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Keto Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

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Super rich with a pinch of crispiness, those Almond Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe is extra quick and easy to make. Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies, that are also fully Sugar-Free and best to prepare during your Cookie Season.

Enjoy those Keto Cookies with our Cold Brew Coffee Recipe for your morning quick fix whenever you are in a real hurry out of the door. 

Keto Cookies

Make those Almond Flour Cookies and have them on your kitchen counter for weeks to come. Just when you really need some quick bite of the sweetness. 

We also have a full list of more than 25 Various Keto Cookie Recipes to choose from if you are interested.

6 Ingredients only Keto Cookies

This recipe is made for a small batch for you to make the fresh ones every time you run out.

And it only contains 6 ingredients. How fabulous is that?

Those super yummy Sugar-Free Cookies have a magic ingredient for extra crispiness, which for sure you do have at home. And if not, you can make it out of the ingredient you have for sure. 

Almonds

Who from our Low Carb world does not have almonds at home?

What is the best Low Carb Flour?

Almonds are the gold mine for us. They could be used with almost anything in our cooking or baking. Sweet, savory, just name it. They go to almost anything in here. 

We have them in our kitchen in various ways and shapes. And I guess there is nothing left that we do not have.

Our Almond Flour Keto Butter Cookies are worth trying as well.

Almond Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe

What variations, types and shapes of almonds are there? 

  • Whole with skin
  • Whole without skin
  • Sliced almonds
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Blanched Almonds
  • Toasted Almonds 
  • Ground Almonds
  • Almond Flour normal
  • Almond Flour Un-fattened

We have it all. And I use them all on different occasions. 

And that is exactly what makes this recipe unique. By adding chopped slivered almonds into the Keto Cookie dough, you will achieve, that hose Keto Shortbread Cookies have got that super crunchiness with your first bite. 

Almond Flour Cookies

The sweetness of a Shortbread Cookies

Any shortbread Cookies, whether they are Keto or not, do not have that extra sweetness in them. They are normally semi-sweet and that is how our cookies are as well. 

We love them this way, all of the shortbread cookies are this way.

But if you for some reason want to add a bit more sweetness, do it without any hesitation. Nothing will happen to the structure of the dough. 

I have used Lakanto Sweetener in our Keto Cookie Recipe, but you can experiment with Swerve, Sukrin or Best. They all are very similar and should give you the same result in baking. 

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How to make Almond Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies?

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Keto Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies Recipe

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BEST KETO ALMOND SHORTBREAD COOKIES

First Step: Prepare the Ingredients

Prepare all of the ingredients into smaller bowls to ease your mixing. Take one big mixing bowl, preferably glass one, where you will combine them all. 

Keto Cookie Recipe ingredients needed

Second Step: Whisk Egg

Into a glass bowl add an egg and with your whisk, mix it fully into a smooth consistency.

mixing eggs for Almond Flour Cookies

Third Step: Add coconut oil and mix

Once the egg is mixed, add coconut oil and mix it in fully. 

You can also use butter in this step instead of Coconut Oil if you wish. 

mixing ingredients for Keto Almond Shortbread Cookies

Fourth Step: Add all dry ingredients and mix

Time for all of the dry ingredients.

First, add a sugar substitute and make sure it is fully mixed into the egg – oil mixture. 

Subsequently, one by one, continue adding almond flour and soda, mixing it fully in between. Make sure all are fully mixed into a thicker dough. 

Simple Keto Shortbread Cookie Recipe step by step instructions

Fifth Step: Chopped Almonds

Once that is done, you can follow with adding chopped almonds. 

Use the almonds without skin as that will change the color of your Keto Cookies. I like to cut slivered almonds as they give me the real small size which is so needed in the recipe.

Using a silicone spatula, gently incorporate those into the dough. Make sure it is spread evenly. 

Adding Almonds into the Sugar-Free Almond Cookies

Sixth Step: Scoop, Roll, Press

Time for rolling.

Using a measurement scoop or a cookie scoop, which will give you the same size for every cookie, start making cookies.

Scoop it from the dough, roll in your hand into a bowl and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. There press on each bowl to make the cookie size bites. 

Those Keto Shortbread Cookies do nor raise in its size in the oven, so make sure you shape them exactly to your liking.

Thinner they are, crunchier they will become.

If this is a bit time consuming for you, you can also use a method, where you will roll the whole dough into a loaf, place it in the refrigerator for half-hour and cut with your knife. 

Shaping Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies and placing onto the baking sheet

Seventh Step: Bake and enjoy

Once you are happy with the shapes, place those Sugar-Free Shortbread Cookies into the oven and bake. 

Once they are baked, let them cool fully. Once warm, they are very soft and need to harden during the cooling process. 

Keto Almond Flour Cookies breaking in half

Tips for Keto Shortbread Cookies:

  • Use Blanched Almond Flour – I like to use blanched flour or just grind almonds without skin for this recipe. The reason is mostly visual. Skinless almonds will give you that beautiful light color of your keto Cookies. 
  • You can use Butter instead of Coconut Oil if you wish with the same results
  • Check for the baking time – depending on the size and thickness.
  • I normally make smaller size cookies as that is what we like. Also, I try to press them pretty thin for extra crispiness. If you do like bigger and thicker keto Cookies, you might need to adjust the baking time to a bit longer. 
  • You can form the dough into logs – freeze or chill for half-hour and cut into slices if you like
  • Let the cookies cool fully. They are very soft to the touch once taken out of the oven. They need to really cool down to harden. 
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What Keto Cookies Variations can you make?

Those Sugar-Free Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies are so versatile, you can bake them every time a bit different.
Here are just a few ideas you can make:

Dip them in a melted Chocolate
Add Chocolate Chips in
Add dry cranberries
Sprinkle Shredded Coconut or toasted nuts on top
Sprinkle them with chopped nuts
Make them as a Thumbprint Cookies
Add Vanilla or Lemon Zest for extra flavor
Add Ginger spices for a Christmas Cookie Flavor
Sprinkle them with Cinnamon for a snickerdoodles
Poppy Seeds are the one I have tried and they were fabulous

This recipe is also perfect as your Tart Base or a Pie Crust. Just make sure you bake them for about  15 – 20 minutes. And make tiny hoes with your fork throughout.
Keto Almond Shortbread Cookies

Can I substitute Coconut Oil with Butter for shortbread cookies?

You can and that is what I also suggest if you do prefer butter a bit more. The consistency stays almost the same. 

Can I skip an Egg in the Keto Shortbread Cookie Recipe?

You could, but the cookies will be more crumbly and harder to shape. But on the other side, the Keto Cookies will be much more crispy. So yes and your choice.

How to Store Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies?

You can simply place them into a bowl on the counter for a long time. They do not to be stored in the refrigerator or in an airtight container.

How long Keto Almond Cookies last?

As most of the Shortbread Cookies, those last for approximately 1-2 weeks. My recipe is made for a small batch because we still prefer fresh ones. But you can double the recipe and store the rest of the dough in the freezer for later use. Almond Keto Shortbread Cookies

Can you freeze Keto Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies?

I would not suggest freezing whole Shortbread cookies, as they get pretty soft once unfrozen. But if you have stored them in the freezer, simply placing them into the oven for approximately 5 minutes, should retain the crunchiness again.

If you really want to freeze, then I would suggest already made dough. That could be stored without the problem and you can bake your cookies whenever you are in a hurry. 

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Keto Cookies dipping into the milk glass

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Yield: 17

Almond Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Almond Flour Cookies

Super rich with a pinch of crispiness, those Almond Flour Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe is extra quick and easy to make. Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies, that are also fully Sugar-Free and best to prepare during your Cookie Season

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes 10 seconds
Total Time 25 minutes 10 seconds

Instructions

  1. Heat up the oven to 180 C - 350F
  2. Prepare all of the ingredients into smaller bowls to ease your mixing. Take one big mixing bowl, preferably glass one, where you will combine them all.
  3. Into a glass bowl add an egg and with your whisk, mix it fully into a smooth consistency.
  4. Once the egg is mixed, add coconut oil and mix it in fully.
  5. Time for all of the dry ingredients. First, add a sugar substitute and make sure it is fully mixed into the egg - oil mixture.
  6. Subsequently, one by one, continue adding almond flour and soda, mixing it fully in between. Make sure all are fully mixed into a thicker dough.
  7. Once that is done, you can follow with adding chopped almonds. Use the almonds without skin as that will change the color of your Keto Cookies. I like to cut slivered almonds as they give me the real small size which is so needed in the recipe.
  8. Using a silicone spatula, gently incorporate those into the dough. Make sure it is spread evenly.
  9. Scoop the dough, roll in your hand into a bowl and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. There press on each bowl to make the cookie size bites. Those Keto Shortbread Cookies do nor raise in its size in the oven, so make sure you shape them exactly to your liking.
    Thinner they are, crunchier they will become.
  10. Once you are happy with the shapes, place those Sugar-Free Shortbread Cookies into the oven and bake for 10-15 Minutes.
  11. Once they are baked, let them cool fully. Once warm, they are very soft and need to harden during the cooling process.

Notes

  • Use Blanched Almond Flour - I like to use blanched flour or just grind almonds without skin for this recipe. The reason is mostly visual. Skinless almonds will give you that beautiful light color of your keto Cookies.
  • Check for the baking time - depending on the size and thickness.
  • You can use Butter instead of Coconut Oil if you wish with the same results
  • I normally make smaller size cookies as that is what we like. Also, I try to press them pretty thin for extra crispiness. If you do like bigger and thicker keto Cookies, you might need to adjust the baking time to a bit longer.
  • You can form the dough into logs - freeze or chill for half-hour and cut into slices if you like
  • Let the cookies cool fully. They are very soft to the touch once taken out of the oven. They need to really cool down to harden.

Nutrition Information

Yield

17

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 5gCarbohydrates 1gProtein 1g

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