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Healthy Rustic Teacake Cookies for Healthier Holiday Treats

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Russian Teacakes and Mexican Wedding Cakes use pretty much the same cookie recipe. Rich, buttery pastry taste with a melt-in-your-mouth feel…..but I wanted something healthier.

Healthy Rustic Teacake Cookies

This new recipe is similar to the traditional one but has some added benefits which I feel makes this cookie all the more worthwhile! Not only are they a bit healthier, but these are also wonderfully delicious!

The is a new recipe that is sure to please. Simple ingredients and simple instructions.

Healthy Rustic Teacakes Recipe:

For Two Dozen Cookies, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup of real butter
  • 1/2 cup of organic powdered sugar or powdered Monk’s Fruit
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour {I love using Organic Einkorn Flour)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon Hemp Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon LivFit Ground Chia, Flax and Hemp Seed Mix

Cut the butter into powdered sugar or Monk’s fruit with a pastry cutter or 2 kitchen knives.

Set this aside and chop your nuts so they are semi-fine.

Next, add the salt, flour, hemp seeds, ground seed mix, and chopped nuts to the butter and sugar mixture and combine until you form a ball.

Chill Dough

Your dough should be short and not too sticky, if your dough is a bit sticky, you may chill for 1/2 to 1 full hour. If not, then form 1 inch balls of dough by gently rolling dough in your hands.

Add 1 more tablespoon of flour if your dough is still a bit sticky but only 1 tablespoon at a time.

Baking Healthy Rustic Teacake Cookies

Pre-heat over to 400 degrees. This is a hot oven so you must watch your cookies very carefully.

These teacake cookies will not rise as there is no leavening in them. They might puff up a bit so leave about 2 inches between each cookie as you place them on your baking sheet.

Please do a test cookie first. Just bake one cookie to make sure the texture is correct. If the cookie spreads, then add additional tablespoons of flour.

Bake for 8 to 9 minutes watching carefully so they do not burn. Remove from oven and cool slightly.

While teacakes are still warm, carefully roll in either powdered sugar or powdered Monk’s fruit. Set aside to cool completely.

When the cookies are completely cool, gently roll them again in the powdered sugar for the second coat.

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Yield: 24 Teacakes

Healthy Rustic Teacakes Cookies

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This is a healthier version of the traditional Russian Teacakes and Mexican Wedding Cakes recipes that we are so familiar with…..I think you will like this new version!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Real Butter
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar or Powdered Monk's Fruit
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon Hemp Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon LivFit Ground Chia, Flax and Hemp Seed Mix

Instructions

To Begin:

  1. Cut the butter into powdered sugar or Monk's fruit with a pastry cutter or 2 kitchen knives.
  2. Set this aside and chop your nuts so they are semi-fine.
  3. Add the salt, flour, hemp seeds, ground seed mix, and chopped nuts to the butter and sugar mixture and combine until you form a ball.

Chill Dough

  1. If your dough is a bit sticky, you may chill for 1/2 to 1 full hour. If not, then form 1 inch balls of dough by gently rolling dough in your hands.
  2. If the dough is sticky, add 1 more tablespoon of flour but only 1 tablespoon at a time.

Baking Healthy Rustic Teacake Cookies

  1. Pre-heat over to 400 degrees. This is a hot oven so you must watch your cookies very carefully.
  2. These teacake cookies will not rise as there is no leavening in them. They might puff up a bit so leave about 2 inches between each cookie as you place them on your baking sheet.
  3. Please do a test cookie first. Just bake one cookie to make sure the texture is correct. If the cookie spreads, then add additional tablespoons of flour.
  4. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes watching carefully so they do not burn. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  5. Warm teacakes are still warm, carefully roll in either powdered sugar or powdered Monk's fruit. Set aside to cool completely.
  6. When the cookies are completely cool, gently roll them again in the powdered sugar for the second coat.

Notes

To Store:

  1. Store in a cookie tin between sheets of wax paper or parchment paper.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 10mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate due to variations of ingredients used in recipe.

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In Conclusion:

Healthy cookies make having a treat so much smarter. These are my new all-time favorite! What is your favorite healthy version of an old traditional and classic cookie recipe?

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2 Comments

  • Lisa L Lombardo
    December 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe on the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Party!

    Reply
    • Original Homesteading
      December 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm

      The 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Party is a wonderful idea! Thank you for including me!

      Reply

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