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Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies + Video

This recipe for Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies will make your holidays complete!

Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comKids love to help bake & decorate cookies –  and these tiger nut shortbread cookies won’t disappoint! They are fun, easy to make & a bit healthier than what you’d typically bake for the holidays.

No matter the cookie shapes you create, you can enjoy them on a plate, or make holes at the top of each cookie & use to hang on your Christmas tree, as edible decorations!

Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies:

Web Chef Review: Organic Tiger Nuts Flour - cookingwithkimberly.comIn this recipe, we’re using Organic Tiger Nuts Flour, which is an organic, nut-free & gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour. It is a light flour, which has a lovely, almost coconut-like flavor, in our opinion. The flour is super versatile, not only when baking, but for any of your flour needs.

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Web Chef Review: Whole Raw Premium Organic Tiger Nuts - cookingwithkimberly.comTiger nuts aren’t nuts at all – they are little tubers that grow under the ground, like potatoes or carrots do – making them perfect for those with nut allergies. Not only that, tiger nuts are full of vitamins & minerals, and are perfect for most diets.

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Type: Cookie Recipe

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Bake Time: 10 – 18 minutes at 300 degrees F
Yield: 3 – 4 dozen 2 – 2 1/2 inch cookies

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:

Cooking Show: Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies


  • Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.com1 1/2 cups tiger nut flour – sifted, plus up to 1/4 cup extra if needed, to achieve desired texture
  • 1 cup butter – softened; unsalted, if on hand
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup icing sugar or confectioners sugar – sifted; + up to 1/4 cup if needed, to achieve desired sweetness
  • Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.com1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch – sifted; + up to 1 tbsp if needed, to achieve desired texture
  • cookie decorations or sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F.
  1. Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comIn a large mixing bowl, cream butter, until light in color & fluffy.
  2. Add in egg yolk, incorporating into mixture & scrape down sides with a spatula, if needed.
  3. Add white sugar & beat well.
  4. Slowly beat in the icing sugar.
  5. Add the corn starch gradually & combine with mixture. Be sure to scrape down sides.
  6. Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comStir in the tiger nut flour, adding in 1/3 of the quantity at a time, combining thoroughly between additions.
    • Note: The consistency should be similar to oatmeal.
    • Note: In order to achieve the desired texture, I have increased the tiger nut flour by 1/4 cup, the icing sugar by 1/4 cup, and the corn starch by 1 tbsp. This is the time to make any adjustments that you deem necessary.
    • Note: On any given day, the ingredients might have to be adjusted due to differences in weather, ingredient temperature, or the type or denseness of the flour used. Since tiger nut flour creates a slightly different texture from regular all purpose flour, sometimes adjustments are made to achieve the desired texture results.
  7. Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comTurn the cookie dough on to a board or pastry sheet, using corn starch in place of bench flour.
  8. Pack the dough mixture together with your hands, kneading somewhat, until you are able to create a cohesive disc.
  9. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for approximately 20 minutes, in order for the butter in the dough to re-solidify.
  10. Remove plastic wrap from dough disc.
  11. Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comUsing corn starch on your bench/working surface, roll out dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Using cookie cutters or cutting out free form designs by hand, cut out the shapes desired & decorate the cookies.
    • Note: This dough can easily be re-rolled, so don’t waste any dough left over, after you cut out your first batch.
    • Note: Do not use any icing on your cookies at this time – icing can be applied after cookies have baked & cooled.
  12. Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comPlace cookies on baking sheets, and reduce heat to 300 degrees F to bake. Baking time is 10 – 18 minutes, depending on atmospheric conditions & the nuances of your own oven. Check for doneness at 8 minutes, to be sure not to burn the edges of your cookies.
    • Note: Once you have the timing down for your first batch, make a note of the time & use that benchmark for the next batches.
  13. Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies - cookingwithkimberly.comTransfer cookie sheets from the oven, and allow to sit on the pans for a few minutes, while cooling.
  14. Remove cookies from sheets & allow to finish cooling on a wire rack.

These Gluten Free Holiday Tiger Nut Shortbread Cookies are crispy, with that sandy cookie texture you crave, and just the perfect sweetness!

Baking healthy is easy with Tiger Nuts flour – create a new holiday tradition!

Tiger nut shortbread cookies are perfect to leave out for Santa with a tall glass of milk, to enjoy after making snowmen & tobogganing, or equally as lovely with after-dinner dessert coffee for the adults!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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