These Healthy Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits are gluten free, refined sugar free, and made without butter or oil. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, they’re quick & easy to make!
It’s Valentine’s Day… the perfect occasion for chocolate!
Chocolate comes in many different shapes and sizes, but today it is in the form of a biscuit. Well technically we are using cocoa powder for these Healthy Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits. But either way, they are enriched with the delicious, indulgent flavour of dark chocolate!
What’s more, they are gluten-free and refined sugar free. We’ll use Greek yoghurt instead of butter or oil, too. You only need 6 ingredients and 15 minutes to make them!
Tasting of dark chocolate, they remind me of chocolate shortbread or bourbon biscuits. A slightly dry, melt-in-the-mouth, crunchy-yet-soft-in-the-centre biscuit. Especially delicious alongside a cup of tea or hot chocolate!😉
They’re super easy to make, and only take 10 minutes in the oven!
To make these Healthy Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits:
First of all, grab a large mixing bowl. Add a little butter (optional), then Greek yoghurt and unrefined muscovado sugar. Stir.
Thoroughly mix an egg in, followed by vanilla extract. Sift cocoa powder and gluten-free plain flour into the bowl. Fold in gently, then use your hands to form a dough.
Use your hands to flatten a quarter of the dough evenly to 1/2 cm. (You can use a rolling pin, but I find it easier to use my hands.) Cut out heart-shapes with a cookie cutter, and place onto a greased baking tray.
Bake for 10 minutes, leave to cool.
They’ll keep for up to 5 days in a container in the fridge (because of the Greek yoghurt). Great with a cup of tea – or even a hot chocolate, for an extra chocolate-y treat!