Lemon Shortbread Cookies


  • 7 ounce almond flour
  • 1 ounce chia seeds, finely ground
  • 2½ ounce xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter


  1. Put the almond flour, ground chia seeds, xylitol, xanthan gum, and lemon zest in a food processor and pulse a couple of times to mix well.
  2. Cut the butter into small squares and add to the dry ingredients in the processor.
  3. Pulse until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Pulse a couple more times and it will start to ball together.
  5. Turn out onto a work surface and lightly knead to form a soft dough.
  6. Roll into a sausage shape about 1.5″ in diameter.
  7. Use a serrated edge knife to slice the dough into slices.
  8. Place the slices on a baking sheet sprayed with coconut oil, and bake in the center of the oven at 300F, for 20 – 23 minutes until they are golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking sheet.