Makes 20 servings cookies
It’s time for the BEST holiday cookies! Say hello to our low FODMAP Spiced Christmas Shortbread Cookies.
They are filled with warm and fragrant spices, have crispy golden edges and melt in your mouth cookie crumbs. These little cookies are super fun to make with little ones who can help you cut them into adorable holiday shapes.
We like to keep our shortbread cookies simple with a dusting of icing sugar but you could get creative with fun icing if you prefer.
What is mixed spice? Mixed spice is a warm and fragrant spice mix that contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground ginger.
Note on prep time: The prep time doesn’t include the 30 minutes the dough needs to rest in the fridge.
Nutrition information: The nutrition information per serve is for one cookie.
SERVES 20 cookies
Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.
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.
In 2013, Alana was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She also suffers from coeliac disease, is allergic to nuts and is intolerant to dairy products. This means she understands how difficult it can be to cook with multiple food intolerances. Her exp... Read More
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