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Keto Shorbread Cookies - Jam Thumbprints

These Keto Shortbread Cookies are a classic holiday favorite. The low carb thumbprint cookie dough is easy to make in one bowl then indented and filled with your choice of sugar-free jam! They're gluten free, grain free and take less than 10 minutes to prep!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best sugar cookies, christmas cookies, easy low carb dinner, easy shortbread cookies, holiday cookies, keto cookies, keto shortbread cookies, low carb shortbread cookies, paleo cookies, paleo shortbread cookies, paleo thumbprint cookies, thumbprint cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 106 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 1/2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup solid ghee OR solid organic refined coconut oil (not melted - you want the consistency to be similar to softened butter)
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free maple syrup (we use Lakanto) OR pure maple syrup for paleo
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract optional but adds flavor and gives it that signature sugar cookie taste
  • 3 Tbs. brown sugar substitute such as golden monk fruit sweetener OR coconut sugar for paleo
  • 1/4 cup Homemade sugar-free strawberry jam / raspberry jam OR your favorite sugar-free preserves such as Walden Farms, Smuckers or Crofters


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, ghee, sweetener, vanilla and almond extract, if using. Mix well with a fork until dough is combined.

  2. Cover bowl and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove dough from fridge. Form the dough into 1.5 inch balls and roll into brown sugar substitute or coconut sugar. Make an indentation using your thumb or a 1/4 teaspoon in the center of each dough.
  4. Place on a large parchment lined baking sheet about 1.5 inches apart. Place the pan in the freezer while you preheat the oven.

  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 360F. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until just set. Be careful not to overbake as the cookies will continue to bake after you remove them from the oven.

  6. Remove from oven and indent into the center of each cookie again, if necessary.
  7. Allow to cool completely and fill with jam. Transfer to wire rack or cookie tray - do not transfer warm cookies otherwise, they will break apart.

Nutrition Facts
Keto Shorbread Cookies - Jam Thumbprints
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.