One thing I have been using to assuage the sweet tooth is CADA. I pop equal parts dessicated coconut, dried apple, dried pitted dates and almonds in the Thermomix and blitz them on 10 for about ten seconds. I sprinkle it on yoghurt or other foods for a 'treat'. It is sweet and delicious, but filling as well with a slower burn than refined sugar. I'm not doing the 'I quit sugar' thing obviously, but that doesn't mean I can't be a little more conscientious about it.
So anyway I made up this recipe and the biscuits turned out pretty yum, even the kids like them! And look, cookies are cookies alright... they have butter and flour in them. But these ones also have lots of other yummy and lower GI things in them so that can only be a good thing.
The recipe makes 36 and they work out at 61 calories per biscuit. For comparison sake a Tim Tam is 98 calories. I don't count calories, but thought I'd do the math for those who do.
50g Rice Malt Syrup (find it in the health food section of your grocery store)
130g CADA (ie 30ish grams of coconut, apple, dates and almonds each)
40g All Bran
140g self raising flour
* Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
* If you haven't allowed the butter to soften (I never remember, am a spur of the moment baker) pop it in the Thermomix for 15 seconds at speed 5 to mush it up.
* Add the rice syrup and set time for one minute at speed 4. After 30 seconds crack the egg into the mixture. Stop and scrape the sides with a spatula if necessary.
* Add in the remaining ingredients and set for 40 seconds at interval speed.
* Drop teaspoon amounts onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees. Recipe should make 36 biscuits.
* Allow to cool and gobble at will.