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Gluten-Free Vegan Shortbread Cookies

These gluten-free shortbread cookies are awesomely delicious! They even melt in your mouth like regular shortbread and they are vegan too. I was determined to keep out the unhealthy starches, adding only a little healthy arrowroot and of course no white sugar.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword cookies, shortbread
Author Diana Herrington


  • 1 cup virgin Coconut Oil melted on very low heat
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp liquid stevia
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 2/3 cup white rice flour
  • 1/3 cup potato flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • pinch Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped


  • Chop the pecans.
  • In a bowl add the coconut oil, coconut sugar, and liquid stevia and mix well.
  • In another bowl, mix in the flours, arrowroot, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture slowly to the coconut oil mixture while beating.
  • Form the dough into small 1 inch balls.
  • Roll each ball into the chopped pecans.
  • Grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil.
  • Place the balls onto the greased cookie sheet and flatten with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake them for 15 – 20 minutes at 325º F.
  • Then carefully remove them from the baking sheet and allow them to cool.
  • When cool, enjoy your homemade gluten-free shortbread cookies.


Makes 24 – 26 cookies