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chocolate covered shortbread cookies on cookie sheet

Chocolate Covered Shortbread (Gluten Free, Vegan).

The perfect dessert - buttery, light shortbread, dipped in rich chocolate. You'll love this simple recipe!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, gluten free vegan shortbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 121 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Put the vegan buttery spread, vanilla extract, and confectioner's sugar in a large mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed until smooth.

  3. Stop the mixer, then add the gluten free flour and salt. Mix on low speed until the dough comes together.

  4. Place wax paper or parchment down, and dust with gluten free flour. Place the dough on top, and dust with more gluten free flour.

  5. Roll the dough out into a rectangular shape, using a well-floured rolling pin. The dough should be about 1/3 of an inch thick. Use a sharp knife to cut out rectangles about 1 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches long.

  6. Place the cookies on the cookie sheets with one inch between them. Pierce them lightly with a fork.

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets before removing them.
  9. Melt the dairy free chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 60 seconds, then stir. Heat in 10 second intervals, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.

  10. Dip the cooled cookies in the melted chocolate, and then set back in the parchment lined cookie sheets. Place the cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes so the chocolate firms up.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes about 30 cookies.

Nutrition facts are for one cookie.

Cookies should stay fresh for 4-5 days. If you live in a warmer climate, or it's summer, store chocolate covered cookies in the refrigerator.

If you aren't gluten free, you can use all-purpose flour.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Shortbread (Gluten Free, Vegan).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 36mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 290IU6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.