Gluten-free Lime Shortbread Cookies seem perfect to add some more green while we are home enjoying the time with family what is more festive for St Patrick’s day than some low carb cookies sprinkled with green.
Many of us will be spending a lot of time in the house, which makes me want to bake. I love cooking low carb snacks when I have cabin fever, so get ready, as I raid my pantry and get creative.
Bright and cheery easy cookies are what everyone needs. Very little sugar and gluten-free equals guilt-free in my book.
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Bake them a shorter time if you want a soft cookie.
1/2 cup butter softened
3 tbsp coconut sugar
Zest of one lime
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups almond flour
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Use an electric mixer. Whisk butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Zest lime into butter mix, making sure not to include the pith (white part). Add lime juice and vanilla to mix. Start adding 1/2 cup of almond flour at a time. The batter will be crumbly. I like to use a medium cookie scoop for accuracy in carb count. Recipe makes 16 cookies. Use a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper, place scoops of batter on cookie sheet. Cookies will not spread, so you do not need a lot of space between each cookie. Use the bottom of a clean glass to flatten each cookie. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes until edges turn golden. Place cookie sheet on a cooling rack. Let cookies cool completely.
Lime Shortbread Cookies
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% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.