Low carb butter pecan shortbread cookies on a vintage noritake plate

Keto Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe: Shortbread Heaven !

These quick and easy keto butter pecan cookies are gluten free but you’d never know it from the shortbread flavor that is rich, buttery, and perfectly crumbly texture. With just 1.1 net carbs for each keto pecan cookie (2 cookies to a serving) this is a low carb recipe you’re going to want to keep handy!

For this recipe you’ll need: chopped pecan, almond flour, coconut flour, erythritol, butter, salt, and vanilla extract.

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Low carb butter pecan shortbread cookies on an antique plate with a jadite cup in the background

Keto Butter Pecan Cookies

I think a keto cookie is especially difficult to get “right” when you are adapting to a keto diet. I have trouble getting the right texture and even when I do, sometimes they get soft overnight. These butter pecan shortbread cookies have the perfect, buttery, crumbly texture and they are exactly the same the next day.

In fact, we’re in kind of a cool rainy spell here in Texas with highs in the upper 60s and lots of dark skies and high humidity. I expected that the cookie would be soft the day after I baked them but they held up really well. I didn’t even do anything special , I just dumped them into a Ziploc bag.

Low carb pecan shortbread cookies on a cookie sheet waiting to be baked.
Rich, buttery, and easy to make.

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This recipe is made to make 20 total keto butter pecan cookies but you can more for the whole neighborhood if you’d like. If you put your cursor (or finger) over the number “10” next to the “Servings”?heading in the recipe below, a slider will appear. You can move the slider to the number of servings you want to make. Remember that one serving is 2 cookies.The recipe will change automatically change the amount of each ingredient for you. If this keto recipe makes your taste buds happy, please consider giving it 5 stars. Thank you so much for your support !

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Keto butter pecan cookies, eat your heart out Keebler elves !

Low Carb Butter Pecan Cookie Recipe

This low carb butter pecan cookie tastes amazing. They remind me of a Keebler Pecan Sandies cookie I had as a kid. Best of all, they are sugar free and gluten free so they are much better for me. They are now my new favorite keto dessert. I even like them more than keto ice cream. If you like this recipe, please consider giving it a 5 star rating. Thanks in advance.

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Low Carb Butter Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Quick and easy, these buttery, crumbly cookies are low carb and gluten free. They are sure to become a favorite snack!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American – low -carb
Keyword cookie, shortbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings (2 cookies)
Calories 232kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1/2 cup butter , unsalted
  • 1/2 cup granulated erythritol sweetner
  • 1 3/4 cups blanched almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans , chopped and toasted


  • Preheat the oven to 325F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar free sweetener with an electric mixer until lightened and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, vanilla extract, and salt. Beat until well combined. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Roll the dough into (20) 1-inch balls and place the balls a few inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly with your palm.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a flat bottomed glass to flatten the cookies again to about 1/4-inch thick. Return to the oven and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  • Let cool completely on the baking sheet. Store on the counter for up to 4 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. The cookies can also be frozen for up to a month.




Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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29 thoughts on “Keto Butter Pecan Cookies Recipe: Shortbread Heaven !”

  1. Delicia Ambrosino

    I haven’t made these yet but definitely intend to in the very near future. One thing I’d like to suggest and that is a Monk fruit erythritol blend that tastes just a couple of points off of real sugar. Erythritol isn’t quite as sweet as sugar where some alternate sugars can be much sweeter such as stevia. Monk fruit is THEE best sugar substitute I’ve come across but it’s quite pricey and I don’t believe the price will go down. China refuses to release any part of the bush/tree and are quite strict about it. I’ve noticed that some of the ladies mentioning the cookies being too sweet. It could be that their sweet tooth has changed over time since doing Keto but it also could be the sweetener they’re using as well.

  2. 5 stars
    I doubled the recipe then divided, making 1/2 with the pecans and the other have with grated lemon rind (no juice) and rosemary. Now I have both sweet and savory…Yummy!

  3. 5 stars
    these are such a wonderful option for me right now on a low carb low sugar diet with gestational diabetes, one of the only things bringing me joy right now!! thank you for sharing!

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