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Oat Shortbread Cookies
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Contributed by: Paul Buckless blog 04/02/2004Added: Feb 19, 2008 at 03:54 AM


20 minutes , makes 12 cookies. These are a rich, dense biscuit. They are also good used as shortbread with strawberries. You can vary the taste and texture by varying the second ingredient, we actually use Macadamia nuts as these give a wonderful taste to the biscuit. If you miss the real shortbread biscuit made with butter and wheat you’ll truly enjoy these. They stick to your teeth and roof of your mouth just like the real thing. So settle down with a couple of these and a freshly brewed coffee. I promise you’ll like them.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup macadamia, slivered almonds or sesame seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder [baking powder recipes]
  • dash of sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or other sweetener (we use apple juice concentrate) [or agave syrup]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  2. Mix oat flour, nuts, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Mix oil and sweetener in a glass or plastic measuring cup.
  4. Heat for 20 seconds in the microwave to soften.
  5. Mix into the dry ingredients, adding a little water if necessary to make the dough stick together.
  6. Shape dough into a circle about 1/2” thick on a baking sheet and cut into 12 triangle shaped biscuits.
  7. Score the top lightly with a fork.
  8. Bake for about 8 – 10 minutes then cut again after baking to separate.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Oat Flour3 ,4 B N B B B N N A
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Macadamia2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Sesame Seed1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Honey2 N N N A N N N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[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 Feb 29, 2008 at 03:10 PM By: Don