Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

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I was the top seller in my girl-scout troop 2 years in a row, and when my husband came home from work with a box of Truffoils in hand I could not resist the taste of sweet victory. Oh they were so good too! One of my favorites, even though everyone else loved Samoas and Thin Mints…I was always partial to the simple deliciousness of buttery shortbread. That is until I realized how hard all that gluten is on my gut. Savor the flavor, then regret it later when my stomach is in knots. So I threw that blue box in the trash and was determined to come up with gluten free shortbread cookies that I could enjoy without destroying my gut! I also decided to cover them in chocolate…maybe I should give this recipe to the Girl Scouts!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flour — where to find
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour — where to find
  • 1 cup butter, melted (or you can use this shortening if you want it to be dairy-free, it’s made from palm oil)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • chocolate chips

Equipment: 

  • Baking sheet
  • Silpat
  • *Note: you really need to use a silpat because these cookies are so delicate. If they stick to the pan at all you will have a crumbly mess trying to get them unstuck. Siplat works wonderfully!

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350*F
  • Mix all ingredients, except chocolate chips
  • Mix with your hands to get it really well combined

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

  • Form into small balls
  • On a Silpat lined baking sheet place the dough balls down and press flat with your fingers until they are about 1/3″ thick (or even thinner if you like them crispier)
  • Space about 1/2″ apart, they do not spread when baked
  • Bake 10-15 minutes, or until they begin to brown on top

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler until melted
  • Drizzle over cookies

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

  • *Note: if chocolate is not thin enough to drizzle, you can add coconut oil to it until you reach the desired consistency
  • I also made some in my ceramic cookie molds and they turned out so cute. Just make sure you grease the molds with coconut oil before pressing in the dough. You can find the molds HERE. Here are a few pics…

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

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