How to make sugar-free biscuits
Preparing homemade biscuits (or cookies) is a simple, delicious and economical option for breakfast or as a snack. Although traditional recipes use sugar to make biscuits, sugar-free alternatives are becoming popular as people want to lower their calorie intake or reduce the risk of diseases such as diabetes. Find out how to do both, but still keep it tasty in the following OneHowTo article on how to make sugar-free biscuits.
Firstly to make our sugar-free biscuits you need to melt the butter, either in the microwave or in a small saucepan on low heat. When liquefied, place it in a bowl, add the sweetener and whisk both ingredients together. If you use stevia as a sweetener, you should reduce the amount a little as its flavor is more intense.
Then, crack the eggs and add them to the bowl to start making the dough for your sugar-free biscuits. Beat all the ingredients again until they're well mixed. Now it's time to add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract to increase the flavor. You could also use other extracts or powders, such as cinnamon, if you want to give the flavor a little kick of spice.
In another bowl, add the ground almonds and sift in the flour while mixing both ingredients together. Then you need to gradually combine the contents of both containers by incrementally adding the flour and ground almond mixture into the bowl containing the beaten egg and butter. Don't do it the other way round as it will be harder to mix and you could ruin your mixture. Keep stirring to avoid lumps until you achieve a smooth and even dough.
Once you have prepared the dough, shape it into balls and flatten them slightly to create the traditional biscuit shape. Next, preheat the oven to 180 degrees and cover the base of a baking tray with a sheet greaseproof paper. Place the biscuits onto the tray, and try to leave large gaps in between, so they don't join together as the dough rises in the oven's heat.
After about 10 or 15 minutes when the biscuits are starting to brown, you can remove them from the oven. Leave them to cool for a while and your sugar-free biscuits will be ready to eat. You can put them in a sealed tin or tub and eat them at your leisure, but you should eat at least one while they are still warm as this is when they are the most delicious.
These biscuits can be eaten on their own or incorporated into other desserts. Check out our OneHowTo articles on How to Make Icing Without Icing Sugar to decorate your biscuits and read How to Replace Sugar with Sweetener to find out more about how to choose the best sugar alternative.
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