Spiced Christmas Biscuits – gluten free

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Serves: 36 (approx 18g each)

Category: Biscuits and Slices


  • 2½ cups gluten free plain flour
  • ½ cup fine polenta
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 80g polyunsaturated margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons cold water


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  2. Place dry ingredients and margarine in a food processor and blitz until fine crumbs appear
  3. Add eggs and water, combine on low speed until dough just comes together
  4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured (gluten free) surface and knead gently into a ball
  5. Divide the dough into 2 balls. Roll out each portion between 2 sheets of baking paper, keep the dough quite thick as this gives the biscuit a softer centre
  6. Use a Christmas cutter to make desired shapes
  7. Place biscuits on prepared trays, bake for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until just crisp
  8. Biscuits will keep for weeks in a sealed storage container.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 289kJ 1389kJ
Protein 0.8g 4.1g
Total fat 1.5g 7.2g
Saturated fat 0.4g 2.1g
Carbohydrate 12.7g 61.4g
Sugars 2.8g 13.7g
Dietary Fibre 0.7g 3.1g
Sodium 32.4mg 156.1mg

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