These Skinny Shortcake Biscuits are the perfect low-fat version of the common shortcake: same flavour and consistence, only less fat.
What can I say? I really thank my mum for this amazing recipe she has created, after many time trying she has been trying to find the perfect balance between fat and fragrance.
You are going to find this recipe so easy and quick: the shortcake dough is much easier to knead than the classic one as there is significantly less butter.
My mum has cut down the butter dramatically in these shortcake recipe and I have to say: it works! The dough is perfect for biscuits but you can use it also for all sorts of tarts or pies.
I usually enjoy these biscuits for breakfast (as in Italy we used to eat sweets for breakfast) but I guess they are perfect for any time of the day: great with a cup of tea or coffee, good idea also for kids parties. I really hope you try to bake them because I’m sure you will not be able to tell the difference between them and the usual buttery shortcake 🙂 I’m sure you will really love them and won’t be able to give them up!
You can cook this shortcake on a regoular tray spayed with some 1 kcal spray oil, or on a cookie mat, on a oven tray covered in oven paper or on a common non stick tray as I usually do. The process is really straight forward: you just need to assemble all the ingredients together for the dough, add the chocolate chips if you like, roll it, cut it and bake it 😀
- 350gr Flour
- 100gr Sugar
- 100gr Butter
- 1 Egg
- 2 Egg yolks
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp grated Lemon Zest
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips (or you can use Chocolate Chunks)
- Mix all the ingredients (apart from the chocolate chips) in a bowl until everything come together in a dough.
- Transfet your dough on a floured surface and knead it until smooth.
- Add the chocolate chips and knead the dough a bit more.
- Roll your dough using a rolling pin then cut your biscuits in the shapes you like.
- Transfer the biscuits on a cookie mat (or an oven tray) and bake for 25 minutes at 160 degrees celsius.