Have you ever had brown sugar shortbread cookies? Well this version is keto friendly, with no sugar or flour. But just as delicious as the real thing. An easy low carb holiday cookie recipe. This post is sponsored by Swerve Sweetener.
We all have those holiday cookies we remember growing up with. You know what I am talking about. The ones your mum or grandmother made every year, the ones that permeate all of your childhood holiday memories. A simple whiff of them baking, a single bite can transport you right back to your youth.
My mother made the most incredible brown sugar shortbread year in and year out, and she still does to this very day. They aren’t like traditional Scottish shortbread, the squares or triangles that most of us see in the stores. These are actually roll out and cut out cookies, and they are unusual in using brown sugar instead of white.
We would spend hours decorating these things. Hours of pure childhood joy.
The basic formula is still the same, however. Butter, sugar, flour. That’s all you really need for good shortbread cookies.
Unless you’re on a keto diet and can’t have either sugar or flour. Thankfully, I’ve found that almond flour makes for pretty great shortbread, and so do a number of low carb sweeteners like Swerve.
Given my love for the cookies of my childhood, you can bet your sweet patootie that the minute Swerve came out with a brown sugar substitute, I had to try it in a low carb brown “sugar” shortbread. I mean, that was FATE, people. Destiny, kismet, karma, whatever you want to call it.
And turns out that my keto version is pretty darn close to the real thing! Mine aren’t quite a sweet, which I actually like better (sorry, Mum!), but they still have that meltingly good, tender brown sugar shortbread flavor. I did a few holiday sprinkles for the kids, but I used ground nutmeg to decorate the rest. Very simple, but absolutely delicious.
Please see my Brown “Sugar” Shortbread on Swerve Sweetener
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