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Diabetes Almond Shortbread Cookies

December 22, 2020

Full of almond flavor and made without refined flour or sugar, this recipe for Almond Shortbread Cookies is diabetes-approved! For a sweet dessert that won't wreck your blood sugar, this recipe uses almond flour and monk fruit to keep you in range. Try these cookies and impress family and friends--they won't believe how tasty a "diabetic" cookie can be! 

  • Yields: 12


1Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.

2Whisk together the almond flour, monk fruit sweetener, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.

3Beat in the butter and almond extract until it forms a crumbled mixture.

4Gather the mixture into a ball by hand then wrap in plastic and chill for 15 minutes.

5Pinch off pieces of dough and roll them into 1-inch balls.

6Place the cookie balls on the baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.

7Bake for 8 to 11 minutes until the tops just start to brown then cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet.

8Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Source: So Nourished


1 1/2 cup almond flour

5 tbsp monk fruit erythritol sweetener

1/2 tsp baking soda

5 tbsp softened butter

1 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp salt


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cookie
Total Fat11.5g
Total Carbohydrates1g

8 Reviews


February 18, 2021

Just whipped up a batch. Just getting started with the almond flour and first time ever with the monk fruit.
For some reason I thought after sampling one ( I used unsalted butter), 1/2 tsp salt is just overpowering! I will try them one more time, and only use a pinch of salt.
Texture might be something to get used to as well, thought maybe some oatmeal tossed in there might help, unless if making these as written is for some dietary reason.

Joey boyd

February 2, 2021

I use Lankanto brand Monk fruit erythritol sweetener. They have granulated plain white and a light golden. Used just as you would regular sugar it has 0 cal and won’t mess with your glycemic index. I bake stuff for my neighbors with it as well all the time and they never notice a difference. It can easily be found on Amazon. They recently introduced a monk fruit maple syrup as well which I enjoy very much.

Hilary Petro

January 18, 2021

Hi T, to replace 5 tbsp Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend, use 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Swerve.

T Kousis

January 18, 2021

Could I use truvia or Swerve? I never heard of monk fruit erythritol sweetener.

Hilary Petro

January 18, 2021

Hi Beth, Agave is low in glucose but is high in fructose. If you’re looking for a diabetes-safe sweetener we recommend monk fruit or stevia.

Hilary Petro

January 18, 2021

Hi Addie, from what I’ve researched sucralose is not recommended for baking and can raise insulin levels.

Addie Aucremanne

January 16, 2021

Can I use sucralose

Beth Hull

January 7, 2021

Can Agave be used in place of Monk Fruit?

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