Shortbread is my ultimate favourite holiday treat. I love it so much that I refuse to make it only once a year and for a man that some call Santa Claus. These cookies are a common crowd pleaser and let’s just take a second to celebrate how easy they are to make, yeah?
Pamper yourself and your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with a simple and quick homemade treat. The cookies and their drizzle require minimal ingredients and I have even taken the liberty to make them gluten-free because I understand how challenging that lifestyle can be sometimes. We all deserve to enjoy a shortbread cookie every now and then. The chocolate drizzle is optional but recommended for obvious reasons. I hope these squares put a smile on everyone’s face. Happy season of love!
Chocolate Drizzle Shortbread Squares
*Makes 9 large squares
¾ cup white rice flour
¾ cup arrowroot powder
½ cup butter
1/3 cup organic sugar
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
- Put the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together using an electric handheld mixer. Mix until the batter resembles the texture of fine breadcrumbs. It will look very dry and crumbly but should stick together between your fingers.
- Place the batter in the pan lined with parchment paper. Use a square spatula to press down and create an even layer. Using a knife, lightly score the batter into the squares. No need to cut all the way down, just mark the surface.
- Bake for roughly 30 minutes or until the squares are turning light golden. Remove from heat and immediately trace your pre-marked lines cutting your squares all the way down. Let cool and firm before removing from the pan.
Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:
2 Tsp. melted coconut oil
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
Optional: 1 Tbsp. milk/milk alternative (to create a thinner drizzle sauce)
- Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl and add the rest of the ingredients.
- Whisk until combined thoroughly and gently pour the drizzle across the squares once they have cooled.
Meet Chantal Urbina
I am currently a retired Registered Massage Therapist on maternity leave with my first child. I am a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and aim to create delicious but powerful meals that serve our bodies with the love and respect they deserve. Introducing solids to my daughter, Eliana, has further inspired me to create recipes with holistic foods. Motherhood has blessed me with the highest motivation to live the healthiest and happiest life that I can. Summers are when I shine my brightest as I live for adventures out in the sun. I live in Winnipeg with my daughter, husband and two cats.