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