Gluten-free spiced Christmas biscuits
Time to make: 52 mins
( Hands-on time: 40 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
1 1/4 cups gluten-free plain flourall purpose flourX
1/4 cup fine polenta
2 tablespoons gluten-free cocoa powder
1/3 cup brown sugarlight brown cane sugarX
1 teaspoon cinnamon (check this and other spices are gluten free)
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
40g reduced-fat spread
icingfrostingX sugar, to dust (check this is gluten free)
Total fat 1g
Saturated fat 0g
Dietary fibre 1g
1 Heat oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place flour, polenta, cocoa, sugar, spices, baking soda and spread in a food processor. Process until fine crumbs appear.
2 Add egg and 1 1/2 tablespoons cold water and process until dough just sticks together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently into a ball.
3 Divide dough into 2 balls. Roll out each portion between 2 sheets of lightly floured baking paper to about 2-3mm thickness. Cut out biscuit shapes using 6.5cm cutters (stars, bells, snowflakes). Lift biscuits onto prepared tray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until just crisp.
4 Lay a stencil over the hot biscuits and dust with icing sugar (this helps the sugar to set once the biscuits are cooled). Transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool and serve.