Unfortunately baby Rose has inherited his sweet tooth from his mother. There’s nothing he loves more than something he shouldn’t be having; the cry of ‘mallow’ can often be heard at 7am. Of course we don’t give him marshmallows for breakfast, but I have been a tad concerned recently that we’re giving him a little too much sugar. In a bid to combat the constant cry for chocolate buttons, I stumbled across these ‘no sugar’ cookies. Technically they do have sugar in them, it’s just that this sugar is honey – which although doesn’t make them completely healthy, is one step towards being better for him.
The recipe is a Thermomix one, but it’s easily adapted for those without the most wizards amazing gadget ever! The original recipe can be found here. Teeny teddies are apparently all the rage in Australia. I can see why: they’re gorgeous!
60g of butter cut into cubes
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
170g plain flour
65g self raising flour
1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- Put the butter, honey and vanilla bean paste into a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until melted.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and add all the other ingredients. It is quite a wet and sticky dough.
- Place dough on a silicone mat to cool slightly.
- Once dough is cooled slightly but still warm and pliable, roll out into a rectangle about 2mm in thickness.
- Using a small teddy cutter cut the shapes out of the dough (do not underestimate how much time this takes. My arms were killing me by the end!)
- Place on a tray and bake for 4 minutes (or until golden brown) in a 180°c oven.
The original recipe says that they can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. So far mine have lasted 4 days and they have already lost their snap. I’m going to put the rest in the freezer and bring them out as and when. Considering I made 270 of them it’ll take even the sweetest of tooth a long time to munch through them. Baby Rose is having a good go though!
If you try it, let me know.
Happy healthy baking
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