This shortbread recipe is one of my favorites. I love it with essential oil flavors or just plain vanilla. Sometimes I dip half of each cookie in chocolate. I have included the chocolate coating recipe in case you want to do that. It’s a fun option. 😉


Lemon Vitality Essential Oil Shortbread Cookies

Lemon Vitality Shortbread Cookies


2 cups blanched almond flour
½ cup einkorn flour
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/3 cup Swerve or Monk Fruit (I always do a blend of 2 natural sweeteners)
½ cup salted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. In a large bowl combine almond and einkorn flour, salt and baking soda.
2. In a smaller bowl, mix together Swerve, butter and vanilla
3. Mix wet ingredients into dry
4. Place dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and form into a large log approximately 2½ inches in diameter
5. Place in freezer for one hour, until firm, unwrap and cut into ⅛ inch thick slices
6. Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet
7. Bake at 350° until lightly golden, 7-10 minutes
8. Cool and serve
Makes 24 cookies


To make Lemon Vitality Shortbread Cookies, use Lemon Vitality Oil

Add 2 or 3 drops of Vitality Essential Oils of whatever flavor you want:
Lemon, Orange, Lime, Lavender, Peppermint, Nutmeg, Cloves, Cinnamon
Adjust drops to desired taste.


Option: Sometimes I dip half of each cookie in chocolate. Here is the recipe I use for the coating:


Chocolate Coating:
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 ounces food grade cocoa butter
6 Tablespoons Swerve or other sugar substitute
1/4 teaspoon stevia concentrated powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a chocolate melter or double boiler, melt all chocolate coating ingredients together. Dip cookies in the chocolate halfway covering the cookie.