Whenever I get a lil too healthy for comfort, I turn towards “Diet” biscuits. Sugar free, oil free, no cholesterol, you name it and I’ve had it! My personal favorite is the McVitie’s Digestive and after guzzling down one too many, I thought about making my own.
Though not exactly like the original, they surely make the cut of being the almost-replica. I haven’t bought another McVities since I found this recipe. You can find the original recipe here . I omitted adding the Crisco,cream of tartar,half-n-half singles due to non-availability and used margarine in place of butter.
Next time, I’d probably add a little lesser sugar as I personally found them to be on the sweeter side. The cookies taste better with time, so make sure to store em in an air-tight container.
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup wheat bran
- 4 tablespoons butter (can sub with margarine)
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 tbsp milk
In a large bowl, mix together the flours, bran, baking powder, baking soda, sugar with the pastry blender or a fork.
Mix in the margarine. The mixture at this point should resemble coarse breadcrumbs.
Mix the vanilla in the milk and add to the mix. Mix with pastry blender or fork until it is a really soft dough. Refrigerate for a few minutes to make it easier to work with.
Roll out dough between wax paper to a thickness of 1/8th inch and cut into rounds with cookie cutter about 2 inches in diameter .
Transfer to baking sheet and prick all over with a fork
Bake in a preheated oven at 176 C for 10-15 minutes or until done.
Cool on a wire rack and transfer to an airtight container,