So I had the opportunity to try out a new clarified butter product called PALEO BUTTER, and oh boy was I impressed. As you guys know by now, I only post about products that I really believe in, and this is one of those products. This stuff tastes like the best butter you”ll ever try (the smell alone is pretty unreal), but it is actually ghee. This is awesome because ghee has some additional health benefits and does not pose a problem for anyone sensitive to dairy. If you haven’t already, get your hands on some PALEO BUTTER by clicking HERE. If you’re not a believer yet, keep reading….
Many people, especially in the paleo world, choose ghee over butter because of the lactose and casein that, while minimal, can still be found in butter but is not an issue with ghee. Ghee comes from the same source as the grass-fed butter so many love, but it has been clarified, which means it is cooked until the water and milk solids are removed, leaving us with just the delicious golden yellow oil. It has a higher cooking point and shelf-life, and doesn’t result in digestive issues for anyone suffering from dairy sensitivity. Now, let’s talk health. Here are a few reasons why ghee is a nutritional power house:
Ghee is rich in the oil soluble vitamins, A, D and E, as well as K2 and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – an antioxidant with anti-viral properties when it is sourced from grass fed cows.
Ghee is rich in medium chain fatty acids, which are absorbed directly to the liver and used as energy, making it a delicious and effective energy source to take the place of carbs and other fats in the system, leading to weight loss.
Ghee is rich in butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid, which is great for a healthy digestive tract and strong immune system (after all, our immunity all starts in our gut). In fact, butyric acid is being used to treat inflammatory bowl diseases (like Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis).
Finally, ghee stimulates the secretion of gastric acid, helping in the digestive process. Good digestions leads to a lovely life.
Note: ghee is also a great skin moisturizer if you’re up for trying it!
After opening the lid and smelling this stuff, I naturally I went to work to put together a delicious recipe to share with my wonderful readers. I started by cooking my eggs in it, and that was a treat in itself, but when butter this good is in the Bruner kitchen, baking is obviously in order. I figured I would take a stab at some crumbly, shortbread-like, butter cookies, and this is what came of it.
See what you think!
Paleo Butter Shortbread Cookies (GF, NF)
WHAT YOU NEED:
- ½ cup Paleo Butter (or 1 stick, 8 TB grass-fed butter)
- ¼ cup coconut palm sugar (I get this bag from Whole Foods) *you can also use honey/maple syrup if that is on hand
- 2 organic, pasture-raised eggs
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup fine coconut flour (I get this big ass bag from Costco)
- ¼ tsp celtic sea salt
- OPTIONAL: soy free, organic chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
WHAT YOU DO:
- Preheat oven to 325 F
- in a large glass bowl, cream butter and sugar (I can’t get over how delicious this butter smells and tastes)
- add eggs, vanilla extract and mix well
- combine coconut flour and salt in a separate bowl
- mix dry ingredients into the butter mixture
- add optional chocolate chips and stir with spatula into a nice cookie dough blob
- roll dough into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet
- push down on balls to flatten slightly to cookie shape and bake for 10 minutes
- pop them immediately in the freezer for 10 minutes for quick cooling, or if you have patience, let them cool on their own (they’ll be a bit crumbly without time to cool)
- we had ours over Luna and Larry’s Dark Chocolate coconut ice cream… and wow! Rusty had a couple today with some raw milk, and that was also a hit.
These get better with time, actually. I had one for breakfast this morning, and it was even tastier! Store them in the fridge and, like fine wine, they get better with age (they’ll last about 5 days in the fridge)
Enjoy, guys! I hope you have a great weekend. Feel free to reach out with questions! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your questions answered.
Kali says, “HAPPY WEEKEND!”