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This will be the first Valentine’s Day where my husband and I both are completely keto-fied, so I had to find the perfect dessert recipe for the special day. I scoured Pinterest to find a recipe that would 1) taste good 2) look pretty 3) be festive. It also had to be something my husband actually liked! My first attempt at a dessert was a complete Pinterest fail. I found this pin for 25 Keto Desserts for Valentine’s Day. Scrolled down until this Berry & Vanilla Jello Ring recipe caught my eye. I thought…Jello = easy peasy, right?! Well, let’s just say my Jello dessert did not turn out quite as glass-like and beautiful as theirs. It did not taste too appealing either!
It was back to the drawing board. In my search, I stumbled upon the most amazing Keto-fied recipe site called Gnom-Gnom run by Paola. Her recipes are all gluten-free, ketogenic, and paleo friendly. She even has cereal recipes! She really takes the time to include all the details you need for a recipe. As I scrolled through the dessert section, these heart-shaped cookies jumped out at me! This was the one!
Here is my attempt at making these adorable Keto Toasted Almond Shortbread Cookies.
The key is toasting the almond flour until golden brown! Who knew? Your kitchen will smell ridiculously aromatic after whipping up this perfect Valentine’s Day treat.
Keto Toasted Almond Shortbread Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter, at room temperature
- 6 tablespoons Swerve Confectioners Sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional toppings (optional):
Per 1/24 Recipe | 59 Calories || 5g Fat || 1g Protein || 1g Carbohydrate || 0g Dietary Fiber || 1g Net Carbs
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