Stacey Hart and sugar free baking

Great British Bake Off semi-finalist, Stacey Hart is trying to go sugar free...

Head over to Stacey's Instagram page ( for some great ideas and recipes, including these sugar free chocolate biscuits, which use xylitol instead of sugar, which Stacey has kindly shared the recipe for with us...


Sugar Free Chocolate Biscuits


70g softened unsalted butter

60g Xylitol (processed to make it into a fine icing sugar consistency)

80g plain flour

1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract


·         In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment mix the butter and xylitol until light in colour (1-2 mins)

·         Add the vanilla and mix again

·         Add the cocoa powder and flour and mix until just combined (if you overmix, the biscuits will become tough)

·         Turn out onto a clean surface and pat the mix together into a disk

·         Using a rolling pin roll the biscuits out to around 3 mm thick and use a cookie cutter to create the shape of your choice (Lightly dust the surface with flour to stop any sticking)

·         If you like you can make some holes on the top of the biscuit with a fork to add interest (this is not compulsory!)

·         Place the biscuits on a baking tray

·         Bake for 8-9 mins (watch you don't burn them)

·         Leave to cool on the baking tray

·         Store in an airtight container and eat within 3 days

NB. I use a coffee grinder to grind my xylitol. These are quite inexpensive and can be purchased easily