Aside from the great taste, these cookies fill your house with the smell of cinnamon – who doesn’t want a house smelling like that?! They’re really easy to make and only take about 15-18 minutes to cook, and you can decorate them with writing icing, or a mixture of fondant and writing icing. I used writing icing for everything, but I’m definitely using white fondant icing next time because my hands hurt from squeezing the tubes…
This recipe makes 12 small cookies. I actually somehow managed to bake my hair into one of them HA, so I actually only had 11 in the end. If you want 12, it’s simple, don’t bake your hair into them. OK, so now we’ve cleared that up, you will need…
- 100g plain gluten-free flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp grated nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 50g caster sugar
- 1 tbsp milk
- 75g butter
- Line your baking tray with baking paper
- Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas mark 4
- Mix all your ingredients in a bowl (I know, how easy!)
- Use your hands to bring the mixture into a dough
- To stop my mixture sticking to the work surface, (because we all know what gluten-free mixture is like), I flour a sheet of baking paper and roll my dough on this
- Use your cookie cutter of choice to cut out each cookie, placing each one as you go onto the baking tray
- Set your oven timer for 15 minutes at first and check on them at intervals – they don’t take much to burn!
- Set aside on a wire rack, and leave to cool completely before decorating them with your Halloween characters of choice!
P.S. I found the mummy and the eyeballs the easiest out of the cookie decorations below. Dracula? Don’t even go there!