I made Christmas cookies last night!
I was a little worried because I didn’t have any self raising GF flour, or baking powder, but after a quick internet search I discovered I could use bicarb soda as long as I included an acidic ingredient. So, here is my gluten free Christmas cookie recipe!
- 2 cups of gluten free flour (I used white wings brand)
- 1/2 teaspoon bicarb
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup sugar
- icing sugar (amount depends on how you want to decorate your cookies)
- milk ( to mix with icing)
- food colouring
- 1 egg
Preheat the oven to 180C and lightly grease your cookie tray.
Mix bicarb, lemon and vanilla together, add egg and sugar and mix well.
In a separate bowl beat butter and add egg mix and flour, mix well.
The dough might be a little dry, but if you roll it in your hands for a few minutes the butter will melt and take on more of the flour.
Roll the dough so it is about a centimetre thick and use whatever cookie cutters you have to make Christmas shapes – I did trees, stars and reindeer 🙂
Bake for around 10 minutes and make sure you rotate the tray at least once and bake till you get an even brown colour.
Set aside to cool.
Mix your icing – now here is the trick I only learnt after I made my cookies – mix a thick batch of icing using icing sugar, a tiny amount of milk and whatever colour you choose. Use a piping bag to ice around the edge of your cookie then make a slightly runnier batch of icing to fill in the rest. This way your icing won’t drip over the edge, but you will still get the nice smooth effect runnier icing gives.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!