Gluten-Free Shortbread

Shortbread is a traditional Scottish cookie traditionally made with only three ingredients: sugar, butter, and flour. This gluten-free version has 4 ingredients.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup sorghum flour


  • In a medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together arrowroot starch and sorghum flour. Stir flour mixture into the creamed mixture. Place dough on a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a 12-inch log. Wrap the dough completely with the plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Set oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove plastic wrap and slice dough into 24 discs (1⁄2 inch thick). Place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until cookies are golden-brown on the edges.