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Keto cookies that are easy to make, yummy, and satisfying?
No problem with these delicious keto hazelnut shortbread cookies!

You can easily whip them up in just 20 minutes and enjoy them guilt-free, because one cookie has just 1.4g net carbs and is thus perfectly suitable for a ketogenic diet!
 

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OTHER KETO TREATS AND SWEETS:

  • Lemon Poppyseed Keto Mug Cake
  • Keto Almond Joy
  • Keto Macadamia Raspberry Cookies
  • Easy Keto Pumpkin Pie Mousse
  • Keto Peanut Butter Ice Cream
  • Keto Cinnamon Rolls Fat Bombs
  • KETO HAZELNUT SANDIES INGREDIENTS:

    This section is where I share a few suggestions and explanations for the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe.

    (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card embedded below this section).

  • defatted almond flour
    The right almond flour can make or break a recipe, especially when it comes to baking.
    That’s why I highly recommend using defatted almond flour.
    It’s very different from most other kinds of almond flours out there as it has most of its natural fat content removed and thus behaves very differently compared to other kinds of almond flour and is much better suited for most keto baking recipes.

    Most brands simply sell finely ground almond meal as almond flour, which can be fine for some recipes and is cheaper, but it has more calories (by a lot) and is not the best fit for most keto baking recipes.
    It has more fat and can cause recipe failures because of this, like melted cookies.

    Defatted almond flour like this one from Sukrin, is much lower in calories, has a naturally high protein content and – most importantly – is the best replacement for wheat flour I’ve ever come across (and I’ve tried a lot).

  • soft butter
  • erythritol
    Why erythritol?
    In my opinion, erythritol is the best keto-friendly sweetener.
    – it doesn’t spike your blood sugar,
    – it’s completely safe and
    – has a very fresh & natural sweet taste.

    Because of its natural origin and natural production process (fermentation), I also consider erythritol to be paleo-friendly.

    You can use other keto-friendly sweeteners that won’t spike your blood sugar as well, but be aware that you may have to add more or less sweetener if you do so.

    Erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar whereas other keto-friendly sweeteners like monk fruit and stevia are much sweeter than sugar.
    Keep that ratio in mind when using a 1:1 sugar replacement.

  • chopped hazelnuts
  • vanilla extract
    You can also use a vanilla bean in exchange.
    1 tsp = 1/2 bean
  • salt
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    HOW TO MAKE THE KETO HAZELNUT SANDIES:

     

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    Yields8 Servings
    Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

    Ingredients:
     ¾ cup defatted almond flour (3.5 oz/100g)
     ¼ cup soft butter (2.1 oz/60g)
     ¼ cup erythritol (1.8 oz/50g)
      cup chopped hazelnuts (1.8 oz/50g)
     1 pinch salt

    1

    Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
     

    2

    Add all the ingredients into a large bowl.
    Knead the ingredients with your hands until you get a smooth dough.
     

    3

    Shape the dough with your hands into balls that are about 1.2"-1.5" (3-4cm) in size.
    Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

    ☝︎ This step can be a little bit tricky because the hazelnuts can make the dough break apart easily.
    Be patient. Once the cookies are on the baking sheet, they won't fall apart.
     

    4

    Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes in your preheated oven.

    Every oven is different. Therefore it's best to check on your cookies from time to time because almond flour tends to burn faster than regular wheat flour.
     

    5

    Let the low carb hazelnut shortbread cookies cool down completely before enjoying them with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

    ☝︎ By the way, don't worry if the cookies still seem very soft when they're fresh out of the oven.
    This is absolutely normal because the cookies do not harden completely until they have cooled.
     

    Storage:
    6

    Store the sugar-free keto hazelnut shortbread cookies in a suitable container, for example, a cookie jar.
    Stored well, the cookies will keep for at least 1-2 weeks.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 cookie

    Servings 8


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 145
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 11.3g18%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.4g1%
    Protein 7.9g16%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Ingredients

    Ingredients:
     ¾ cup defatted almond flour (3.5 oz/100g)
     ¼ cup soft butter (2.1 oz/60g)
     ¼ cup erythritol (1.8 oz/50g)
      cup chopped hazelnuts (1.8 oz/50g)
     1 pinch salt

    Directions

    1

    Preheat your oven to 350°F/180°C.
     

    2

    Add all the ingredients into a large bowl.
    Knead the ingredients with your hands until you get a smooth dough.
     

    3

    Shape the dough with your hands into balls that are about 1.2"-1.5" (3-4cm) in size.
    Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

    ☝︎ This step can be a little bit tricky because the hazelnuts can make the dough break apart easily.
    Be patient. Once the cookies are on the baking sheet, they won't fall apart.
     

    4

    Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes in your preheated oven.

    Every oven is different. Therefore it's best to check on your cookies from time to time because almond flour tends to burn faster than regular wheat flour.
     

    5

    Let the low carb hazelnut shortbread cookies cool down completely before enjoying them with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

    ☝︎ By the way, don't worry if the cookies still seem very soft when they're fresh out of the oven.
    This is absolutely normal because the cookies do not harden completely until they have cooled.
     

    Storage:
    6

    Store the sugar-free keto hazelnut shortbread cookies in a suitable container, for example, a cookie jar.
    Stored well, the cookies will keep for at least 1-2 weeks.

    Easy Keto Hazelnut Sandies

     

    Q: How do you include Erythritol in your calculations?

    A: The short answer is: I don’t, and I can tell you why.

    
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol which your body can’t digest.
    If you ingest it, it won’t spike your blood sugar & it won’t release insulin (which is a good thing if you want to stay in ketosis).

    It passes through our system basically “untouched”.
    Because of this, you can subtract the carbs from erythritol completely, which is what I always do. 

    (I try to be as accurate as possible with this information, but values may vary because of natural occurring fluctuations and different products used.)


     

    MORE KETO TREATS AND SWEETS:

  • Keto Oreo Cookies
  • Vanilla Chocolate Chip Keto Mug Cake
  • Keto Twix Bars
  • Keto Brownie Bites
  • Keto Blueberry Mousse
  • Keto Chocolate Ice Cream
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