Top of an almond shortbread cookie with a slivered almond in the center.

Paleo Shortbread Cookies

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Easy Paleo Shortbread Cookies made with almond flour and naturally sweetened with honey! They are sure to be your favorite shortbread cookie!



  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour (I’ve linked the super fine almond flour which is what you need)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted ghee (or butter if not paleo or dairy free), softened
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional: slivered almonds for the top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer, cream together the ghee, honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Then add the almond flour, coconut flour, ground cinnamon and salt and mix until just combined. (do not overmix)
  4. Portion out the cookies dough and press to flatten them into round circles about 1/3 inch thick on the baking sheet. Optional: place a slivered almond in the center of the cookie and sprinkle with a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Transfer from the baking sheet to cool on a cooling rack for 5-10 minutes before enjoying!
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Keywords: paleo, shortbread cookies, holiday cookies, almond shortbread,

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