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Keto Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 68kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the unsalted butter (1/4 cup), sugar (1/2 cup) and vanilla extract (1 teaspoon) using an electric mixer until fluffy.
  • With the mixer running, add the xanthan gum (1/2 teaspoon), then slowly and almond flour (2 cups ), 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Form the dough into a round disc, wrap it in plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Roll the dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper using a rolling pin, until it's 1/4" thick.
  • Use a 3x1" cookie cutter (or a pizza cutter as I did) to cut the cookies into a rectangular shape.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. You'll know the cookies are done when the edges become golden.
  • Allow your cookies to cool on your baking sheet before removing them.
  • While your cookies cool, begin to melt your chocolate using a double boiler.
  • Once cookies have hardened, dip them into the chocolate, and place them back on the baking sheet. Repeat until you've dipped all your cookies in chocolate.
  • Place your dipped cookie baking sheet in the fridge, allowing chocolate to harden, for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!


  • Almond Flour. Using fine-grained almond flour will yield the most "flour-like" results. My favorite brands are Bob's Red Mill, Trader Joe's, or Costco brands. 
  • Chocolate. I love Lily's chocolate chips for this (they make dark, semi-sweet, and milk) but you can always make your own low carb chocolate by following my recipe!  
  • Lakanto, Swerve, or Erythritol. I stick to Lakanto and Swerve which are a 1:1 swap with traditional sugar. If using a different brand of Erythritol, keep in mind it's 70% as sweet as sugar, so you may need to add more to taste. 
  • Xanthan Gum is necessary for binding the ingredients of this recipe together, you CAN'T SKIP OR SUB!
  • Nutritional information is for 1 cookie, if you make 28 cookies using this recipe. If counting your net carbs, there is 1g of sugar alcohols and 2g of fiber per cookie, so each cookie would have 1 g of NET carbs!


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 1g

Delicious recipe from Lindsey Hyland // www.thelittlepine.com