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Gillian's Savoury Cookies

Contributed by: Gillian RobertsAdded: Jan 30, 2008 at 02:19 AM


Cheese and pecan cookies - no sweeteners

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup spelt flour [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecans
How to make it:
  1. Cream ghee, salt and almonds.
  2. Beat egg in.
  3. Stir mustard and baking soda into flour.
  4. Mix flour into egg/ghee mixture.
  5. Mix crumbled or grated cheese in.
  6. Mix in pecans.
  7. Roll into 1 inch balls.
  8. Flatten with fingers a little.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 8 - 10 minutes.
  10. Makes 20 cookies.

    I mix by hand, it is quick. I used 1/2 feta and 1/2 mozzarella cheese. Adding 1/2 cup of turkey bacon would be good, as well as spices such as chives, paprika, oregano.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mustard (wheat-free, vinegar-f...1 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Feta Cheese- N N B B B B N A
Mozzarella Cheese- N N B B B B N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Oregano1 N N B B N B N B
Paprika1 N N N N N N N N
Mustard, Dry- N N N N N N N N
Chives- N N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised By:
    • Revised Jan 30, 2008 at 12:55 AM By: Rodney