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Gluten-Free Basil Shortbread Cookies


  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 mintues
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: About 18 small cookies 1x

Description

These easy basil shortbread cookies are not only delicious, they are also gluten free. They hold their shape and are anything but plain.


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Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar (Sucanat)
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped basil (about 5 leaves)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients with a spoon. Use your fingertips to form dough into a ball.
  3. On a clean work surface, form dough into a log about 5 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Slice dough into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place on prepared baking sheets, spaced about 1 inch apart. 
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden. Cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free

Keywords: shortbread, basil, cookie, gluten-free