AIP Shortbread Cookies

These can be made with maple sugar, but I find this sugar to be way too costly to put into a cookie. Instead I've used an organic Coconut Palm Sugar.


  • 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar (after grinding to powder)
  • 1 Cup Palm Shortening
  • 1 Cup Arrowroot Powder
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut Flour sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the sugar into a spice grinder or blender and blend until it is a fine powder - measure sugar after grinding.

  3. Combine all ingredients into a medium size bowl and mix thoroughly. 

  4. Drop dough by spoon onto the baking sheet and flatten with your fingers or the back of a spoon. If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate for about 20 minutes.

  5. Bake for 20 minutes until they brown slightly.

  6. Let cool completely before moving to a serving plate.

  7. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

You could also chill the dough for 1-2 hours then pat out to 1/2 inch thick and cut into shapes either with a knife or cookie cutters. As the dough warms up it will get sticky, so you may have to chill again periodically to firm it up to continue.