Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Shortbread Recipe

I've been steadily working to come up with occasional treats that are compatible with our new diet.  I'd been longing for something chocolate-y to bake for a while now and last night I finally came up with an idea.  

Now I love shortbread.  I especially love that shortbread is one of those foods that actually tastes better with rice flour than it does with wheat flour (in my opinion at least!).

I expected the girls to love it, but I didn't think Paul would be a huge fan because he's not quite as chocolate crazy as the rest of us are.  I made a batch of my regular shortbread and gave everyone a piece of each to compare.  

Sadie said:  "I'm the happiest little eater in the entire world!"

And Paul... well.. he shocked me by preferring the chocolate (by a tiny margin) to the regular shortbread.  He had to try each type twice to be sure.

And so I knew that had to share my new gluten free chocolate shortbread recipe here!  I hope you like it as much as we do!

Chocolate Shortbread

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 ½ cups rice flour
½ cup butter, softened
½ tsp vanilla

Begin melting chocolate chips by placing the bowl containing chocolate chips over a bowl of boiling water until they were nearly melted.

Combine softened butter and sugar with a mixer (I use a handheld mixer).  Add vanilla and mix and then rice flour and mix well.   Lastly spoon the mostly melted chocolate chips into the mixture and mix completely.

Next pour the entire mixture into a baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.


I'm linking up with New Recipe Tuesday one day late!


  1. That looks so good! No fair posting recipes like that during Lent! I'll have to try that on Sunday.

  2. Looks so good I'm even tempted to try it! Can I ask - is confectioner's sugar the same as icing sugar in England? Do you know? Is it powdery stuff or granulated?

  3. It's powdered! And apparently I keep thinking I'm out of it and buying it! I found a four lb bag and then I found another bag, both hidden away! I'm hoarding powdered sugar!

  4. This looks SO delicious! I can't wait to try it. :-) Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I'm so glad you were able to join in and hope you will be able to next week, as well! :-)

  5. Yum, I've been trying to eat less gluten and gave up sweets for Lent, but this recipe looks like a winner come Easter time!!


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