1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in the oatmeal. Cream together the butter and the sugar and add to mixture. Stir in the milk until mixture forms a thick paste.
3. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8" thickness. Cut into rounds with cookie cutter about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Transfer to cookie sheets and prick with a fork.
4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden. Let cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight tin.
This comes close to McVittie's. Choose a whole wheat pastry flour to avoid the sometimes bitter taste of regular whole wheat flour.
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|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (254g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1|
|Calories from Fat: 24 (3%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 2.6g||3 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.6g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1g|
|Cholesterol 1.2mg||0 %|
|Sodium 620.3mg||21 %|
|Potassium 590.9mg||16 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 201.1g||59 %|
|Dietary Fiber 12.3g||49 %|
|Sugars, other 188.8g|
|Protein 16.7g||24 %|
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cherrymenzies-runcimanTweaked this recipe to replace sugar with agave nectar or other low GI sweetener so it fits for diabetics - absolutely scrummy4y ago
lgranthamThese are HORRIBLE !!! They taste NOTHING like McVites. A chocolate digestive is one of the worlds greatest cookies and you have shamefully claimed your recipe as "Close To..." when in fact it is not even in the same kitchen !!!!!! Take off the apron and step out of the kitchen !!! (The only way I could post this was to chose a star rating...therefore I chose the lowest. I would have picked a negative star if one was available)5y ago
EcoMommaYou have not given a quantity for the butter you mention.5y ago
scipionasicaYou have - quite obviously - never tried this recipe. I have made exactly - EXACTLY - your recipe and it is a disaster. Either you have never seen the inside of a kitchen before i your life or you are a blissful liar - this is totally crap and wasteful of ingredients. Shame.6y ago
ollienI'm right here looking for digestive biscuit recipes and fortunately came cross this. I love this biscuit very much and will try this recipe. thanks for sharing it...8y ago
mhdichardThis comes close to McVittie's. Choose a whole wheat pastry flour to avoid the sometimes bitter taste of regular whole wheat flour.9y ago
princessfiona[I made edits to this recipe.]10y ago
princessfionaThis comes close to McVitie's. Choose a whole wheat pastry flour to avoid the sometimes bitter taste of regular whole wheat flour.10y ago