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🍪 Delightful Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies Recipe 🍪

Indulge in the delightful taste of gluten-free shortbread cookies with this easy-to-follow recipe from Dessert Gluten Free. Perfect for those with dietary restrictions!

Delightful Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

You will need:

  • gluten-free all-purpose flour1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • unsalted butter1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • powdered sugar1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • salt1/4 teaspoon salt
  • vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the gluten-free flour and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat the butter until it is creamy.
  4. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the butter, beating until it is well combined.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  6. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until a dough forms.
  7. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass, then prick the tops with a fork.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  10. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.


Make sure to use gluten-free flour that already contains xanthan gum, which helps to bind the ingredients together. If your flour doesn't contain it, add 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum to the flour mixture.

There's something truly magical about the aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through your home. It's a scent that promises warmth, comfort, and of course, a delicious treat to enjoy. But for those following a gluten-free diet, this simple pleasure can often feel out of reach. That's where our delightful Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies come into play. They're not just a gluten-free alternative, but a treat that stands on its own for its buttery goodness and melt-in-your-mouth texture.

Our recipe uses gluten-free all-purpose flour, a versatile ingredient that should be a staple in every gluten-free kitchen. If you're new to gluten-free baking, we recommend reading our comprehensive guide to get a good grasp of the essentials. It's important to note that when choosing your gluten-free flour, look for one that contains xanthan gum, a crucial ingredient that helps bind your dough together.

These shortbread cookies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gluten-free baking. If you're in the mood to explore more, we have a collection of gluten-free cookie recipes that will make your taste buds dance. From classic treats like our Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies to our crowd-pleasing Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, there's a recipe for every cookie lover out there.

But don't let your culinary adventure stop at cookies. Gluten-free baking opens up a world of possibilities, from cakes to pastries. Have a look at our FAQ section for a list of delicious gluten-free cake and cookie recipes that you can try next.

Remember, being on a gluten-free diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on the joy of baking and enjoying homemade treats. With our easy-to-follow recipes, you can indulge in all your favorite desserts, guilt-free. So, put on your apron, preheat your oven, and let's get baking!