Wintery Keto Shortbread Cookies
There is nothing quite like a perfect shortbread cookie. The way they melt in your mouth and give you a burst of tender, buttery flavor…how could anyone resist! Add the taste of maple syrup to that mix and you have a cookie that just can’t be beaten. Our keto maple shortbread cookies will give you all of that goodness and more. I am going to tell you right now that you should probably double this recipe, you are going to want to eat a lot of these cookies.
In addition to being incredible to eat, our maple shortbread cookies are also surprisingly easy to make. They are a great recipe to throw together quickly when you need a winter cookie fix. We also love to put them in cute little cellophane bags, add a ribbon, and give them as gifts. Everyone would love to receive a sweet bag of shortbread! They will be even more impressed when they find out they are low carb.
So how do you make these tasty low carb cookie? Simple. All of the ingredients except the pecans are mixed together to form a creamy dough. If you want to skip the pecans, you definitely can. Removing the pecans from the recipe will make your cookies even more smooth and buttery. However, the nuts give them a nice little crunch. You can also use chopped almonds, peanuts, or even cashews in place of the pecans. We are partial to the taste of pecans and maple though so we love this recipe just as it is written.
Let me give you a little more insight into the ingredients that we used for this recipe. Almond flour adds to the nutty taste of the shortbread and also is a fantastic low carb flour. The powdered erythritol is another very soft, sweet ingredient that gives the cookies a great texture and flavor. The shortbread gets its great maple taste from the So Nourished pancake syrup. The pancake syrup tastes just like real maple syrup but without all the carbs. You will want to get a few bottles to have on hand as it is wonderful on top of keto waffles or pancakes too. All these great keto ingredients make these cookies completely acceptable for any low-carb eater. Grab two, or three!
Once the shortbread dough is made, it is rolled into a log and chilled. You can also pat it down into a square if you want square shortbread cookies. Both shapes are perfect! Once the dough is nice and cold, cut it and bake it until the edges just begin to brown. You won’t want the cookies to get too dark or they will be more crunchy than melt-in-your-mouth.
After baking, these cookies will stay fresh for a few weeks. Store them in a cookie time or any airtight container that you can easily access- you want to be able to get to a maple cookie quickly when the mood hits! Winter is the perfect time to enjoy these maple-flavored cookies but you can really bake up a batch any time of year. I mean, maple is great in the summer too, right?! We hope you enjoy it!
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