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Gluten Free Shortbread Recipe
Gluten Free Shortbread Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins

A delicious, melt in the mouth shortbread recipe that's not only gluten free but can be made dairy free (vegan) too. So quick to make and with common store cupboard ingredients, this traditional biscuit can be made in no time for last minute guests or shortbread cravings.

Course: Tea Time, Treat
Cuisine: Free From - gluten and dairy
Keyword: biscuits, Dairy Free, easy, Gluten Free, simple, Traditional Recipe, Vegan
Servings: 6 large wedges
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Glutarama
  • 175 g GF plain flour
  • 50 g cornflour
  • 50 g caster sugar (plus extra to sprinkle)
  • 120 g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative, I use Flora vegan block
  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C | 150°C fan | 325°F | Gas 3.

  2. To make the shortbread, simply weight out the butter, sugar, flour and cornflour in a bowl and using a rounded knife cut through mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    The mixture will seem too dry, do not worry, it's supposed to be crumbly.

  3. For quick and easy results use a 20cm sandwich cake tin, spray with oil and line with a greaseproof disc in the bottom.

  4. Press the crumbly mixture firmly into the tin, making sure you've gone to the edges and the dough is as flat and compacted as possible.

    I use the end of a dessert spoon to smooth down the edges to ensure the mixture get right into the sides of the tin.

  5. Gently turn out the shortbread onto a strong baking sheet, you may need to give it a gentle tap to encourage it to come out if its tin. Prick the shortbread dough with a fork evenly.

  6. Now, using a long sharp knife cut your shortbread into the portion sizes you desire, don't be scared, just make one cutting motion into the round shortbread. Don't cut into it like your slicing bread!

    This will enable you to portion the shortbread once baked.

  7. Bake the shortbread for 35 minutes until it begins to smell delicious and just starts to turn colour.

  8. Remove from oven, sprinkle with caster sugar and return to the oven for another 5 minutes. The shortbread should have a gentle golden tint to it.

  9. Remove and move to a cooling rack - allow to cool completely before eating.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Shortbread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.