Keto Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies

I am loving the richness of a shortbread cookie right now. I mean if we are allowed to indulge on butter on a low carb keto diet, why not make it a low carb pecan shortbread cookie?

Shortbread  cookies are a classic and therefore a low carb keto friendly one needed to be added to our lists of recipes. I decided to elevate these low carb shortbread cookies by adding some chopped pecans. In my opinion it takes the cookie up another notch. However, you can choose to leave out the pecans or substitute for other low carb nuts if you prefer.  For a brownie option check out our last post low carb brownie shortbread cookies

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Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Serving Size 1 cookie

Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies

A low carb pecan shortbread cookie.

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cup of sugar substitute (I use Swerve)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups of finely ground almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup of coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or leave un-greased.
  2. In a stand-up mixer cream the butter, sugar substitute and vanilla until well incorporated.
  3. Add the almond flour, sea salt, baking powder and blend till mixed. Once combined add the chopped pecans and mix again.
  4. Spread the dough in a 10x10 square pan or drop cookie dough by spoonful’s onto a ungreased cookie sheet. Place pan or cookie sheet in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes. This will ensure that the cookie has the traditional crisp texture in shortbread.
  5. I like to score and add fork tine marks on my bars before placing in the oven to allow for easy cutting afterwards. This is not necessary if you are making individual cookies.
  6. Bake in a 325 degrees’ oven until they are lightly golden brown about 25-30 minutes
  7. Allow the shortbread cookies to cool before eating and storing.
Cuisine: Dessert | Recipe Type: Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 168.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.7g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 1.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 1.5g 3%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. These look great. Shortbread is traditional at Scotland's New Year celebrations. I have a hazelnut recipe and this looks even better. Thanks a million!

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