Real-Deal Shortbread that will make any Scotsman proud! The secret is to not over-work the dough or over-bake it. It’ll still taste great – just won’t be nice and flaky!
**(This dough is affected by moisture in the butter. Purchase a higher end brand for this recipe.)
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup Whey Low Powdered OR Splenda Granular
1 stick butter, softened (no substitutions)
In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, all-purpose flour, salt, and sugar sub. With a fork cut in the butter until ping large pea-sized balls form. Let it chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while dough is resting.
Carefully form dough into a rough ball and place on an ungreased baking sheet – preferably lined with parchment paper. Using your fingertips or rolling pin work it into a disk 1/4-inch thick. (Do not knead this dough or work with it anymore than is necessary as it will become tough.)
Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and prick with a fork. Return to the oven and bake for another 2-3 minutes or until it just begins to get golden on the edges but is still pale in the middle. Over-baking will cause it to become greasy. Allow to cool on the baking sheet until lukewarm. With a very sharp knife cut into slices and cool completely before removing to a plate. Makes 12 servings.
(You can make this into individual cookies by carefully rolling tablespoonfuls into 12 balls and flattening to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden on the very edges. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.)
Per Serving: 122 Cal; 2 g Protein; 11 g Tot Fat; 5 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 56 mg Sodium