Gluten free shortbread cookies are soft and delicious. No one will miss the gluten in these tasty cookies. Make them today for an easy treat in minutes with only 4 ingredients.

Stack of gluten free cookies.
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What’s not to love about shortbread cookies? They are so amazing, and everyone will enjoy this recipe. I love that they are not overly sweet but satisfy your sweet tooth. They will melt in your mouth.

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Why this recipe works

With only 4 ingredients, this cookie recipe is super quick and easy! Not everyone in my family is gluten free but everyone loves this dessert.

No one can tell the difference in these gluten free treats. I would declare that a major success! Don’t forget to also try Gluten Free Thanksgiving Pies.


Ingredients needed to make these gluten free shortbread cookies

Find the complete ingredient list for gluten-free shortbread recipe at the bottom of the page.


How to make gluten free shortbread cookies

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Get your baking sheet ready. I recommend using either a piece of parchment paper or a baking mat.
Butter in mixing bowl.

Step 2. Second, add the unsalted butter and sugar to a mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer. Mix this together and beat until it is light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla.

Flour mixed in with the butter.

Step 3. Next, add the almond flour. Mix this together. The cookie dough texture will be thick and crumbly.

Cookie dough scooped into balls and placed on baking sheet.

Step 4. Finally, scoop the dough and place on the baking sheet . I like to use a cookie scoop.

Cookies flattened with a glass on baking sheet.

Step 5. Flatten each cookie just a little bit. You can use the bottom of a glass cup to do this.

Cookies cooling on baking sheet.

Step 6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. The edges should be golden and start to brown slightly.

Cookies cooling and ready to serve.

Step 7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet before you try to move them to a cooling rack. This will help them to harden as they cool and make it easier to keep them intact.

Pro Tips

  • Allow to cool before moving. The cookies need to cool a few minutes before moving to a wire rack. If you move them too soon, they will crumble.
  • Prepare the baking sheet. Line the sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This is a must when baking with gluten-free shortbread dough.
  • Use a cookie scoop. This makes it quick and easy to form the cookies. Also, they will all be the same size.
Gluten free shortbread cookies laid out next to each other on a white countertop

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Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Gluten free shortbread cookies are soft and delicious. No one will miss the gluten in these tasty cookies. Make them today for an easy treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 108


  • 2 1/2 cups Almond Flour I personally love Bob’s Red Mill
  • 6 tablespoons Butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar or you can use Erythritol or other granular sweetener
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Parchment paper or a baking mat is really important when you are making gluten free cookies. I learned this quickly.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar until it’s fluffy and light in color.
  • Beat in the vanilla extract. Add in the almond flour. The dough will be thick and a little crumbly, but should stick when pressed together.
  • Scoop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Flatten each cookie a little with the bottom of a glass cup. They will not spread or thin out during baking so make them as thin as you want them when done.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden and beginning to brown.
  • Allow to cool completely in the pan before handling. Cookies will harden as they cool.

Recipe Notes

Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 108kcal, Carbohydrates 7g, Protein 3g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 25mg, Potassium 1mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 87IU, Calcium 25mg, Iron 1mg

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