Healthy Classic Shortbread Cookies (v, gf)

If there’s one thing we all love, it’s Christmas baking. Am I right?

I recently asked my private coaching group on Facebook what their favourite holiday treat was. I would pick one and make a healthier version of it to enjoy, guilt-free.

The popular vote? Shortbread.

Cue the macro-friendly magic. 

This recipe is gluten free if you use GF oats for the oat flour, and can be vegan if you use plant-based margarine instead of butter.

Healthy Shortbread Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Category: desserts,

Servings: 8-10 cookies, 1.5-inches in diameter 915g per cookie)

healthy shortbread cookies macro-friendly


  • ☝🏻First mix:
  • 🔸2 TBSP softened margarine or butter (28g).
  • 🔸1 TBSP coconut oil (15g).
  • 🔸1 tsp sugar (8-10g).
  • 🔸1 TBSP stevia or powdered sweetener (optional to just use sugar).
  • 🔸1/4 tsp vanilla.
  • 🔸A couple squirts of Liquid stevia to taste- depending how sweet you like them.
  • ✌🏼Then add:
  • 🔹1 cup oat flour (95g).
  • 🔹1 pinch of salt.
  • 🔹1/8 tsp baking soda.


  1. ✔️Mix all the first ingredients together before adding the flour, salt, and BS.
  2. ✔️Roll it out into desired thickness and cut out into shapes (I’m boring so circles it is!).
  3. ✔️Bake at 325F for 5-6 mins if the cookies are only 1-inch diameter. You’ll have to watch them depending on how thick and big you make your cookies. Take them out when the bottoms have JUST started to turn golden brown!


This recipe is SMALL- it only makes about 8-10 cookies. If you want a bigger batch, triple it.

Nutrition Facts

Healthy Shortbread Cookies

Serves 3 cookies

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 13.8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 40mg 1.7%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
macro-friendly, gluten-free shortbread cookies. 3 cookies is 1 serving!

For those on a meal plan with EVLV fit, three (yes, 3!) cookies is:

1 serving of fats + 0.5 servings of “any” carbs

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