Grain-Free Shortbread Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, cookies, dessert, healthy, paleo
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 128 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

These butter shortbread cookies are very similar to the traditional versions-- tender, slightly sweet, and absolutely delicious!



  • 1 cup Honeyville blanched almond flour (other brands may affect results)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter , softened
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • pinch of sea salt
  • *optional:1/4 tsp. vanilla or almond extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until a batter forms, then use a tablespoon to scoop dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet. I gently flattened my cookies using a fork.
  3. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, watching closely to ensure they don't burn.
  4. Remove cookies from the oven when they are lightly golden brown, then cool on the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

For thicker cookies, I recommend chilling the batter in the fridge for 30 minutes before scooping and baking.