Spiced Christmas Biscuits

  • 20MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 39KCAL

Crunchy and moreish lightly spiced biscuits, ideal for a fun festive treat when following slimming plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories39
  • Carbs11g
  • Protein0.7g
  • Fat2.3g
  • Saturates1.4g

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Sweet, crunchy biscuits baking away in the oven and the smell of warming cinnamon filling the kitchen: it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We love creating slimming-friendly versions of your favourite foods, and these Spiced Christmas Biscuits are perfect for a low calorie treat with a cuppa. They’re so moreish that you won’t want to have just one. Don’t worry though, at 39 calories per biscuit, you can enjoy another without any guilt!

We’ve left them plain and star shaped in this recipe, but why not try getting the kids involved in decorating them with some ready made icing and decorations? Or you could even show off your own artistic skills for a work bake-off – the possibilities are endless!

This standard recipe produces 40 cookies, but you could use any shape cookie cutter you have: Christmas trees, reindeers or anything you like, really. Just be sure to adjust the nutritional information accordingly.

You can even freeze the dough before baking so you’re always prepared for those snow day snack emergencies!

If you’re looking for more make-ahead treats, our Mini Spiced Christmas Apple Pies are just what you’re looking for:

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Take a look at our Christmas category for even more delicious festive recipes!

What diets is this Spiced Christmas Biscuits recipe suitable for?

Spiced Christmas Biscuits are suitable for vegetarian diets.

As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Spiced Christmas Biscuits recipe?

  • This Spiced Christmas Biscuits recipe is worth 2 Points per portion if you’re on WW Green.
  • This Spiced Christmas Biscuits recipe is worth 2 Points per portion if you’re on WW Blue.
  • This Spiced Christmas Biscuits recipe is worth 2 Points per portion if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Spiced Christmas Biscuits?

It is important to use a good quality, crunchy granulated sweetener that is the same weight and sweetness as sugar, such as Sugarly, Natvia or Sukrin. Powdery sweeteners won’t work as well, and you won’t get the same texture!

To make an even dough, a rolling pin which measures the thickness of your dough would be really handy.

We’ve used a 6cm star cutter, and don’t forget the ready made writing icing if you want to get decorating!

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We’ve used a 6cm star cookie cutter which makes 40 cookies. You could use a different one but be sure to adjust the nutritional info accordingly!

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How many calories are in these Spiced Christmas Biscuits?

There are 39 calories per biscuit in this Spiced Christmas Biscuits recipe which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160ºC and spray baking sheets with a little low calorie cooking spray.

Step 2

Place the butter and sweetener in a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. This will be quicker and easier if you use an electric hand whisk.

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Step 3

Add the egg and beat for another minute.

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Step 4

Sift the flour, cinnamon and baking powder into the bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix thoroughly with a spoon.

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Step 5

Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until it forms a smooth dough.

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Step 6

Roll out to 2mm thickness and cut into star shapes using a 6cm cutter.

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Step 7

Place the stars on the baking sheet, leaving an inch or so between them.

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Step 8

Roll the scraps together and continue cutting out until all the dough has been used. You should get 40 stars with a 6cm cutter.

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Step 9

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the biscuits are golden.

Step 10

Leave on the tray for 5 minutes, before transferring to a cooling rack.

Spiced Christmas Biscuits - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

Optional: get creative with decorations, but don’t forget to add on any extra calories, depending how much you use!

What could I serve with these Spiced Christmas Biscuits?

These biscuits go great with a cuppa, or you could serve a platter of showstopping Christmas recipes as part of a dessert buffet:

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How do you know when these Spiced Christmas Biscuits are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Spiced Christmas Biscuits for around 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe!

How long can you keep these Spiced Christmas Biscuits in the fridge?

Make sure that you allow any leftovers of these Spiced Christmas Biscuits to cool before putting them in an airtight container, where they’ll keep for 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Spiced Christmas Biscuits?

The raw dough from this recipe CAN be frozen for up to 3 months, but please do remember to do the following:

  • Make sure that you freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Choose a container or a bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Label your dish with the name of the recipe and the date that you froze it on.

How do I reheat these Spiced Christmas Biscuits?

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and cook as per the instructions.

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Spiced Christmas Biscuits

Crunchy and moreish lightly spiced biscuits, ideal for a fun festive treat when following slimming plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 39
  • Carbs 11G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter softened
  • 150 g granulated sweetener
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • pinch of salt

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160ºC and spray baking sheets with a little low calorie cooking spray.
  2. Place the butter and sweetener in a mixing bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. This will be quicker and easier if you use an electric hand whisk.
  3. Add the egg and beat for another minute.
  4. Sift the flour, cinnamon and baking powder into the bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix thoroughly with a spoon.
  5. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until it forms a smooth dough.
  6. Roll out to 2mm thickness and cut into star shapes using a 6cm cutter.
  7. Place the stars on the baking sheet, leaving an inch or so between them.
  8. Roll the scraps together and continue cutting out until all the dough has been used. You should get 40 stars with a 6cm cutter.
  9. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the biscuits are golden.
  10. Leave on the tray for 5 minutes, before transferring to a cooling rack.

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Recipe notes

Tip: This is best using real butter, not spreadable. It gives the biscuits a delicious crunch.
Tip: Optional - Use ready made icing and silver balls to decorate the biscuits. This will add around 10 calories to each biscuit, depending on how creative you get.

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JacquesSaturday 28th November 2020

Can I ask if the information for one biscuit

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    HollyMonday 30th November 2020

    Hello Jacques, yes the nutritional information on the recipe page is for 1 biscuit and the recipe makes 40 biscuits. Hope that helps!

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Sue PlattThursday 12th November 2020

If you used normal sugar would you use the same amount that is in the ingredients?

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    HollyMonday 16th November 2020

    Hi Sue, yes you can substitute the granulated sweetener for caster sugar and alter the calories accordingly. Hope that helps!

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