Lower Carb Whipped Shortbread

Whipped shortbread sounds like an oxymoron. Shortbread is not known for being light and airy. They are typically a dense crumbly cookie that’s wonderfully buttery. So when I saw a recipe for Whipped Shortbread, I was skeptical but intrigued. It’s the same basic ingredients, but the butter and sugar are whipped. I am all over it. I am starting with the basic recipe from Taste of Home. Then I’m going to put my own spin on it to make this a healthier cookie that may make it to your holiday cookie table. Here are the original stats:

Here’s what I changed:

  • I swapped out the confectioner’s sugar for the sweetener equivalent.
  • I replaced the flour with coconut and almond flour to lower the carbs.
  • I lowered the amount of cookies from 96 to 55 to make bigger cookies.

Here are the final stats:

Here is the final recipe:

Lower Carb Whipped Shortbread Cookies

Makes 65 Cookies

  • 3 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sweetener, sifted
  • 1-1/2 cups coconut flour
  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1-1/2 cups cornstarch
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Gradually add flour and cornstarch, beating until well blended.
  2. With hands lightly dusted with additional cornstarch, roll dough into 2-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press lightly with a floured fork. 
  3. Bake at 300° until bottoms are lightly browned, 20-22 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.


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