Simple Shortbread Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Shortbread is an easy to make treat, that can look like you spent hours making many different kinds, when you didn’t. If you are having a nice cup of tea with a friend, you would still like to be able to put out a simple, yet satisfying treat.

Shortbread can be made up several ways. I have made it simple and healthy. You can put you own unique twist on it.

Simple Shortbread

Simple Shortbread Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Egg Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

1 3/4 c. gluten free flour mix
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/2 c. palm sugar (or other granular sugar)
1 c. coconut oil (melted)-(or butter, shortening)
1 tsp. vanilla
**Toppings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk flour, xanthan gum, and sugar together. Cream in coconut oil and vanilla.
Press into a 9″ by 13″ pan.

**Here’s the fun part. You can leave in plain, press an almond or other nut into each 2″ by 2″ square, top with chopped nuts, dark chocolate, or chopped dry fruit. Press nuts or fruit in a little.

Bake for 20 minutes for softer, 25 minutes for crispier squares. Let cool them cut into 2″ by 2″ squares.

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**If desired you can melt one ounce of dairy free chocolate and drizzle over squares.

Makes approximately 30- 2″ squares. Freeze well 🙂

Raspberry Jam Squares (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)

Do you ever get frustrated when you want something that tastes great and you have food allergies?

I used to… It seems that I can’t even go into the stores and buy treats, because even if they are gluten free, they still seem to be filled with dairy products or sugar… That gets really frustrating!

Why not just make these simply delicious squares. They are simple to make and tastes great!

Raspberry Jam Squares

Raspberry Jam Squares (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free)
1 3/4 c. plus 1/3 c. gluten free flour mix
3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
3/4 c. coconut palm sugar (or other granulated sugar)
3/4 c. coconut oil (Melted)
1 1/2 c. gluten free oats (I use Only Oats)
1 1/2 c. sugar free raspberry jam (I use ED Smith No Sugar added)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a bowl mix together 1 3/4 c. flour mix, xanthan gum, and palm sugar.
Mix in coconut oil. Set aside 3/4 c. of mixture.

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Press the remaining mixture into a 9 by 13″ pan that is lined with parchment paper.
Spread jam evenly over base.

Take reserved 3/4 c. mixture and stir in the 1/3 c. flour mix to make a crumbly topping and spread evenly onto squares.

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Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let cool completely, then cut into squares.

You need to keep an eye on your squares!

When your back is turned someone might sneak in….

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And steal another one….

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Until they are all gone!
That must mean that they are good, right?

Let me know what your little thieves think of them…