Love this time of year 👻🍁🍂🎃 (I might have said that before 😀😀)
These rather ghoulish biscuits are a great gluten free treat for any party or after getting back after some Trick or Treat’ing.
Gluten free biscuits can be a bit hit and miss, in terms of recipe and baking. Many a time I have tried a recipe only for the finished bake to be one big puddle of dough. It’s all in the lack of gluten, there isn’t anything to hold it together. So I tend to look at a mix of flours, rather than alternative binding agents.
These can be put together relatively quickly and require no ‘resting’ or putting in the fridge.
100g soft butter
180g Caster sugar
1 large egg
200g Rice flour
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Green, black and red colouring
Pre-heat your oven to gas 5/180c/170c fan.
Line 3 trays with greaseproof
Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and then beat in the egg, then essence.
Sift together the 2 flours and then stir into the fluffy mix, until you can bring the whole lot together to form a soft but firm dough ball. Divide the mix into 2 and add you colouring as desired.
Roll out to your desired thickness, roughly the thickness of a pound coin, 2-3mm and cut out the shapes using your desired cutter.
Depending on the size of your cutter, this recipe will make approx 20-25 cookies/biscuits.
Place the raw cookies on the lined trays and bake, one tray at a time, for approx 8-10 minutes. Leave to cool before removing from the tray.
I decorated with red coloured glacé icing, but you are of course free to decorate as you wish.