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Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

Updated on August 17, 2017
Gluten Free Low Carb Shortbread Cookies
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Making shortbread cookies every Christmas has always been a family tradition. This year I decided to tweak my grandmothers traditional Scottish recipe and make a gluten free, low carb shortbread cookie. The texture of the cookie is slightly different than your normal shortbread, but the almond flour gives it a nutty flavor with a slight crisp texture.

To make a larger batch simply double the recipe.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 24 large cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of butter
  • 2 cups of almond meal flour
  • 1/2 cup of packed icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat and cream butter.
  4. Add the almond meal flour mixing really well.
  5. Add the icing sugar again mixing really well.
  6. With a teaspoon measure out dough.
  7. Roll into a ball and place on the cookie sheet.
  8. Gently press.
  9. Pop into the oven placing the cookie sheet on the center rack, and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool.

Do you follow a gluten free diet?

5 stars from 3 ratings of Gluten Free Shorbread

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    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Mary, I'm so happy that you'll be trying out my recipe. I do hope you enjoy the cookies.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you esmonaco!

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      Mary Craig 

      3 years ago from New York

      Yay, a delicious looking, easy to make, gluten free cookie (I have celiac)! Thank you Susan. These cookies look great and I AM making them this Christmas.

      This hub should be brought back every year so new readers can find this great recipe.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      You had me at the alomnd flour, as I love anything with almond flavor. Thanks for another great recipe :)

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Martie, So glad you found my hub on gluten free shortbread cookies.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      3 years ago from Jersey Shore

      These sound delicious! Always looking for new gluten free recipes-thanks

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @AtlantaGeorgia LM: Hope you enjoy the recipe.

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      AtlantaGeorgia LM 

      4 years ago

      These sound delicious! I've been trying to incorporate more gluten-free items in my diet so I will have to try this recipe. Thank you!

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @favored: These are a bit different than your regular shortbread but I do usually make the traditional kind every Christmas

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      Shortbread cookies are my husband's favorite. I have never made them for him, because I didn't have a recipe. Guess I can't say that anymore :)

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      jessicastark81 

      4 years ago

      Do you think I could I use splenda instead of powdered sugar if I blend it in my nutribullet? I can't have sugar - as it spikes my blood sugar levels.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: I love almond flour. I only wish it wasn't so darn expensive :)

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Ruthi: I hope that you do give this recipe a try Ruthi!

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @takkhisa: I sure would!

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Almond flour--oh, yeah! I bet these are tasty!

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      Ruthi 

      4 years ago

      I love shortbread cookies, and your recipe looks amazingly simple, which means I could probably even bake these! I will let you know when I give them a try!

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      Takkhis 

      4 years ago

      Will you serve this to me if I visit your home on Christmas evening? Just kidding, well it sounds very delicious :)

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Elyn MacInnis: I've been meaning to try rice four in place of the almond meal flour in this recipe.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Redneck Lady Luck: I've been meaning to tell you that I make oatmeal coconut cookies that are quite similar to the ones that you make. I made a batch the other day and thought of you.

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I have come back to this page - I think it is brilliant. Caloric, yes. But NO FLOUR. Now that is something!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      I have been so craving cookies lately that it is definitely time to start baking again. My husband keeps asking what we have to munch on too so it is time to start Christmas baking.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @smine27: I do too :)

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      These look so easy and yummy to make. I love cooking with almond flour.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Diana Wenzel: I hope you like the shortbread cookies as much as we did. They sure did go fast :)

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      Elyn MacInnis 

      4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I love the browned edge - makes me want to quick, take a bite!

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Scarlettohairy: Oh I bet those would be good too.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @josietook: Glad you liked it and thanks!

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      josietook 

      4 years ago

      Great to see a lens on gluten free cooking.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I bet these are so good. I've made chocolate chip cookies with almond flour. They are chewy and delicious!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      I look forward to making these cookies. Baking with almond meal flour will be a first, but I know I will really like the flavor. I appreciate your healthy versions of recipes. Thank you!

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Elyn MacInnis: The brown edges a slightly crispy and the rest of cookie is softer.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SheGetsCreative: The almond meal flour gives them a really nice flavor.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @SteveKaye: Thanks Steve.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Kim Milai: That's great and you're welcome. Hope you enjoy the shortbread.

    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @sybil watson: I've been using it a lot in baking recipes that you'd usually use regular flour in and it works pretty good most of the time.

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      Angela F 

      4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Definitely going to try these - I have a friend that only eats gluten free, so he'll probably love them.

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      SteveKaye 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for publishing this lens. These look really delicious.

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      Kim Milai 

      4 years ago

      This is what I'm looking for. Thank you so much.

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      sybil watson 

      4 years ago

      These sound wonderful! I've always loved almond flour but I never thought of putting it in shortbread.

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      tonyleather 

      4 years ago

      These look very tasty and healthy too!

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      RealHousewife 

      4 years ago

      I'm glad you posted the picture...I've never heard of icing sugar (I did assume it was powdered but never heard it called icing sugar:). I bet these are really good...I like cookies that are plain without nuts, chips, chunks or sprinkles...! I love almonds so it's a no brainer!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      my goodness, I could eat one these right now with a cup of tea :)

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