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stack of chocolate shortbread with melted chocolate in bowl and cut up shortbread

Vegan Chocolate Shortbread

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Vegan chocolate shortbread is the best vegan cookie out there, hands down! Baked using almond flour, dark chocolate, and olive oil for that perfectly buttery shortbread taste, without the butter.




  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment┬ápaper, grease, and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and powdered sugar.
  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the olive oil and almond milk until combined. Add the chopped dark chocolate and microwave in 30-second increments until chocolate is melted. whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the melted chocolate mixture and stir until combined. Transfer shortbread dough to the prepared pan and press in until firm.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, until center is set.
  6. Allow to cool before slicing.

Keywords: vegan, dessert, shortbread, chocolate