Grain-Free Pecan Shortbread Cookies

With just 6 ingredients, these buttery cookies are sweetened with maple syrup, so they are Whole30- and Paleo-friendly.

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  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/8 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  • 6 Tbs. organic pasture-raised butter, softened
  • 3 Tbs. organic 100% pure maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. organic, gluten-free pure vanilla extract or vanilla powder (optional)
  • 6 Tbs. finely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, add salt to almond flour, and set aside. In larger bowl, mix together butter, maple syrup, and vanilla, if using. Mix in flour mixture, half a cup at a time, until batter forms. Stir in pecans.
  2. Use tablespoon to scoop rounded spoonfuls of batter onto parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet. Use your fingers to smooth out mounds of dough, then flatten the cookies with fork first one way, then another,
  3. to create a crisscross pattern on top.
  4. Place in freezer 5 minutes to quickly chill, then bake on middle rack of oven 8-12 minutes, watching closely to ensure cookies don’t burn.
  5. When cookies are lightly brown on bottom, remove from oven, and let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack, and let cool before serving or storing.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 120
  • Carbohydrate Content 5 g
  • Cholesterol Content 10 mg
  • Fat Content 10 g
  • Fiber Content 1 g
  • Protein Content 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2.5 g
  • Sodium Content 40 mg
  • Sugar Content 2 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g