Paleo Shortbread Cookies Recipe #paleo

Paleo Shortbread Cookies Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Scottish


These buttery classics are now paleo-friendly so you can skip the Girl Scouts this year.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut sugar and baking powder. In a separate small bowl, whisk to combine the egg with the melted (and cooled) ghee and the vanilla extract. Add the egg mixture to the almond flour mixture. Use a wooden spoon to combine the wet and dry mixtures until it comes together to form a cookie dough.
  3. Use a tablespoon to scoop up portion the dough into 8 equal-sized dough balls (approximately 0.9oz [25g] each in weight). Place the dough balls onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and gently flatten each to form a cookie shape. Use a fork to gently press into the tops of the cookies to create a decorative design.
  4. Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, rotating the tray after 8 minutes. Remove the baking tray from the oven and let the cookies cool completely before serving.
  5. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g