Introduction: Gluten Free, Ginger Robot Cookies

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Since two of my sons were diagnosed as gluten intolerant, six months ago, I have spent an awful lot of time baking. I came across these cute robot cookie cutters and used them with one of my favourite cookie recipes.

Step 1: Ingredients

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- Gluten free plain flour 12oz (Ordinary plain flour can be used in the same quantity)
- Baking soda 1tsp
- Ground ginger 2 tsp
- Butter (diced) 4oz
- Soft light brown sugar 6 oz
- Golden syrup 4 tbsp
- 1 Egg (beaten)

In the UK we have a brand of gluten free flour that contains: rice flour, maize flour, potato flour, buckwheat flour and tapioca flour

Step 2: Equipment

- 2 mixing bowls
- Sieve
- Spatula
- Weighing scales
- Measuring spoons
- Wooden spoon
- Small whisk or fork
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Baking sheet
- Cooling rack

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Pre-heat the oven to 375oF

Grease and flour the baking sheet.

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Sift the flour, put the ground ginger and baking soda together in a bowl

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Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

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Whisk the syrup into the beaten egg then add to the flour mixture.

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Mix together to make a smooth dough.

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Knead very gently (gluten free flour doesn't hold together as well as ordinary flour) and divide the mixture in half.

As this is a very soft dough, if it is too soft to handle then wrap it in cling film and place in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

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Roll out half at a time on a floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.

Use your cookie cutter to cut out shapes.

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Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10-15 mins, until golden brown.

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Leave on baking sheet to cool slightly before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight tin.

Comments

bendis1e (author)2012-01-08

Wondering if you have a source for the cookie cutter. The boys are in the local robotics club so this would be fun to make and send off for build season !! Thanks.

alexw2150 (author)bendis1e2012-01-09

I bought them from Amazon in the UK, however, they are no longer available from them. I don't think they are available in the US either. You can get them from other small independent online retailers if you wanted to buy them from the UK. They are made by a company called Cooksmart and if you did a search for "cooksmart robot cookie cutter" you should get a few retailers. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-01-03

Very cute cookies!

allisonjoybird (author)2012-01-03

I think this is great!!

bajablue (author)2012-01-02

These are adorable!

scoochmaroo (author)2012-01-02

Fantastic!

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