18 biscuits / 25-35 minutes

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To step your biscuits up a notch, dip or drizzle with melted Vitabite®.

Top Tip!

If the centre hole in the biscuits is less than 2.5cm diameter a whole sweet may be too much for the middle, so simply cut the sweets in half with a sharp knife. It may help if you do a test bake first.

A great low protein shortbread recipe that makes a delicious festive treat for those following a PKU diet. Perfect for Christmas parties or if you have a craving for a sweet treat! This recipe is exchange free.


225g Fate low protein all-purpose mix (plus extra for dusting)
75g Light brown soft sugar
150g Block margarine, at room temperature
18 Boiled sweets

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  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas mark 3.
  2. Place Fate low protein all-purpose mix and sugar into a bowl.
  3. Rub in the block margarine with your fingertips, until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Continue to mix until it forms a dough.
  4. Dust surface with Fate low protein all-purpose mix and knead the dough, until smooth.
  5. Roll dough to 0.5cm thick. Using a star shape cutter, cut 18 biscuits from the dough, place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Using a smaller star shape cutter, cut out the centre of each larger star biscuit and then place a whole boiled sweet in the centre. Place the smaller star shaped biscuits on another baking tray lined with baking paper.
  7. Bake larger biscuits with the boiled sweet centre for 10-15 minutes and 5-10 minutes for smaller star biscuits. Once cooked they should be lightly browned and the sweet melted.
  8. Leave them on the tray until they are cool and the centres are set. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Fate low protein all-purpose mix is a foods for special medical purposes and must only be used under medical supervision