Jessica says: "My girls made sure I had treats for the feasts of St. Nick and St. Lucy, too.
It IS possible to make gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, sugar-free shortbread cookies!
This is the second year they have made them for me and they are
such a nice little treat along with a cup of tea."
Ingredients: ½ c Coconut Flour 2 tbsp. Arrowroot Flour Pinch of Sea Salt ½ c melted Palm Shortening 2 tbsp. Maple Syrup ½ tsp alcohol-free Vanilla Extract 4 tbsp. Water
Instructions: Set oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl sift together the coconut flour, arrowroot flour, and pinch of salt. Make a well in the center and add the melted palm oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Stir thoroughly. Add the water and continue to stir until you have a nice dough. The mixture will continue to thicken after the water is added. Roll into one-inch balls, and place on uncreased cookie sheet. Stamp with cookie stamp. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes, until lightly golden on edges. Allow the cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Enjoy!
*The AIP diet is designed to help treat auto-immune diseases. Also known as the paleo autoimmune protocol, the AIP diet is a much stricter version of the Paleo diet (which is based on meat, fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds).
The Paleo diet is a dietary plan based on foods similar to what might have been eaten during the Paleolithic era, which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. A paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering. A paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago. These foods include dairy products, legumes and grains.
A Vegan diet is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans also do not eat foods that are processed using animal products, such as refined white sugar and some wines.