18.12.11

cookies for teachers... (GF, TMX)

IMAG0178 by brazen20au
IMAG0178, a photo by brazen20au on Flickr.
yesterday i attempted making Lana's gingerbread for teacher gifts but unfotunately put in 2 tablespoons on bicarb instead of 2 teaspoons - bleh!!!! as i was out of ginger i decided to make the German cookies instead

they worked quite well. turns out the conversions to metric i had on the original recipe are WAY out! (1kg flour??!!! should be 450g lol) and i had to add a little xanthan gum for the gluten free version to work properly.

heat oven to 180/190'. line trays with baking paper

450g self raising or plain gluten free flour
225g brown sugar
1 tspn xanthan gum
1 tspn bicarb
1/2 tspn cream of tartar - ONLY if plain flour used

mix on speed 4-5 for around 10 seconds until well mixed and 'sifted'

add 225g soft butter

mix for around 10 seconds on speed 4 until breadcrumb like

add 50g treacle and 1 egg

mix for 2 minutes, closed lid, knead setting.  you may need to give it a stir half way through.

using a well floured board and rolling pin, roll out to around 3mm and cut out shapes. place on trays and bake for 10-12 minutes.

with the original recipe you could join them with jam but i think these are a little fragile for that. you could definitely ice and decorate them like gingerbread though :)

4 comments:

The InTolerant Chef said...

Oops! What a shame! At least the other cookies worked out fine. Merry Christmas:)

brazen's crafts said...

i am just trying to do too much lately to think straight!

Amanda - Birth Announcements said...

Karen I love your gluten free recipes and now that I have a thermomix I can make so many yummies for Will

Karen TW said...

yay!!!! you will LOVE it!