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St Clements shortbread cookies. Gluten and sugar free

St Clements shortbread cookies. Gluten and sugar free

I bought some orange extract and Lemon extract this week and so I decided to try some gluten and sugar free shortbread using coconut flour. Knowing how dry baking using coconut flour could be I used a lot of butter. I will experiment with this recipe to get them crunchier.

The orange and lemon oil makes them wonderfully fragrant. On half of the shortbread, I melted some carob chocolate (dairy, gluten and sugar free) flavoured with orange oil. It made a lovely  addition to a decadent, gluten and sugar free afternoon snack, but they didn’t last long enough for a good photo! Maybe next time!

St Clement’s shortbread cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs coconut flour
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbs granulated sweetener (I used xylitol. You can use  1 tbs honey if you eat it)
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180C

  1. Grease a square baking tin or loaf tin
  2. Mix the melted butter and coconut flour
  3. Beat in the beaten egg
  4. In a bowl combine the vanilla, orange and lemon extract with the granulated sweetener and warm over some simmering water until the sweetener dissolves
  5. Mix the syrup into the dough and mix until smooth
  6. Press into the tin and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges are beginning to brown
  7. Remove from the oven and slice squares and allow to cool in the tin so they don’t crumble
  8. Enjoy!
Coconut flour St Clements shortbread. Gluten and sugar free

Coconut flour St Clements shortbread. Gluten and sugar free

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