Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies (1 Bowl)

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Stack of crispy gluten-free shortbread cookies made with coconut oil

When we were creating recipes for Girl Scout Cookies (specifically these Tagalongs), we loved the cookie base so much we wanted to turn it into shortbread cookies. Hence, this creation was born.

While these vegan, gluten-free shortbread cookies are healthier than your average shortbread, they don’t lack in crispy texture, butteriness, or sweet flavor. Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to make — just 7 ingredients and 1 bowl required. Let us show you how it’s done!

Bowls and spoonfuls of almond flour, gluten-free flour blend, tapioca flour, baking soda, sea salt, coconut oil, and maple syrup

Origins of Shortbread Cookies

It’s believed that shortbread originated in Scotland and was adapted from a medieval biscuit. Traditionally, it was made with 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter, and 3-4 parts flour.

Because it was expensive to make, it was considered a luxury item and reserved for occasions such as weddings, Christmas, and Hogmanay (Scottish New Year’s Eve). Shortbread’s popularity has since expanded around the world, and it is especially popular in the UK, Denmark, Ireland, and Sweden.

The following is our gluten-free and plant-based take on the delicious treat!

Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

To achieve the right texture for these cookies, we included a combination of gluten-free flours. Almond flour and our DIY gluten-free blend are light and fluffy and mild in flavor, while tapioca flour helps the cookies crisp up. Baking soda provides additional fluffiness and sea salt adds flavor.

Want to take a deeper dive into learning about the different types of gluten-free flours? Check out our Guide To Gluten-Free Flours here!

Whisking almond flour, gluten-free flour blend, tapioca flour, baking soda, and sea salt in a bowl

Next, we use a pastry cutter to mix the solid coconut oil into the dry ingredients (this step could also be done in a food processor!). This creates the flaky texture that makes these cookies buttery without the butter (magic, right?).

Using a pastry cutter to cut coconut oil into dry ingredients

Then we add the maple syrup for sweetness and the mixture turns from a crumbly texture to a moldable, rollable dough.

Bowl of gluten-free vegan shortbread cookie dough

The dough can be rolled into a log then chilled and sliced.

Shaping a ball of gluten-free vegan shortbread cookie dough

Alternatively, form the dough into a disc, roll flat, and cut with a cookie cutter (our preferred method for consistent-sized cookies and ease).

Vegan gluten-free shortbread cookie dough cut into circles with a cookie cutter

Using a cookie cutter yields cute little circles, while slicing creates a more rustic look.

Unbaked shortbread cookie dough on a baking sheet

After a quick bake in the oven, they develop golden brown edges. And after cooling for a bit, they become perfectly firm and crispy for that classic shortbread snap!

Vegan gluten-free shortbread cookies on a baking sheet

We hope you LOVE these shortbread cookies! They’re:

Quick & easy
& Versatile!

They’re especially delicious with a glass of dairy-free milk or English breakfast tea. Enjoy as an afternoon snack, dessert, or any time a shortbread craving strikes!

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Stack of vegan gluten-free shortbread cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies (1 Bowl)

Easy, crispy shortbread cookies that are undetectably vegan, gluten-free, and naturally sweetened! Made in 1 bowl with just 7 ingredients.
Author Minimalist Baker
Sliced gluten free shortbread cookies on a stack of more cookies
4.91 from 21 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 (Cookies)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3 Days


  • 1 cup almond flour (not almond meal // or try subbing cashew flour, though we haven't tested it and can't guarantee the results)
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend (the closest store-bought blend is Bob's Red Mill 1:1 GF flour)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup solid refined coconut oil (if oil free, you could try subbing water, though we haven't tested it this way and can't guarantee the results)
  • 6 Tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F (176 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium mixing bowl (or food processor) whisk (or blend) together almond flour, gluten-free flour blend, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  • Add in the solid coconut oil (if the coconut oil has liquified, simply place it into the fridge for a couple of minutes) and with clean hands (or a pastry cutter, or by pulsing in the food processor), begin mixing the solid coconut oil with the dry ingredients until no obvious lumps of coconut oil remain. The texture should look sandy and hold together in clumps when you squeeze it.
  • Add maple syrup and mix with a spatula or wooden spoon (or pulse in the food processor) until combined. It should look like play dough — scoopable, moldable, not too tacky or crumbly.
  • Place a piece of parchment or wax paper on the counter and transfer the cookie dough onto the paper. Mold the dough together into a disc and place another piece of parchment or wax paper on top of the dough. Using a rolling pin, begin rolling the dough between the pieces of paper until it is 1/4-inch thick. Then, using a 2-inch circle cookie cutter, cut out as many cookies as possible (see notes if you don’t have a cookie cutter). Use a spatula or butter knife to carefully transfer the cookies to the parchment-lined baking sheet(s). They won’t spread too much, so they should all fit on one large baking sheet (but do use more as needed to avoid overcrowding).
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just begin to turn golden brown (a little cracking on top is normal). While the cookies bake, roll out any remaining dough and cut more cookies. Then repeat the baking process with remaining dough.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Enjoy with a glass of dairy-free milk or a warm cup of English breakfast tea. Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*If you don’t have cookie cutters, you can roll your dough into a log and slice it! Follow steps 1 through 4, then place a piece of parchment or wax paper on the counter and smoosh the dough together into a tall lump in the middle of the paper. Fold one side of the paper over your dough and begin pressing the ends in and rolling until you have a smooth, even log, about 8 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. Roll it up in the parchment and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. If you prefer square cookies, you can simply press the dough into an even rectangle instead of rolling. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut into 1/4-inch slices. When cutting, rotate your dough log every few slices to avoid getting one side too flat. Place your cookie slices on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition (1 of 20 servings)

Serving: 1 cookie Calories: 106 Carbohydrates: 12.5 g Protein: 1.5 g Fat: 5.7 g Saturated Fat: 2.8 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8 g Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 92 mg Potassium: 66 mg Fiber: 0.8 g Sugar: 2.8 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 21.1 mg Iron: 0.3 mg

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  1. prashanthi atluri says

    Hello! I have just recently discovered your recipes and was wondering if for this on a mixture of flaxseed meal and potato starch can substitute tapioca starch and nut butter can sub out the oil>

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi, It’s hard to say without testing it ourselves, but we think flaxseed meal + potato starch might work. We’d suggest using mostly potato starch and just a little bit of flax. The cookies won’t be crispy like a classic shortbread without oil.

  2. Meghan says

    We are excited to try this recipe! I saw that someone added processed raisins and lime zest and it worked out well. What do you think about the idea of adding processed pecans and using lemon instead of lime? Although we may use lemon in a glaze on top instead.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      That sounds incredible, Meghan! We think it would work well. You may need slightly less flour if using a lot of pecans. We’d love to hear how it goes if you try it!

  3. Alana says

    Perfect as it is! The dough consistency was perfect and I’ve just made my first batch and eaten one straight out of the oven. Love it, thank you.

  4. Patrick Patrick says

    These were excellent!!! be clear I modified the recipe and never tried the original iteration.
    My version has the superfinely grated zest of 1.5 limes, and a healthy handful of raisins (1/2 cup?) Processed in.
    For this you need a food processor with the metal blade to chop the raisins finely, which only happens after the fat is added.
    I believe the finely chopped raisins added both sweetness and a bit more chew. The texture is amazingly close to old school butter/wheat shortbread

  5. Margaret says

    These shortbread cookies are really nice! I’ve tried other recipes with coconut oil and felt they just fell a bit short. I used regular AP flour instead of a gluten- free blend, and found that I needed to increase the coconut oil to 6 tbsp to get the right sandy texture. I decreased the salt to 1/4 tsp as other reviewers had felt they were a bit salty, and added 1/4 tsp of ground vanilla bean. They turned out perfectly after 9′, look very pretty with a chocolate drizzle, and taste delicious! Thanks for a great recipe. 👍

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Lovely! A chocolate drizzle sounds so pretty. Thank you for sharing your experience, Magaret. xo

  6. Nicole says

    I was looking for a cookie recipe that was gluten free and vegan using what I have on hand and I found this. I made a lot of substitutions and they still came out great! I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 and corn starch instead of tapioca. I used (a little extra smart balance buttery spread instead of the coconut oil. Since I was out of baking soda I used baking powder and regular white sugar with a bit of honey. The mixture was very dry so I added a splash of almond milk until it reached a good consistency. I rolled them into balls and flattened then rather than use a cookie cutter, as well. I topped them off with some icing (almond milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla), cocoa powder, and a drizzle of honey. Delicious!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Amazing! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Nicole!

  7. Julia says

    Fabulous! I have been craving shortbread for ages and thought your recipe looked worth trying. Just like real shortbread :) I rolled it and cut into rectangles and stabbed it with a fork so it looked right too. The mix was a bit dry so I added melted coconut oil until the texture was right. I didn’t want to add more maple syrup as it was already quite sweet. Thank you, I will be doing another batch!

  8. Sharmain says

    Prepared dough and rolled into a log. Placed in freezer and baked after 2 weeks. Let thaw slightly for easier slicing and baked 2 batches of 12 for 11 minutes and one half batch also 11 minutes. After cooling for 10 minutes, dunked edges in melted chocolate chips. Excellent GF shortbread cookie, crisp, not too sweet. As close as I’ve come to traditional SB cookies after trying several different recipes. Thank you!!

  9. Amber says

    Hi! My husband has a tree nut allergy so we can’t do the almond flour. Do you have a recommendation for a substitute?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Amber! Perhaps a gluten free flour blend, a lesser amount of coconut flour, or a seed flour would work here? But we haven’t tried those and can’t guarantee results. Let us know if you do some experimenting!

  10. Elizabeth says

    We love this recipe. We’ve made it with lots of lemon (lemon essence, juice, grated lemon on top) and today we’re trying lemon in a shortbread pan with and icing made from chocolate (Trader Joe’s chocolate chips, melted with maple sugar) in between layers and on top for a birthday cake. Thanks for the great vegan, GF, sugar-free recipes!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Those modifications sound so delicious, Elizabeth! Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! xo

  11. Kelly Essman says

    Hello! I am wondering about adding freeze dried strawberry powder or crushed up freeze dried strawberries for a different twist on this… could you suggest how much I might add and/or do I need to take away any of the other dry ingredients to make that work? Looking to make like a “strawberries and cream” sandwich cookies and though the freeze dried strawberries would be a good flavor and color to the cookie. Any help would be much appreciated!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kelly, that sounds SO yummy! We think it would work and would suggest using slightly less flour. Let us know if you try it!

  12. Paulina says

    Hi! Can I replace the maple syrup with date paste? And the GF with brown rice flour? Thank you, love all your recipes!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Paulina, we don’t think those modifications would work, unfortunately. The maple syrup is needed for binding – but perhaps another liquid sweetener like date syrup? Using only brown rice flour will likely cause them to be more dense and dry. Hope that helps!

  13. Deidra says

    I made these for the first time last night. I used BRM GF 1-to-1 baking flour. I found the dough a little crumbly (maybe because of the flour substitution) so added a little more maple syrup, and they were great. They weren’t too sweet, but I might try a little plant milk next time if I run into the same issue. These cookies have a lovely texture and flavor and they were so quick and easy to make. I will definitely be making these again soon. They’re super satisfying plain, but I also had a little leftover lemon buttercream frosting that I used to make a few delicious sandwich cookies.

  14. Madison says

    I try to avoid potatoes so I was thinking about using the Bob’s Paleo AP Flour made with almond flour, arowroot starch, coconut flour, and tapioca flour. Do you think this would work in place of the regular GF flour? Should I add xantham gum or anything? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Madison, potato starch is unique in its ability to make baked goods light and fluffy, so just know the cookies might be more dense. Also, coconut flour is quite drying, so we’d suggest starting with less of the flour and working up to match the texture in the photos/video. Xanthan gum would probably help with the texture a bit. Hope that helps!

  15. Anna says

    These cookies were so simple and fun to make with the kids. I LOVE shortbread cookies and was so thrilled to find a gf vegan recipe. You can cut them into circles or any different shape and decorate them like a sugar cookie. Thanks yet again for another great recipe!!

  16. April says

    I can’t wait to make these! I love all your recipes- I haven’t had a single one fail me yet :)

    I’m wondering if they’d hold up with some chopped cranberries or white chocolate chips (or both), or would they become too crumbly with additives?


    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi April! Unfortunately we do think these cookies might be too delicate to add anything. Let us know if you give it a try, though!

  17. Kat says

    Oh my gosh! This is probably THE first GF cookie/biscuit recipe I’ve made where the dough turned out PERFECT and beautifully. The biscuit is VERY subtle sweet which is amazing for my mom that doesn’t like sweets. Dough was a tiny bit too dry and crumbly so I just added a pinch of oat milk and that did the trick. THANK YOU for the fool proof recipe!! <3

  18. Oona says

    DELISH!! Perfect! I love that it is naturally-sweetened, gluten-free, and VEGAN!! I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free 1:1 baking flour, and it works perfectly! TOTALLY recommend this recipe!!

  19. LNC says

    I see the gf free flour blend says that the guar gum is optional — which is great! But, has this recipe been tested without it? Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Nikki! We haven’t tried it but we think it would work. You may want to generously grease or flour your embossed rolling pin first, though. Let us know how it goes!

      • S says

        Loved it, and super easy to make. They went fast around our place – everyone loves them. Will be new go to cookie around here. Will try with a bit of rosemary and pinch of salt on tops for a savoury treat.

  20. Dolly says

    I’ve made these three times since coming across this recipe just a couple weeks ago! Love how simple the recipe is; I already had all the ingredients. I always have America’s Test Kitchen gluten free flour blend mixed up, so I used that – 3/4 c weighs 96 g. Other than the flour blend, I followed the recipe exactly. I found my first batch to be a little salty (for me); I’ve since reduced the salt to 1/4 tsp – they’re perfect! Easy to make, not too sweet, great with an afternoon cuppa or even a little chocolate drizzle if you’re wanting something a tad sweeter.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you enjoy the recipe with some modifications, Dolly! And that chocolate drizzle sounds SO delicious! Thank you for the lovely review! xo

  21. The Vegan Goddess says

    I made this tonight for movie night and it was delicious.

    I didn’t have refined coconut oil so the flavor of coconut was stronger but we didn’t mind that. I should try it with refined coconut oil.

    I dipped half of the cookies in melted quality Davis Chocolates chocolate chips that are sweetened with coconut sugar and don’t have unhealthy additives in them. While the cookies were wonderful plain with just the right texture and flavor, the chocolate brought them to another level.

    Thanks for another home run!

    • TG says

      Hello –
      To make ahead and for best quality would you recommend, making the dough and freezing or making the cookies and freezing? I will be rolling the dough, not slicing. Also, the dough tends to be dry so I try to add more coconut oil a little at a time, and while most times they come out good, having some challenges ensuring consistency. Any suggestions? Thanks very much.

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi, freezing the dough would be best! For the consistency, if it’s dry, try adding a little more maple syrup vs. coconut oil. Or start with less flour. Hope that helps!

  22. Elle says

    I made a couple of substitutions before I read your note about using all purpose flour (and not using tapioca starch), so can’t really rate this recipe fairly since I altered it, but thought I’d share my experience with others as an FYI. I used all purpose flour and cornstarch, following the measurements as listed. I also added a teaspoon of vanilla on the recommendation of some others. The dough came together nicely and was easily rolled out and cut between sheets of waxed paper. The taste reminded me of packaged gluten-free cookies, which tastes to me a bit like protein powder, and the cookie was dry. It probably will be okay served with tea. I’d give this altered version maybe two-stars. I will definitely try this recipe using the ingredients as listed, because everyone else seems to have very positive results.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      So sorry this didn’t work out for you, Elle, but we truly appreciate you sharing your experience for others!

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Nikki! We haven’t tried this recipe with cassava flour and aren’t sure if it would work. They are similar but don’t always yield the same results when baking. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try!

  23. kell says

    can you suggest an alternate to maple syrup…. i dont like the taste – i use xylitol as a sugar alternate but i dont know if the maple syrup also acts as a liquid here too

    xylitol and plant milk?
    any suggestions gratefully recieved.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kell, the maple syrup does act as the liquid here and helps with binding, but xylitol and plant milk could work. Or we’d suggest trying agave or honey if not vegan?

  24. Alexa says

    Totally delicious. I used cornflour instead of tapioca flour, added a capful of vanilla essence and they turned out perfectly, with a lovely flavour. I wasn’t quite sure about the ‘baking soda’? I think this is what we call ‘bicarbonate of soda’ here in the UK, but we usually add some acid (eg lemon juice) to activate it ad make it rise. Otherwise we would use ‘baking powder’ which already contains an acid in it. So I wasn’t quite sure which one the recipe needs?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Alexa! You’re spot on, baking soda is the same as bicarbonate of soda in the UK, and that’s what we recommend using for this recipe. There are many different things that act as “acids” to activate baking soda, and in this particular recipe the “acid” is maple syrup! So glad you enjoyed the cookies! xo

  25. Jessica says

    I made one batch of these following the recipe except subbing cornstarch for tapioca flour, rolled them out, they were amazing! So I followed up with a double run (oh, the folly!) where I subbed rice flour for tapioca, and rolled the dough into logs at midnight and stored in fridge 24 hours (this is different than the recipe says! I was just too tired to bake!) before I sliced and baked. Not the same animal at all! They were dense and not short, likely could have used more cooking time, and I ended up tossing them. I’m not sure what alchemy occurred, but my first batch I rolled and cut with the mouth of a juice glass were the bomb! I’ll double the recipe and roll it all next time. A+

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Thank you for sharing your experience, Jessica! Glad to hear the first batch turned out well =)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Paulette, perhaps a gluten free flour blend, a lesser amount of coconut flour, or a seed flour would work here? But we haven’t tried those and can’t guarantee results. Let us know if you do some experimenting!

      • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

        Hi Prajakta, coconut flour is more drying than almond flour, so if you try it, we’d suggest starting with a lot less (probably 1/4 the amount?). We haven’t tried it though so can’t guarantee results. Let us know if you give it a try!

  26. Sharon says

    I made these shortbread. I have been looking for a GF vegan recipe for several years and none measure up. Usually the flour type is too strong and overpowers the taste.

    I used almond meal as where I live almond flour is $25-30 for 500g so makes for expensive cookies. I thought I had tapioca starch, but didn’t, so I substituted arrowroot flour.

    I can say these cookies are VERY dangerously yummy and moreish! They are not too sweet and have a lovely taste and texture. My Christmas staple has returned! Many, many thanks for all your wonderful recipes. :) <3

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, we’re so glad you enjoyed these, Sharon!! Thank you so much for the lovely review! xo

  27. Teresa says

    I made these and they could not have been easier to make. I am wondering though if they can be made with butter. Although they tasted good, I found the flavor of the coconut oil was very strong -a bit overpowering. If so, would half a stick of unsalted butter (room temperature) 1/4 cup be the amount to be used? I understand that would not make them vegan but for a once in a while treat I can live with it. Otherwise would you suggest any other type of oil. TIA.

  28. Lisa Baum says

    I love your recipes but recently I found out that I have an intolerance for almonds. And I have read that cooking almonds makes them unhealthy. Most of your desserts contain almond flour or meal. Good or tried substitutions for almonds would be awesome.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Lisa, cashew flour is the best sub for almond flour in most recipes. Nut flours add such a nice crumb texture to baking which is why we frequently use them. But we will try to keep nut allergies in mind more! If you want to experiment with other options, you might find our guide to GF flours helpful. Hope that helps!

  29. Jennifer k says

    Hello! I made these and they were lovely! I was looking for a VGF shortbread recipe as trader joes was selling cookies with ube or purple sweet potato. I used your recipe plus 1 packet (1/4 cup) seed potato powder and also added ginger. They are delicious! thank you so much!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Ooo, yum! Thanks for the kind review and for sharing your modifications, Jennifer! xo

  30. Nechama says

    I found that shortbread type cookies need some powdered sugar. However I don’t use white sugar, but I would grind to powder some maple sugar and then add it in. Not sure how much and whether to reduce the gf flour in the same amount. Does the maple SYRUP achieve the same result?? What is your suggestion please?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Nechama, we find the maple adds a nice sweetness here and also helps with binding. Let us know if you try it!

  31. Daryna says

    Question – if I do this recipe with regular flour instead of the gluten free blend, do I still use tapioca flour and if so how much? Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Daryna! We haven’t tried this with regular flour but we think it might work if you just use all flour and no tapioca. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Kathryn! Almond meal is typically made from raw (unpeeled) almonds, almond flour is made from blanched (peeled) almonds. Compared to almond meal, almond flour has a finer texture and lighter color and almond meal is darker and denser. xo

      • Kathryn says

        Thank you! That’s clear now :) I was thinking almond meal might be what’s left over when we make almond milk..

        It’s a shame there aren’t more ways to use that!! I have tons of leftover almond and cashew ‘meal’ when I make my milks. I just don’t know what to do with it 🤷🏻‍♀️

          • Kathryn says

            How amazing are you!! Thank you!! I’ve bookmarked those recipes :))
            I’m wondering if I could use cashew pulp in place of almond when I make cashew milk instead of almond?
            Can’t wait to try these, I always feel bad when throwing my cashew or almond pulp in the compost.. xxx

  32. Stacey LoSacco says

    On the plus side, these were very easy to make! My hubby said they taste more like a biscuit than a cookie. I think next time I will add some vanilla and maybe something else to make them a bit sweeter. They also tasted salty to me, so either I didn’t measure correctly or next time I will add less salt. Thank you for this recipe!

  33. bailey says

    I saw these and just had to make this on this rainy sunday in PA, however i only had all purpose flour and oats. So i made some oat flour and use all the other ingredients and they turned out buttery, soft and delicious! they are perfect with tea.

  34. Gail says

    I don’t care for almond flour. Is it possible to substitute all purpose flour for all of the flour?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Gail! We haven’t tried it but it could work. Let us know how it goes if you give it a try!

  35. Kate says

    Made these as soon as I got the email notification with the recipe :)

    I subbed 1/8 cup Aquafaba + 1/8 cup Miyokos vegan butter for the 1/4 cup coconut oil. I used a food processor and then used a small cookie/ice cream scooper to measure out 15 cookies. With moistened finger tips I pressed down the cookies.

    They turned out amazing!! They aren’t crisp because I made mine a bit different— mine turned out light/fluffy/pillowy/slightly chewy but PERFECT. The taste is incredible. Thank you!!! My boyfriend LOVED them- he said they are “little pillows of heaven, similar to a sugar cookie but lighter” haha.

    Will 100% be making these again.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Woohoo! Love to hear this, Kate! Thanks for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications. xo

  36. Mayen Ruiz says

    Another great sounding recipe! What can I sub for the almond flour? I am allergic to that and the cashew suggestion. I’m also allergic to oat so that’s not an option for me. And instead of coconut oil can I use vegan butter? Thank you!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Mayen! We haven’t tried this with vegan butter but it might work! As for the flour substitute, perhaps a gluten free flour blend or coconut flour could work here, though we haven’t tried it and it might not work. Let us know how it goes if you try any modifications! xo

    • Kate says

      It should work with vegan butter 🧈 we did aquafaba and vegan butter to sub for the coconut oil and I’m sure they would have had the same texture if we cut them as she did. The flavor was soooo good

  37. Milan Lawrence says

    What can you use in place of tapioca starch? I only have arrowroot starch and cornstarch. Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Milan! We haven’t tried it but we think arrowroot would work, or a mix of both. Let us know how it goes! xo

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Annie! We haven’t tried this with traditional flour but it should work. Perhaps start with less as it might be more absorbent than gluten free flours. xo