Gluten Free Shortbread Biscuits

July 27, 2018

Gluten Free Shortbread Biscuits

For a delicious sweet treat that is gluten free, try this shortbread recipe. We published an alternative to this recipe, several years ago. It is our favourite and with lemons at an all time cheap price, now is the time to try this recipe. A baking treat gift idea for Father's Day on 2 September 2018 - take a fresh batch to enjoy with Dad for afternoon tea. If you don't have time to bake your own cookies, see our delicious Tea, Coffee and Afternoon Tea Gift Range and our popular Gluten Free Gourmet Gift Baskets.

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Gluten Free Shortbread Biscuits

175 g softened butter

1/2 cup castor sugar

1 drop vanilla essence

zest of a lemon

1 lightly heaped cup of rice flour

70 g packet of ground almonds or ground hazelnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  2. Lightly grease or line a tray with baking paper.
  3. Cream the butter & sugar until light, add the essence & zest.
  4. Add the rice flour & ground almonds.  Combine to make a smooth dough.
  5. Roll dough into a 5 cm diameter roll and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate an hour, or until needed. Make sure they are very chilled, to avoid them spreading too much, whilst cooking.
  6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, until pale and golden in colour.  They will spread, whilst cooking.
  7. Transfer to a rack to cool, once they have firmed up enough to pick up, from being in the oven.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze.
  9. Serve with a steaming pot of tea or hot chocolate - Le Creuset range of mugs and teapots are perfect for any occasion and they keep your drink hot for longer, due to the superior clays used to make the mugs. Happy Afternoon Tea!

 Alternative Afternoon Tea Gift Hampers, if you have no time to bake a gift:

 Le Creuset Coastal Blue Teapot & Treats | Gift Idea | The Gift Loft (NZ) Le Creuset Coastal Blue Mug & Tea Hamper | Le Creuset Afternoon Tea Gift | The Gift Loft (NZ)

Allpress Espresso Coffee Gift Idea | Gift for Dad | The Gift Loft (NZ) Devonport Chocolates Fairtrade Hot Drinking Chocolate Gift Hamper | The Gift Loft (NZ)

Afternoon Tea Gift Basket | Father's Day Gift Idea | The Gift Loft (NZ) Gluten Free Afternoon Tea Gift Basket | Gluten Free Gourmet Food Hamper | The Gift Loft (NZ)