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!