Vanilla-Almond Shortbread Cookies

by | Updated: November 11th, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Short, textured and buttoned up. Sounds like your favorite pair of jeans, right? Actually, it’s how you’d describe a shortbread cookie. The biscuit-like dessert is typically found in holiday-themed tins with a swirl design or colorful sprinkles on top. But in this recipe, things are a little different. In lieu of white flour and butter, these cookies come with whole grains and whole tea leaves. The tea offers a subtle vanilla flavor that pairs well with almonds. The complete cookie ensemble comes together so easily, it’s sure to be a staple in your back pocket.

3 Almond Shortbread Cookies on Wood |


1-1/4 cups oat flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1-1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp. Vitacost Organic Loose Vanilla Cookie Green Tea
1/8 tsp. almond flavoring
Whole almonds
(or slivered almonds)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients until well combined.
  3. Roll dough into a log shape. Slice log into 1/4-inch-thick rounds.
  4. Place round cookies on baking sheet, top with whole or slivered almonds and bake 12 minutes. Once cookies firm up, they’re done.

Jasmine Schmalhaus, "JazzyThings," has a passion for cooking and baking. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and then sharing her "jazzy creations" with others. JazzyThings emphasizes you do not have to sacrifice flavor or efficiency when eating healthy and strives to create recipes that inspire creativity for others in the kitchen.