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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  1. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing it. Come visit us. We have a terrific tortellini appetizer to share.

  2. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. These look great! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!

  3. I love the low sugar - I think I'm on a constant high these days. Your cookie cutters are so cute! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday and Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Jessica,
    Oh my goodness, I just love the flavor combination that you have in the seasons for this recipe. I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Happy New Year to you and your family and Abundant Blessings in 2012!
    Miz Helen

  5. Jessica, your 5 spice shortbread sounds absolutely wonderful!

    Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17! I can't wait to see what you'll bring to the share-nest tomorrow!

    Happy New Year!

  6. Wow!!They look so delicious.I feelthe taste of it... Thanks a lot for linking with
    Midweek Fiesta
    Hope to see you on this Wednesday too