Shortbread Cookies

Yep! You read that right… vegan shortbread! It is possible and they are delicious! These cookies are light and melt in your mouth. If you love shortbread but not all the dairy butter, give these ones a try!

Vegan Shortbread Cookies

Yep, you read that right! Vegan shortbread. This recipe turned out quite well as it is very light and melts in your mouth.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan shortbread cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Author Rachel Joy Olsen


  • 2 cups coconut oil
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 0.5 cup arrowroot powder
  • 3.5 cups organic unbleached flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place coconut oils and sugar in bowl.
  3. Using a hand mixer cream coconut oil and sugar.
  4. Add arrowroot powder and mix again until smooth.
  5. Add flour one cup at a time and mix until dough forms.
  6. Roll dough into balls and place about 3 minutes apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar.
  8. Cook for 10 minutes or until sides are lightly browned.
  9. Allow to cool fr about 10 minutes on the cookie sheet then transfer to the counter or cooling rack to cool completely. 

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I love developing the recipe.

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Until next time,

Happy baking!

Rachel Joy Olsen, BSc., MBA

Vegan Chef, Author, Health & Wellness Coach