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Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflourThose low carb shortbread cookies with almond flour are easy 5 ingredients healthy shortbread cookies perfect for the holidays. Naturally sweetened with 100% Sugar free crystal sweetener, grain free, vegan and gluten free: they will makes everyone happy.

Low carb shortbread cookies – Vegan+ Gluten free

I absolutely love shortbread cookies. Last week I made some sugar free coconut flour shortbread cookies for my Christmas cookie jar. They are SO good ! I thought, I should add more shortbread to the my Christmas cookie mix. Something a bit different, low carb, vegan paleo Almond Shortbread cookies. That is how I came up with those lovely low carb shortbread cookies with almond meal.

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

You know my clean eating recipes are very easy to make – for those Almond Shortbread cookies you only need 5 ingredients:

  • Almond flour – made of blanched almond the white/gold one not the almond meal made from  raw almond with skin – brownish color
  • Sugar free crystal sweetener of your choice – I love to use Monk fruit sugar but erythritol works well too
  • Dairy free margarine – or soft butter – I am vegan so I prefer the margarine. I used a non hydrogenated margarine made with coconut oil – much healthier than regular one. If you are in US/Canada you can use Earthbalance. 
  • Vanilla essence
  • Salt

How to prepare the Almond Shortbread cookies dough ?

Simply place all those ingredients into a bowl – whatever the order it will come up great – and combine them 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer or even your hands, until it forms a crumble. Then, gather the piece into a dough bowl, refrigerate 10 minutes and you are ready to go.

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

 

I shaped 16 low carb shortbread cookies balls. I flatten each ball with a fork. I also used parchment paper on my cookie sheet to avoid them to stick to the tray but honnestly, they won’t as they are very buttery – look at my hands! Best hand moisturizer ever 🙂

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

Those low carb shortbread cookies with almond flour are super fast to bake and after a quick 10 minutes cool down, you can enjoy some !

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

Those low carb shortbread cookies are crunchy, slightly sweet, buttery but 100% diabetes friendly and cruelty free for Christmas. I fancy a bit of melted chocolate on top of some of them. It is really up to you, I simply have an addiction for chocolate – if you follow the blog for a while you know it right ? I shared so many low carb chocolate recipe here: low carb chocolate mug cake, sugar free nutellaI live for chocolate !

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

I hope you enjoyed this simple low carb recipe for Christmas. All my family approved this recipe, my girl had four of them the first night and I had to hide the cookie jar before all my cookies are gone before Christmas.

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

More keto cookies

If you love keto cookies you may also want to try my keto lemon cookies or keto chocolate avocado cookies!

xoxo Carine

 

Low Carb Shortbread cookies - Easy 4-ingredients Almond flour shortbread cookies 100% Sugar free, grain free, vegan and gluten free ! Perfect low carb cookies for the holidays #lowcarbcookies #cookies #christmascookies #almondflour

Low carb shortbread cookies with almond flour

Those low carb shortbread cookies with almond flour are easy 5 ingredients healthy shortbread cookies perfect for the holidays. Naturally sweetened with 100% Sugar free crystal sweetener, grain free, vegan and gluten free: they will makes everyone happy.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Author: Carine
16 low carb shortbread cookies
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Ingredients

Chocolate decoration - optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 356 F (180C).
  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together until it forms a cookie crumble - about 1 minute. You can use a stand mixer with a hook attachment or an electric mixer.
  • Gather the cookie crumble with your hands to form a cookie ball.
  • Refrigerate 10 minutes in a bowl. 
  • Remove from the fridge, scoop  1 teaspoon of dough onto the prepared baking sheet leaving a thumb space between each cookie.  You can also roll the dough in your hands and form balls. Then use a fork to slightly flatten the cookie.  
  • Bake your shortbread cookies for 8 -11 minutes or until they start to be golden brown on the top.
  • Remove from the oven and cool down for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling cookie rack to cool completely before decorating.

Decoration

  • Add the sugar free chocolate and coconut oil into a saucepan. 
  • Under medium heat, stir and melt the chocolate.
  • Use a scoop to drizzle a bit of chocolate on some (or all) cookies. 
  • Store the cookies in a cookie jar up to 3 weeks. 
Sugar options: any crystal sweetener can be used in this recipe. I used monk fruit sugar as a natural sugar free sweetener safe for diabetic but if you are not on a low carb diet, white sugar, coconut sugar will work too.
Fat options: I used dairy free margarine, Nuttelex with coconut oil - equivalent in US will be Earthbalance. If you can eat dairy use softened grass-feed butter.
 
Nutrition Facts
Low carb shortbread cookies with almond flour
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.5g12%
Carbohydrates 1.9g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 2.1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    20 comments
  1. I made it today with coconut oil. Big mistake!! It was all crumbly 🙄 still taste good though. Thank you for the recipe!


  2. I made these cookies yesterday and they were great! I used two tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. In all my baking I use an organic powdered stevia, which comes in mixed with granules, and it is easy to mix. It worked really well. I will do them again on the weekend, as they keep well too.
    Thanks for the recipe 🙂


  3. Hi Carine, I just made these. Theses tastes so good! I used Kerry gold butter and erythritol. Thank you! I will be keep making these. Very easy to make.

    • Thnaks so much for the lovely feedback, it makes me very happy ! Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.


  4. These are very good! I’ve made them twice and they have been eaten up in one day! So happy to use monk fruit in them!


  5. This has been my go-to little pick me up cookie recipe for a few months now, and I just love it! They have also become my boyfriends favorite cookie! I use coconut sugar. Thank you!

    • This makes me SO happy to read your comment! I love when my recipes makes people feel good and happy. Enjoy the recipes on the blog and thanks SO much for trying my recipes and reporting back! XOXO Carine.


  6. I made this for the kids and even though they avoid almonds like the plague, they loved it! They were so shocked when I told them it had almonds in it! lol #parentingwin

    Thank you for an amazing recipe. I am pretty sure I stuffed up the butter proportion as I doubled the recipe but still turned out delish!

    • Yeah ! I love to read comments like this. This is SO good when we can sneak healthy food in our kids plate ! I also have an easy almond coconut cookies recipe that they make love if you like, check it out here. Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing your lovely comment. XOXO Carine.


  7. Would you be able to use stevia? Instead of coconut sugar? Or is coconut sugar not too bad. I have Gestational Diabetes. Thanks

    • Hello! I would recommend sugar free crystal sweetener as I am using in the recipe. Coconut sugar has a lower GI than regular sugar but I would not recommend this if you have diabetes/gestational diabetes. Brands that will work well in this recipe are swerve or Lakanto monk fruit sugar. Both are safe for you and won’t raise your sugar level. Enjoy the low carb cookies. XOXO Carine.


  8. I have just baked these cookies. May I ask? The textire of my shortbread cookies are soft on the inside. Is this the correct texture? I used stevia and finds that the sweetness taste kinda of weird for me. I live in Malaysia and the monk fruit sugar you mentioned, it’s not available in my country. So, can i do without any sweetener the next time I bake tbem?

    • Hi, That’s because you are not using the right sweetener. You shouldn’t replace monk fruit sugar with stevia. You are losing the texture that is why the cookies ends up so soft. If you can’t find monk fruit sugar in Malaysia other substitute that will work here are erythritol (100 %sugar free) or coconut sugar or any unrefined crystal sugar like rapadura sugar. Enjoy the cookies! XOXO Carine.

    • Hello! I am so glad you love them. Iam totally with you, this is so good to enjoy a cookies without the extra carbs and sugar! Enjoy the blog and Merry Christmas from New Zealand. XOXO Carine.