As we all prepare for Christmas, buying gifts to decorating the tree. I also love to bake up Christmas-y type treats. When I was was living at home my mum always bought a huge box of delicious buttery shortbread biscuits at Christmas time. You know the ones that come in a tartan decorated tin…
After many baking failures this weekend in my mission to produce low fat shortbread, I came to the conclusion that no such thing existed.
Mission failed! 😦
With each batch I noted their inadequacies…
Batch one: too crumbly and sweet
Batch two: too crisp – could be used as hockey pucks.
Batch three: just darn right nasty!
In spite of my failures I decided to hold out and make something a little different and non-shortbread like.
Chocolate Splatter Cookies! 😀
- 2 cups of soya flour
- 1 cup of whole wheat spelt flour
- 1/3 cup of icing sugar
- 1/3 cup of golden caster sugar
- 3 tbsp of low fat margarine or alternative spread
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor until all of the flour is mixed in and the mixture starts to come together to form a dough…
Place the finished dough in a freezer bag or wrap in cling film. Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes…
Sprinkle your counter top with a little flour and start to roll out the dough until it is a few millimeters thick, creating an even surface.
Cut out your cookies with your favourite cookie cutters and place on a non-stick baking tray…
Bake in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 5 for 12 minutes. The cookies should look dry on the outside but still soft in the middle…
Decorate as your heart desires. I used melted Green and Black’s Organic white and dark chocolate.
Mission accomplished! 😀
What food’s from your childhood remind you of Christmas? Have you tried to make a recipe low fat but failed?