Chestnut flour may seen like unusual ingredient to bake with, but if you are making sugar-free cookies you will definitely need this ingredient. This flour is made from ground dried chestnuts and has its natural sweetness which is ideal for reducing the amount sugar or any other sweetener needed in the recipe. We didn't add any additional sugar as they are perfectly sweet.
You will definitely love these thin and crisp sugar-free cookies made only from healthy flours. Besides chestnut flour for these cookies we use also almond flour and whole grain spelt flour. This combination gives cookies natural sweetness and a perfectly light texture.
To ensure crunchiness and special nutty flavour we added a finely chopped toasted pistachios. To give some freshness to the cookies we added grated lemon zest from the organic lemons. Amaretto accent the delicate almond note in these cookies.
The dough is pretty easy to prepare and once ready leave it to rest for about 20 minutes. When baking cookies be sure not to overbake them as they are pretty thin and will dried out.
If you wonder where to buy chestnut and almond flours, be sure to check your local specialty food store. If you can't find them the flours can also be bought online.
These delicious cookies are so simple to bake and will definitely become your new favourite sugar-free cookies!