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25 Days of Grain Free Christmas Cookies: Traditional Shortbread Cookies

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 18 mins
Servings: 24 cookies, approximately
Calories: 128kcal
Author: Sara Shay



  • Leave your organic butter out to come to room temperature and soften. You can also take the maple syrup out and measure a little while before you start baking so it is not cold either. Heat the oven to 350° F.
  • Cream all 3 ingredients together, no need for a mixer, a good old spoon will work. I like to make the cookies fairly small, about one tablespoon.
  • You can either press it out and use cookie cutters, or use a cookie scoop then roll and flatten. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. I like to use a baking stone for almost all cookies. If you don't have a stone, use parchment paper on top of your cookie sheet.
  • Let cool for a couple minutes before you remove them from the sheet. Let cool fully before decorating with ganache, if desired.


These are actually a little easier to shape, but they are also more delicate. And a little crumbly if you don't let them cool off before removing from your baking stone.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
courses: Dessert, Snack
cuisine: American
keyword: allergen-friendly, cookie, dessert, egg free, gluten free, grain free, nut free