Maple Bacon Shortbread
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 slices bacon, diced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butteror butter flavored coconut oil if dairy free, softened
  • 2 cups almond flour or almond meal (or pecan meal)
  • ⅓ cup Swerve confectioners (or equivalent)
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • Pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • Chocolate Dip:
  • ¾ cup heavy cream (or full-fat coconut milk if dairy free)
  • ⅓ cup Swerve confectioners’ or equivalent
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or maple extract)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment on a cookie sheet.
  2. Place the softened butter into a medium bowl and cream the natural sweetener with the butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the almond flour, extract and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. Form into 1½ by 1½ inch squares and place ½ inch apart on the parchment. Press the diced bacon into the top of the cookies. Bake for 15 minutes or just turning golden brown. Cool completely before removing from cookie sheet.
  4. Meanwhile make the chocolate dip. Place the cream in a saucepan and heat on high until simmering. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate and sweetener and stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add extract and stir to combine. Use to dip cooled cookies into. Dip one end of the cookie into the melted chocolate and place onto a piece of parchment.
Notes
Nutritional Info: 100 calories, 9.7g fat, 2.3g protein, 2.5g carbs, 1.4g fiber
Recipe by Maria Mind Body Health at https://mariamindbodyhealth.com/maple-bacon-shortbread/