Keto Shortbread Cookies – Low Carb Vanilla – Easy Homemade

Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe
A delicious low carb keto shortbread cookies recipe. Great for shortbread pie bases also.

Not only are these low carb vanilla Keto Shortbread Cookies delicious! They make the best crumbly base for Low-Carb, no-bake pie Recipes.

Keto shortbread cookies are a great snack, staying low carb when enjoying them couldn’t be easier. Check out more Tasty Cookie Recipes.

Use our Buttery Keto Shortbread Cookies as a Delicious Cake or Pie Base

One batch of these keto cookies make the perfect base for our Low Carb Jello Chunk Cheesecake.

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Make yourself a double batch so you’ve got a tasty keto snack to eat while you wait.

This low carb shortbread cookie recipe makes 16 cookies, 1 serve is equal to 1 cookie.

Ingredients for Keto Shortbread Cookies

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Ready to eat Keto Shortbread Cookies.

How To Make Keto Shortbread Cookies

How To Make Keto Shortbread Cookies
How To Make Keto Shortbread Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, erythritol, salt and vanilla extract. Mix.
  3. Add the butter and rub into the dry ingredients until fully combined.
  4. Add the egg and mix well.
  5. Take tablespoon sized pieces of the mixture and roll into balls, then press onto a lined cookie sheet. We recommend using food safe gloves to stop the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  6. Leave a gap between the cookies as they will spread slightly.
  7. Bake for 15-25 minutes, until the edges are browned. The cookies will firm up as they cool. If you are using the cookies as a base for our Jello Chunk Cheesecake, allow them to cook longer so the edges are firm and they are completely browned.
  8. Leave to cool before storing in an airtight cookie jar, or using as a cheesecake base.
Keto Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

Keto Shortbread Cookies - Low Carb Vanilla - EASY to make!

These Keto Shortbread Cookies are the closest I’ve come to a low carb buttery, crumbly and sweet pastry base as well. They make an excellent snack and a great base for our low car pie recipes.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian, British, French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the almond flour, erythritol, salt and vanilla extract. Mix.
  • Add the butter and rub into the dry ingredients until fully combined.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Take tablespoon sized pieces of the mixture and roll into balls, then press onto a lined cookie sheet. We recommend using food safe gloves to stop the mixture from sticking to your hands.
  • Leave a gap between the cookies as they will spread slightly.
  • Bake for 15-25 minutes, until the edges are browned. The cookies will firm up as they cool. If you are using the cookies as a base for our Jello Chunk Cheesecake, allow them to cook longer so the edges are firm and they are completely browned.
  • Leave to cool before storing in an airtight jar, or using as a cheesecake base.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 5% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 3%

Try Our Other Low Carb Keto Cookie Recipes

We make a lot of different keto cookies through using low-carb flour alternatives and natural sweeteners.

If you want to make a larger batch of low carb vanilla Keto Shortbread Cookies, simply adjust the serving amounts in our easy to use recipe card above.

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79 thoughts on “Keto Shortbread Cookies – Low Carb Vanilla – Easy Homemade”

  1. I made these this morning and used good coconut flour from the health food shop. They were very dry. It was all I could do to keep them in a ball on the cooking pan. No spreading in the oven. No sticking to the hands. I liked the look of the recipe because it didn’t have a lot of eggs (ugh) in it. Didn’t work for me but hopefully they will taste ok.

    • Hi Maureen,

      Sorry that the cookies didn’t work out for you. The recipe does call for almond flour, using coconut flour would explain why they were so dry. For best results, make them using almond flour; coconut flour requires using less and adding extra eggs and liquid and can’t be substituted for almond flour without making adjustments to the recipe.
      I hope this helps.

      Gerri

    • I just made these so so good! Except when I imput all the ingredients into my tracker it’s nutrition facts are way off!! Did I do something wrong!?
      I ate 3 thinking 1 carb each but my fitness pal recipe maker says 6.5 each!! Help!

      • Hi Cherrielee,

        Ingredients in My Fitness Pal sometimes have inaccurate nutrition facts, it’s best to go off the details on the products that you have used. We base our nutritional information off the products we use to make the recipe. Hope this helps 🙂

    • why do people always substitute other ingredients in recipes, then when things don’t turn out right, they complain about the recipe? Makes no sense at all.

  2. Oh doh! That will teach me to try to cook early in the morning. You know I even checked that! Of course that’s the problem! The second bake with added egg and water wasn’t much better and still crumbly as you would expect but do you know it tasted quite nice so I have put the biscuits in the freezer and I reckon it will make a lovely tart base if I mix it with some more moisture and bake it again. Thanks for replying Gerri and know that I promise to triple check recipes from now on!

    • Hi Cindy,

      It’s possible that you are viewing the page via google’s “no frills” AMP view, which unfortunately cuts out our nutritional information panel. If you scroll to the bottom and hit “View Non AMP” you will be able to see the page, and nutritional panel, in all it’s glory 🙂

      Gerri

    • Hi Darci,

      The nutritional information is listed under “Recipe Notes” at the bottom of the page. If you can’t see it than you might be viewing our page as an AMP page, just scroll to the bottom and click View Non-AMP to see the nutritional information.

      Gerri

  3. I just made these! Delicious!! I put a dab of avacado pudding that I kept a bit stiff for spreading. Awesome treat with my evening tea! Thank you for sharing!!

  4. Has anyone tried these without xylitol or erythritol? My leaky gut doesn’t handle sugar alcohols yet so I usually use a smidgeon of honey (for flavor) with stevia and monk fruit. Hesitant to try these in a cookie, as well as it works for pies and cakes.
    These look so delicious!

    • Hi Shawna,

      The erythritol adds some bulk to the cookies as well as sweetness. I would recommend replacing it with a granulated sweetener that your gut can handle.

      Gerri

    • I made them with erithrytol this morning and found them just a bit sweet (not used to sweet stuff on keto). I would reduce to a quarter cup and then they’ll be perfect.

      That said, the recipe is excellent.

  5. I’ve just finished baking them and they are absolutely amazing! I used peanut flour instead of almond and powdered Stevia and it came out delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

    • Hi Diane,

      As it says in the post above “This Shortbread Cookie recipe makes 16 cookies, 1 serve is equal to 1 cookie.” I hope that helps 🙂

  6. These were insanely good. Change nothing, and they will blow your mind. My family of 5 will eat these in no time, and I’m the only keto in the group. INCREDIBLE!

  7. Yeah, these are incredible. Would not change a thing. I’ll be making these again and again (cuz my non keto family will eat them all)

  8. This is a perfect keto shortbread recipe. I used powdered swerve (erythritol blend) and added a little stevia to add sweetness. I also used a high quality Irish butter called Kerrygold. The results amazing!!! It did not crumble, it was moist and decadent.

  9. Awesome recipe! I used almond extract instead of vanilla (I was out!) and Lakanto monk fruit sweetener with erythritol, and they tasted like almond paste shortbreads! Next time, I’m trying lemon extract, and I’ll dust them with some powdered Stevia. Thanks for a delicious recipe!

    • Hi Kim,

      Glad you enjoyed it. I’ll pass it on to Gerri and see if she can’t make some like yours, they sound very tasty.

      Matt

    • Hi Audrey,

      This recipe needs a granulated sweetener as it provides some bulk to the recipe, you could use xylitol instead. If you want to experiment with using the sucralose, please let us know how the cookies turn out.

  10. Was not sweet enough for me. Rather like a biscuit. I dusted them with a good quality Stevia powder and they were good. Great pie crust dough.

    • Hi Joyce,

      It all comes down to personal preference – the last comment I replied to said they were too sweet! Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  11. I just tried them with Stevia. They turned out great but are a little too sweet with the Stevia. So if you’re using Stevia instead I would use 1/6 cup stevia. I’m going to also cut the vanilla down a bit next time. I love the recipe though and the cookies turned out great. Thank you so much Justin time for Christmas!

    • Hi Geet.

      The cookies are similar to shortbread, a little crispy on the edges and soft, but firm in the centre. I hope that helps.

  12. Hi Gerry, thank you for opening this recipe! Do you happen to know if this dough can be used in a cookie press? Or is it too sticky?

    • Hi Milly,

      I don’t think it would be suitable for a cookie press when the dough is raw. If you are determined to press them, you could try stamping the cookies halfway through the baking. If you do try, let me know how it turns out.

  13. This is very similar to several keto “sugar cookie” recipes that I’ve seen, but this one has about double the butter. Wondering your about your thoughts on whether these would be good cut out cookies. I don’t see why not, but I figured I’d ask if you’ve tried it.

  14. I just made these, I added some lemon zest to it, and they were sooo good, just right, I had made another recipe, but even though they looked okay, they just fell apart in my mouth, so it was like scooping some raw almond flour in my mouth straight from the bag!! love your recipe, perfecto! Merry Christmas 🙂

  15. These tasted amazing!!!… All my non keto friends are hooked… So easy to make too.. Definitely a keeper.. I used monk fruit sweetner instead and they still came out wonderful… Thanks Gerri

  16. Delicious! I just made these, and they’re very good. For reference, I used granulated Pyure (it’s a erythritol and stevia blend) which I think is sweeter than plain erythritol, so I went just shy of 1/3 C. I also used salted butter and just omitted the extra salt. They’re wonderful cookies!

  17. First if all, I DON’T bake. I’m on my 8th day of Keto and was hAngry for something with Pecans. Bought most of the ingredients on Amazon (I DON’T like shopping either)… I was thrilled to come home to everything today and have everything I needed. J was hopeful but not sure if they would fix my craving. Well HOTT Da*n, they we’re no less than a decadent . I wish I could show a photo of how they turned out. I HIGHLU recommend trying these. Huge Fan!

  18. Wow! I make shortbread a lot and have been looking for recipes for KETO. I must say, your my first recipe I have tried, and I am so pleased. I also used salted butter and left out the salt. Thank you for this recipe, I plan on making a cheesecake next with the cookies as the crumb base

  19. Third time making these cookies. Absolutely love them, and I get them stolen by the “none keto” members of the family, who “mock” my keto diet plan. Eat your own biscuits I say, and keep your hands off mine!

    Well done Gerri

  20. These cookies are delicious. I made them with monk fruit sugar, added a little extra vanilla extract and about a tablespoon of ghee. They came out perfect. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have been able to stick to my lazy keto diet because of sweet treats like this.

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