Elswet's Quick, Easy, & Delicious Diabetic Irish Shortbread

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Pagan

This is an old recipe from Elswet's mother. We have no idea where it came from, but the family name was McQueen. ;) This is the diabetic version. The alternate ["normal"] ingredients are listed as comments.

Top Review by Je see ka

i baked these for a diabetic family member and they were pretty sweet and tasty but im really used to the taste of low fat. they had kind of a rubber texture, but i guess thats to be expected.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup fat-free margarine, we use Promise it works beautifully, may use real butter if you have no dietary concerns
  • 13 cup artificial sweetener, we use Altern by WalMart, may use 2/3 cup confectioner's sugar XXX if you have no dietary concerns p
  • 2 tablespoons artificial sweetener
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, measure before sifting, may use 2 cups all purpose white flour if you have no dietary concerns


  1. Cream together the sugar and butter, adding sugar in slowly. Sift in the flour slowly, mixing as you add.
  2. Turn out onto a LIGHTLY floured board, and knead until thoroughly mixed, approximately 12-15 times.
  3. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness, cut and place on parchment paper-covered baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F Allow to cool on baking sheet, placed on baking rack.

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