Cashew Caramel Shortbread Cookies
We never understood why people ‘wasted’ superfood bars by adding it to their cookies… But now we do.
Here’s why we were hesitant:
- Superfood/protein bars cost like, $4 each. That makes the recipe $4 more expensive, which means each cookie could end up being the price of the bar in the first place
- Do you even taste the flavour of the protein bar, or is it just a wasted?
- Does it even add extra nutrition to the bar? Can’t we just add protein to the mixture anyway?!
And here is what we discovered:
- GoMacro MacroBars make everything taste SO much better than the recipe without. Nuts and chocolate chips just DO NOT do the recipe justice.
- Yes, the flavour is spread through the cookie, it adds to the textures and gives these morish little bursts of joy throughout the cookie
- These cookies are worth like $50 with the addition of GoMacro MacroBars. No joke. Not an over estimate (okay maybe it is)
- YES it adds a whopping boost of nutritional benefits without distorting the amount of ingredients required, and hence, the cost also.
So reality > expectations. We love this recipe and are sure you will too.
GoMacro MacroBars are cold-pressed, nut-butter based nutrition bars that offer a chewy and filling experience. Made from simple, clean ingredients, all MacroBars are certified:
- Dairy Free
- Refined Sugar Free
- Non-GMO project verified.
Each bar is a combination high-protein and plant-based ingredients and we are absolutely obsessed with every one of the flavours! We used Protein Paradise Cashew Caramel for this shortbread recipe, and it worked an absolute dream. Let us know how you find it!
- ¾ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut cream
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ coconut flour
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- 1 chopped GoMacro Caramel Cashew MacroBar
- 3 tbsp rice malt syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- First, preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a flat baking tray.
- Then melt coconut oil, rice malt syrup, coconut cream and vanilla in a bowl over a boiling saucepan (double boiler set up).
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl before slowly pouring in wet ingredients.
- Mix batter slowly as you add wet ingredients into bowl.
- Knead slightly with your hands.
- Chop up GoMacro bar into very small cubes. Mix through cookie batter.
- Scoop 1 tbsp of mixture into your hands, roll into ball and then press and shape gently onto the lined baking tray. Do so for remaining of mixture but leave ample space between cookies.
- Bake for 20 minutes before checking. They may need longer depending on your oven. When mixture springs back after being touched, it is ready. Cookies will harden as they cool.