Simple Spelt and Rye Biscuits

Spelt & Rye Biscuits

Spelt & Rye Biscuits

Oscar is a real biscuit fiend, he loves eating and making all sorts of biscuits, but he particularly likes making them with biscuit cutters.  I’m always try to find ways to make biscuits “a bit healthy” and with rye and spelt flour these are.  They are easy to make and taste great.  I modified a Swedish Rye Cookie recipe to use spelt instead of plain flour and a little less sugar.






Spelt and Rye Biscuits

Serves 40 - 50
Prep time 1 hour, 35 minutes
Cook time 8 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 43 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Lunch Box, Sweet Things
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Christmas, Picnic
Swedish Rye Cookies with Spelt Flour.


  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 150g spelt flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100g light cream cheese
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water


1. Sift the flours and salt together in a large bowl and set aside.
2. Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy, then add the butter and beat until they are well combined.
3. Add the sugar to the cream cheese and butter and beat until it is well mixed in.
4. Add the flour and water to the mixture and mix until just combined.
5. Turn the dough out onto the bench top and knead a couple of times to pull it together then form it into a ball. Flatten the dough into a thick disc, wrap well in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about an hour.
6. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
7. Work with a section of dough at a time, rolling it out onto a floured surface to about 5 mm thick, cut into shapes and place on the prepared trays, with a little bit of space in between. Add the scraps to a new piece of dough and repeat until it is all used up.
8. Bake for 7 - 8 minutes until they start to turn golden on the edges.
9. Allow to cool on the tray.


Low Chemical / FAILSAFE

If making these biscuits for Christmas, sprinkle them with some pure icing sugar before serving.

These biscuits keep well for weeks in an airtight container.

Makes 40 - 50 biscuits using medium sized cutters.


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