Have you ever made shortbread cookies? They’re so easy! A basic shortbread cookie has just three ingredients: butter, sugar and flour. For these Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies, we use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour, and add a teaspoon of vanilla and pinch of salt.
If you’re looking for more flavor, you can try adding citrus zest and a matching citrus extract in place of vanilla, like I do with my Citrus Shortbread Cookies. I bet almond and vanilla extracts together would be good, too!
As far as equipment, you’ll need a stand mixer (or electric beaters), a rolling pin, and some cookie cutters. Any size cutters will work. I like to use small basic shapes like rectangles and circles. For decoration, you can prick the cookies with a fork for a traditional look, or decorate with chocolate and sprinkles if you’re feeling festive!
This recipe makes a lot of cookies, perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors. I found little cardboard cookie boxes online and they’re just the right size for gifting.
Hope you get a chance to try these Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies! If you’re looking for some other gluten-free cookie ideas, try our five-ingredient coconut macaroons, or these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Happy baking, friends!
Which GF flour blend did you use?
Hi Melissa! Gluten free cup for cup flour blend. Let me know if you need anything else ❤️