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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




  • 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.


  • 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.


Flavour the shortbread with any extracts, zest, unsweetened cacao, spices, if preferred.
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.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month or freeze in an airtight container.
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NOTE: Oven temperature is for a fan-forced oven. All recipes have been tested by a team of testers. 


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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