I made these thisafternoon to take to my 5yr old son Dylan’s footy game as snacks for my kids. These are a great healthier alternative to the good old sugar cookie. with alot less sugar. I love making sugar cookies (I usually half the sugar in the recipe as I make them so the kids can decorate them with icing and sprinkles and mini m&m’s so you dont want an overly sweet cookie with all those sweet toppings) it keeps the kids amused decorating them and oftenbake these with the kids has friends over and their friends take home their decorated cookies for their family. These arrowroot cookies are really nice plain but I am going to ice some of these with dark chocolate and gluten free icing as a special treat for the kids during footbal, they do pretty good sitting in the freezing cold watching their brother play, well he is still trying to learn the rules and spends alot of the game mucking around with team mates or the opposition and swinging round the goal posts.
1/2 cup dairy free spread (I use nuttelex)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup gluten free flour
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbl flaxmeal (optional)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with grease proof paper.
Cream dairy free spread and sugar, add egg and vanilla and beat well. In a seperate bowl mix remaining ingredients and add to the wet ingredients, mix well. Roll out to 1/2 cm thick and cut out shapes (I used a scone cutter size cutter).
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.