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Shortbread Cookies (SCD)

These are really nice shortbread cookies.

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Shortbread Cookies (SCD)

These are a tender, slightly sweet, and buttery cookie. They are a family-favorite. Easiest recipe I've ever used!
Prep Time15 minutes
Active Time17 minutes
Fridge30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 2 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Yield: 16
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Chef Verde


  • 2.5 cup almond flour fine, blanched
  • 8 tbsp butter softened, unsalted
  • 40 g honey raw
  • 2 pinch sea salt omit if using salted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla *optional:1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
  • 65 g pecan or walnuts chopped, optional
  • ½ tsp cinnamon fresh ground, no additives!
  • ¼ c walnut or pecan half


  • Preheat oven to 330 F.
  • Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until a batter forms
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Use a 2 tbsp scoop or ice cream scoop to put dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet or parchment paper.
  • Place nut half on middle and press down gently.
    shortbread dough
  • Bake for 17-25 minutes until lightly browned. Cookies will still be soft, but will firm up on cooling. Bake less minutes if you omitted the fridge part.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg