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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Cinnamon Hazelnut Christmas Cookies...

   1 cup vegan spread, room temperature
   1 cup low GI cane soft icing sugar
   2 cups GF/ WF plain flour
   1 cup hazelnut meal
   1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
   1 tsp baking powder
   1/2 tsp salt
   2 large egg yolks
   1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  Extra icing sugar and flour may be needed for rolling
Almond Butter Icing:
   4 cup low GI cane soft icing sugar
   1/2 tsp vanilla extract
   1/2 - 1 tsp almond milk
   1 1/2 tsp vegan spread, room temperature
   Vegan food-safe water based food colouring
Preheat oven to 180°C. In a large bowl beat spread, sugar and salt until creamy then add the egg yolk and vanilla.
In a separate bowl mix flour, hazelnut meal, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mix, once cup at a time to the wet mix until the dough it is completely combined.
Separate dough into three parts, flatten, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 40 minutes.
Take the dough out and sit at room temperature for 5- 10 minutes in order to soften, just enough to make rolling a bit easier. Roll out dough (one part at a time) on your bench top until it is 4 mm thick. Check if the dough is sticking to the surface- if necessary, sprinkle some flour and icing sugar under the dough to keep it from sticking.
Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters and transfer to baking trays lined with baking paper. Bake for 8- 12 minutes or until they are slightly firm to the touch, you do not want them to pick up too much colour!!
In a large bowl beat all of the icing ingredients together until pale and creamy, then separate and add food colouring. Spoon into pipping bags, set with the fine small nozzle (for writing, 00) and ice as you like.

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