Halvah Shortbread


This non-dairy dessert recipe comes from Andrew Schloss, the author of Almost from Scratch: 600 Recipes for the New Convenience Cuisine.  Though this cookbook is not exclusively dairy-free, it offers many recipes and ideas for those who are interested in cooking with convenient ingredients.

Yield: 16 Cookies


  • 4 oz. halvah
  • 4 Tbsps. non-dairy unsalted margarine
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Purée the halvah, margarine, ginger and flour in a food processor until smooth.
  • Pack the mixture into an 8-inch layer pan and bake for 20 minutes, until firm and dry.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes, and cut into 16 thin wedges.
  • Lift the wedges from the pan with a spatula.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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