Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

You will love these gluten-free shortbread cookies without destroying your gut! Plus, they are dipped in chocolate... yum!
Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

I was the top seller in my girl-scout troop two 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!

Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies | Real Food RN

Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

You will love these gluten-free shortbread cookies without destroying your gut! Plus, they are dipped in chocolate... yum!



    1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients, except chocolate chips.
    3. Mix with your hands to get it really well combined.
    4. Form into small balls.
    5. 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).
    6. Space about 1/2″ apart, they do not spread when baked.
    7. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until they begin to brown on top.
    8. Melt chocolate in a double boiler until melted.
    9. Drizzle over cookies.


If the 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.

Here are a few pics…

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10 Replies to “Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. It looks delicious! Do you have suggestions for a substitution for the Tapioca flour (same texture and function)? Tapioca flour and potato flour both act (for me and many others with gluten intolerance) in our guts as badly as wheat flour. My doctor has advised to avoid those as well. I realize the gluten-free flour combinations can be tricky. 😀

  2. I agree regarding the gluten, but it’s the other ingredients that both give me a craving to eat and eat them AND then within minutes gives me a toxin headache. Besides, old lady that I am, I remember their shortbread cookies from the ’60s…whether or not they were actually made with butter, they were delicious whereas these are only faintly related in anything but the fat satiety to real shortbread. Next box I get goes away before I can be further tempted!

  3. These cookies are delicious and my whole family loved them! YUM! My hubby took the extra chocolate and completely covered about 8 cookies with it! LOL. I’m sure he will eat them all over the weekend! Thanks for recipes!

  4. Ok, I used butter and they turned out amazing. My friend just used coconut oil and it was a HUGE oily gooey mess! =( Any suggestions?!?! Do you use a different amount (like way less) when using coconut oil? She ended up throwing the batter away because it was so oily. Let me know! We are studying and we want cookies!! Lol.

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