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Keto Shortbread Cookies (Dairy-Free)

Keto Shortbread Cookies made with three basic ingredients! This easy low-carb shortbread recipe is grain-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and vegan. A healthier cookie recipe to enjoy during the holidays!

Who here is ready to go full send into butter and sugar season??

I can only speak for myself when I say bring it on!

Having grown up with a mother who is a fabulous baker, I always eagerly await the holidays because I absolutely love baking treats to share with others. In fact, I get more joy out of giving away the treats than I do from actually consuming them. 😉

Every holiday season, I share a new shortbread recipe. I just can’t help it…there is just so much you can do with shortbread!

Low-Carb Shortbread Cookies made with almond flour and coconut oil - a healthier keto Christmas cookie recipe

Just take a gander at my Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, 3-Ingredient Paleo Shortbread, Chocolate-Dipped Cardamom Orange Paleo Shortbread Cookies, and Maple Pecan Gluten-Free Shortbread to whet your whistle.

WELL, this is the first  low-carb keto shortbread cookie recipe I have shared on this site. Boy oh boy, is it tasty!

It reminds me of traditional shortbread, giving you all the festive holiday feels. It tastes nice and buttery in spite of being dairy-free. It has that delectable crisp and a very similar texture to shortbread made with regular all-purpose flour.

If you love classic shortbread, you’ll enjoy these buttery cookies as is! If you’re a chocoholic like me, you can spruce them up even further. Dip the shortbread in melted sugar-free chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts for a real wild ride!

Low-Carb Keto Shorbread Dipped in Chocolate - grain-free, dairy-free, vegan shortbread cookie recipe made with almond flour

Let’s bake them up!

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Make-Ahead 3-Ingredient Paleo Shortbread

3-ingredient paleo shortbread is quick and easy to make, and can be made ahead of time and frozen. This healthy holiday cookie recipe is grain-free, vegan, and absolutely delicious!

It’s holiday baking season! Do you already have your cookie recipes lined out? As simple as it sounds, one of my all-time favorite Christmas cookies is shortbread. Simple. Buttery. Sweet, but not too sweet. Crispy. Melt-in-your-mouth DELICIOUS!


We’re no stranger to shortbread on this site. I’ve made Roasted Walnut Shortbread Cookies, Maple Pecan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies, Chocolate-Dipped Cardamom Orange Paleo Shortbread Cookies, Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies, and Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies


Suffice it to say, girl loves her shortbread.

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Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies (Paleo)

Grain-free cranberry pistachio vegan shortbread cookies made with just 6 basic ingredients. These light and buttery cookies are packed with flavor without being too sweet.

This post is sponsored by Raley’s.

Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies - paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and absolutely delicious! These are the perfect Christmas cookie and are amazing when dipped in chocolate

If you watch my Instagram stories, you may have seen me talk to you about Raley’s. Raley’s is the grocery store I shop at daily. My family shopped there the whole time I was growing up, and given how much I love shopping there, I have continued to do so. It has a huge variety of organic produce, quality meats, awesome baking ingredients for those who stick to gluten-free or grain-free baking, and all the usual grocery staples.

During my Instagram story, I showed you my Top 5 Holiday Baking Essentials: almond flour, coconut oil, coconut sugar, juice-sweetened dried cranberries, and vegan chocolate chips. I use all of these ingredients quite a bit on a regular basis, and especially during baking season when I’m whipping up holiday-inspired treats.

Ingredients for vegan shortbread

WELL. I took these five ingredients and turned them into – you guessed it! – paleo/vegan shortbread!

In addition to the 5, I also included pistachios for even more flavor, texture, and added deliciousness. The flavor of this vegan shortbread  is nice and buttery (even though there’s no butter!) with that cranberry tang, a crunch from the pistachios, and the cookies are not overly sweet, which I LOVE!

Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Shortbread Cookies - paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, healthy and delicious |

Shortbread cookies are my favorite holiday cookies to bake, because they’re a little fancy but in the realm of Christmas cookies, they are pretty straightforward. Plus, they don’t require cookie cutters, icing bags, and frosting skills, all of which I don’t possess, because: basic minimalist.

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Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Grain-free paleo chocolate shortbread cookies. These gluten-free vegan shortbread cookies are dipped in chocolate for a double chocolate experience!

Paleo Chocolate Shortbread Cookies - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and incredibly delicious! |

I had it in my head that I was only going to post a couple holiday treat recipes this year, but lo and behold, I’ve been very much enjoying the process of making warmly-spiced concoctions. In order to avoid being the sole consumer of said treats, I’ve been bringing them to my friends and family to share the joy.

You know what they say…

Baking happens.

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Chocolate Dipped Cardamom Orange Paleo Shortbread Cookies (vegan)

Warmly-spiced cardamom orange paleo shortbread cookies, dipped in orange-cardamom chocolate for a decadent treat. Made with almond flour, coconut oil, and coconut sugar, this shortbread recipe is, gluten free, vegan, and paleo. This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. You know when you’re convinced something has to be complicated, and then you’re blown away by …

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Maple Pecan Gluten Free Shortbread (Paleo)

Gluten free shortbread cookies with chopped pecans and sweetened with pure maple syrup. Lads and ladies: these are paleo.   Here’s one of the solutions to the “problem” I told you about yesterday.  You’ll see the other solution tomorrow. In the meantime, shortbread! I always thought of shortbread as the filler cookie (the Short Bus …

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Oat Flour Shortbread Cookies with Walnuts

Gluten-free oat flour shortbread cookies infused with roasted walnuts and dipped in chocolate. The perfect healthy cookie to share with friends and family! If your lack of preparedness personality bares any resemblance to mine, you were eyebrows deep in various flours, sugars and binding agents last night, licking butter off your fingers, wiping ingredients off …

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Maple Pecan Oat Flour Shortbread Cookies

Gluten-free oat flour shortbread cookies sweetened with pure maple syrup are a healthy dessert recipe. A delicious shortbread recipe you’d never know is gluten-free! I seem to say this a lot: This is the first time I have made this.  My approach to this blog is one of experimentation followed by relentless perfection…errrr….or something like …

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Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Low-Carb Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a fun and easy dessert! This easy dairy-free, sugar-free cookie recipe is made with almond flour, cacao powder, and sugar-free sweetener for a grain-free healthier treat. The recipe is also dairy-free!

Bake up a batch or two for the family, a cookie exchange, or to give away as holiday gifts.

When I bake a batch of crinkle cookies during the holidays, I wonder to myself why I don’t bake them more frequently throughout the year. 

They’re just so vivacious and fun with their deep crevasses and puffs of powdered sugar. 

I whipped up a low-carb keto chocolate crinkle cookies recipe for those of us who are all about those little indulgences but try to keep our blood sugar within the realm of sanity.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies - dairy-free, sugar-free, healthy Christmas cookie recipe

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Low-Carb Gingerbread Loaf (Dairy-Free)

Low-Carb Gingerbread Loaf made sugar-free, grain-free and dairy-free with fresh ginger and cinnamon for a warmly-spiced healthier gingerbread recipe.


Moist, dense, loaded with holiday flavor and sugar-free, this gingerbread is amazing for snuggling up fireside in your fuzzy socks and a mug of tea or coffee.

…And I suppose you can share it with friends and family 😉

How do you feel about the gingerbreads?

I’m pretty ambivalent toward gingerbread cookies, but anything else that’s gingerbread related, I am all in!!

Hook line and sinker!

Low-Carb Gingerbread Recipe - keto gingerbread loaf with almond flour and coconut flour. Sugar-free, dairy-free, moist and delicious

For instance, my Paleo Gingerbread Muffins, Paleo Gingerbread Pancakes, Paleo Gingerbread Loaf

Initty in in in! 

For this edition of gingerbread in paradise, we’re going full-tilt low-carb using almond flour and coconut flour. This is an extra interesting approach to gingerbread since it doesn’t include molasses. Check it out.

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