Friday, December 23, 2011
5 Spice Shortbread Cookies (low in sugar and SO yummy!)
Sugar consumption goes way up during the holidays! It's hard to resist all those goodies, so I decided to create a shortbread cookie with a little spice and even less sugar. It came out oh so yummy, and is a holiday cookie that you can enjoy without a sugar high. This is also an ideal cookie to give your children.
*1 stick of pastured butter, cold
*2 cup of whole grain flour (I used soft wheat)
*1/4 cup sucanat
*1/4 tsp sea salt
*2 tsp cinnamon
*2 tsp ginger
*2 tsp cardamon (optional if you do not have this)
*1/2 tsp anise
*1/2 tsp nutmeg
Cut butter into 5-6 pieces and place in food processor along with all remaining ingredient. Mix until ingredients form a ball, then stop immediately. Cut out desired shapes at about 1/4 inch thickness (I used piecrust cutters from William Sonoma) and bake at 275 for about 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Enjoy!
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