I used to make these shortbread cookies when my kids were young. Except back then, I used refined white sugar, refined white flour and butter. Now, I've substituted with healthier ingredients!

Course Snack/dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or Lakanto sweetener (monk fruit)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 14 almonds
  • small amount of strawberry jam or a blend of 3 strawberries, 1 beet slice and 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

    In a large bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener and coconut oil. Using hands, form into tubes to represent fingers. Pinch twice above and below knuckle. Using a bread knife, and using your own fingers as a guide, cut cracks on the knuckle and above. Place almond on the end representing the fingernail.

    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Once cool, remove the almonds and put a bit of jam (or strawberry, beet, coconut oil blend) on the fingernail area. Replace the almond allowing the red (blood) to squish out around the nail.