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Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies with Cinnamon

These delicious cinnamon almond flour shortbread cookies have 0g net carbs per serving! Great for Whole30, paleo and keto diets. So tasty!

Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

When I was younger, there was nothing much better to me than a chocolate chip cookie. I used to think my relatives were crazy – during the Christmas cookie exchanges they’d go for the snickerdoodles and sugar cookies, etc. I wanted all the chocolate.

But lesson #328 that no one ever tells you about growing up: one day you’re going to be craving the shortbread cookies.

And if you are doing Whole 30 and still want to partake in the holidays, you’ll be craving cinnamon almond shortbread paleo cookies.

Don’t get me wrong – I still love chocolate. But for some reason there’s nothing better than a shortbread cookie. Maybe with a cup of tea or hot chocolate?

These cinnamon almond flour shortbread cookies let you treat yourself instead of just watching everyone else eat the goodies this holiday season.

They are great not only for Whole 30 but also for the ketogenic diet at only 1 g net carbs per cookie.

You’ll also find out that this cookie recipe is really easy to make. It takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Impress your paleo friends at the cookie exchange with these bad boys!

shortbread cookies with almond and coconut flour

Yield – about a dozen

Note: each cookie has approximately 16 grams of fat and 0 grams net carbs (7 grams carbs minus 3 grams fiber and 4 grams sugar alcohol).



Thoughts and notes on this recipe you might be interested in:

  • When baking, you’re looking for light golden brown on the tops and sides to know they are done.
  • If you use parchment paper, leave the cookies to cool on the parchment for 10 minutes before moving to the wire rack.
  • If you’ve used an ungreased baking sheet, transfer the cookies to a rack about 2 to 3 minutes after they come out of the oven. They will stick if left too long on a ungreased sheet.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days; you can freeze for up to 30 days (leave out to bring to room temperature).
  • Feel free to cut them into any design you like. If you use plain circles, think about cross hatching the tops with a fork (just for fun and to “add something!”).
  • You can turn them into thumbprint cookies by making a depression in the middle and adding jam. You can also make them into sandwich cookies by putting jam between two of them!
almond flour shortbread cookie recipe

I really think you’re going to love this recipe. Even if you don’t follow a gluten free diet, you’re going to find these to be very tasty.

paleo shortbread cookies

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Yield: 12 cookies

Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

shortbread cookies with almond and coconut flour

These paleo shortbread cookies have 0g net carb per serving! They're so easy to make and taste delicious.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup sweetener of your choice (like erythritol)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 6 T butter (unsalted, grass fed)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.Baking-pan-lined-with-parchment-paper-and-greased
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and let cool slightly.Melted-butter-in-a-microwave-safe-dish
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, cinnamon, and salt.In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener, cinnamon, and salt
  4. Whisk in the egg, vanilla extract, and melted butter.
  5. Fold the chopped almonds into the dough (if using).Folding chopped almond into the dough
  6. Knead the dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.Kneaded dough resting
  7. Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness on a parchment paper lined surface; cut into desired shape and transfer to the lined cookie sheet.Cutting tree shapes out of almond flour shortbread dough
  8. Bake for 13 - 14 minutes, or until the sides are golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.Baked cookies pulled out of the oven


Nutrition information does not include almonds, as they are optional (I personally don't like almonds in my cookies but my gift recipient does!).

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gSugar Alcohols: 4gProtein: 5g

Net carbs = carbs - fiber - sugar alcohols (Erythritol)

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