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paleo shortbread

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.

paleo shortbread

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

Paleo Shortbread (with Vegan Option)

Paleo Shortbread (with Vegan Option)
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 7 cookies
Very tasty and easy shortbread cookie recipe free of grains, refined sugars, eggs, and can be made completely dairy free.
  • 6 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 4 tbsp grass fed butter OR coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cashew or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp almond or vanilla extract
  • healthy pinch of sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Use a wooden spoon to mix all the ingredients together until well incorporated. Dough will be sticky.
  4. Roll the dough between your palms so you have 7 separate balls.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Press each cookie down with a fork, until the top is flattened.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes, until the bottoms begin to brown. They may not look "done" on the top when they are ready.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before stuffing them in your face (something I am not good at).

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