These delicious keto butter cookies have an almost shortbread taste. Just 4 ingredients are used to make this simple and easy cookie recipe. Baked with almond flour they are also gluten free and paleo.
Keto butter cookies are low in carbs but high in taste. The rich buttery flavour could almost convince you that they are the real thing!
Almond flour is a great low carb flour to bake cookies with. It helps gives these cookies a shortbread texture and does not overpower the flavour. Other low carb nut flours such as walnut or pecan could be uses as a replacement.
How to make keto butter cookies
Just 4 ingredients are need to make these low carb cookies:
- Almond flour
- Low carb sweetener - I prefer to use powdered low carb sweetener so that there is no grainy texture. I like a monkfruit/erythritol mix.
- Vanilla extract
When the cookies are fresh from the oven they will be very delicate to handle. You must allow them to cool completely.
I store my cookies in a sealed container and keep them in the fridge.
Instead of rolling out the dough and using a cookie cutter, use a cookie scoop to form cookies. Hand made rustic or even cut they taste the same!
The almond flour could be replaced with walnut flour or pecan flour. Coconut flour should not be used as it will make a dry cookie.
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This recipe was originally published in 2013 and has now been revised along with better photographs.
- ½ cup butter softened
- ½ cup monkfruit/erythritol sweetener powdered low carb sweetener
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
- In a medium bowl, cream the butter and the powdered sweetener.
- Add the almond flour and vanilla extract and mix until you have a soft cookie dough.
- Roll out the cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out the cookie shapes and place them on a parchment paper lined baking tray.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edge of the cookies are golden.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely before eating.
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I am not seeing the recipe and would love to try these.
I've updated the recipe so the recipe card shows.
OH!!! THANK YOU for the carb count info. 2.5 per cookie will make these tonight 🙂
YUMMY! with hopes of them not falling FLAT outside at BBQ it SOOO Hot Texas we are all melting!!!! 🙂
No problem Janie! I hear you on the heat...summer in Dubai was Texas heat! Enjoy the BBQ!
Just found your Blog and love it! These cookies, and your Hazelnut Orange cookies are just what I'm looking for to use in this really pretty shortbread pan I have. It has a snowflake impression and after the cookies come out you dust them with a powdered sweetener. I know it's still Spring, (at least where I live) but Autumn is my favorite time of year and I was only able to use that pan once last year. As soon as you said your husband loves shortbread I knew. Thanks for the lovely recipes..
Glad you found me Lisa! Love the sound of the shortbread pan! Photos of the results please!
Very easy and simple recipe. Very tasty and satisfied my craving thank you!!
Glad you enjoyed them! I keep meaning to play around with this recipe and add different flavours. Perhaps it is best left as it is..
Reblogged this on Divalicious Recipes and commented:
Simple gluten free cookies to start your week. Try and experiment with other flavours and let me know what worked for you!
Hi, I would like to try this but how many gram is 3/4 cup almond flour?
One cup is 96g so 3/4 of a cup will be about 72g. Happy baking!
I use 112g as 1 cup of almond flour.
Yummmm !! I just made these but I used coconut oil instead of butter and 2 additional tablespoons of erythritol. Such a delicious and sweet cookie that took no effort or time! Way to go with this one!
Ooooh!! Breanne, coconut oil...genius! Will have to try this! Sounds fabulous!!
want to make these but how many carbs are in each cookie?
Hi Sharon. The net carbs for each cookie is 2.5g. Hope you enjoy them!
I love the idea of this recipe. It sounds like something right up my alley. I don't like very sweet things, and this sounds sweet enough to satisfy my husband the Cookie Monster without being too sweet for me. It will also be the perfect amount of cookies for two people. I can only hope he doesn't eat them all before I get to taste one!
LOL! I have the same problem with mine! I have to almost wrestle sweet things out of his hands!