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Keto Gluten-Free Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins

Rich, buttery, and crunchy Keto Gluten-Free Pistachio Shortbread Cookies are super delicious, without the naughty stuff. It's hard to tell that these are keto shortbread cookies, and aren’t loaded with sugar and carbs unless you specifically mention it.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gluten-Free cookies, Gluten-Free Pistachio Shortbread Cookies, holiday baking, pistachio cookies
Author: Valya of The Farm Girl Blog
Pistachio Cookies Batter Ingredients
  • 12 oz. – unsalted butter softens to room temperature
  • 1 cup – Monkfruit sweeter
  • 1 large – egg (I used home-raised chicken egg)
  • 1 tsp. – pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. – sea salt
  • ½ cup – crushed pistachio nuts
  • 4 cups – organic all-purpose Gluten-Free flour
  • ½ tsp. – baking powder
Pistachio Cookies Topping Ingredients
  • 6 oz. – low sugar chocolate chips or bar
  • ¼ cup – whole milk (or almond milk)
  • ½ cup – crushed pistachio nuts
How to Make Gluten-Free Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Batter
  1. First things first, measure out and prepare all the ingredients.
  2. Crush pistachio nuts in a food processor and set aside until ready for use.
  3. Add butter and sugar into the mixer bowl. Using a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together just until creamy and the sugar is somewhat dissolved.
  4. Next, add an egg, vanilla extract, and sea salt and mix it again until all combined.

  5. Then add gluten-free flour, crushed pistachios, and baking powder. Mix on low speed until the dough forms.
  6. Transfer the dough from the mixer bowl onto a working surface lightly floured with gluten-free flour.
  7. Knead the dough into a ball and roll it out flat, to about ¼-inches thick. Sprinkle the dough with gluten-free flour as necessary to prevent sticking to the working surface and rolling pin.
  8. Using a 2.5 inches diameter cookie cutter, cut out the cookies.
Pistachio Shortbread Cookies Baking Instructions
  1. Using a chef spatula, transfer the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Bake the cookies for 15 to 18 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  3. Cool the cookies on the cookie sheet for about 10 minutes before transferring them onto a cooling rack.
How to Make Chocolate Drizzle
  1. Melt the chocolate chips and milk (or almond milk) in a bowl placed over a hot water bath. Stir until all the chocolate has melted and is smooth in texture. Set aside and allow the chocolate to cool slightly before using it.
How to Decorate the Pistachio Shortbread Cookies
  1. Pour the chocolate ganache into a sandwich-size Ziploc bag or chocolate dispenser bottle. Drizzle the chocolate on top of each cookie and then sprinkle each cookie with crushed pistachio nuts.
Recipe Notes

If the cookies are still a bit warm they may be fragile; handle them gently. Use the chef spatula to carefully transfer the cookies onto a cooling rack.