Pecan Shortbread Cookies-Gluten Free


Sometimes there is nothing I would rather do then bake a batch of cookies.

I might even enjoy the process of making them more than I do eating them…(that was a lie).

And don’t be fooled. Although this recipe is a better option to gluten based or processed cookies, they don’t count as healthy.


These cookies make a great little project to do with your little kiddos and they are the perfect treat to bring to a potluck if you are not choosing to bring a healthier option.


Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Adapted from Elana’s Pantry
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

2 ½ cups blanched almond flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
3 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup dark chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and pecans.
  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together maple syrup, butter and vanilla.
  3. Mix wet ingredients into dry.
  4. Place dough in the center of a large piece of parchment paper and form into a large log approximately 2½ inches in diameter.
  5. Place in freezer for one hour, until firm, unwrap and cut into ⅛ inch thick slices.
  6. Place slices on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350°F until lightly golden, 7-10 minutes.
  8. Cool and serve.

Yields 24 cookies

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