You have to kiss a lot of paleo shortbread cookies to find your prince. I wanted to create an egg free shortbread cookie recipe for the holidays, and I tested this recipe many times, enlisting tasters all along with way with mixed reviews about which version is best. It was a close call between using all coconut flour (wrong mouth feel, I was told), and a mix of coconut and almond flour. I settled on mostly coconut flour with a bit of almond flour mixed in for a moister result.
Although I’m officially burned out on faux shortbread, these are truly melt-in-your-mouth delicious, easy, and quick. You could also dip them in melted dark chocolate for even more deliciousness.
I tried this using both butter and coconut oil, and both work great. You can also use almond butter instead of cashew, but I found that cashew butter yielded a more shortbread tasting result.
One note: supervise these very carefully while baking. They will very quickly become too brown if you bake them too long.
Paleo Shortbread (with Vegan Option)
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Where is the shortbread cookie recipe??? 🙂
Weird, looks like it got deleted. I’ll have to see if it’s saved in my files to repost it!
Would love to see this recipe! But seems to not show up.
I know, sorry! It somehow got deleted, and I can’t find my original copy! SO I’ll have to recreate it soon.
I would like to get your paleo shortbread recipe.
I used to make it but it seems like you do not have it appearing anymore… that is a catastrophe for me as I am under very strict diet for health issues, and it was the only recipe I liked and could eat…
OMG… please publish the recipe again… thanks a lot
Hi Anne, so sorry, it somehow got deleted and I can’t find my notes on it, which means I’ll have to recreate it.