Who doesn’t love a little cookie with a cuppa? Chocolate cookies are normally laden with saturated fat, sugar and all sorts of preservatives and additives. Here, we have come up with a cookie which tastes good, but contains healthier fats and uses Natvia instead of sugar. Natvia is a natural sugar replacer which is derived from a plant and fruit sugars.
If however you wish to use sugar and butter then just substitute these into the recipe.
Time: 10 mins cooking, 10 mins preparation, 30 mins chilling time.
120g unsalted margarine
¾ cup Vitarium chocolate flavour
4 tbsp Natvia
125 grams plain flour
6 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
Beat margarine and eggs in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.
Add vitarium powder and Natvia and continue beating.
Into this bowl, sift cocoa, bicarb soda, flour and fold through until wet and dry ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.
Mixture should form a dough.
Form into two logs 4 cm in diameter and wrap tightly in cling film.
Chill for 1 hour before baking.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Remove cling film from logs
Using a sharp knife, slice thin discs (approx ½ cm thick) and place on baking tray. Allow some room for spreading.
Bake for 10 mins. Cool on a wire rack.
Tips: If you like thicker biscuits, cut thicker slices and increase the cooking time by approximately 3 minutes.
To add sweetness, add 1 cup sultanas to the mixture.
Stay happy and healthy! Until next time…the Ng and the Chef
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