Paleo Shortbread with Coconut Flour
Serves: 10 cookies
These shortbread cookies simply melt in your mouth and pair beautifully with a cuppa tea. It's important to let the cookies cool completely before removing from the baking sheet, since they will crumble while warm.
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut flour, available here
  • 2 Tbs. arrowroot flour, available here
  • ¼ cup superfine coconut sugar (see note below) coconut sugar is available here
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  1. First, make the superfine coconut sugar by blending the coconut sugar in a high-powered blender. See the note below for instructions. This ensures that the coconut sugar is not crunchy or gritty in the finished cookies.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. To properly measure the coconut flour for this recipe, don't pack the flour into the measuring cup. Stir the flour with a fork, dip the measuring cup into the flour, then level the top.
  4. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Use a tablespoon measure to drop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet, making slightly flattened balls (the cookie dough will not be very stiff).
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until just golden. The key is watching the cookies carefully during the brief baking period, because they brown very quickly. Remove the tray from the oven and let cook for at least 15 minutes before removing from the baking sheet, or they will crumble.
  7. The cookies will be very delicate at room temperature. For a crunchier and sturdier cookie, place in the freezer for at least 5 hours and enjoy from the freezer. Store the cookies in the freezer.
To make superfine coconut sugar, place ¾ - 1 cup of coconut sugar into a high powered blender. A Vitamix or Blentec works well, but I love using my Ninja Blender. Blend on high speed for about 2-3 minutes, until the sugar is finely ground and a bit powdery. It will not be as fine as powdered sugar, however. You can use the leftover sugar for sweetening beverages or desserts.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at