Easy Chocolate Chip Shortbread (Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan)
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No one will believe these delicious cookies are naturally vegan and contain just four ingredients!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: about 2 dozen cookies
  • 1 cup dairy-free non-hydrogenated margarine*
  • 1 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips**
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar. Add the flour and blend. Add the chocolate chips and blend. The dough will be crumbly, not wet.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown.
  6. Let cool for one minute, then cut the cookies while they are still warm.
  7. Leave them in the pan until completely cool, then remove to an airtight container--or to gift bags!
*You can use a "buttery spread". We use Earth Balance or Smart Balance. If you use unsalted margarine, you will want to add ¾ teaspoon salt.
**We use either Kirkland Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips or Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (pictured here)
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/chocolate-chip-shortbread