Gluten Free Crunchy Shortbread Biscuits (Bite This)

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This recipe was sprung out of one of my many Martha Stewart inspired moments.
She called for straight up butter, of course, and so I wanted to see if I could use coconut butter instead. The batter was a little dry so I added nut milk and used chestnut flour instead of hazelnuts cause that’s what I had on hand and wow! They came out crunchy, delicately sweet and the perfect biscuit to serve along side some warm beverages.

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For The Recipe

6 TB coconut butter, softened

4 TB homemade nut milk or unsweetened soy milk

1/2 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use

1/2 cup maple, brown or palm sugar

1 cup brown-rice flour

3 ounces blanched hazelnuts, finely ground (1 cup) OR 1 cup chestnut flour

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides.
2. Cream coconut butter, vanilla seeds, and sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add flour, hazelnuts or chestnut flour, and salt.
3. Press into pan; freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Score shortbread into 18 pieces; bake until gold, about 45 minutes.
4. Let cool for 15 minutes in pan. Then using the parchment paper to transfer, take out of baking pan and cool on a wire rack. Following the score lines, use sharp knife and cut into pieces.
5. Shortbread will keep, covered, for up to 3 days.

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  • http://twitter.com/Natural_Edge TeraleeTrommeshauser

    I don’t know how on earth yours are so dark. I’ve got mine in the oven right now, and they are vanilla coloured!

  • DeniseC

    Is coconut butter the same as coconut oil in your recipe? Some people use them as the same and some people differentiate the butter and the oil. Thanks.

  • Aria

    So how did it turn out after it cooled?
    Mine looked dark cause i used chestnut flour so if you use hazelnuts it might come out lighter?

  • Aria

    So how did it turn out after it cooled?
    Mine looked dark cause i used chestnut flour so if you use hazelnuts it might come out lighter?



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