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Keto Shortbread Butter Cookies

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I was never one to have a lot of crazy sweet cravings. I’ve always been a savory person, and only wanted sweets when stress hit the all-time highs. Or when something looked so good I and any normal human would have to try it.

Keto changed that almost overnight. I guess coming off all the carbs left me with a sweet craving and I had to quickly check the web for ideas. I found several cookie recipes and was also introduced to the most amazing sweetener, Swerve. And that, my friends, changed my Keto world.

What is the best sweetener for Keto?

I have noted that we prefer Swerve for the erythritol that this recipe calls for. The best sweetener for keto will depend on your preference and what you’re making, but the following sweeteners are acceptable on a keto diet:

Having a keto-friendly sweetener on hand truly changed my life! It’s important to have keto-friendly ingredients around so that I can whip up a treat for the family when they visit all the while staying keto.

Is swerve Keto-friendly?

The reason I usually opt to use swerve on keto is that it doesn’t leave behind that bitter taste you get with other keto sweeteners. I enjoy this natural sweetener option because it’s non-glycemic, and most options of Swerve have net-zero carbs making it the perfect sweetener for any of my keto sweets recipes.

plate of shortbread cookies

What cookies can you eat on keto?

As I said, I wasn’t really a sweets craving type of person until keto. Al those carbs being left out of my diet made me a Sweets Queen. With that being said, it had me thinking about what cookies you can eat on keto. That’s when I found this amazing recipe for keto shortbread cookies that I had to test out.

While I do love this cookie recipe, there are other cookies you can eat on keto. If you want a variety of options for that sweet tooth craving, then consider trying some keto snickerdoodles, gingerbread granola, keto gingerbread cookies, or keto peanut butter cookies.

Can you use almond flour on keto?

Yes, you can use almond flour on keto. Almond flour is a low carb option for any recipe including my keto shortbread butter cookies that requires the use of flour. It’s always best to check with a recipe before substituting regular flour for a keto-friendly flour option first.

I use almond flour, Swerve, salt, vanilla extract, Kerrygold butter, and egg for my shortbread butter cookies. These recipe ingredients ensure that you’re biting into a cookie that you can eat on keto any time of the day or night.

How Many Cookies Does Your Shortbread Butter Keto Cookies Recipe Yield?

This keto shortbread butter cookie recipe makes about 15-20 cookies. You’ll need just over a half-hour of time to create these delicious keto snacks, and you can store them in your fridge for later consumption.

Simply allow your keto shortbread butter cookies to cool down and place them in an airtight container to store in the fridge or freezer for later snacking.

Shortbread Butter Keto Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup erythritol (we like Swerve)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 1 large egg

Mix the flour, Swerve, salt and vanilla in a bowl. Mix in the butter and egg with your hands – make sure you blend the butter in well (you don’t want butter chunks in the batter). Roll the batter into 1 inch balls and place on lined cookie sheet. Press down with a fork or flat bottom of a cup.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Let them cook and settle before eating.

Makes 15-20 cookies.

Per cookie (numbers below are approximate – you can input ingredients into the Senza app to add to your macros)

  • 120 calories
  • 1 g net carb
  • 3 g protein

This recipe is delish – a little dry, but it is a shortbread cookie, so a little dry is expected

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