Allergen Free Toasted Coconut Shortbread; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe

Ok, I’m including this Toasted Coconut Shortbread in my Allergen Free Christmas Cookie series of posts (after Christmas) because it uses the same gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free (coconut is a fruit you know) options for egg and corn free basic cookie dough that I used as a base for all of the other Christmas Cookies in the series (try them all!  Plain sugar cookies, gingerbread cookieslemon sugar cookiesRaspberry Linzer Cookies and Chocolate Peppermint Drop Cookies). Honestly though,  these flavors are great year round! Who doesn’t love coconut and chocolate? This recipe, along with the basic dough recipe is from Loving Without Magazine in December/January 2013. I’ve been using it every year aince I found it!

Toasted Coconut Shortbread; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe

Toasted Coconut Shortbread

1 batch basic sugar cookie dough
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1 bag Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips(or about 2 cups)

Preheat oven to 326 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with coconut.  Toast in oven, stirring and tossing consistently for about 5 minutes (or until slightly browned). Crumble coconut between your fingers and divide into 1 cup portions. Increase oven temp to 350 degrees.

In stand mixer, add 1 cup of coconut to your batch of basic cookie dough. Mix until thoroughly combined.  Line a 9″x13″ glass baking dish with foil (this will allow you to remove the shortbread later) and lightly spray with cooking spray. Press shortbread into the pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. Pull out of oven and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place the whole pan back into the oven for 1 minute or so to melt the chocolate. Remove and use a spatula to smooth out the chocolate.

Chocolate Topping Coconut Shortbread

Sprinkle with the remaining coconut and let cool. Decorate, if desired with some icing. Remove shortbread from pan by lofting foil. Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Enjoy!

Toasted Coconut Shortbread Before Cutting (1)

Toasted Coconut Shortbread; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe

Toasted Coconut Shortbread; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe

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  1. Astrid Wasdin says:

    Question. I’m searching for a safe Shrered coconut (peanut free, tree nut free, soy free, dairy free) any brand suggestions? Thanks

    • kristina says:

      Hello again! I know it’s been a while since you commented but I wanted to let you know that the coconut that we use is “Let’s Do Organic” brand shredded coconut. I just wrote them and got a confirmation back that they only process coconut in their facilities. Hope that helps!

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