Spiced Christmas cookies

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Serves: 15 x 8cm cookies (approximately 25g each)

Category: Biscuits and Slices


  • 1 cup white plain flour
  • ¼ cup wholemeal plain flour
  • ¼ cup polenta
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons monounsaturated spread
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • Heat oven to 170°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  • Place flours, polenta, cocoa, sugar, spices and baking soda into a food processor, process until mix resembles fine crumbs
  • Add egg and 2½ tablespoons cold water, process until dough just sticks together (don’t worry if the dough still looks very crumbly at this stage)
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface, knead gently into a ball. The dough should come together well and be very easy to work with
  • Divide dough into two balls. Roll out each portion thinly on a lightly floured work surface – about
  • 2-3mm thick. Cut out shapes using 6-8cm cutters, place on baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes or until just crisp.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 368kJ 1384kJ
Protein 2.0g 7.7g
Total fat 1.8g 6.9g
Saturated fat 0.5g 1.9g
Carbohydrate 15.4g 57.9g
Sugars 5.2g 19.8g
Dietary Fibre 0.9g 3.6g
Sodium 37mg 138mg

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