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Cider Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients: (use organic whenever possible!)

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup blue agave syrup (or honey)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Simply Organic vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. Simply Organic Mulling Spice
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. baking powder
  • Plastic wrap

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, agave, eggs and vanilla together.
  2. In a spice or coffee grinder, grind Mulling Spice to a coarse powder.
  3. Sift out any larger pieces and then whisk powder into cream mixture.
  4. Slowly add flour and baking powder, stirring constantly until completely blended.
  5. Divide dough into 4 equal parts.
  6. Roll each section into a cylinder approximately 10 inches in length by 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  7. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a minimum of 1 hour.
  8. When ready, preheat oven to 350°F, slice dough into ¼ inch rounds, place on cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden on top.

Servings: 48 cookies

Note: Dough can be frozen and saved to be used at a later time. Thaw 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and baking. Frost as you would sugar cookies for a sweeter treat.

Nutrition Facts: As prepared, each serving contains 190 calories, 8 g of fat, 40 mg of cholesterol, 115 mg of sodium, 27 g of carbohydrates and 3 g of protein.

This recipe is courtesy of Simply Organic.

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