- 2/3 cups of Oat Flour
- 2 tablespoons of Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 2 Tablespoons of Honey
- 2 Tablespoons of Butter (If you have Coconut Butter, even better!)
- 1 Grated Lemon Peal
- 20 grams of Dark Chocolate (Optional)
Preheat Oven at 150 C/ 300 F
Basically these cookies are made just like regular cookies, except with healthier flours and I cut down the amount of butter as much as I possibly could! But it’s the butter what gives them that texture of regular short bread cookies…and the honey gives just enough sweetness!
They are just as easy to make as regular cookies:
- Weight and Measure all of your ingredients, except for he chocolate, and mix either by hand or using an electric mixer until all of the ingredients are combined.
- Using a spoon or your hands make a ball with your dough, wrap it with non-stick paper and place in the fridge for about 15 mins. This step is optional, I have also made these without refrigeration and they come out just fine; However, if you do allow them to chill, the dough will be much easier to handle at the moment of shaping your cookies.
- Take out your dough from the fridge and you can either:
Using a rolling pin stretch out your dough on a clean surface, and using cookie cutters make them into different shapes; I used square cookie cutters and then cut them in half with a knife to make small rectangle cookies!
Cut small pieces of your dough and make them into small little balls and pin them to your baking tray (previously covered in non-stick paper).
- Place all your cookies in your tray and bake in hot oven for about 15 minutes or until the edges seem a little browned.
- Take cookies out of the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, using a small pot or in the microwave melt the chocolate. I used Dark Chocolate Sweetened with Maltitol, but feel free to use any type, and I added 1 Tablespoon of 2% milk to allow for the chocolate to become into a sauce. This step is optional so you can either:
If you are making rectangle cookies, Dip one end of the cookies into the chocolate sauce so that half of it is covered in it, place back in your baking tray covered in non-stick paper and to the fridge for 15 mins.
If you are making little balls, dip the bottom of two cookie balls, which should be completely flat, and then stick together as it if were a sandwich; Place back in baking tray and to the fridge for 15 mins. Note that this recipe only makes 12 of these!
You can skip this step all together and your Healthy Short Bread Cookies are ready!!!
This recipe yields 24 cookies with approximately 40 calories each (and only 5 grams of carbs and 2 grams of fat!!)
I am obsessed with these cookies and I’ve made them a couple of times lately! The other day I was craving something sweet and decadent…something like the traditional Argentinian Alfajores! So I used this recipe to make the cookies in order to try and make my decadent craving at least Semi-Healthy! And so I came up with my Healthier version of Argentinian Alfajores!
Give them a try and be sure to tell me how you like them!!!