Makes 24 servings (limit 1 gingerbread man cookie per serving)
These perfectly spiced low FODMAP gingerbread men cookies are a firm favourite at Christmas time! They have slightly crispy edges and lightly chewy centres and are the ideal accompaniment for your favourite cup of tea.
Cookie cutter note: Our gingerbread man cookie cutter was 12cm (4.5 inches) long.
Prep time note: The prep time below includes making the dough and rolling it out. You also need to give the dough 2 hours to chill in the freezer or leave the dough overnight to set in the fridge.
FODMAP Note: Both golden syrup and molasses are low FODMAP in 1 teaspoon servings. This recipe is low FODMAP provided you divide it into the recommended number of serves.
Colour note: Your cookies will vary in colour depending on if you use golden syrup or molasses. We used golden syrup which gave our cookies a lighter colour.
SERVES 24 (limit 1 gingerbread man cookie per serving)
Make sure you use pure maple syrup (low FODMAP) not maple flavoured syrup (potentially high FODMAP).
Guar gum or xanthan gum help gluten free baking to stick together and rise. They are often found in the gluten free section of the supermarket or in a health food store.
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.
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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