Sometimes I have an easy idea that becomes a little more complicated as I get into the execution. These cookies are a great example of that! I found an easy recipe for some shortbread cookies make with 3 ingredients, genius! So after making them once or twice, I modified them into this creation. I expect to have several cookie variations come from this recipe and would love to hear some from you!
What you need:
3 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons butter (preferable if from grass-fed cows, or coconut oil)
1 tablespoon coconut nectar syrup (honey is a good substitute)
1/8 teaspoon lavender flowers
1.5 tablespoons coconut manna (also known as coconut butter)
1 tablespoon apricot spread (I used a store-bought organic apricot spread that did not use any added sugar or artificial sugars).
What to do:
Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees.
In a small food processor, mix coconut flour, butter, and syrup or honey. Pulse until well combined.
Using a half-tsp measuring spoon, scoop out cookies onto baking sheet and create a small "well" in the center. Sprinkle the cookie with a few lavender flowers. Bake cookies for about 7 minutes (check them to see if they are browning too much at 6 minutes). Let cookies cool for a few minutes.
While the cookies are still slightly warm, spread coconut manna onto cookies, and then top with apricot spread. Let fully cool to ensure that cookies will hold.
|Coconut Flour Lavender Shortbread with Coconut Manna and Apricot Spread|