Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favourite holiday recipes. When I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was told to stay away from sweets, I knew I had to cut them from my diet!  Using LIVA in place of white sugar ensures I don't have to worry about missing out on the sweet moments of life, especially around the holiday season. Plus, I'm getting a dose of fiber from the date sugar with every batch. 

They are so easy to bake, only requiring 4 ingredients, and your whole family will love them!



1 cup all purpose flour (or gluten free alternative) 

3/4 cup LIVA Date Sugar 

1/4 cup cocoa powder

7 oz cold butter cut into cubes 



  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl and bring together using clean hands 
  2. The dough slowly comes together as the butter softens 
  3. Roll out dough onto a parchment paper approximately 1/4 inch thick (tip: f the butter gets too warm and the dough feels too soft, chill for 30 mins then roll out)
  4. Lightly perforate the dough using a butter knife to mark 16 square cookies
  5. Bake on 350 for 20 mins
  6. Let the large cookie cool for 3 mins then take a sharp knife and neatly cut the marked squares.
  7. Drizzle with some melted dark chocolate and enjoy!


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