Basic Christmas Cookie With Rice Malt Syrup

basic xmas cookie 1 530w exposureThese cookies have a really lovely delicate flavour.

So easy to make, and the kids will enjoy creating the Christmas shapes!

  • Oven: 170°C (160°C fan forced)
  • Pan: 2 cookie trays lined with baking paper
  • Makes: 25 cookies
  • Baking time: 10-12 minutes


Ingredients
110g softened butter
1/2 cup The Sugar Breakup Rice Malt Syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg lightly beaten
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon corn flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Putting it together

  1. Using an electric mixer beat the softened butter and rice malt syrup until combined.
  2. Add the vanilla and egg and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl sift the flour, corn flour, baking powder and salt together.
  4. Using a spatula add the flour mix to the butter mix a quarter at a time until all mixed together. It will be a soft dough.
  5. Wrap dough in plastic and put into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn out dough onto a well floured surface and roll out until about 5-6mm thick. It may be easier to break the dough into small usable pieces. I divided mine into 4, and rolled each out one after the other, it seemed more manageable.
  7. Use your cookie cutters to create your Christmas shapes.
  8. Place onto baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden in colour.
  9. Cool on tray for 10 minutes, and then place onto a wire cooling rack.
  10. Decorate as you like.

Basic White Icing for decoration

Ingredients
1/2 cup The Sugar Breakup Dextrose
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

  1. Mix the egg white with a whisk until foamy.
  2. Add the dextrose to the egg one teaspoon at a time, using the whisk to combine each time.
  3. Add the lemon juice and gently mix through.
  4. Use a piping bag with a small opening to decorate.

Some further ideas

  1. You could put a hole in each cookie, to hang on the Xmas tree on Christmas Day!
  2. If you want them Christmas spiced, add a teaspoon of mixed spices.
  3. If you want a chocolate version, take out 1/4 cup of the flour and add 1/4 cup of dark cocoa powder.
  4. Create smaller biscuits and join them together with a delicious sugar free filling.
  5. You can add colour to your basic icing.

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