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I finally finally got the opportunity to visit the US.
It was truly a great experience.

And because most of my readers are from the US, I also wanted to use the opportunity to do a little bit of research on what new recipes I could make.

We simply don’t have some of the stuff in Germany that you guys have over there and I was super excited to try a few things I never tried before.
(Quite naturally, keto was on hold for the time I was there.)

One of those new things were Pecan Sandies.
Man, these cookies are delicious.

It was clear that I would have to make a keto-friendly version of them.
And here they are.

Only 1.2g net carbs per cookie, gluten free and ready in 15-20 min!
 
Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)
 

Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)
 

OTHER KETO COOKIES:

  • Keto Oreo Cookies
  • Keto Blueberry Cookies
  • Soft & Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Keto Macadamia Raspberry Cookies
  • Keto Vanilla Crescent Cookies
  • Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
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    KETO PECAN SANDIES INGREDIENTS:

    (You can find the exact amounts needed on the recipe card at the end of this post!

  • finely ground almond flour:
    The finer the almond flour, the better.
    I recommend looking specifically for almond flour, not almond meal as that usually results in a crumbly texture.
  • granulated erythritol:

    Why do I love Erythritol so much?
    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.

  • soft butter
  • sugar-free vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • chopped pecans

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    Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)
     
    Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)
     

    KETO PECAN SANDIES RECIPE CARD:

     

    Category, , , , DifficultyBeginner

    These keto pecan sandies will satisfy your sweet cravings on the ketogenic diet with only 1.2g net carbs per cookie! Ready in 20 min!

    Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)

    Yields9 Servings
    Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

    Ingredients:
     ¾ cup finely ground almond flour (3.5oz/100g)
     ¼ cup granulated erythritol (1.8oz/50g)
     ¼ cup soft butter (2.1oz/60g)
     pinch of salt
      cup chopped pecans (1.8oz/50g)

    Instructions:
    1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
    Mix all of the ingredients and knead with your hands until you get a smooth dough.
     

    2

    Form flat and round cookies with your hands. (Recipe will yield approx. 9 pecan Sandies).

    This step might be a little bit tricky because the pecans disrupt the dough and they may fall apart quite easily.

    My tip: Be patient! Once the cookies are on your baking tray you'll be good to go. They won't fall apart once they've been baked.

     

    3

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

    Make sure to keep an eye on the cookies, as in my experience, almond flour tends to burn faster than regular wheat flour.
     

    4

    Let the cookies cool down before enjoying them with a hot cup of tea or coffee!

    (Don't worry if the cookies seem soft once they're out of the oven - that's totally normal and they'll harden up once they are cool.)
     

    Storage:
    5

    Store in an air-tight container for approx. 1-2 weeks.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1 cookie

    Servings 9


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 133
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 10.8g17%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.5g2%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
    Protein 6.5g13%

    * 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 finely ground almond flour (3.5oz/100g)
     ¼ cup granulated erythritol (1.8oz/50g)
     ¼ cup soft butter (2.1oz/60g)
     pinch of salt
      cup chopped pecans (1.8oz/50g)

    Directions

    Instructions:
    1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
    Mix all of the ingredients and knead with your hands until you get a smooth dough.
     

    2

    Form flat and round cookies with your hands. (Recipe will yield approx. 9 pecan Sandies).

    This step might be a little bit tricky because the pecans disrupt the dough and they may fall apart quite easily.

    My tip: Be patient! Once the cookies are on your baking tray you'll be good to go. They won't fall apart once they've been baked.

     

    3

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

    Make sure to keep an eye on the cookies, as in my experience, almond flour tends to burn faster than regular wheat flour.
     

    4

    Let the cookies cool down before enjoying them with a hot cup of tea or coffee!

    (Don't worry if the cookies seem soft once they're out of the oven - that's totally normal and they'll harden up once they are cool.)
     

    Storage:
    5

    Store in an air-tight container for approx. 1-2 weeks.

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    Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)

     

    How do you include Erythritol in your calculations?

    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. 

     
     

    OTHER DELICIOUS KETO TREATS:

     
    Check out these posts too:
     

  • Keto Twix Bars (Twix-Inspired Keto Bars)
  • Keto Oreo Cookies
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Snickers Bars
  • The Easiest Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Ever
  • Healthy No Bake Keto Coconut Bars (Homemade Mounds Bars/ Bounty Bars)
  • Chocolate Keto Mug Cake With Peanut Butter Core
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    Keto Pecan Sandies (Low Carb Pecan Shortbread Cookies)
     
     

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