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Healthy shortbread cookies that are made gluten-free, vegan and high in protein–the triple threat of all cookies! And they look beautiful too!




These cookies are so versatile. They make a great snack in the morning with a cup of coffee but also taste just as great paired with a glass of red wine.



I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake protein in this recipe. Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO on their site (vegan proteins also available).





Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Yield: 14 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 118

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 8g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Made Vegan, Gluten-Free, and High Protein!


  • 1 c almond flour (finely ground)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c ghee or butter
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 32g chocolate protein (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (I used Better Body Foods)
  • freeze dried strawberry crumbles


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into a mixer and then add the ghee and maple syrup. Beat using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. You can also place all cookie ingredients into a food processor if you don't have access to a mixer.
  4. Place down a pieces of parchment paper and roll dough out using a rolling pin until it's about 1/8" in thickness. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. You can also use the cap to a spice or a mason jar lid. Mine made 14 cookies.
  5. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, melt chocolate and coconut oil together. Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and return it to the parchment paper. Sprinkle with freeze dried strawberry pieces. You can make these by blending freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or blender.
  7. Place cookie in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving. Store in the freezer or a cool place.