Gluten Free Almond Shortbread Cookie Recipe - Satori Design for Living
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Gluten Free Greek Almond Cookies

Gluten free Greek almond cookies are similar to traditional shortbread with an almondy-crunch.

Course Dessert, Snack


  • 1 cup butter
  • cups confectioner’s sugar (plus more for rolling)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup rice flour (I used ½ cup white, ½ cup brown)
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • ½ cup potato starch
  • 1⅓  cups finely ground almond flour
  • ½ tsp. xanthan gum
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup almonds (coarsely chopped)


  1. Beat the butter and confectioner’s sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg yolk, and beat one more minute.
  2. Mix in the rice flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, almond flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and sea salt until smooth. Cover (or place in a ziploc bag) and refrigerate dough for at least one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F and remove dough from refrigerator. Roll into balls (approximately 1 ¼) and then roll in confectioner’s sugar, dusting off the excess. Place a small amount of almonds on top and press down lightly.

  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies begin to turn golden on the bottom and slightly around the edges. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack.