HEALTHY SUGAR COOKIES….
These are easy sugar biscuit replacements to make, they taste sweet without all the butter and sugar and you can cut them out in fun shapes, whenever I make these it is usually for Winnie, so once we have rolled out the dough we add a light coverage of sprinkles and gently roll them in before cutting them out into shapes, you don’t need to refrigerate the dough before rolling it and if it feels crumbly or doesn’t stick together then add more milk, oil or applesauce if you don’t have applesauce you can use oil or more milk instead just work with the consistency until it forms a nice dough. You can make these with or without a kitchen aid use a K beater on low to mix if you are using a mixer.
1 cup of plain flour (you can use wholemeal)
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup white sugar (can replace with honey, stevia, rice malt syrup… Blah blah blah)
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 and 1/2 tablespoons milk (I used oat milk)
2 tablespoons of olive oil (can use coconut oil, vegetable oil, peanut oil, you get the picture)
2 tablespoons of applesauce ( or fruit purée, I sometime use half eaten Raffertys garden pouches of any fruit/sweet flavour)
Pre heat your oven to 160 degrees
Mix all of your dry ingredients together, then in a measuring cup add all of your wet ingredients if you want to add colour then add it to the wet ingredients add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix everything together to form a nice dough add more flour or milk if it is dry or too wet (I was going to say moist but then I remembered how many people are disturbed by this word….. Moist…..)
Roll the dough between to pieces of baking paper (I cut the paper the size of the cooking tray), I roll the dough close to 5mm thickness, remove the top sheet of baking paper and use it to line your baking tray, cut out your cookies and spread them on they tray, baking paper is going to make your life soooooo much easier but if you don’t have it take your chances with a greased tray or a silicone tray, keep re-rolling with the leftover dough scraps until you have used all the dough.
Now baking time is really a matter of preference, I go for 10mins this gives soft chewy biscuits but closer to 12-15mins will give you more of a crunch
You can add a tablespoon of cocoa to make them ‘chocolate’ or add chocolate chips, oats, crushed banana chips or sultanas if you wish, add this at the wet and dry stage (before mixing) you can also put icing on the biscuits or any sort of decoration really, I find the sprinkles at the rolling out stage is the easiest but go bananas if you wish.