Diabetic Shortbread Wedges

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Diabetic Shortbread cookies. I have not tried these yet. The recipe is in response to a request for diabetic shortbread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, Equal® for Recipes or Equal® Spoonful?
  2. ,cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl, cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle vanilla and almond extracts over mixture and stir in; mix with hands briefly until dough begins to hold together.
  4. Pat dough evenly in bottom of greased 8-inch round cake pan.
  5. Lightly cut dough into 12 wedges with sharp knife, cutting about halfway through dough.
  6. Pierce each wedge 2 to 3 times with tines of fork; press almond into each wedge.
  7. Bake in preheated 325*F (160*C) oven until shortbread is lightly browned 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. Cool on wire rack; cut into wedges while warm.
Most Helpful

We tried this for some diabetic friends tonight. They said that it had more flavor than most diabetic sweets. We cut the down the butter to 6 tbs and didn't use the unblanched almonds. It appeared a little flaky but was really good.

Whozep68 March 07, 2010

This shortbread is terrific. I think 8 Tablespoons of margarine is over the top, so I will decrease it next time. Other than that, this is a real keeper! Susan B

ladyb February 02, 2008

I have not tried this YET but I will be. I was looking for a shortbread recipe just yesterday afternoon. Too bad I didn't see this one. The only changes I intend to make are leaving out the almond extract and possibly leaving the nuts off. But it sounds so close to the "real" shortbread that I can hardly wait to try this. THANK YOU!

nagymom March 12, 2007