Gluten-free Christmas Cookie tree

TO MAKE YOUR OWN GLUTEN-FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIE TREE YOU WILL NEED

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 different sized star cutters
  • a base to put your cookies on
  • 3 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup of corn flour or Rice flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 280g of butter
  • the zest of one orange
  • 6 drops of vanilla essence
  • 3 cups of Icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Orange Juice
  • Sprinkles

THE HOW TO BIT

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C/ 325 F or gas mark 4
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy
  3. Add the egg, zest and essence and mix until combined.
  4. Add the combined flours and stir until combined.
  5. Lightly flour your surface and knead until smooth.
  6. Separate dough into 4 balls and wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  7. Flour your surface and roll one ball out to about 5 mm thick and cut six stars of each size out it will take all four balls but do one batch at a time and keep the dough in the fridge until needed.
  8. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden and then leave to cool on a wire cooling rack.
  9. When all your stars are baked, mix up the icing and used to stack the stars on top of each other on your base.
  10. Decorate with Sprinkles or other treats.