A keto almond shortbread cookie recipe is JUST like Grandma's!
Almond shortbread cookies are probably a childhood staple for many of us. Just thinking about it, I can almost smell the warm, sweet aroma. Nothing says home quite like a freshly baked cookie! Unfortunately, the traditional recipe we all remember is loaded with unnecessary carbs–which is a real down for those of us who are committed to keeping it keto. All that white, all-purpose flour and granulated sugar just won't do! However, with a few small adjustments, you can enjoy this delicious cookie without any of the guilt!
There are a couple of things you will have to switch up to make this dessert low carb status. First, don't settle for regular flour. Instead, switch it out for almond flour to cut those carbs down and add a little more complementary flavor to the mix. If just makes sense that almond cookies be made with almond flour anyway! In addition to being low carb and flavorful, almonds are very healthy, adding lots of nutrients to the cookies (a healthy cookie?! Yes please!). Almonds are also high in healthy fats which are imperative on a keto diet. You need fat to give you energy and what better way to get the necessary amount than by eating a delicious cookie. It seems almost too good to be true!
Next, toss out regular white sugar and instead rely on the natural sweetness found in monk fruit sweetener. Monk fruit is a small round fruit that is found in Southeast Asia. The flesh of the fruit is dried and ground to make this natural sweetener. Monk fruit sweetener is actually sweeter than white sugar, about 100 times sweetener, in fact. That means a little bit of the sweetener will go a long way so keep that in mind when adding it to this almond shortbread cookie recipe and any other recipe you might try it in. However, the really impressive thing about monk fruit sweetener is that it has no calories, carbs, sodium, or fat. You get all that sweetness without any of the negatives! Where has this sweetener been all your life?!
Other than that, the recipe is exactly as you may remember it. The earthy almond flavor coupled with the hint of sweetness makes this the perfect dessert that doesn't totally overwhelm. Plus, your house will smell amazing while this is baking in the oven. It's a great after-dinner snack, but is light enough to enjoy throughout the day as well–as if you really needed an excuse to devour this amazing little treat!
If you've been looking for the perfect low carb dessert, then look no further than this keto-friendly almond shortbread cookie. It still has all the nostalgia you're looking for, but much fewer carb and it is fairly easy to make! Try this recipe for yourself, and it's sure to become an instant favorite with those on a keto diet and also those who are not. Everyone loves a good keto almond cookie!
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