Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Recipe Image

Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies

Our recipe for Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies makes buttery cookies with a cinnamon swirl. Perfect for low-carb, diabetic, gluten-free, and keto diets

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, low-carb
Keyword keto christmas cookies, keto cinnamon cookies, keto cinnamon swirl cookies, keto cookie recipe, low carb cinnamon cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
chilling time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 89 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


For the cookie dough:

For the filling:


For the dough:

  1. Place almond flour, stevia/erythritol blend, baking soda, and sea salt in a food processor. Pulse a few times to blend.

    Adding the butter and vanilla.
  2. Add vanilla extract and butter to the mixture. Pulse several times until the mixture sticks together and forms a dough.

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-dough has formed.
  3. Turn dough out onto a piece of parchment. Shape dough into a rectangle. 

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Patting the dough into a rectangle.
  4. Cover dough with a second piece of parchment. Roll out into a rectangle about 3/8" thick. (Mine turned out a little more like a circle.) Refrigerate (in the parchment paper) about 30 minutes, or until dough is stiff, but can be rolled. (If it gets too stiff, you can let it sit on the counter to soften slightly before rolling)

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Rolling out dough.

For the filling:

  1. While dough is chilling, create the filling by whisking together the granulated stevia/erythritol blend and the cinnamon.

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies--Making the cinnamon mixture.

To assemble:

  1. Remove the top sheet of parchment. Sprinkle the cinnamon mixture evenly over the top of the dough. 

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-sprinkling on the cinnamon.
  2. Starting at one end, gently roll up the dough. It's easiest if you lift the edge of the dough using the parchment paper, rather than trying to lift the edge of the dough itself. When finished, press the edge to seal. Wrap up the dough and refrigerate until firm, about 1-2 hours.

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Rolling the dough.
  3. Preheat oven to 375ยบ Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a serrated knife, cut the dough crosswise to form 12 equal sized cookies. 

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Slicing the dough.
  4. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheet, making sure there is at least and inch between them. 

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-On the baking sheet.
  5. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes or until edges begin to brown and tops are golden. (Cookies will not spring back when touched) Allow cookies to cool on the tray for 4-5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack using a spatula and allow to cool completely. 

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Fresh from the oven.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sweetener, if desired.

    Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Sprinkled.

Recipe Notes

*Many substitutes won't work for this recipe. 

Serving size:1 cookie

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1600%32%
Calcium 30%3%
Iron 0.4%2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.