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This is one of the most simple keto shortbread cookies recipes. Using only four main ingredients, these are a great treat despite simplicity! #keto #ketodiet

Keto Shortbread Cookies (Most Simple Recipe!)

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I bet this is not the first keto shortbread cookies recipe you’ve run into. It is not even the only one that I have published. But I bet it is the most simple recipe for a low-carb version of shortbread cookies. At least the most simple that has worked for me. I wish I could say it is a three-ingredient recipe, but I can’t because it uses four main ingredients. And a hint of vanilla and salt. Still doesn’t sound too complicated, am I right?

Simple and delicious

I love this simple four-ingredient shortbread cookies recipe mostly because I’ve been looking for a solution to specific recipes that require ground cookies as an ingredient. Who has time to bake two different desserts just to make one final keto dessert? Well, with this one recipe, you won’t even know you’ve done any baking, it is that quick and simple.

Simple Keto Shortbread Cookies recipe by My Sweet Keto #sugarfree #keto

Besides, these keto shortbread cookies do not only come in handy as an ingredient in other recipes. They taste perfect on their own, too. They are crunchy as you would expect shortbread to be because they contain no eggs. Add an egg for softness if desired. Deep a cookie in some melted chocolate, and it will be a perfect quick-to-make sweet snack for any guest!

Keto Shortbread Cookies look up to the traditional Scottish biscuit

I must admit that the best shortbread I have tried was in Scotland. No wonder since it is a traditional Scottish biscuit. Do you ever try an original recipe and forget all the low-carb “dogma” just to get the taste of the real, local delicacies? Well, we sometimes do. Don’t hate us for that; we do it for the sake of our mental health. Especially when traveling.

Simple Keto Shortbread Cookies recipe by My Sweet Keto #ketogenic #ketosis #eggfree

How to make these simple Keto Shortbread Cookies

Instead of using plain white flour, we use a combination of almond flour and coconut flour in this recipe. I’ve tried these with only one of the flours but was not happy with the results. Of course, instead of using sugar, we use a keto-friendly sweetener. The choice is yours here. We usually use a blend of monk fruit and erythritol, which is as sweet as sugar. What I often do is blend ¼ tsp. of monk fruit extract or stevia extract with 1 cup erythritol.

Start with heating the oven and prepare a cookie sheet. You will need room temperature butter to mix it with powdered keto-friendly sweetener and vanilla until light and fluffy. Then, add in sifted flours-and salt, and mix until the dough comes together. Now gently roll the dough into a couple of two by two-inch logs. Wrapped in plastic wraps, allow the dough to firm up in the fridge for 30 minutes. In the end, slice the cookies into approximately 32 ¾ inch rounds.

Most simple shortbread cookies recipe by MySweetKeto step 1

Place the cookies on the cookie sheet, and bake for 15-18 minutes.

Most simple shortbread cookies recipe by MySweetKeto step 2

I’ve kept these in an airtight container on the counter for up to two weeks. Sometimes I need to do some hiding, so they don’t disappear behind my back, and I end up lacking an essential ingredient for another recipe. But I cannot blame anyone. Despite the simplicity of the recipe, these cookies genuinely are a great treat!

Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you make these. I’m also curious to hear about any keto shortbread cookie variation of yours.

Simple Keto Shortbread Cookies recipe by My Sweet Keto #keto #glutenfee #lowcarb

Keto Shortbread Cookies (Most Simple Recipe!)

One of the most simple keto shortbread cookies recipes. Using only four main ingredients, these are a great treat despite the simplicity.
Only 1.2 net carbs per portion of 3 cookies!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Times: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Keto, Low-Carb
Keyword: Cookies, Egg-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Quick
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 65kcal


  • Rubber spatula
  • Electric mixer



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a cookie sheet.
  • Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl mix together the soft butter, powdered sweetener, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Sift in the two flours mixed with salt. Mix with a rubber spatula until the dough just comes nicely together.
  • Separate the dough in two halves and roll each half inside a plastic wrap into a two by two inch log. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • When the dough is firm, slice each log into approximately ¾-inch thick rounds. Place each cookie onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden in color.
  • Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • The cookie can be stored in an airtight container on room temperature for at least a week. Consume as they are or use as an ingredient in another keto recipe.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 1.7g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Calcium: 1mg | NET carbs: 0.4g
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Shortbread Cookies (Most Simple Recipe!)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.9g9%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Sodium 37mg2%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 1.5g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 1.7g3%
Calcium 1mg0%
NET carbs 0.4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Keto Shortbread Cookies Recipe My Sweet Keto


  1. 5 stars
    So simple yet so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I’ve been looking for a shortbread cookie recipe like this for ages…one that I can bake for me, along with the recipe I have used for years for the rest of the family that have not yet gone over to Keto!
    I avoid recipes that call for almond flour because of the cost but since this recipe uses so little of the almond flour, it may become a “keeper for me.
    Thanks so much.

  3. What if you dont like coconut ? Can I put m8re almond flour in.

  4. Not sure what I did wrong here. But the cookies puddled….and I certainly did not get 32 pieces. Changes I made: reduced butter to 6 oz. Used 1/3 cup regular organic sugar powdered. (the substitutes haven’t agreed with me.) I pressed chopped pecans under some of the cookies – and these ones didnt over brown, or puddle quite as much. Everything else as per the recipe. The ones that aren’t too brown are delicious! Any tips would be helpful.

  5. Susan M Ramani

    My batch is in the fridge right now. I noticed that your recipe ingredients include vanilla but the instructions don’t indicate where to add it. I actually didnt catch that until I was almost finished. No worries though. I’m sure they’ll be good!

  6. …thank you…

  7. Just made them. Real simple to make and good taste. My grandkids finished the first batch LOL they’re not on Keto yet they love the cookies.
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. How many cookies does this recipe make? thank you

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