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Sugar Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies
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Sugar Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies

This delicious smelling and tasting recipe for Sugar Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies has keto, low carb, and gluten free options.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Refrigerate30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, English
Search Result: cookies, keto, lemon, low carb, shortbread, sugar free
Servings: 36



  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter with the sugar alternative. Then add the flour, lemon zest, and the vanilla extract to the bowl.
    mixer blending blender butter
  • Once the batter has been mixed you can divide it in half. Wrap each dough half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.
    dough ball
  • When you are ready to make your cookies remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Preheat your oven to 300 and prep your cookie sheets with Parchment Paper. Also, we are going to roll out each of the cookie dough halves to cut into shapes Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough (¼-1/2"). You can do this between the two sheets of wax paper if desired.
    rolled out dough
  • Bake the lemon shortbread cookies for 18-20 minutes or until they begin to brown on the edges. Allow the cookies to cool and top them as desired.
    Sugar Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, in this recipe for shortbread cookies we will use a lemon zest to get us that reminder of lemon. I also mentioned that you can top these cookies is with a sugar free glaze on top such as this one. or my Sugar Free Powdered Sugar.
This cookie works well when rolled out and cookie cutters (such as these ) are used to make shapes.
But, this is also a great cookie to bake for Valentines day (using heart shaped cutters)as well.
*Please check the nutritional labels to assure that you are sticking to your diet restrictions for any substitutions used.
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Please see recipe post for further details on this recipe.
Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.

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Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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