Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
A traditional German cookie for Christmas..or any time of the year. Commonly served with wine. Should make 30 to 40 biscuits. If not using a blended flour with xanthan or guar gums added- then add one teaspoon of gum with your flour to the recipe. These biscuits remind me of a ginger snap cookie from Arnotts (or at least what I remember them tasting like!)
- 250 g self-raising gluten-free flour (I use Orgran brand)
- 200 g dark brown sugar
- 60 g unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper or 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper, if you don't mind black specks
- Preheat oven to 190°C Line baking trays with greaseproof or baking paper.
- Mix all ingredients in an electric mixer on a medium speed, until roughly mixed. Do not overbeat.
- Using a spatula then,scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix until well combined.
- Leaving the mixture in the bowl, knead with your hands (gloved if you wish!) until all of the ingredients are well mixed.
- Roll mixture into balls, about the size of walnuts.
- Place on baking sheets about 1/2 inch/ 1 cm apart. Bake for about 10 minutes at 190°C.
- Allow the biscuits to cool completely on the trays. Store in an airtight container.
What are the equivalent US measurements for grams in your recipe? I am excited to make these for Christmas.
I used an online site to convert to cups. so like 250g was like .86 cups. so I rounded up. My parrot freaking loves them. He eat 3!
My husband is of German descent and asked for these cookies for Christmas. I was nervous I wouldn't find a decent gluten-free recipe, but these are great! I couldn't find self-rising gluten-free flour here in the United States, so I substituted with 2 cups gluten-free flour, 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt and an extra egg. To keep the cookies from sticking to my hands, I also rolled them in sugar before putting them on the baking tray. They turned out awesome! My two year old is currently asking for more!