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The Best Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

Buttery and crumbly, these almond flour shortbread cookies are the best melt-in-your-mouth goodness you’ll love. This easy mouthwatering and classic recipe is gluten-free and low on sugar. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 51 mins
Course: cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, european
Keyword: almond flour, almonds, buttery, cookies, shortbread
Servings: 20 cookies (3-inch diameter)
Author: Mélanie


  • 2 and 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips milk or dark to taste.


  • Cream the butter with the almond extract. (either by hand or with a handheld mixer)
  • Once smooth, add in the almond flour. Using your hands, gather the ingredients into a dough.
  • Once it’s holding together, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for an hour. It is a crumbly dough, so don’t worry if it is not perfect and smooth.
  • Next, place the dough between 2 parchment papers and roll with a rolling pin. Then, place the dough between 2 parchment papers and roll with a rolling pin. Using cookie cutters, cut your cookie and place it on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Place the cookies with almond flour in the fridge for 15 minutes.
    In the meantime, pre-heat the oven at 425F.
  • Bake for 6 minutes or until slightly golden. Adjust to 4 minutes if the almond flour cookies are smaller.
  • Allow to cool completely before handling them.
  • Optional: Melt the chocolate in 20 seconds increments in the microwave. Dip the cookies as desired or drizzle using a spoon.