Gluten Free Apricot Shortbread Cookies

You can make great tasting gluten free shortbread cookies with just a few ingredients. Get your ovens turned on and let’s start!

Apricot Filled Shortbread Gluten Free Cookies


Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix
3/4 cup butter or organic butter flavored shortening
1 egg
2 Tbsp. water

1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. gluten free flour (any kind will work here, it doesn’t matter!)

Make the filling ingredients first.

Place the apricots, brown sugar, water and gluten free flour in a medium non-stick saucepan and cook bring to boil.

Turn the heat to medium low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Set aside and let it cool down. the non-stick saucepan will help keep it from sticking and burning.

Prepare the shortbread cookie mix using the butter, egg and water as directed on the package. Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Put in your refrigerator until the filling is cool enough to touch.

When you are ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the cookie dough on parchment paper, using 1/4 of the dough at a time. Cut into 2″ squares and place a 1/2 tsp. of the apricot filling on the square and fold two corners over the top to cover the apricots as seen in the photo. Or you can just pull up one corner and make it into a triangle.

Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until the cookie edges are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Finish up with the rest of the dough. After the cookies cool, dust with powdered sugar and serve.

Happy Baking

Ps… Hide some if you want to snack on them later.


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  • Noreen

    Reply Reply August 26, 2015

    also being a diabetic, it would be tremendously helpful to add the carb count to your recipes

    • kathy

      Reply Reply August 26, 2015

      Thanks for your input. We will see what we can do for you.

  • Susan straube

    Reply Reply December 8, 2019

    Is it necessary to use Orgaic ingredients in the apple/ oatmeal cookies?

    • Kathy

      Reply Reply December 9, 2019

      It is not necessary to use organic ingredients. it’s just I find the quality on some things are a lot better. But please, use what you have. Don’t go buying extra stuff.

  • lily

    Reply Reply February 14, 2021

    I wanted to make gluten free kolaches for my daughter in law and I bought Bobs Red Mill gluten free 1 to 1 Baking flour. Can I use that instead of the stortbread flour in your recipe? Thank you. Lily

    • Kathy

      Reply Reply February 15, 2021

      I’m afraid you cannot just replace the shortbread mix with gluten free flour. The mix contains sugar and other ingredients to make the cookies. If you have a regular shortbread cookie recipe, follow that and then you can add the filling.
      let me know how it goes!

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