I don’t know about you but personally, nothing says ‘Christmas’ more than a jar of homemade biscuits, festooned with a red ribbon. Whether it’s a present for a loved one or just something to brighten up your own kitchen, homemade biccies are a wonderful festive treat.
Problem is, many commercial and homemade biscuit recipes call for masses of sugar, salt and butter. Tasty but not exactly weight loss or waist line friendly! While indulging in the occasional sweet treat is completely fine (Lose Baby Weight is all about healthy eating and moderation, not deprivation) having boxes and jars of unhealthy fare stuffing your shelves will end up putting you under unnecessary pressure.
The solution? A delicious, savoury version of this popular biscuit. Instead of the sugar laden shortbread that we usually associate with Christmas, this recipe puts a healthy spin on things, creating a delicious, melt-in-your mouth biccie without all the extra calories. Perfect when you’re trying to lose baby weight and stick to your healthy eating plan this festive season.


Swapping highly processed, white flour for the wholemeal variety, tasty parmesan for sugar, and a sprinkle of sea salt and rosemary for a kick of flavour, these tasty treats pack a flavour punch, without the excess calories.
Not only are these delicious to enjoy for morning or afternoon tea, they are make the perfect, homemade gift for friends, especially those who may also be watching their waistlines! We chose a star shape for our biscuits but they’d work equally as well with a different, festive shape. Pop them in a medium sized jar or biscuit tin, wrap a ribbon around the top and you’re sorted!

  • 1 cup wholemeal plain flour + 1 tbsp extra for flouring the kneading surface
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 100g plain, unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp rosemary leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, parmesan, rosemary and salt.
  2. Chop the slightly softened butter into cubes and add to the bowl, along with the egg.
  3. Using your hands (or an electric mixer etc) combine all ingredients into a soft dough. Make sure you don’t over combine as this can make the biscuits tough.
  4. Scatter the extra tbsp of flour over a clean, dry chopping board or work surface.
  5. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and knead, using your hands, for about a minute.
  6. Roll out the dough till it’s a couple of cm thick and using your biscuit cutter, start cutting out the biscuits (this dough should make around 30-35 individual biscuits).
  7. Line a baking tray with baking paper and slide each of the biscuits onto it, making sure they aren’t touching.
  8. Place the baking tray in the fridge for 25-30 minutes to allow the biscuits to firm up.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180c and when hot, take the baking tray out of the fridge and pop it into the oven.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking regularly as oven temps can vary and it doesn’t take much for the biscuits to burn.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before enjoying!

Makes 35 biscuits – Cal per biscuit – 50
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