Pepper Cookies

These are defiantly an interestingly flavoured christmas cookie….but i think i like them. I’ve come to this confusion thanks to the lovely Caroline at http://www.bibliocook.com/ and thanks to the IFBA *Irish Food Bloggers Association* for organizing this Christmas Exchange of Cookies and Biscuits.Ive only altered two things, Allspice instead of mixed spice and size…only took 5 min to bake as opposed to 20.

These can be hung on the tree or placed on a plate and nibbled by people.

to make 20+

Plain flour – 150g
Pinch of salt
Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
all spice – 1/2 teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper – 1/2 -1 teaspoons, depending on how peppery you want the cookies
Dark Brown sugar – 50g
Butter – 50g, at room temperature
Eggs- 1
Honey – 4 tbsp honey
1. Preheat oven to 170C and line 2 baking trays. Mix the dry ingredients together and then beat in the butter untill combined.
2. Beat the eggs with the honey and pour into the mix slowly, stir in until you have a nice soft dough. You may not need all liquid but GF flours do tend to require more so add until it’s soft but still a lil bit firm.
3. Leave to chill in fridge until ready to use. Then roll out on a floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out shapes (Stars for me!), place on your tray and bake for 5min-20min depending on size. If you want to hang on tree you need to make a hole in your cut out dough.
4. Once cooked leave to cool on a wire rack. As that happens prep some icing by mixing some icing sugar with mandarin juice until you have a soft but slightly stiff paste and ice them babies! I like to make random squiggles but if you are more artistic then crack out the glitter and food colouring and go mad.
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