These low-carb shortbread cookies with almond flour are easy 5-ingredient healthy shortbread cookies perfect for the holidays. Naturally sweetened with 100% Sugar-free crystal sweetener, grain-free, vegan, and gluten-free: they will make everyone happy.
Low carb shortbread cookies – Vegan and 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 my Christmas cookie mix. Something a bit different, low-carb, vegan, paleo Almond Shortbread cookies. That is how I came up with these lovely low-carb shortbread cookies with almond meal.
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 erythritol blend that can be used as a 1:1 replacement to sugar in any recipes. Don’t use pure monk fruit it is overly sweet and it won’t work in this recipe
Soft butter – or dairy-free margarine if you are vegan
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.
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 honestly, they won’t as they are very buttery – look at my hands! Best hand moisturizer ever 🙂
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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!
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 Nutella live for chocolate!
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.
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.
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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.
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 erythritol blend or pure erythritol in my recipes.Vegan fat options: you can use dairy free margarine, Nuttelex with coconut oil - equivalent in US will be Earthbalance.