Friday, December 14, 2018

Stamped Shortbread Cookies (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

My girls made sure I had treats for the feasts of St. Nick and St. Lucy too. It IS possible to make gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sugar-free shortbread cookies! This is the second year they have made them for me and they are such a nice little treat along with a cup of tea. 

Stamped Shortbread Cookies
(Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

  • ½ c Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp. Arrowroot Flour
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • ½ c melted Palm Shortening
  • 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • ½ tsp alcohol-free Vanilla Extract
  • 4 tbsp. Water

  1. Set oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl sift together the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, and pinch of salt.
  3. Make a well in the center and add the melted palm oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir thoroughly. Add the water and continue to stir until you have a nice dough. The mixture will continue to thicken after the water is added. 
  4. Roll into one-inch balls, and place on uncreased cookie sheet. 
  5. Stamp with cookie stamp. (Tips for using stamps can be found here.)
  6. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes, until lightly golden on edges. 
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. 
  8. Enjoy! 

We have quite a few Rycraft Cookie Stamps including the cookie stamps featured in this post:

If you have a favorite AIP cookie recipe, please share! 


  1. These cookies look lovely! I'm thinking about substitutions for ingredients I have on hand. Can xanthum gum be substituted for arrowroot? What about coconut oil for palm oil?

    2018-12-17 01:49:50

    1. You know I'm really not sure how those substitutions would work.

      2018-12-17 16:01:54

    2. No idea what's currently in your cupboard, but some suggestions: Xanthan gum would not be a good substitute. Arrowroot can usually be replaced with tapioca starch, potato starch, sweet rice flour, or even just superfine white rice flour and probably get acceptable results. Most of those are not AIP, but then, neither is xanthan gum so it sounds like you don't need to avoid as many things. Even cornstarch would probably work. Coconut oil would change the results and might make a delicate cookie come out so tender it doesn't hold together, but you can always try and see; butter, clarified butter or lard are closer substitutes if you can have them on hand. AIP recipes are especially difficult to modify further so do try a small batch first. Good luck and let us know if you find anything out!

      2018-12-17 19:05:18

  2. Thank you! Is there a brand of alcohol-free vanilla extract that you prefer?

    2018-12-17 04:58:37

    1. I usually get the Simply Organic non-alcoholic Vanilla:

      2018-12-17 16:03:32

  3. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. These will be perfect for my daughter who has multiple food allergies. She would love another e-mail from your girls.

    2018-12-17 06:34:40

  4. Wonderful recipe for Vegans like me. I would definitely give it a try.

    2021-01-21 17:31:42


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