naturally gluten free shortbread cookies

Naturally gluten free Shortbread cookies

Welcome to the perfect recipe of a fool-proof naturally gluten free shortbread cookies recipe. This recipe involves almonds that give a fine elegant touch to the dough taste. I already made these biscuits for non gluten free people and no one ever notices any difference.

This is a basic recipe that you can customize and adapt to your favorite flavors. Needless to say, these cookies are a great gift for Christmas or birthdays. Or any other time you have to come up with a last minute homemade present. The ingredients involve only naturally gluten free flours you probably already have in your pantry.

The same dough of these naturally gluten free shortbread cookies is perfect to make a jam pie (like an Italian Crostata). However, in that case you should use only half of the sugar.

Naturally gluten free Shortbread cookies

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Course: SnacksDifficulty: Easy


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  • 120 g / 4,2 oz butter

  • 200 g / 7 oz cane sugar

  • 1 happy egg

  • 120 g / 4,2 oz almond flour

  • 180 g / 6,3 rice flour

  • 90 g / 3,2 cornstarch

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • chocolate, icing, almonds, sprinkle…choose your decoration

How to

  • Whip the soft butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • After that, add the egg and mix well.
  • Add all the other ingredients until as a result you get a uniform texture.
  • Make a dough ball and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.naturally gluten free shortbread cookies
  • Once the dough has chilled, pre-heat the oven to 170°C / 340°F.
  • Put the dough between two parchment paper sheets and roll it out to a 5mm thickness. Cut out your favorite shapes and line them on the batch.naturally gluten free shortbread cookies
  • Bake at 170°C / 340°F. for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven.
  • Once the biscuits are cold, decorate them with melted chocolate + chopped almond, salt flakes, pistachio powder etc.


  • If you cut different shapes and decorate them with different toppings, you can get a wide variety of biscuits with a single dough.

Other naturally gluten-free cookies recipes

If you are looking for a shortbread cookie recipe without nuts, check out this recipe of these cute cat shaped butter cookies >>> GET THE RECIPE

And for a real crunchy chocolate chip cookies, jump on my Instagram to check these Pistachio and Chocolate chip cookies right now! >>> SEE THE RECIPE


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