These spicy bickies are a great gift – or keep them all to yourself!
Prep time: 20 mins (+ freezing time)
Cooking time: 15 mins
Makes 36 biscuits (1 per serve: as a snack)
PER SERVE251kJ, protein1g, total fat2g(sat. fat 0.5g),carbs10g, fibre0g, sodium46mg• Carb exchanges1/2• GI estimatehigh • Lower carb
125g light margarine
60g (1/3 cup) brown sugar
80g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
80g (1/2 cup) wholemeal plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
80g glace cherries, patted dry with paper towel, finely chopped
Using electric beaters, beat the margarine and sugars in a medium bowl until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla bean paste. Beat until well combined.
Add the flours, mixed spice, cinnamon and cherries to the mixture. Use a wooden spoon to mix until well combined. Divide the mixture into two and roll each into each into a 22cm (about 4cm wide) logs. Wrap each firmly in a double layer of plastic wrap. Place in the freezer until ready to use (at least 30 minutes, but up to 3 months).
Preheat oven to 170℃ (fan-forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper. Cut the logs into 1cm-thick slices and place on the lined tray about 3cm apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
[cook’s tip] Keep the cookie dough in the freezer for up to 3 months. Once cooked, keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
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