Shortbread, by accepted wisdom, is decadent, crumbly, and faintly sweet. Macaroons, by accepted wisdom, are chewy, sweet, and packed with coconut. What would happen if you combined the two into an adorable little cookie? You'd get the Coconut Shortbread Honey Cookie by WB Kitchen. Each little blonde confection is a four (...or three ...or two) bite wonder combining the unmistakeable taste of raw honey with almond flour, coconut, and vanilla.
While you are enjoying the chewy morsels, know that it gets even better - the honey used is locally sourced in Colorado and certified bee-friendly!~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Cookies: we love them. With sweetness, heft, chewiness, and fat, how could we not? Cookies, however, are often consumed right from the shelf-stable packaging tray that cradles refined sugars, nutrient-poor flours, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. This is not a recipe for health, though it can be a recipe for profits, product longevity, and habitual snacking leading to weight gain and declining health. Eesh!
Enter WB Kitchen and these adorable twin-packs of tasty. The "WB" stands for White Buffalo, a rare and precious animal in nature. White Buffalo creates foods that are precious to the paleo crowd but less rare by the day - especially now that you can order them right here!
When WB Kitchen decided to make cookies, they started in the right place - from a paleo mindset.
All of WB Kitchen's cookie varieties start with nut flour and honey, then add key flavors to create each delicious variation - from cocoa for the brownies, to maple and pecans for the "sandies", to coconut for the vanilla shortbread. Organic ingredients are used predominantly, ensuring that nutrition standards are high and sustainability is supported.
Why are Honey Cookies so good for you?
Ok, they're not in-and-of-themselves a health food, but when you're ready to step away from the store-brand sandwich cremes, WB Kitchen's Honey Cookies are a wonderful stepping stone toward less-processed foods. They are a satisfying treat for anyone.
Made with high-quality ingredients, masterfully sourced, totally gluten-free, these are nutritionally impeccable. Here’s what’s going on inside:
Raw Unfiltered Honey
Raw Unfiltered Honey keeps all of the best parts of this delicious sweetener intact, from the heat-sensitive enzymes to the rich floral aroma and clean taste. WB Kitchen sources only bee-friendly honey from Colorado to use in all of their honey sweets products. Have your cookie and feel good about the future of bees, to boot!
Almonds are naturally delicious and extremely nourishing. Healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, zinc, selenium, copper, magnesium, manganese, tryptophan and vitamin E are just a handful of the key nutrients that make almonds so nutritious. Almonds are so nutritious — their list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. They’re full of health-giving fats, like oleic acid and linoleic acid, powerful antioxidants that can protect against many forms of cancer (oleic acid can protect women against breast cancer specifically), and can also significantly lower the amount of LDL in your blood, and reduce your risk for heart disease. Almonds can effectively improve your complexion, slow down your aging process, help improve your blood profile by reducing your LDL, build a strong immune system, prevent the onset of high blood pressure and protect you from other diseases like ADHD, asthma and osteoporosis. They can also help speed up your metabolism, and work well in weight control. A wonderful natural sweetness and impressive variety of nutrients makes almonds one of nature’s most perfect foods.
Shredded Coconut & Coconut Oil
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to:
- Help with weight loss
- Boost energy and athletic performance
- Help with Alzheimer’s and cognitive function
- Have antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities
- Nourish the thyroid
- Help prevent candida overgrowth
- Boost the metabolism
- Make skin and hair softer
Here’s a little background on White Buffalo, the dynamic company behind Honey Cookies
WB Kitchen is dedicated to creating whoe food sweet treats with the highest quality ingredients possible.
In their own words: "What White Buffalo offers is not just all natural honey sweets, it represents a state of mind. As humans our food choices directly reﬂect the level of conscious awareness we bring into the rest of our lives. Choosing to nourish our bodies with real and harmonious foods brings us more in balance with our community and our planet. Eating the foods mother nature intended allows you to feel and be healthier, happier and more vibrant. This is how we choose foods for our own bodies and wish only the same for YOU!
At White Buffalo Kitchen we believe in real food for real people. Our honey sweets are hand crafted using local Colorado honey and all natural ingredients. Preservatives, artiﬁcial colors and ﬂavors have no place in our products and are never used."
From their packaging: "The White Buffalo serves as a sacred symbol for the restoration of harmony and balance between humanity and nature. From our own desire to find balance and nourishment in our lives White Buffalo Kitchen was inspired. Food is one of our most basic needs and your daily food choices are one of the most effective ways to impact the plant. Look within yourself to realize how the spirit of the White Buffalo will move you towards healing your planet."
Chris Feuille, Owner/Chef
Chris started WB Kitchen in 2012 with his wife Anna. Creating is what Chris enjoys best. Whether it be new recipes in the kitchen, making spreadsheets, or fumbling through the finances Chris always enjoys a new challenge to navigate. WB Kitchen is constantly evolving and Chris believes making decisions based upon facts, reasoning, and intuition is the best way to run his business. One of Chris’s goals for WB Kitchen is to impact foodies and entrepreneurs all over. Chris wants to show that businesses can succeed and be profitable while utilizing unconventional methods of operation. Really being clear about what you are doing is a constant idea that Chris is constantly returning to. Always remember why it is you set out upon this particular path and what it is you wish to accomplish. In his limited spare time Chris enjoys playing the violin and spending time out in the woods with his family.