Jam Filled Shortbread Cookies | Grain-Free & Vegan
These little cut-out sandwich cookies are so pretty and perfect for gifting to your friends and family. They taste a lot like the shortbread cookies I remember from my childhood. This is the final recipe in my Homemade For The Holidays series. Bring on the Holidays!
This recipe makes quite a large batch of dough, but in considering that each cookie needs to have a top and bottom, it works out. I filled the cookies with homemade maple sweetened Blueberry Jam and my Award Winning Ground Cherry Jam; both worked perfectly. Although not pictured here, I was also making Chocolate Orange Truffles yesterday and I put some of that filling in-between the cookies. It was also amazing and deserves to be mentioned.
Once the cookies were sandwiched, I threw some unsweetened coconut flakes in my magic bullet and ground them up really fine. I then sprinkled that on top instead of icing sugar.
P.S. Guess What! This cookie Recipe won first place at my local Fall Fair in the Gluten Free Cookie Category. That means I was up against Butter(dairy) and Refined Sugar, and STILL won! woohoo! You must make these cookies
Jam Filled Shortbread Cookies
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup Coconut Palm Sugar
3/4 cup ground Raw Sunflower Seeds
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
1-2 tbsp. dairy-free milk
In a stand mixer with paddle attachment cream the coconut oil, vanilla and sugar.
Add the sunflower seeds, coconut and tapioca flour, mix until a crumbly mixture forms
Add milk 1 tbsp. at a time until the mixture comes together as a ball of dough.
Set the dough in the fridge to set until it is easier to work with (30-60minutes)
Preheat oven to 325F
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Roll out the dough between 2 piece of parchment paper to about 1/4 thick.
Cut out your cookie shapes, and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 6 minutes depending on thickness of cookies.
Allow the cookie to cool and fill them with jam. Sprinkle with ground coconut or sugar.
makes about 2 dozen