keto

shortbread

cookies

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Yield: 10 servings

Serving Size: 1 medium cookie

 

 

PIE FILLING:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp (140g) unsalted butter (OR coconut oil)

  • 2 Tbsp (30g) warm cream cheese (OR nut butter)

  • 3 Tbsp (36g) powdered erythritol (OR other erythritol-based sweetener)

  • 3 Tbsp (36g) allulose (OR tagatose)

  • 1 tsp (5ml)  vanilla extract (or other flavoring)

  • 1/8 tsp fine sea salt (OR 1/4 tsp coarse salt)

  • 1 + 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp (175g) superfine almond flour (OR other nut flour)

  • 2.5 Tbsp (20g) coconut flour (OR oat fiber OR pure protein powder)

  • OPTIONAL 1 tsp guar gum (OR 1/2 tsp xanthan gum)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE ON INGREDIENT SWAPS:

For the best texture, you must use either allulose or tagatose. Powdered erythritol or a keto sweetener with erythritol as the base wil also work, but the cookies will only have a good texture for the first day after baking.

 

As of 2019, it seems that allulose is not easily available outside of the USA, so try tagatose (almost identical to allulose) which is available on iHerb in most countries, linked below! For more info on the differences between all the different keto sweeteners, check out my Keto Ingredient Info Page

 

Cream cheese or nut butter can both be used to hold together the cookie and keep the texture at a nice balance between crumbly and crunchy without letting it be dry and crumbly the way keto cookies often are. IF you use nut butter, add in an extra tsp or two of water or vodka as well.

 

 

 


INGREDIENT SOURCING:

Butter-flavored Coconut Oil: https://amzn.to/2FWZyhd

Coconut Flour: https://amzn.to/2vh0gng

Oat fiber: https://amzn.to/2H1779N

Xanthan Gum:  https://amzn.to/2JqidXf

Guar Gum: https://amzn.to/2LArwQW

Allulose: https://amzn.to/2sFH3YH 
Tagatose: https://www.iherb.com/pr/NuNaturals-Sweet-Health-Tagatose-1-lb-454-g/46825

Powdered Erythritol: https://amzn.to/2JnVpnE

Sea Salt: https://amzn.to/2xYwRzt

Almond Flour: https://amzn.to/2H4N86h

Vanilla Extract: https://amzn.to/2JMfPJs

 

 

 


EQUIPMENT USED:

Mini Silicone Baking Molds: https://amzn.to/2YLLqzF
Magnetic Measuring Spoons: https://amzn.to/2QVq6U5

Non-Stick Reusable Baking Mat: http://amzn.to/2GXkqEC

Non-Stick Baking Paper: https://amzn.to/2rpTKVY

Square Baking Pan: https://amzn.to/2TsT7Zc

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 300F / 150C, and prepare a 8x8" or equivalent baking dish with non-stick baking paper or using a non-stick reusable baking mat. Mix together the warm butter and cream cheese until fluffy, then add the vanilla, salt and sweeteners.

2. Sift over the remaining dry ingredients in three batches until fully incorporated. If you are doing individual sliced, pressed, or cut-out cookies, chill the dough for about an hour before baking.

3. If making simple shortbread like in the video above, just press the dough directly into the prepared pan, pressing it into an even, smooth layer. Score the surface where you will be cutting it later, then bake for 15-25 minutes. For a softer cookies, start with 15 minutes, for a firm cookie with some chew, go for 20 minutes, and for a crunchier shortbread try 25 minutes or slightly longer depending on your oven. (Add extra time if baking chilled dough!)

 

 

 

 

 

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Nutrition Info:
Please note that I used MyFitnessPal (a FREE app) to calculate this info, so it may not be 100% accurate, AND I don't think it tracks net carbs, so a portion of the carbs listed may be processed by your body as fiber and NOT actually absorbed as energy.

net carbs = total carbs - dietary fiber (dietary fiber is what makes up about half of most sugar-alcohols, as well as most of the carbs in coconut flour)

 

 

 

Walker Shortbread Cookie (1 small cookie):              

 

kcal 105 / Carbs 12g / Sugars 3g / Fat 6g / Protein 2g

 

 

TPH Low-Carb Shortbread Cookie (1 medium cookie):  

 

kcal 85 / Carbs 2g / Sugars 0g / Fat 6g / Protein 1g

(made with cream cheese)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT TPH

When you're as obsessed with sweets as I am, skipping dessert is not an option, but all the "sugar-free" treats I find in stores/restaurants never quite taste like dessert. After discovering that GOOD low-carb dessert recipes are so hard to find, I started experimenting and creating my own. TPH exists so that diabetics, carb-resistant people like me, and anyone else looking to avoid sugar can enjoy truly decadent desserts that won't cause insulin resistance or tooth decay.

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