{Gluten-Free} Maple Sugar Shortbread

Maple Sugar Shortbread

Recipe by Nicole Spiridakis



Buttery, rich with maple sugar, these shortbread cookies will have you reaching for just one more.


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1/2 cup maple sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 130 grams/one tightly packed cup of sorghum or gluten-free oat flour


  • In a large bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, whip the butter until light. Add the sugar and beat together until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour and beat until just combined. Gently bring together the dough with your hands and knead a few times to bring together in a smooth ball.
  • Place the dough on a large sheet of parchment paper. Roll into a log about 1 inch in diameter, then roll up in the parchment. Place in the fridge for at least one hour or up to 12 hours.
  • Heat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the dough and use a sharp knife to cut the log into 1/2-inch rounds. Place on baking sheet, place sheet in oven, and bake for about 10 minutes, until cookies are just golden brown on the bottom. Remove from oven, let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then place on a rack to cool completely.
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