Indulge in Our Decadent Brown Sugar Shortbread Recipe Today

Hark! Ye discerning foodies, gather round and lendeth thine ears, for I hath hatched a plan to tantalize thy taste buds with an exquisite recipe, fit for royalty. And lo! ‘Tis no other than the Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies!

Let’s face it – who doesn’t love cookies? The satisfying crunch of its outer shell followed by a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth interior is nothing short of indulgent. But alas! For those of us who are gluten intolerant, these heavenly treats have long been out of reach.

Worry thee not, my friends, as I presenteth to thee the perfect solution! This recipe for Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies offers all the deliciousness of a classic shortbread cookie, without any gluten whatsoever. Thanks to its light and crumbly texture, every bite is a true delight for your taste buds.

So whether thou art in the mood for an afternoon snack or a post-dinner indulgence, prepare thyselves to embark on a magical journey with this delectable gluten-free treat. Keto dieters rejoice – this recipe is totally keto-friendly too!

So what art thou waiting for? Follow me as I take you through the step-by-step process and unleash the chef in you with the Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies Recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

My dear friends, let me tell you why you will absolutely love this gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe! First of all, let me talk about the texture. These cookies are so buttery and crumbly that they just melt in your mouth with each bite. And you can taste the gentle sweetness of brown sugar with a hint of vanilla that’s just perfect. Trust me on this – it’s like the perfect symphony for your taste buds!

But wait, there’s more! The best part is that these shortbread cookies are completely gluten-free without sacrificing any taste, flavor or texture. Yes, you read that right! You can finally indulge in some delicious sweets and not worry about any gluten-related issues.

As a nutritionist who cares about your health, I made this recipe with only the finest organic and dairy-free ingredients such as tapioca flour, cornstarch, and brown rice flour. By doing so, we can make sure you are satisfied and feel good about what you put into your body.

Additionally, this recipe is simple to make with easy-to-follow instructions that anyone can master. So go ahead and gather up those lovely ingredients, preheat your oven and start creating some delicious baking magic.

Once you bake these soft-baked delights and smell them fill up your home, you won’t be able to resist them. Trust me on this one – they’ll become a family favorite.

So come on now! Give this wonderful gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe a try and experience pure bliss in every bite.

Ingredient List

 The perfect blend of gluten-free, buttery and sweet.
The perfect blend of gluten-free, buttery and sweet.

Gluten-Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies Ingredient List:

| Amount | Ingredient |
| 4 cups | Gluten-free flour (mix or blend)* |
| 2 tablespoons | Tapioca flour |
| 2 tablespoons | Cornstarch |
| 1 cup (2 sticks) | Unsalted butter, room temperature |
| ¾ cup (packed) light brown sugar |
| ¼ cup (packed) dark brown sugar |
| 1 teaspoon | Salt |
| 2 teaspoons | Vanilla extract |

*Note: Any gluten-free flour blend that can hold shape should work. You can also use a mixture of brown rice flour, almond flour, or whole-wheat flour.

All the ingredients for the gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe are now ready. Let’s gather them and head on to our recipe instructions.

The Recipe How-To

 You won't believe these shortbread cookies are dairy-free.
You won’t believe these shortbread cookies are dairy-free.

Now that we have gathered all the necessary ingredients, let’s get started with this gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe!

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

First and foremost, preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). This will allow it to reach the desired temperature by the time you’ve prepared the cookie dough.

Step 2: Mix the Butter and Brown Sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream 1 cup of unsalted butter with 1/2 cup of light brown sugar using an electric mixer on medium speed until you get a smooth and creamy texture. Reserve the remaining brown sugar for later use.

Step 3: Add Vanilla Extract and Dry Ingredients

Next, incorporate 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract into the mixture and mix well. Then, in a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including 1 cup of gluten-free flour, 1/2 cup of tapioca flour, and 1/4 cup of cornstarch. Slowly add these dry ingredients to your butter and sugar mixture while regularly mixing on low speed.

Step 4: Roll Out the Dough and Cut into Shapes

Once a cohesive dough is formed, gather it in your hands and shape it into a disk. Place it between two sheets of parchment paper or plastic wrap, then roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use cookie cutters to make shapes or cut into squares.

Step 5: Arrange on Baking Sheet

Place each cookie shape on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, about an inch apart from each other. Sprinkle with brown sugar (reserved from Step 2) and a pinch of salt for added flavor.

Step 6: Bake in The Oven

Slide the baking sheet into your preheated oven (at 325°F) and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookies turn light golden brown.

Step 7: Cool and Serve

Once done, remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow it to rest for a few minutes to cool down. Serve the gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies with your favorite beverage and enjoy every melt-in-your-mouth bite!

Substitutions and Variations

 Healthy and delicious never tasted so good.
Healthy and delicious never tasted so good.

Hark thee, fair readers! Shouldst thou desire to put thine own twist upon the gluten free brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe, then hearken unto me! Fear not to change up the ingredients – this recipe is most adaptable!

Firstly, shouldst thou desire to make these cookies dairy-free, thou mayst substitute vegan butter in place of regular butter. I assure thee, this variation will render thee cookies that art just as delectable as the original recipe.

For those short on tapioca flour or cornstarch, oat flour or potato starch may be substituted in their stead. Shouldst thou encounter difficulty obtaining gluten-free flour as well, thou could mix together equal parts of brown rice flour and almond flour to make thy own!

Shouldst thou seek a more robust flavour profile, consider adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin spice to thine cookie dough. A dash of nutmeg and ginger would also do nicely.

And if it pleases thee, consider rolling thine cookie dough balls in granulated sugar before baking for an even sweeter experience. Or perhaps sprinkle some coarse sea salt atop each cookie before serving— verily, tis a most delightful contrast of flavours!

The opportunities for change are plentiful – do not hesitate to experiment with thine own unique twist on this classic recipe!

Serving and Pairing

 A treat that's sure to become a family favorite.
A treat that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Now that you have prepared some delightful gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies, it’s time to think about how you can best enjoy them.

These cookies are perfect as a sweet treat to accompany an afternoon tea or coffee. They have a melt-in-your-mouth texture with a rich buttery flavor, and they pair perfectly with a hot drink. For something more indulgent, enjoy these cookies alongside a glass of cold milk or a scoop of your favorite ice cream.

Another great way to serve these brown sugar shortbread cookies is by adding them to a dessert platter or offer them when being the hostess with the mostess. Their delicious aroma and golden-brown coloring make these cookies the perfect addition to any festive spread.

For a unique pairing, try crumbling some of the gluten-free brown sugar shortbread over your favorite yogurt in the morning, for added texture and sweetness. Top with fresh berries for added nutrition and color.

Lastly, share the love by gifting these heavenly treats to your friends and family. Whip up a batch, place them in an elegant gift box with some colorful ribbon, and voila! An easy yet thoughtful edible gift for any occasion.

Whatever way you choose to indulge in these gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies, it is guaranteed that they will leave you coming back for more. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to fall in love with these gluten-free shortbread cookies.
Get ready to fall in love with these gluten-free shortbread cookies.

Oh, when ’tis time to make these gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies, many wonder whether they can be made ahead or how long they will stay fresh. To that end, let me share some tips and tricks with thee.

Once the dough has been prepared and shaped into a log, it’s best to store it in the refrigerator for later use. The cookie dough can last for up to a week if it is tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or sealed in an airtight container. So, if thou have guests coming to visit, or just want to enjoy freshly baked cookies on a whim, prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate until needed.

If thou have already baked the cookies, and there are leftovers, then keep them at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Do not worry; their melt-in-your-mouth texture won’t get ruined. The cookies can also be stored in the fridge or freezer for longer shelf life.

To reheat already baked gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies (if they’re cold), place them in the oven preheated to 350°F/175°C for 5-7 minutes or until they’re warmed through. But make sure not to overbake as it could spoil the delicate shortbread texture. Reheating doesn’t require any extra butter or oil as these cookies hold their moisture and don’t dry out quickly.

Thus, my dear ones, with these quaint tricks up thy sleeve, thou art more prepared than ever to enjoy these scrumptious gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies without worrying about wastage or spoilage.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies are so good, you'll forget they're gluten-free and dairy-free.
These cookies are so good, you’ll forget they’re gluten-free and dairy-free.

As a food blogger and nutritionist, I’ve tried and tested this gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies recipe quiet a few times now. And with that experience, I’ve learned some useful tips and tricks that will help you make perfect cookies every time. Here are some tips that you can use to improve your baking skills while making these delicious cookies.

Firstly, when it comes to measuring the ingredients, ensure that you follow the exact measurements mentioned in the recipe. Even a slight difference in measurement can affect the entire texture and taste of the cookies. Use measuring cups or spoons to ensure accurate measurements.

Secondly, when creaming butter with sugar, make sure that your butter is soft and at room temperature before using it in the recipe. Softened butter makes it easier to achieve that fluffy texture as it gives smoothness to dough. Don’t ever melt the butter which will ruin the cookie’s shape and texture.

Thirdly, different types of gluten-free flours absorb water differently, so keeping this in mind adjust the flours in proportion. In this recipe, we are using a mixture of gluten-free flours such as tapioca flour, cornstarch along with brown rice flour. This creates balance in texture and helps hold its shape as well.

Fourthly while rolling out dough use a non-stick pan or parchment paper dusted with gluten-free flour so that the cookie’s shape doesn’t stick to your surface while cutting them into shapes.

And last but not least, refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes to an hour before baking; refrigerating will give a chance to work as all-purpose flour does by holding shape once cooled. Following these simple tips will elevate your gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies to melt-in-mouth perfection!

Bottom Line

Hark! Thou art ready to conquer thy kitchen and bake some gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies! Fear not, for with this recipe in hand, thou shalt experience the melt-in-thy-mouth scrumptiousness of these delectable treats.

By using ingredients such as tapioca flour, cornstarch, butter, and brown sugar, this recipe yields cookies that are both gluten-free and dairy-free without sacrificing the delectable flavors of traditional shortbread. And with the addition of vanilla extract, thee can enjoy a hint of sweetness that will make thy taste buds dance with joy.

These cookies are perfect for any occasion – whether it be for a special gathering or simply just because. With this recipe, thee can make a batch of 16-18 cookies in under an hour, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the pleasures of life.

So what art thou waiting for? Gather thy ingredients and start baking! Let the aroma fill thy home with warmth and love. Share these gluten-free brown sugar shortbread cookies with loved ones, or simply indulge in them solo. Either way, prepare thyself for a truly heavenly experience.

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies

Gluten Free Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 124.8 kcal


  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour or 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour


  • Beat butter, sugar, and brown rice syrup together until well blended. Add vanilla, mix well.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. Spread evenly in a greased or parchment paper lined 9x13 glass pan. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Take pan out of the oven and let sit at room temp while oven preheats.
  • Bake cookies for 20-30 minutes. Edges should be browned. Cut into little pieces while still warm and cool completely in pan before serving.
  • Recipe courtesy Sarah Shilhavy.

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Serving: 24gCalories: 124.8kcalCarbohydrates: 13.1gProtein: 0.7gFat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 4.9gCholesterol: 20.3mgSodium: 70.2mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 6.8g
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