. Then, place the cookies in the fridge for 20 minutes to harden the chocolate.
If you fancy some extra crunchy, why not adding some of the following toppings:
For example, coconut flour contains four times more fiber. Therefore, it’s a very liquid absorbent flour that often requires eggs or lots of liquid to hold ingredients together.
For coconut flour keto cookies, follow some of my recipes below :
You can store this keto shortbread cookie recipe in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 1 week. If you keep the jar sealed, the cookies stay crunchy.
Another option is to freeze your cookies and thaw at room temperature 3 hours before eating or overnight.
These low-carb shortbread cookies are the best snack on your keto diet. They are full of fat to keep you full, taste sweet to fix your sweet tooth, and convenient to bring everywhere. One or two of these cookies should fix all your afternoon hunger and help you reach your fat macros.
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