I wanted to create some simple but tasty bites (plus a cheeky paleo non-alcoholic tipple!) That inspired mamas to make them when they had friends over for a cuppa, instead of the usual hydrogenated fat and processed sugar cakes, biscuits and pastries. So over the next 8 weeks I will be sharing some fantastic, tasty and simple recipes with you mamas.
We know that these cheap and nasty sweet cheats cause digestive issues, sluggishness, poor concentration, tiredness, irritability and weight gain. Life as a mama is challenging enough without our food adding more issues into the mix. We can all be guilty of grabbing unhealthy snacks when our lives are busy. By eating more nutritiously, mamas will feel more energised, happier and able to cope with the demands of motherhood better.
Mamas always reach for biscuits if they are hungry, bored, tired or emotional? And this led me to create my first recipe for Paleo shortbread cookies. They are quick to make, are extremely healthy containing natural sugars and good fats, and are very tasty too! The rose petals give the cookies a lovely fresh light taste. They store well in an air tight container for up to a week. You could swap the rose petals for freeze dried raspberries if you wanted a different taste sensation.
You will need these ingredients:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon date syrup (see recipe for Raw Date Syrup)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of ground rose petals
- Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough
- Place the dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out the dough to ½ cm
- Use a cookie cutter and cut out the cookies. Use a fork to make the pattern around the outside and prick holes in the top.
- Place the cookies on some parchment paper and
- Bake at 160 degrees centigrade for 10 minutes, checking regularly until they turn a light brown colour.
- Remove from the paper and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container
You can change the the rose petals for freeze dried fruit or you could use melted high quality dark chocolate and drizzle over the top of the cookies once baked.