Easy Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

The Holiday season has officially begun and what better way to celebrate it than by baking some super easy cookies?! These easy and healthy Almond Flour Shortbread cookies are delicious and so addicting that you will not want to share them with anyone!

Almond flour shortbread cookies

This post is in partnership with Rodelle. As always all opinions are mine.

These Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies are the most easiest cookies that you will ever make.

My little one absolutely loves these – and I don’t mind making them because they are so easy to make. All you need is one bowl and 4 ingredients & you are good to go.

Since these cookies do not have any refined flour or butter in them, you can enjoy them guilt-free.

Almond shortbread cookie

They are gluten-free and are reasonably healthy since all they have is almond flour, a little bit of sugar, coconut oil, and pure vanilla extract.

It is also perfect for people who are looking for gluten-free recipes and is also keto-friendly.


easy gluten free almond shortbread cookies

To elevate the taste of these cookies and to take them to the next level, I have used Rodelle Reserve Pure Vanilla Extract in this recipe. I have been using Rodelle products for a couple of years now and I am highly obsessed with them.Β 


Rodelle is proud to be a world leader in the production of authentic vanilla flavors and premium cooking and baking ingredients. In 2020 they launched Fairtrade Organic Vanilla Rodelle with their partners from Sahanala.

I always love supporting companies who practice Fair Trade because it shows that they truly care.

I also believe that using quality ingredients is key to making delicious recipes and I can always rely on Rodelle for this reason.


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I have drizzled a little bit of chocolate on the cookies – but you can decorate it as your heart desires. You can keep them plain, add sprinkles on them or even dip them completely in chocolate – the possibilities are endless. You can even use different shaped cookie cutters and make them look even more festive!

These festive cookies are perfect to gift as well during the holiday season – especially for health-conscious people. So let’s get started with this super easy recipe –

Easy Almond Shortbread Cookies


  • Almond flour - 1 1/3 cup (don't pack it tightly)
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp + 1 tbsp water
  • Coconut oil (melted) - 2 tbsp
  • Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp (I used Rodelle Reserve Pure Vanilla Extract)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Chocolate chips 1/4 cup (optional - for drizzling on top of the cookies)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients with a spatula. It is best to sift the almond flour so as to avoid any lumps.
  2. Use your hands to form dough. Flatten the dough with your hands and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Chill dough in the fridge for about 1/2 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F (175C)
  4. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about 1/4th inch thickness. Use a cookie dough cutter to cut round shapes.
  5. Remove the scraps of the cookie dough, roll it again and repeat the above process. You should get about 12-15 cookies. Place cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  7. Once the cookies are completely cooled, you can drizzle melted chocolate on it.


Store in an airtight container to retain freshness.

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Q. What type of almond flour to use?

A. This recipe uses blanched almond flour.

Q. Can I substitute coconut oil?

A. Sure. You can use ghee (which is clarified butter) instead of coconut oil – tastes just as good.

Q. Can I substitute sugar?

A. Yes, you can use pure maple syrup instead. I have not tried it with honey so I cannot comment for sure whether it will work in this recipe.

Q. Can I skip vanilla extract?

A. Vanilla extract elevates the taste of these cookies so it’s better not to skip it.

Q. Why Rodelle Reserve Pure Vanilla Extract?

A. Rodelle Reserve will stand out in your recipes because it is two-fold (double strength), French Oak Aged and each bottle is further enhanced by a rich Gourmet Vanilla Bean to add even more flavor.

You can even use Rodelle Gourmet Vanilla Extract or Rodelle Organic Vanilla Extract instead.

Q. How long will the cookies last?

A. Keep them in an airtight container and they will taste fresh for about 1-2 weeks.


Don’t chill the dough for more than half an hour as it can be a little difficult to roll. If you do end up chilling it for a longer time, wait for some time for it to soften up a bit so you can work with it easily.


Use your hands to form the dough. If you find that you are not able to form the dough properly, add an extra tsp of coconut oil to it.

I hope you get inspired by this easy and healthy recipe. If you decide to recreate it, do share it and let us know whether you liked it.



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    November 30, 2021

    This looks spectacular 😍 the pics that you have taken is so captivating! Keep up your awesome work πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ’― thanks for sharing!

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    December 1, 2021

    Tower of Yum! πŸͺ

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    mobasir hassan

    January 1, 2022

    EVerything is so nicely described that really helped me. I am looking forward for more such recipes in future too.

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