Shortbread Cookies
These cookies are perfect on their own, we like to add a little orange zest for something a little unique. This easy recipe makes great cookies perfect for cutting shapes and frosting.
Average Rating:
5 / 5, 2 votes

Servings: 1 Cookie
Prep Time: Minutes
Bake/Cook Time: 30 Minutes Minutes


230 g

Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Cake Flour

80 g


90 g

Powdered Sugar

2 g


1/2 tsp

Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder

4 oz


1 oz


2 large

Egg yolks

2 tbsp


1/2 tsp

Orange Zest / Lemon Zest / Lavender / Rosemary (Any of these are Optional)


  1. Combine the Authentic Foods Steve’s GF Cake Flour Blend, Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder, salt and any optional ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter, sugar and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the egg yolk and water, mix till combined.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  5. Roll dough into sheets or logs and chill.
  6. Cut into desired shapes and bake at 325F (300F convection) for approximately 30 minutes till baked through and golden brown.



Reviewed on 12/22/2020 by Barbara
These cookies are delicious, thanks for the recipe and the wonderful cake flour blend. Having said that, may I suggest a little tidying up of the text itself? First of all, mixing ounces and grams is unnecessarily confusing, so make it 120g butter and 30g oil. Secondly, the instructions do not mention the oil, which I assume gets creamed with the butter and sugars. Thirdly, the ingredients are out of order to the recipe instructions, which is annoying. The list should be ordered as follows: flour, vanilla powder, salt, orange zest, butter, oil, sugar, powdered sugar, egg yolks and water.

Reviewed on 8/28/2021 by mirella
Love the recipe, I agree with Barbara this recipe should have both grams and oz not go back and forth between the two. And that is the ONLY thing wrong with the recipe. It's a lovely cookie and I have one person who asks me to make it for her all the time. This recipe truly comes out in the texture and taste I remember shortbread cookies to be when I wasn't GF. I use the optional lemon zest ingredient and mix that in when I'm creaming butter and sugar since I find that imparts great flavor. If you like shortbread cookies, this is the one to try. I

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