Gluten Free Shortbread – Three Ways!

Gluten Free Shortbread - Three Ways

It’s Christmas time, and we’ve been experimenting! Now, even before I was gluten free, I was not a great baker. I can cook anything for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but when it comes to desserts, I am a slave to box mixes for the most part. Having to make things GF doesn’t come easily to me, and I judge my success by one thing only – does it taste good?

So I’m pleased to say that this shortbread recipe was pretty successful in that it was a straight conversion from regular flour to a pre-mixed Multi Purpose GF Flour.

Of course, to make them special, I went ahead and created three different kinds of cookie with the same dough. If you’d like to give it a go, it’s pretty darn simple.

Ingredients:

1 C packed light brown sugar
2 C (4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
4 C GF flour

Cream together the sugar, salt and butter. Then add in the flour until a nice soft dough forms.

Flour your counter top and gently knead the dough for a few minutes until it is firm enough to roll out.

Roll to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thick and then cut into shapes.

Bake in the oven at 325 for 20 minutes or so.

Plain Gluten Free Shortbread

For the basic shortbread, I simply cut it into strips and then poked holes with a fork. Or rather, I let Dexter help out, which he LOVED.

Dexter helping to make shortbread

Hint: Holding a nearly-3 year old and guiding him with a butter knife is tricky! Maybe next time get a step stool!!

The cookie comes out very crumbly and buttery, and it’s not very sweet at all. It’s perfect for dunking in milk or coffee.

Gluten Free chocolate dipped shortbread fingers

Then, we have our chocolate-dipped shortbread. Simply melt some chocolate chips until shiny and liquid. Then dunk the ends of the shortbread into it, place on a foil-lined tray and let set in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.

You can also cover just the bottom of the cookie, or if you’re really decadent do the whole thing!

The only thing I will say is that the cookies are kind of delicate and fall apart easily. Be careful when you dunk, as you may end up breaking the cookie in half. I speak from experience!

Gluten Free glazed shortbread cookies

The final cookie came about because I overcooked this batch. I had rolled them slightly thinner than they should have been, and as such they cooked faster and were very brown when I removed them from the oven. The taste was ever so slightly off, so I decided to glaze them.

To make the glaze, take two cups of powdered sugar and mix with a couple of teaspoons of milk. I used almond milk, as it’s what we drink in this house. Stir it all up until it is a nice runny glaze and then dunk those cookies into it. Set them on a cooling rack with a tray underneath to catch the excess.

DELICIOUS!

Dexter helping with the glazed shortbread.

What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? Mine is the delicious Almond Snowball cookie! Watch for my GF recipe coming soon!

 

Share:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

0 Responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow Us On Social

You Might Also Like

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.

Thanks! Keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

Disclosure

Katie Reed [A Mother Thing] is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Join Our #1 Mom Community

If you would like to get in touch, please email:

Find Us Here:

Subscribe

Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates.

Thanks! Keep an eye on your inbox for updates.

shares