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Gluten Free Shortbread

By Lisa McInerney - Mummy Made.It


Christmas is such a wonderful time of year…well it can be if you’re super organised and not prone to stress pimple break outs!


I do love Christmas. I’m a sucker for any musical Christmas ornament (especially the penguins that dance to ‘Ice Ice Baby’) and I spend a long time making sure my Christmas tree is adorned with every ornament I own (which is lots!).


On top of my tree sits a very special lady; it’s an Angel which used to sit on top of my Grandparents Christmas tree. My Grandparents are no longer with us, but seeing her Angel there on my tree brings back memories of finding pennies in Grandmas pudding and eating turkey at the kiddies table. Christmas as a child is such a magical time, but sometimes as an adult we get so caught up in the busyness of the season that we miss out on the fun.


So this Christmas I challenge you to have some fun; to experience Christmas with all the wonder and amazement that a child does. Visit the local Christmas lights, blast Christmas carols so loud that your neighbours think the Claus’s have moved in next door, watch Home Alone and The Muppets Christmas Carol, and eat only Gingerbread food for a day. The last one I can definitely help you with!


I love Christmas so much I made a healthy Christmas Recipe eBook. It’s filled with 70 healthy Dessert and Treat recipes to make sure that everyone has a tasty Christmas. I feel so strongly that Christmas food should be inclusive that I made all the recipes Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar Free and Paleo Friendly. There are lots of Nut Free recipes and many Vegan and Egg free treats. You can see more here.


A Healthy Christmas eBook - Mummy Made.It - Happy Tummies


Today I am sharing with you my Shortbread recipe. Shortbread is a traditional Scottish Christmas biscuit that is normally made with lots of butter and wheat flour. My Shortbread is made using coconut oil and coconut flour instead making it a dairy free and gluten free Christmas treat. It is also vegan friendly and egg free making it a super inclusive recipe. These recipes are my absolute favourite as no one feels left out; and we all know how that feels…miserable!!
 

Gluten Free Shortbread - Mummy Made.It - Happy Tummies


Gluten Free Shortbread Recipe

Gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, vegan, refined sugar free

SERVES: 8
PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes plus 30 minutes resting time
COOKING TIME:  36 minutes

Ingredients:

¾ cup arrowroot
 cup plus 1 tbsp coconut flour
⅔ cup coconut oil
¼ cup maple syrup / rice malt syrup
2 to 3 tsps vanilla extract
½ tsp baking powder

Method:

  • Beat the coconut oil and maple syrup together in a kitchen stand mixer until creamy
  • Add the dry ingredients and continue to beat until combined. Stop and scrape down the sides to ensure all the flour is mixed in
  • Add the vanilla (according to your desired taste) and beat in
  • Take the dough out of the bowl and briefly knead together to form a ball
  • Using a lined and greased 15cm/6-inch cake tin (or draw a 15cm diameter circle on a piece of baking paper) press the dough into the tin (or make the circle shape)
  • Flatten the top of the shortbread
  • Using a sharp knife score into 8 wedges and then make 3 rows of fork pricks on each wedge
  • Place the shortbread in the fridge for 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 170°C/340F. Place the shortbread in the oven and bake for 32 to 36 minutes, or until browning on top
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin before removing. The shortbread will be firm but soft on the inside and have a slightly crumbly texture.
  • Keep the shortbread in a sealed container at room temperature

     Recipe From happytummies.com.au - Copyright 2017 Mummy Made.It & Happy Tummies

      

    Enjoy! Lisa & Lisa x

    PS. Don't forget to grab a copy of Lisa's fab Christmas book A Healthy Christmas! You can do so here.

    A Healthy Christmas eBook - Mummy Made.It - Happy Tummies

     

    About Lisa McInerney from Mummy Made.It

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    Lisa McInerney is a mum and a Chiropractor from Victoria with a passion for healthy, creative baking. With 3 young children she knows the value of providing the best possible nutrition to create healthy bodies and minds. Her website, Mummy Made.It, features healthier versions of your favorite desserts and treats using gluten free, paleo friendly and natural ingredients. Lisa has a fascination with using sweet potato in desserts and many of the recipes use vegetables and fruits in ways you have never imagined. Healthy can be Tasty!

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    2 Responses

    Lisa | Mummy Made.It
    Lisa | Mummy Made.It

    November 15, 2017

    Hi Jess.
    I haven’t tried it with cookie cutters but it should work; just adjust the cooking time down.
    I have an allergy everything free Gingerbread recipe in my ebook or try the Healthy Tiny Teddies that I shared on Happy Tummies earlier in the year.

    Jess
    Jess

    November 14, 2017

    This looks fantastic, I cannot wait to try it. Do you think the shortbread dough would be suitable for cookie cutters? I’m hoping to try some Christmas biscuits with my daughter who is top 8 allergic.

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