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Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies (refined sugar-free)

Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies via Food by Mars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

You’re not tired of Christmas cookies yet, right? Oh good, because this EASY-PEASY recipe is one you can’t miss. Did I just say “easy-peasy”? Good lord the Holiday exhaustion is setting in. Anyway, I love a good almond cookie at the holidays, so naturally, I went with an almond flour shortbread cookie!! Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies to be exact. If you’re trying to steer clear of a sugar overload this holiday but still have some delish dessert, these just might do the trick for you. Alright, I’ll keep this post short since I fear I’m losing it over here… back to sipping on some Coquito and staring at my tree lights.

Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies via Food by Mars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

These also make great last-minute edible gifts!! I’m wishing you all a very Happy Holidays!! XO

Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies via Food by Mars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies via Food by Mars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies (Paleo, Gluten-free)

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EASY to make with simple ingredients - these healthier shortbread cookies are low in sugar but high in flavor! (PALEO, GLUTEN-FREE)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
Yeild: 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350f degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl and set aside.
  • With a stand or hand mixer, beat butter/oil with maple syrup on medium until creamy, add in vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Add the egg and keep beating until no more yolk remains.
  • Slowly add in the dry mix while still beating until a dough forms.
  • With a cookie scoop or spoon, drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet in balls, then shape them into crescent moons with your hands and add slivered almonds on top, pressing them onto the top of the cookies.
  • Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, let cool for a few minutes and serve or store in a container.
Diet: American
Course: Dessert

 

Paleo Cranberry Almond Shortbread Cookies via Food by Mars (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

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