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Keto Almond Flour Cookies

Megan Ellam
These Keto Almond Flour Cookies are so incredibly easy to make. Buttery, short and delicately sweetened. Only 4 ingredients and incredibly easy to bake.
5 from 107 votes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Freeze 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert Snack
Cuisine American, Australian Keto
Servings 12 serves (2 cookies per serve)
Calories 173 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together.
  • Transfer the dough to a silicone mat and shape the mixture into a log. Wrap in cling film and chill in the freezer for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  • Remove the shortbread from the freezer and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Using a sharp knife slice 1cm thick cookies and place them onto the prepared baking tray. The dough should still be frozen and firm.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. The shortbread will be very soft when you remove it from the oven. Leave to cool down completely (1-2 hours) and the pastry will crisp up upon cooling. Refrigerate after the shortbread has cooled completely.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Place all the ingredients into the mixer; mix 15 sec/speed 6. The dough is very soft at this stage. Follow from step 2 in the conventional method.

Notes

VARIATIONS
Flavour the shortbread with any extracts, zest, unsweetened cacao, spices, if preferred.
SUBSTITUTIONS
For a vegan and dairy-free alternative, replace the butter with coconut butter.
Almond flour and almond meal are much of a muchness. Try other nut flours such as hazelnut or macadamia. 
For a nut-free keto pie crust try a 50/50 mix of pepita and sun flour (untested).
Any powdered sweetener with a ratio of 1:1 (to sugar) can be used. It is not recommended to reduce the sweetener as it does help the pastry to crisp.
STORAGE
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month or freeze in an airtight container.
COOKIE COOKEBOOK
You can order The Cookie Jar eBook online now.
NOTE: Oven temperature is for a fan-forced oven. All recipes have been tested by a team of testers. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve (2 cookies per serve)Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 2mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 236IUCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mgMagnesium: 1mgNet Carbs: 1g
Keyword almond flour cookies, keto almond flour cookies, keto cookies, keto shortbread, low carb almond flour cookies
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