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#FreefromChristmas Biscuits

These lovely little #FreefromChristmas Biscuits are glutenfree & nutfree and suitable for vegans!  Make them with ground ginger, plain or switch out the icing sugar for a flavoured one to suit every occasion. The soft dough is easy enough for little hands to handle and can be re-rolled as many times as you like OR kept in the fridge for a week for all those last minute festive get togethers!
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Author: Midge

Ingredients

For the biscuits:

For the Icing:

  • 2 Tbsp Icing Sugar
  • Lemon Juice
  • Edible Gold Dust

Optional flavourings.... Use ONE or combination of them!

  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger (optional)
  • 120 g Flavoured Icing Sugar Sub for plain
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or silicone baking sheet

For the Dough

  • Beat the margarine, granulated sugar and icing sugar together.  Add the golden syrup and beat again until completely combined.  
  • Gently stir in the flour and tip out onto cling film.  Use your hands to mould into a ball of soft dough & wrap tightly in cling film.
  • Chill in the fridge for at least 30minutes.
  • Cut the dough into quarters.  Take one quarter and re-wrap the rest.  The best thing about this dough is that you can roll & re-roll as many times as you like!
  • Gently roll until about the thickness of a pound coin.  Dip your chosen cutters in a pile of flour and press into the dough.  Remove excess dough and transfer the shapes to the lined baking sheet.
  • TO MAKE THE BUTTONS....
    Use a large piping nozzle or small round cutter & cut out a circle.  Flatten slightly and then press the original cutter gently into the surface to make the button edge.  Then make four small holes in the centre of the buttons with a skewer.
  • Bake for 12-15minutes until just starting to turn golden brown.  They will harden as they cool.

For the Icing

  • Mix the icing sugar with a small amount (1/8tsp) of gold dust and then turn into a fairly thick but pourable paste with some of the lemon juice.  You need it to hold itself into blobs but still be able to dip the biscuits in.  
  • Decorate the biscuits however you want!