Need a healthier alternative for your biscuit tin, or with your morning or afternoon tea? Browse through our collection of biscuit recipes that have less sugar and fat than most traditional biscuits and cookies.
These delicate almond and rosewater macaroons are perfect for something sweet after a nice Indian dinner.
Kwarezimal, or Lenten cookies in English, are low-fat cookies that were traditionally prepared by Maltese people to eat when they were fasting during Lent. Surprisingly, they could indeed eat these delicious cookies :) . . . even if they were fasting! Still popular to this day as a dessert or tea time snack, this is surprisingly healthy. The only honey which resembles the exquisite Malta honey is Greek Hymettus, from the mountain of that name. It is now extremely difficult to obtain the real Malta honey (which is flavoured with wild thyme).
Otherwise known as Bones of the Dead - this is my nana's recipe. Serve with wine or your favourite ice cream. They are also a great accent to a good cup of coffee.
These are great for Christmas gifts. For a richer almond flavour, use almond extract or almond liqueur instead of the vanilla.
These crunchy biscuits are perfect with tea or coffee for a low fat afternoon treat.
This is a simple recipe for meringues with a delicate chocolate-coffee flavour.
These biscuits are packed full of flavour and are easy to make. The biscuit batter is allowed to dry out overnight before being baked. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.
Crispy but chewy chocolate biscotti, made with your favourite chocolate bar! You can use almond instead of hazelnuts, if desired, and can use any other type of chocolate bar. Plain chocolate works well.
A reduced fat, reduced calorie yummy, soft oatmeal raisin cookie that uses light margarine spread rather than butter and a calorie free sugar substitute rather than caster sugar. Also dairy free, these cookies are a yummy good idea if you have any of these dietary needs or preferences.
A lovely crisp biscuit made with oats, dried apricots and sunflower seeds. Deliciously different! Don't be tempted to alter the ingredient amounts, otherwise you may not get the same crispy result!
This oatmeal cookie recipe is diabetic friendly thanks to fruit sugar, or fructose, which you can find in any large supermarket. If you prefer regular sugar, simply use 3 tablespoons granulated sugar instead of fruit sugar.
A fabulous biscotti recipe. These biscotti are low fat and dairy free, but extremely delicious. Perfect with a cup of coffee.
Full of flavour, melt in the mouth and wonderfully crisp. Taste truly indulgent but are quite virtuous with less fat and sugar than most and complex carbohydrates for a lower GI score:-) I came up with this recipe to help friends with morning sickness as ginger is a great help for anyone suffering nausea.
Slightly spicy, nutty biscuit bars with a rich fig flavour.
Extremely low fat and tasty biscotti biscuits. Perfect for dipping in hot coffee or tea.
These fantastic cookies are dairy and gluten free! It takes just five ingredients to make these delicious treats. Enjoy as a snack or with a cuppa.
This recipe makes 3 dozen healthy biscuits. Be sure you buy 100% gluten free oats, available from health shops. The recipe calls for tahini (sesame seed butter that you can buy in any large supermarket). Feel free to add chopped apples, dried cranberries, raisins or dates.