Super Quick, Super Soft Low Carb Shortbread Cookies
A great shortbread cookie can be hard to find. They need to be soft and tender enough to melt in your mouth but strong enough to hold their shape. They should be easy to make and also easy to eat. True shortbread should also be fairly plain, with just the smooth taste of butter leading the flavor profile. And, to top it all off, shortbread cookies should be available all year round. Summer, winter, Christmas, Fourth of July….it’s always a good time for a shortbread cookie. That is why we had to make sure that there was a perfect keto shortbread cookie recipe out there- so you can have that irresistible flavor anytime you want!
Shortbread cookies originated in Scotland with the first recipe being printed in 1736. The classic recipe has one part sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour. That’s it! Just three simple ingredients made a cookie that has now been around for decades. Shortbread cookies have certainly changed over the years but that creamy, buttery taste is still the hallmark of a good shortbread. Some recipes use eggs, others add vanilla or cinnamon, but they all focus on the butter! As ketoers, we all know that more butter is a good thing so why not create a keto version of shortbread cookies?
That is exactly what we have done here- crafted an incredible, low carb shortbread keeping the classic simplicity of the cookie in mind. Our keto shortbread cookies have only 6 ingredients and bake into a cookie that melts in your mouth after just one bite. You are going to love them!
As we mentioned, shortbread cookies only have a few ingredients. You really want to be sure that you use the highest quality ingredients to make your cookies as you will definitely taste every single one. Use the best butter you can find. Grass-fed butter works wonderfully as it is very flavorful. You’d be surprised how much of a difference in taste a great butter can make!
Find almond flour that is also high quality. Almond flour should just be made from pure almonds. No fillers, no additives are needed- almonds only! Real almond flour will make your cookies have a delicious nutty flavor and also add some more healthy fats. Sift your almond flour before using it to make sure any larger pieces of almonds are taken out. You want your cookies as smooth as possible!
Granular erythritol is what we used in place of sugar. The erythritol will give your shortbread cookies a nice, sweet taste but without any of the carbs. Try using So Nourished erythritol to stick with the high-quality ingredients we suggested. It is nice and sweet and bakes great.
You only need a few choice ingredients to make low carb shortbread cookies and you only need 5 minutes of time. The cookie dough comes together quickly and is ready to go into the oven in no time. And you know what that means- you will be eating them soon too! Shortbread cookies may have been around for hundreds of years but we guarantee these cookies will disappear in just a few days…they may only last a few hours, actually. Enjoy!
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