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Gluten and lactose free, honey sweetened shortbread

coconut shortbread

This recipe is genius… and super quick!  It uses coconut flour.  I found the original recipe here I doubled up the ingredients: 12 tablespoons coconut flour 8 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons honey (add according to how sweet you’d prefer) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence Method: Melt the coconut oil.  Mix all ingredients together till the mixture forms a dough, form small balls and place on a baking tray, flatten with fork, and bake for 15 minutes in preheated oven at 180 C. Prep time in total was 25 minutes (5 minutes mixing and placing on baking tray, 15 minutes baking). This recipe makes about 14 cookies.  The texture was good, and sweetness enough for me, but I think butter would work better than coconut oil.  Coconut oil gives it a kind of wild aftertaste.  It was  nice and crumbly 🙂 I am addicted to cookies, which does not work well with my otherwise healthy lifestyle.  White flour and regular sugar has a bad effect (bloatedness, acid reflux, indigestion), so its an absolute dream come true for me that there are alternatives.  I’ll be trying this out with butter and post an update soon.  I’ll also be trying a rice and corn flour shortbread soon.

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