Healthier Shortbread

KristineBreads, Muffins, Cookies, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Recipes7 Comments


Here’s my version of a healthier shortbread cookie.  Hard to call any shortbread healthy, because for it to taste like shortbread, it needs fat.  But I managed to make mine sugar free and it still tastes great!  Still be aware of portion control on these.

Healthier Shortbread Cookies

Makes 15 cookies


1 cup spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup margarine (Earth’s Balance or Becel Vegan) or butter (for not dairy free)
6 packets stevia


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, add flours and stevia.  Mix.  Then add margarine or butter and cream together with spoon or hands.  Mixture will be crumbly, but should still form into a ball.  Make into a small ball and press down between your hands to make a cookie. It will crack around the outside when pressed down.  Place on a parchement lined cookie sheet (or one sprayed with cooking spray).  Bake for 10 minutes, keep a watch, don’t want them to brown.  Cool on rack.  Store in 1 layer, as the cookies are very fragile.

Nutrition (per cookie)   Calories: 109  Fat: 6.8g  Carbs: 11g Fibre: 1.3g  Sugars: 0g  Protein: 1.4g Sodium: 56mg