Makes 30 servings cookies (2 per serve)
These low FODMAP Halloween cookies are just so cute! I have to admit that I had a few kitchen disasters while making these.... I ran out of maple syrup, golden syrup and then all purpose gluten free flour.... obviously, it wasn't my night so I had to make some subsitutions! I also reduced the amount of syrup you would normally put in these cookies, which results in a crunchier cookie that reminds me of the iced animal biscuits I had as a child. These cookies are better eaten iced.
Note on golden syrup: The amount of golden syrup used in this recipe is low FODMAP providing you limit your serve to 2 cookies at a time. You can also swap the maple syrup for golden syrup if you prefer.
SERVES 30 cookies (2 per serve)
Make sure you use pure maple syrup (low FODMAP) not maple flavoured syrup (potentially high FODMAP).
Choose a dark chocolate that doesn't contain inulin or high FODMAP sweeteners like honey, high fructose corn syrup, agave syrup or fructose. Also avoid dark chocolate that contains high FODMAP fruit or nuts.
Buy a gluten free plain flour or gluten free all purpose flour. The one we used contains these ingredients: maize starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, rice bran, & guar gum. Avoid flour blends that contain soy flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour, or lupin flour.
Make your lemon juice and lemon zest from fresh lemon.
Golden syrup is low FODMAP in 1 teaspoon serves. Be careful with your serving size as it does become high FODMAP in larger serves. If you are feeling concerned you can swap the golden syrup with pure maple syrup.
Most icing sugars (powdered sugar) are gluten free, however some do contain wheat starch. This means you should check that your icing/powdered sugar is gluten free.
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.
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